Robert Giardina was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and has been living in Barcelona, Spain, since 1989. He received a BS from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, with majors in Food Marketing and English. He has an International Masters in Conflict Resolution from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya with a final project of introducing Intercultural Communication theory to Conflict Resolution professionals. He is a freelance trainer and teacher in Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Communication, Teambuilding, and Conflict Resolution for various universities, relocation consulting firms, and private clients. Previously, he directed a non-profit organization in the US food distribution sector. He was a founding board member of SIETAR Spain and was President of SIETAR Europa 2009-10 (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research).