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Meet FIGT Denver's Co-creators:
Doreen Cumberford is a coach, speaker, and author of Life in the Camel Lane – Life is Portable: Live it Fully Everywhere You Go. An authentic global nomad, with 40 years lived on 4 continents and 7 countries, she is often found on stages sharing lessons lived and learned overseas. Her varied work experience includes HM British Foreign Service in Africa, corporate America in the Middle East and the US. For the last 20 years she has been an accompanying spouse in Saudi Arabia and an entrepreneur. Doreen speaks on life lessons learned in Japan and Saudi Arabia with humor and inspiration. She calls Denver, Colorado, “basecamp” while her family is scattered internationally
John Palmer is a coach and speaker. He coaches expatriates returning from overseas assignments and speaks on the Promise of Our Future. John recently completed a 46 year career in the oil industry. He worked for 22 years for Saudi Aramco as a project engineer and as the strategic planning director for the Project Management Organization, which spends over $20 billion per year. He is a TCK, having spent three years in Japan as a child, and three years in Germany as a young adult. With Aramco, he spent 2 years in Japan, and 15 in Saudi Arabia. His two experiences returning to the US gives him great credibility as a coach in this arena. He also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children.
Cynthia Tems, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who recently relocated to the US after living and working in Saudi Arabia for 22 years, where she operated a full service psychology private practice. Her husband is British and both of their dual-nationality children were born in Norway and raised in Saudi Arabia—a truly multicultural family! Cynthia’s career as a psychologist has been largely in international, multicultural settings providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments for individuals, couples, families and groups from many different countries and cultural backgrounds. At the beginning of her career, she conducted psychological research with school children in England, followed by psychologist positions in both the public and private sector in Dallas, Texas. Global transitions, raising third-culture kids, and supporting multicultural families and institutions have been a major focus of her career. Since relocating to Colorado, Cynthia continues to provide telepsychology services to clients around the world as part of her Golden-based private practice.