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Developing Cross-Cultured
Leaders, Teams, Organizations,

and Global Travelers

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  • Team Development

  • Change Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Global Mindset for Leaders

  • Power & Influence

  • Executive Coaching for
    Leaders

     

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  • Your Power Within

  • Personal Development

  • Mindfulness & Work-Life Balance

If you want to 
       
go fast...

go alone.

If you want to            go far...

go together.

- African Proverb

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Cross-Cultural Agility

Cross-cultural opportunities and challenges come in many forms. It can be leading culturally diverse teams or working within one, working with teams on other parts of the world or moving to a new culture. Each can be exciting and a little daunting at the same time. All of them broaden the mind and senses and offer great opportunities for curiosity. What have you observed? What cross-cultural experiences have you had?

 

Cross-cultural agility training and coaching includes elements of intercultural training, learning more about where you are coming from and where you are going. It offers understanding of deeper cultural values and teaches how to create strategies for smooth intercultural interaction. It gives space for self-discovery, creating awareness for the self and beyond, acknowledging the differences and turning these into an asset on both a personal and professional level.

 

A specific tool for cross-cultural awareness and agility, for individuals, teams and leadership is the Model of Freedom®. 

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  • Cross-cultural awareness

  • Develop emotional and cultural intelligence

  • Strengthen intercultural skills

  • Bridge communication gaps

  • Appreciate and integrate diversity

  • Create shifts to ease social and cultural integration

 
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  • Awareness of business cultures

  • Discover implicit elements of business cultures including beliefs, values, norms

  • Understanding outward expressions

  • Appreciation and reconciliation of similarities & differences across cultures

  • Communication across cultures

  • Application in practical business contexts

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The Model of Freedom®

Cross-Cultural Agility

 

Communication is an essential part of everyday life through which we build relationships, transfer content and work together to achieve common goals. When we communicate and interact within our culture, we may feel more at ease, yet when communicating, working and leading across cultures and borders, different challenges and misunderstandings may, and oftentimes do, arise…

 

The Model of Freedom, developed by Mijnd Huijser, is a framework that explains intercultural behavior. It visualizes why people from different cultures and backgrounds act, perceive and interpret as they do. The model is used to generate self-awareness and appreciation for the advantages of individual and cultural differences.

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Global Mindset & Mindfulness for Leaders

Everything starts within. Self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-management are keys to connecting yourself with your inner resources and embracing your authentic self. Be responsible for the energy you bring to a room and be responsible for the mindset you bring to a conversation.
As you look at your mindset, what are you learning about your surroundings, what is your attitude towards your surroundings, and how flexible are you to adapt your behavior and your interpersonal relationships? How do you listen? What is your attitude towards leadership? What is your own unique style? And how is your doing aligning with your being?


Are you bringing curiosity to your environment? Are you taking the time for what matters - in that particular moment? Or are you too far in the future to forget and overlook the importance of the present? Taking a step back, taking a moment to breathe and disconnect can ease the way forward. Develop your own authentic leadership style. What you change within will have an effect on those around you.

 

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  • Develop a global mindset


  • Create vision and goals

  • Identify and boost personal strengths

  • Develop and nurture leadership skills

  • Navigate change

  • Practice mindfulness

 
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Your Power Within

Everything starts within. Self-awareness and self-acceptance are keys to connecting with your inner resources and superpowers and embracing your authentic self. Look deeper into your mindset... what are you learning about your surroundings, your attitude towards your surroundings, and your attitude towards yourself? What is your own unique style? Take action to discover and (re)connect with your inner strengths and powers and use them in your aspirations, endeavors and the goals you wish to reach.

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  • Vision and mission development

  • Discovery of team strengths

  • Developing and nurturing team culture

  • Enhance team communication

  • Change management


  • Conflict management & resolution

  • Time and priorities management

  • Employee engagement

  • Accountability practices

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Team Development

The level of trust and energy within a team is an indicator of its effectiveness and success. Is your team struggling or thriving? What issues is your team facing and what does success look like? To move a team forward, different methods such as coaching, training, and team building can be called upon. This creates opportunity to discover strengths, learn skills needed to develop a team, create the desired learning culture, and move forward in achieving goals.

 

Together we strive to create awareness and understanding for the differences in people of different cultures, generations and ethnicities and encourage curiosity. Tapping into resources such as Co-Active Coaching, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Model of Freedom® and other coaching tools, we encourage to speak the unspoken, discover similarities, embrace and appreciate differences, and to build a common ground for inclusiveness, equity and effective communication.

​Together we set goals and we strive to reach them. We start within to create the change we wish to see. We champion, encourage and celebrate personal and professional growth. 

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  • Discover values and purpose

  • Create vision and goals

  • Identify and nurture personal strengths

  • Identify and overcome fears and
    limiting beliefs

  • Practice mindfulness

  • Create motivation and accountability

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Your Power Within

Everything starts within. Self-awareness and self-acceptance are keys to connecting with your inner resources and superpowers and embracing your authentic self. Look deeper into your mindset... what are you learning about your surroundings, your attitude towards your surroundings, and your attitude towards yourself? What is your own unique style? Take action to discover and (re)connect with your inner strengths and powers and use them in your aspirations, endeavors and the goals you wish to reach.

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