Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A
Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A, is an Organizational Development Strategist, Consultant, and Global DEI / intercultural communications facilitator. She works with organizations across the U.S. and abroad to promote better understanding, collaboration, and leadership across differences so that more people experience belonging and success in the workplace and beyond.
Lauren brings 15 years of experience in the fields of Organizational Development and Intercultural Communications as an adult-learning designer and facilitator, organizational development consultant, learning and development manager, and intercultural leadership educator. Prior to starting her business, she served as the Director of the Center for Global Competence Education with AFS International, and as Assistant Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership at U.C. Berkeley’s International House, where her leadership in partnership with Jason’s helped grow the social enterprise into a premier intercultural and global DEI training and consulting organization, designing and facilitating custom intercultural leadership programs across industries and sectors for U.S. and global customers.
She has lived, worked, and led teams across the U.S. and abroad: primarily in Spain where she lived for four years, and gained fluency in the Spanish language; and also in Lebanon (one of her heritage countries) where she gained conversational Arabic skills, Morocco, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands.
She holds a Master’s in Intercultural Communication from American University’s School of International Service and a BA from University of Michigan’s Organizational Studies Program with a Minor in Spanish Language.
Jason D. Patent, PhD
Jason is an organizational leader, consultant, author, thought leader, instructor, and workshop facilitator in the fields of global leadership and global diversity, equity, and inclusion. He loves partnering with organizations of all kinds to create thriving workplaces and classrooms where people feel they truly belong, and where they can devote their full talents.
In his seven years as Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at U.C. Berkeley’s International House, Jason, in partnership with Lauren and the CIL team, built out a suite of impactful workshops and courses for students from all six continents, and for organizations from local nonprofits and governments, to top universities, to Fortune 100 companies.
Jason has served as American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China; Inaugural Director of the Stanford Program in Beijing; Consultant at Gap International; and Vice President, Communications & Marketing at Orchestrall, Inc. Fluent in Mandarin, Jason has a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, an M.A. in the same field from Stanford University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley.