Don Southerton

Consultant, Writer, and Public Speaker in Golden, Colorado

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When Fortune 500 companies, top Korean Groups, leading international law firms, and elite consultancies, such as Bain and Monitor, look for Korean-facing market entry, business strategy, coaching, and advice—they turn to Bridging Culture Worldwide and Don Southerton.

Don Southerton has a life-long interest in Korea and their rich culture of the country. He has authored numerous publications with topics centering on culture, new urbanism, entrepreneurialism and early U.S.-Korean business ventures. Southerton also extensively lectures and writes and comments on modern Korean business culture and its impact on global organizations.

He is a frequent contributor to the media (WSJ, Forbes, CNN Fortune, Bloomberg, Automotive News, Korea Times, Korea Herald,Yonhap, Korea Magazine, eFM TBS and FSR) on Korea facing business and culture. He heads Bridging Culture Worldwide a Golden, Colorado based companythat provides strategy, consulting and training to Korea-based global business.

An avid martial artist, Southerton has pursued the practice and study of Korean traditional arts for more than forty years.

  • Education
    • University of Colorado