For the past 17 years, she has passionately helped her clients learn the secrets to grow trust, motivation, synergy, innovation, and exceptional results -- when people are NOT face-to-face. Since eight out of teams today work that way, it is a niche market in tune with today's global businesses and global marketplace.
After receiving her Ph.D. in 1990, Dr. Kostner founded an innovative training and consulting firm whose clients read like the Who's Who of Fortune 500 companies. Dr Kostner says, "When I first founded the business focused on virtual teamwork, people asked me who would ever work that way.
Today, just about everyone does--whether the global giant corporations or small businesses. With so much technology in our world, everyone wants to know the secrets to success to building trust and results with other people, from a distance."
Dr. Kostner's first two books, Knights of the Tele-Round Table (Warner) and Virtual Leadership (Warner) became an instant bestsellers. They have been translated and distributed all over the world. Then she wrote Bionic eTeamwork (Dearborne), which showcased the world's most effective virtual leaders. Her most recent book is MEGApreneur: Breakthrough Practices of the Next Generation Entrepreneur (August 2007). It focuses on innovative, yet proven ways, to grow a business successfully in the Internet age.
She has been quoted as an expert in articles in The Wall Street Journal (twice), Fortune, Time, USA Today, FastCompany, and Newsweek.MSNBC.com among many others worldwide. She has appeared on CNBC and CNN, and has been interviewed on business talk radio programs all over the world.
Dr. Kostner has been selected as independent spokesperson for major studies and whitepapers on virtual communication by industry leaders, including research conducted and/or sponsored by Verizon Business, Microsoft, Frost & Sullivan, MCI, and Polycom. She also served on the data analysis and interpretation of these major studies.
Dr. Kostner is always a popular speaker at conferences, conventions, and briefings worldwide. Audiences always enjoy her energy, her stories, her style, and her message. She also gets rave reviews when she presents virtually, such as through Web conference, video conference, or business television.