Highroaders Resources

Highroader Team

To best serve our clients, Highroad Global Services partners with associates who offer a wide range of experience, country expertise and business solutions. Our associates are the best in their field and share our passion, core philosophies and work ethic. We also partner with resource people from around the world who contribute to our customized programs.

 

Vicki Flier Hudson

Chief Collaboration Officer
Vicki Flier HudsonVicki Flier Hudson, Chief Collaboration Officer for Highroad Global Services, Inc, has helped countless mid to large-sized corporations have successful operations between Asia, Europe, and North America, delivering high-impact, interactive webinars that build collaboration. Vicki has been featured on NBC News, and her articles have been published in a variety of magazines. She is the author of the book Zen and the Art of Offshoring: How to Build a Collaborative and Profitable Team with Your Partners in India, and a recipient of Kennesaw State University’s Instructor of the Year award for International Programs. Vicki is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst (DISC), a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Cultural Detective methodology, and a trained coach through CTI (Coaches Training Institute).

Previously, in Atlanta, Georgia, Vicki supervised and conducted training for Distribution and Manufacturing for Immucor, Inc., a worldwide blood bank automation company with affiliates throughout the globe. She also spent several years as a software analyst in the company’s I.T. department. Vicki has lived and/or worked in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Nepal and Thailand. She has survived a fifty-five hour train ride across India and ridden rickshaws, camels, a cement truck, and buses all over the globe. She has traveled in several countries including Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Mexico and Panama.

Vicki has brought webinars and cultural competency programs to Procter & Gamble, CIBA Vision, Ceridian Corporation, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Siemens Healthcare, Emory University School of Medicine, Philips Electronics, The Carter Center and many more.

 

Tracy Saeman

Executive Assistant
Tracy SaemanTracy Saeman is Highroad’s extraordinary Executive Assistant and also known as a “Jill Of All Trades.” She partners with clients to ensure a smooth flow with all logistics, appointments, billing, and customer services needs. Clients meet Tracy when they get started with us; they always have a partner to help and support them.

Tracy also runs the office while the Highroad team is away. We feel fortunate to leave our clients in such good hands. Tracy has four children, two grandchildren, and has a passion for the beach, football, and music. You can reach Tracy at tracy.highroaders@gmail.com.

 

Winston Scott

Expertise: Leadership, change management, team building

Winston ScottWinston E. Scott is a retired U. S. Navy Captain and aviator. He was born in Miami, FL and graduated from college in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. Scott later earned his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering with avionics. During his Navy career he served as a helicopter pilot, fighter pilot, production test pilot, and engineering director. He has accumulated more than 7,000 hours of flight time in more than 25 different military and civilian aircraft and more than 200 shipboard landings. Captain Scott was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1992. Serving as a mission specialist, he logged over 24 days in space; including 3 spacewalks totaling over 19 hours. He has advised elected officials on matters related to space and aeronautics.

He currently serves as the Senior Advisor to the President at Florida Institute of Technology. He previously served as Dean of the college of aeronautics and as Senior Vice President for External Relations and Economic Development. Capt. Scott holds the rank of professor of aeronautics in the college of aeronautics and professor of music in the college of psychology and liberal arts.

Captain Scott’s book Reflections from Earth Orbit was published in 2005.

 

Michael Todd Shinholster

Expertise: European cultures, leadership coaching, organizational strategy

Michael ShinholsterMichael Todd Shinholster is a Principal Consultant of Highroad Global Services, Inc. Todd, as he is known, was born in Macon, Georgia to an American mother and an Austrian father, giving him an appetite for grits and schnitzel. He received his M.B.A. in International Business from Kennesaw State University and his B.A. in German (Language & International Business Concentration) from Georgia State University. Todd has also attended the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication studying cross-cultural training for international corporations. He is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and is proficient in German, Spanish, and French.

Work and travel have taken Todd to many countries including: England, France, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. He has worked on various projects for companies and organizations such as Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, KIA, AGCO, ALCOA, Lowe’s, The Coca-Cola Company, BCD Travel, Georgia Lottery, Siemens, Merck, Stryker and Dow Chemical Company. He has also worked for Delta Air Lines, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee, the 1996 Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and the 2004 G-8 Summit.

 

Rita Wuebbeler

Expertise: European cultures, team building, virtual communication

Rita WuebbelerRita Wuebbeler is president and founder of INTERGLOBE Cross-Cultural Business Services, Inc., an Atlanta-based international training and consulting firm. She facilitates programs on cross-cultural competence-building as well as diversity and inclusion in the workplace and coaches executives in maximizing their global leadership skills. In her work with global virtual teams she focuses on establishing a clear vision for the team aligning this vision with strategic team objectives.

A native German with a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Mainz University, Germany, Rita has lived in Germany, England, Luxembourg, Spain, Canada and the United States. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Rita is the co-author of “Cultural Detective: Germany” and “Cultural Detective: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Culture”. She is an Administrator for Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the DISC Profile. She is also a senior facilitator of Personal Leadership seminars.

 

Soumaya Khalifa

Expertise: Arab cultures, organizational development

Soumaya KhalifaSoumaya Khalifa is a seasoned diversity and leadership consultant. She has over 15 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies, government and non-profit organizations. Soumaya holds an MBA from Georgia State University in Human Resources. She is also a certified facilitator and a Civil Treatment instructor. In her work with government agencies such as the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, Soumaya holds cultural competency training sessions on effectively interacting with Arab and Muslim communities
In addition to her strong experience in diversity and HR, Soumaya is also a certified Organization Development professional. She has worked with organizations on such topics as strategy development, change management, and organization alignment. Soumaya is a board member of Kids4Peace, Secretary of the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, and a Vice-President for the Anti-Prejudice Consortium. She is a member of the Atlanta Diversity Managers Affinity Group – ADMAG.

 

Meredith Martini

Expertise: Team building, coordinating team events

Meredith MartiniMeredith Martini is the owner and creative force behind PlayWorks Group. With over 20 years planning, designing and facilitating, her passion for unique learning environments within meetings, conferences and retreats only continues to grow.

She began her career as a researcher and consultant at Deloitte and Touche and later began developing her skills at creating and executing programs and events at a wide variety of different organizations and facilities. She received her master’s degree from the College of Education at Georgia State University, focusing on group and play dynamics.

In 2002, Meredith launched PlayWorks Group, a niche planning firm, focusing on organizations’ interactive meeting design and team event needs. One of PlayWorks Group’s specialties is team building programs that give back to the community in some way. Meredith’s dedication to creating engaging and entertaining experience and interactions for her clients has given her the opportunity to work with a broad range of companies and organizations including Cox, Home Depot, Abbott Pharmaceutical, Chick-fil-A, Johnson & Johnson and Kimberly Clark.