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?

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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Health Care and Science

Using Credential Programs for

International Growth and Expansion 


One of the most successful ways to grow your trade or professional association internationally is to lead with a credentialling or certification program, especially in emerging market economies. 
The concept of belonging to a trade or professional association through membership is not a universally common concept around the world. In some countries, like China, membership is even discouraged, making it very difficult for non-profit membership organizations to operate. 
However, the idea of gaining formal recognition for experience, knowledge or skills so that one may improve employment or business prospects is in great demand. Whether on the personal level or as an organization, gaining a competitive advantage by attaining a certification is both important and valued. 
How do I manage an international credential program? 
This webinar will look at the most important aspects of operating a credential or accreditation program across borders by helping you to:
- Understand the larger strategic opportunities and challenges when operating internationally
- Learn some of the most important aspects to consider specifically for credential programs
- Review best practices in order to make your international credential programs a success
Register today and you get:
- Access to the live webinar (unlimited use within your organization for multiple sites)
- A link to the recorded session for later sharing in your organization
- Copies of the presentation slides
We are making this webinar available to trade and professional associations for just $195!


If you are interested in information specifically on the development of an international growth strategy for your organization, please contact us at tbarkan@globalstrat.org