Company Overview

TransPacific Communications has more than 20 years of expertise in Cross‑Cultural Communications, coaching, consulting and media training. We are an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and have worked many in public and private sectors.


TransPacific Communications supports your organization or government agency through education, awareness and training in order to improve the cultural competencies of your entire organization. Our niche is twofold. We focus on breaking cultural barriers by helping non-native English speakers develop the skills necessary to succeed in Western business culture. We also alleviate breakdowns in communication by assisting Westerners who have extensive interaction with people from different cultural backgrounds in improving their Cross-Cultural Communication skills.

Benefits of Cross-Cultural Communications Training

Organizations that go through our program help their employees develop the skills they need to overcome professional cultural and communication barriers, improving the cultural competencies and overall etiquette of the organization as a whole. We also have the ability to tailor our Cross-Cultural Communications program to the specific cultural needs of your employees.


Dottie Li


Bilingual Language-Speech-Hearing Association, Inc. – Certified speech & accent neutralization consultant

Thunderbird University – Certified China business cultural awareness consultant

Annual Revenue less than $4 Million.

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    Cage Code: 3U9V8

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    DUNS # 961918658

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Services and Solutions

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    Power Networking Across Cultures
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    Effective Personal Branding
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    How to Deliver a Winning Presentation
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    Effective Communication through Accent Reduction & Modification™
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    Business Etiquette & Cultural Competency
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    Media Training
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    Management & Leadership Skills



Primary NAICS Codes:

611430 Professional and Management Development Training

Additional NAICS Codes:

541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541820 Public Relations Agency
541930 Translation & Interpretation Services
541990 All Other Professional Scientific and Technical Services
611630 Language School
611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instructions

Government Clients


Private and Non-Profit Clients

Past Performances

Government and commercial organizations needing Cross-Cultural Communications and media training have been turning to TransPacific Communications for more than 20 years. Our extensive knowledge, practical experience with improving cultural competencies, expertise, and proven communication enhancement techniques have helped many organizations build a stronger, more culturally competent workforce.



“Your excellent presentation emphasized the powerful message on the importance of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in the total workforce community. Your efforts will help the U.S. Coast Guard become a leader in diversity management within the federal government and a model for the nation.”

ADM. T.W. Allen


"As the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of Sodexo's Pan-Asian Employees Network Group (PANG), Dottie shared her personal journey and brought our theme of "Finding Your Voice" to life. Her speech, as well as her interactions with the audience, were so effective that we decided to bring her back for more career development training for PANG members. Dottie has helped PANG elevate our values to our members."

Marianne Yeh

Director of Communications and National Program Chair of Pan-Asian Employees Network Group(PANG) of Sodexo

About the Owner

Dottie Li, founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, is an expert on Cross-Cultural Communications and workforce diversity. In her role as a coach, speaker, consultant, trainer, and writer, Ms. Li has helped thousands of non-native English employees and the Westerners who work with them break cultural barriers and improve cultural competencies in the workplace.

Born and raised in China, Ms. Li had aspirations of becoming a broadcaster in the U.S.  after listening to the Voice of America broadcasts as a young girl. She started out as a newspaper reporter in China before coming to the United States to pursue a graduate degree.

Before her work with TransPacific Communications, Ms. Li’s background in the U.S. includes five years as a producer at C-SPAN and a stint at The White House from 1997 to 2001, where she traveled the globe handling presidential advance assignments. She also served as a corporate spokesperson for Inova Health Systems, a public relations firm executive, and as a communications director for several large nonprofit organizations. Ms. Li can also be heard as the "voice" and voice coach for Rosetta Stone's Mandarin-language products.

In 1996, The National Journal named Ms. Li "One of Washington's Movers and Shakers." She was recognized as one of "Maryland's Top 100 Women" in 2015 for her "professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring" by The Daily Record. She was the recipient of the “Best Cross-Cultural Communicator of the Year” in 2013 by the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association. And, in February 2016, she was named an “Outstanding Chinese American” by the Alliance Cultural Media, Inc. Her groundbreaking work has been profiled in several publications, including China Daily and ALIST Magazine. She was also featured on Voice of America’s live television program.

In addition to conducting training, coaching, and seminars on Cross-Cultural Communications and diversity training for both private and public sectors, Ms. Li has keynoted at more than 50 events. She had shared her inspirational story of assimilation into the American Dream at high-profile events for many government agencies, including the USDA, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, HUD, Defense Logistics Agency, NASA, NOAA, Food and Drug Administration, and NIH. She has also given keynote addresses for Northrop Grumman, Sodexo, United Way Worldwide, Aerotek, Fannie Mae, MGM Women’s Leadership Conference, and many other prestigious corporations.

Ms. Li is an active member of the Asian American community. She serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and as a Board Member of the Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board in Maryland. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), and several other organizations.

She is a volunteer fitness coach and an aspiring runner of 5Ks.

Ms. Li is a graduate of the University of Mobile in Alabama and Hefei University in her native China.


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About Us

TransPacific Communications is the leading provider of Cross-Cultural Communications training and has over 20 years of expertise in coaching, consulting and media training. TransPacific Communications helps organizations improve cultural competencies and empowers their employees to break cultural barriers through education, awareness, and enhanced communication.