Alan Receives 2015 "Building Bridges" Award at Annual Gala for Hispanic Chamber of West Michigan

 Left to right: Alan Headbloom, Luis Garcia, Abe Carillo, Arturo Gonzalez, Carlos Sanchez

Left to right: Alan Headbloom, Luis Garcia, Abe Carillo, Arturo Gonzalez, Carlos Sanchez

Building Bridges Award

This award is given to a non-Hispanic individual who has been an advocate for our members and the Hispanic community at large by providing support and resources that align with our mission.

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.