Michael Browne


Owner, Transformational Management & Team Coach/Seminar Leader/Cross-cultural Expert, OpenMindsOpenMarkets

Waiblingen, Germany


Driven by the firm belief that giving is a far greater thing than taking
my purpose is to inspire
motivate and teach a rich variety of clientele
ranging from job seekers to executive managers
from university students to established professionals. I strive to enrich peoples’ lives as a mentor
public speaker and holder of unique seminars and global networking events
with topics encompassing
for example
harmony cooking
global leadership
team development
the powerful assistant and the international business woman. I am passionate about people.I am director of OpenMinds OpenMarkets
international people and business development. I blog for the Huffington Post and am contributing editor at MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. My client list includes Fortune 500 companies and elite universities as well as mid-sized firms and individuals seeking self-development.Please visit my homepage at:


Professional experience for Michael Browne

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Apr 2017

    Instructor: Managing in Global Markets & Cross-Cultural Management

    Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University

    Successfully designed & led courses on international and cross-cultural management, diversity and inclusion, global teams and team-building to students from the USA, Latin America, India, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

  • Current 29 years and 8 months, since Jan 1992

    Director & CEO

    OpenMinds OpenMarkets

    Mentor, coach, seminar leader, writer, blogger for The Huffington Post (writer's name: O'Brien Browne), public speaker

  • Current 30 years and 8 months, since Jan 1991

    Transformational Management & Team Coach/Seminar Leader/Cross-cultural Expert


  • 7 years and 2 months, Jan 2005 - Feb 2012

    Instructor / Dozent

    Heidelberg University/ Universität Heidelberg

    Instructor in Intercultural Communcation and Global Business Communication

  • 6 years and 10 months, Apr 2005 - Jan 2012

    Instructor / Dozent

    The University of Applied Sciences, Heidelberg/ SRH: FH Heidelberg

    Instructor in Business Communication, Intercultural Communcation

  • 1 year and 1 month, Oct 2010 - Oct 2011


    MBA Program, The University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen

    Instructing international MBA students in global team building skills

  • 20 years and 7 months, Jan 1991 - Jul 2011


    Schiller International University

    Instructor in Middle Eastern History, Political Science, Business Communication, Intercultural Communcation, History and Foreign Policy

  • CEO

    People and Business Development

    Training, coaching, advising and mentoring executives, managers, teams and staff of small and medium companies and multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 corporations such as Roche, Genentech, SAP, Johnson & Johnson, etc. Leadership & people development: seminars and keynote talks boosting team performance and cross-cultural understanding; strengthening Diversity & Inclusion programs; driving personal & professional transformation.

  • Freelance Writer

    Freelance Writer

    Freelance writer and blogger for the Huffinton Post, Contributing Editor at MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and various other journals, magazines, newspapers, and book publishers such as Langenscheidt KG

Educational background for Michael Browne

  • Political Science

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Middle East, Africa, Arabic

  • Near Eastern Studies

    New York University, USA

    Middle East, Africa, modern history, political science


  • German


  • English

    First language


To open hearts and minds to help people and organizations level up to their next stage of development.


People development
international gourmet cooking
electric guitar

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