Founder and Managing Director
Valérie Berset-Price is the President and Founder of Professional Passport, a consulting firm located in Portland, Oregon, USA, that specializes in international trouble-shooting and cross-cultural mediation for companies invested in doing business on an international scale.
Valérie is a dual citizen of the USA and Switzerland. She speaks five languages; has lived all over the world; and worked for Swiss, Taiwanese, South African, Brazilian, and US companies before starting her own practice. Her extensive background in international business development and intercultural problem-solving makes her an expert at pinpointing why global projects fail.
Her “Global Awareness Program” (G.A.P.) brings the global business world into focus, bridging cultures to succeed in today’s marketplace. Valérie has presented in Morocco in front of the World Customs Organization (WCO), a United Nations agency; the US Embassy of Santiago, Chile; the Intel Conference; the Software Quality Conference of New York; the Global Supply Management Conference of Las Vegas, among many other prestigious venues. She has been a guest lecturer at China Foreign Affairs University, Shanghai School of Customs, Beijing Normal University, University of San Diego, Portland State University, University of Portland and Oklahoma State University. She has also been interviewed by the BBC due to her credentials and cross-cultural work experience.
She is an international business expert for the Huffington Post, the Vancouver Business Journal, and a frequent contributor to Training Magazine. Her clients include Fortune 500 Companies as well as small to mid-size organizations.
She holds degrees in international business from Switzerland and International Relations from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.