Eric De Groot


"Connecting Cultures Worldwide"
Breaking the Corporate & Association barriers of international misunderstanding

A “must see” speaker for all organizations that seek a higher level of understanding within the international arena. A native of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. An entrepreneur with two decades of import/export and consulting experience who celebrates his successes... and failures.

A vivacious and captivating presenter with invaluable keynotes and seminars on doing business abroad and understanding foreign cultures. A man highly involved and greatly esteemed within his community. Eric possesses a current and critical understanding of both the U.S. and European cultures and this unique perspective is evident in all of his presentations. As of 9/11, the global angle that Eric will deliver is all the more significant for American associations and corporations. De Groot’s expertise will help you to avoid cultural, lingual, and geographic goof-ups; saving you time, money, face, and goodwill.

Furthermore, Eric, who is fluent in Dutch, German, French, and English, and a veteran of 17 marathons worldwide, will help you speed up global market penetration and corporate growth through his “Change and Shape” worldly approach. Upon conclusion of his presentations, the necessity of change toward a global minded organization to achieve further success will be clear. Eric will have you laughing and learning as he teaches you to become a Global Player with a Global Mindset.



"Going Abroad, Avoid Global Goof-Ups"
How to avoid international cultural and business misunderstanding

"Current State of Global Affairs"
A European perspective post Sept. 11, 2001


"Go the Distance"
The Hole in the (Berlin) Wall

Character Portrayal

"The Renaissance Man's Revival"

Crucial 17th-century lessons that apply in today's changing world


The Home Depot
The World of Coca-Cola
Edison Electric Institute
FBI, Atlanta Chapter
Former Special Agents
of the FBI

Emory University
Time Warner
The Weather Channel
Barnes & Noble
Saks Fifth Avenue
Neiman Marcus
Victoria's Secret


Frequently Asked Questions

Why does global education matter? Everyday businesses world-wide lose billions of dollars, an abundance of time, and even good-will due to a lack of understanding cultures and/or customs that differ from their own. It is so important to educate oneself, executives, and staff members about these things before taking business abroad.

How can you help me? We provide solutions to your global needs. We offer many services such as keynotes, training, and seminars, on different topics related to global issues and international boundaries and also offer different tangible resources providing information on countries and cultures around the world.

Why Eric? Eric possesses a unique understanding of the U.S.A. and Western Europe. He is a native of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he grew up just 2 miles from Anne Frank's hideout during the German Occupation, and continues to spend an abundance of time there for business and pleasure. Eric arrived in the U.S.A. over 20 years ago when he started his U.S. based business "Exclusively European".

"You were the best speaker that we had this year"
"Members commented to me after your talk That you were the best speaker we had this year and maybe the best we have ever had in any year."

Evan M. Altman, Former Special Agents of the FBI

"A real eye opener!"
"Your Keynote Speaker presentation is a real eye opener on the topics of cross-cultural business and protocol. Thank you for reinforcing the fact that a great deal of planning and understanding is needed before entering the arena of international trade.

Scott Parker, Inventor Associates of Georgia

"Discussions were lively."
"Please accept our appreciation for your valuable contribution to the EEI Officers Globalization Seminar. The discussions were lively and produced many reliable ideas for the way EEI can continue to expand its services globally that illustrate focus and discovery in our services. Thank you again for your reputable services."

Thomas Ft. Kuhn, President Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.

"Sincere appreciation"
On behalf of the Atlanta Office of the FBI, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your time with the Atlanta Office employees at the annual conference on December 7, 2001

Theodore Jackson Special Agent in Charge


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