What do clients say?

The International Coach Federation (ICF)


I became aware of the work of Terrance Barkan CAE and GLOBALSTRAT through ASAE and learned about the quality work and thought leadership that they offered. 

The growth of the International Coach Federation (ICF) had been significant for many years but we had a problem focusing our efforts for the best long-term outcomes. As always, the opinions within leadership were plentiful and the possible directions that were considered were rather diverse. Our Board of Directors was certain that it was the time to engage a knowledgeable, experienced and unbiased party to help us to develop a plan.

GLOBALSTRAT was one of the several groups responding to our request. Based on the thoroughness of that proposal and a deep understanding of the issues we were facing, it was clear that they were the right partner in this endeavor.

Terrance and his team conducted a lot of research independently of the information we provided them. They were very attentive to the needs and desires of the staff and the Board for information, input or explanation. The plan they designed for us was very comprehensive and provided us with a detailed and specific roadmap on how to continue our growth globally. 

The plan called for some strong positions and necessary actions that by some may have been considered unpopular. GLOBALSTRAT was persistent. They used sound logic and business reasoning to support their recommendations. As a result, they managed to convince  the Board to pursue the plan. 

We are glad they did – three years later we are still observing an unprecedented growth worldwide, our retention rates continue to increase, even with an increase in membership dues, and the sharper focus of the organization seems to be attracting more professional and seasoned coaches as members.

GLOBALSTRAT, with their experience, expertise, industry insights and a track record of always staying current in the affairs of global associations is a proven resource for anybody who plans to grow internationally or for those that want to strengthen their international presence.



What do Clients Say?

International Facility Management Association 

"It was a mind expanding engagement working with GLOBALSTRAT on the International Facility Management Association’s, (IFMA), global organization strategy.
IFMA had previously used GLOBALSTRAT in an engagement to support growth in Europe, then based upon the continued relevant content and research produced by GLOBALSTRAT it was an easy decision to engage them again to help IFMA evaluate the support for a global chapter network.
GLOBALSTRAT conducted an initial research study of our current situation, then engaged our Board and Executive Management Team to consider different alternatives. Some of these alternatives were very bold steps forward.
GLOBALSTRAT then worked with the Team to put more data and information around the concepts. The ultimate decision was to adopt a hybrid approach which has now lead to a major global collaboration which will transform IFMA.
We are very appreciative of GLOBALSTRAT’s role and guidance in this process.
I highly recommend considering GLOBALSTRAT in your organizations strategic planning process as even when you are a national organization you still have to consider global issues.”
Tony Keane, CAE
President & CEO
International Facility Management Association
What do clients say?

The International Carwash Association®

Our work with GLOBALSTRAT was a vital ingredient in helping us to identify a new growth opportunity, shift our strategic focus and develop a successful approach to an unfamiliar marketplace.
We found Terrance and his team at GLOBALSTRAT through his one-day workshop, which presented us with a solid framework of things to consider as we began considering our first entry into the European market. Following that workshop, we worked with GLOBALSTRAT to accumulate primary and secondary data, and then build a product concept - which for us was the launch of a new trade show and convention.
Over more than six months of work, GLOBALSTRAT was able to bring expertise, perspective and sound business reasoning to our board and staff teams, resulting in a decision for us to proceed with a high degree of comfort in the concept and expectations.
Our first edition of Car Wash Show Europe was a highly successful “proof of concept” - attracting nearly 50% more participants than anticipated in the original plan. Based on those results, we have committed to the second event edition - with sales results that are already trending well ahead of the first event.
I would recommend GLOBALSTRAT to any organization that wants to identify growth opportunities through a collaborative approach with a uniquely qualified partner. 


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Terrance Barkan CAE - GLOBALSTRAT

Terrance Barkan CAE has been a senior international association manager since 1991. Early in his association management career, he served as the Executive Director for international trade and professional societies based in Europe. 

As the founder and CEO of Association Global Services, the first truly global association management company, Mr. Barkan was the senior advisor and international strategy consultant AGS association clients and staff.

In January 2009, Mr. Barkan founded GLOBALSTRAT, a specialized consulting practice that uses a proven process management approach to developing tailored international strategic plans for associations.

GLOBALSTRAT provides independent, expert advice for associations on how to develop their international activities. This includes how to build internal staff capacity and capabilities to manage their global growth strategies.

As a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Mr. Barkan is a leading expert on international association strategy. He is the author of numerous articles on international association management issues, many that have been published by the American Society of Association Executives and the European Society of Association Executives. He is also a former Chair of the ASAE International Section Council.

He is the author of "Global Growth Strategies: The International Association", a well regarded reference document that has been used by hundreds of association Board and Staff members to prepare for international strategic discussions.  

His international business experience has taken him to more than 60 countries around the world on association development projects on 6 continents. He has also served as a special advisor to the Chinese Federation of Industrial Economics in Beijing, China, an umbrella group that includes most of the major Chinese trade associations.

He brings an entrepreneurial approach to growing clients with a specialization on developing existing and new international markets.

Terrance Barkan CAE, Chief Strategist

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