Other courses teach people about cultural differences. But this course teaches people how to adapt and adjust their behavior in a new culture in light of these differences.


Meet our growing international community of certified Global Dexterity trainers. They are a select group of trainers, coaches, consultants and global professionals who have successfully completed the Train the Trainer certificate course and use their expertise to serve clients around the world.

Aleksandra Winiarska, PhD. Academic, Intercultural Trainer and Mediator Read More

Aleksandra Winiarska, PhD.

Academic, Intercultural Trainer and Mediator

Aleksandra is an academic, trainer and certified mediator, with a deep interest in culture and communication. She works as an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw and guest lecturer at other HEI’s. She enthusiastically takes part and provides international workshops and trainings for culturally diverse groups. Her teaching concentrates on communication and conflict resolution, cultural diversity, participation and non-discrimination. Aleksandra is a certified mediator with almost 20 years of experience in working with conflicts – including transnational, organizational and family mediation. She facilitates participative and strategic processes (including public consultations) and works as a consultant in projects related to communication, diversity and non-discrimination.

Aleksandra holds a PhD in sociology, an MA in applied social sciences and an MA in intercultural relations. Her research interests include social ties, intercultural interactions, urban diversity and migration studies. She is head of postgraduate studies at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. Her personal trajectory includes the experience of being a Third Culture Kid.

Languages: Polish, English
Located in: Warsaw, Poland
Time zone: CET

Angela Vitiello, MBA, MS Ed. Leadership and Intercultural Coach (Individual and groups), Consultant and Facilitator Read More

Angela Vitiello, MBA, MS Ed.

Leadership and Intercultural Coach (Individual and groups), Consultant and Facilitator

With 20 years of experience, Angela Vitiello is a senior international consultant and social entrepreneur with a multicultural perspective (has lived in 4 countries on 3 different continents). Her areas of focus are coaching (individuals, teams, and groups), facilitating, and consulting on Leadership, Group Dynamics, Transitions, Intercultural and Expatriate Life, and Gender Diversity. Since 2014, she has worked with public and private clients (from SMEs to universities) in a variety of sectors (Banking, Luxury Goods, Public Service, Law, Education/Academia, Consulting, and more). She is founder of the Expat Parenting Collective and founder of Vitiello Consulting (two organizations focused on self-leadership, thought leadership and leadership development). She is an INSEAD alumna, member of EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and IOC Harvard (Institute of Coaching at McLean-Harvard Medical School).

Languages: English (fluent), Italian (Intermediate), French (Conversational)
Located in: Brussels, Belgium
Time Zone: CET

Yuko Hino Language Coach & Intercultural Communication Trainer Read More

Yuko Hino

Language Coach & Intercultural Communication Trainer

Yuko Hino has been captivated by the profession of language teaching. Supporting language acquisition for effective communication between individuals brings her great joy. Over the years, she has assisted numerous clients in their language learning journeys, expanding their horizons in personal interests, careers, relationships, living environments, and ways of thinking.

Having majored in Japanese language education at a university in Japan, she obtained her degree and went on to teach Japanese to local students in public schools in Australia. She accumulated over 20 years of experience as an English and Japanese language instructor, working in Japanese public high schools, organizations, English conversation schools, and private tutoring. Yuko is certified as an advanced Neurolanguage Coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), after successfully completing the training program. She also holds a TESOL certification.

Yuko not only focuses on the technical aspects of language acquisition, but also dedicates herself to assisting clients in overcoming cultural differences and psychological barriers. While mastering grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary are crucial, effective communication with individuals from diverse cultural and background contexts requires more than just technical skills.

Language learning involves understanding the culture and context behind the words and expressions. When engaging in communication with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, respecting and understanding their culture becomes essential.

Moreover, there may be psychological barriers when using a foreign language. In intercultural communication, individuals may find it challenging to express themselves authentically. Yuko takes a personalized approach, empathizing with each client’s unique needs and supporting them in overcoming psychological barriers using methods that suit them best.

Her approach extends beyond technical aspects and emphasizes cultivating flexibility and understanding for intercultural communication, empowering clients to enjoy rich language exchange experiences.

Languages: Native Japanese Speaker, English
Located in: Japan
Time Zone: GMT+9

Dr. Koichi Okabe Cross-Cultural Management and Communication Coach Read More

Dr. Koichi Okabe

Cross-Cultural Management and Communication Coach

Dr. Okabe has 20 years of field experience in 6 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in project management for international aid projects. He specializes mediations and conflict resolutions over how to work and communicate each other between team members with diverse cultural backgrounds in emerging economies.

Dr. Okabe graduated from the Global Leadership MBA program in Bond University (Australia), and acquired a doctoral degree from Horizons University (France) in cross-cultural communication. In the doctoral program, he researched the impact of cultural differences between the Japanese and Jordanian businesspeople during video conferencing.

Dr. Okabe’s current clients include business people who are involved in international human resource management, entrepreneurs who are planning to develop business relationships with local clients in the Asian region, and individuals who are readying to study abroad in the western countries.

Languages: English (Fluent), Arabic (Basic), Japanese (Mother Language)
Located in: Amman, Jordan
Time Zone: EEST / UTC+3

Sophia Koustas, Ph.D. Business & Team Coach, International Management Consultant, Intercultural Trainer, and Higher Ed Educator Read More

Sophia Koustas, Ph.D.

Business & Team Coach, International Management Consultant, Intercultural Trainer, and Higher Ed Educator

Dr. Koustas’ professional experience includes over 20 years of experience as a leader, innovator, and connector in various sectors (government, private, and non-profit organizations) in the U.S. and abroad. She has experience in various industries (local government, arts, culture, youth, construction, event management, hospitality, education, management consulting, etc.). Current consulting projects are customized to meet organizational or individual needs and revolve around leadership training, team building, team/individual coaching, change management, intercultural training, and organizational culture.

Dr. Koustas received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University, her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Global Dexterity Trainer since May 2022.

Her project work and collaborations have allowed her to travel to over 25 countries. Dr. Koustas is actively involved in research (team learning, consulting, AI, entrepreneurial ecosystems, etc.) and has co-authored a chapter, a case study, and several articles. She is co-founder of the Synergy of Music and Theatre (S.Mou.Th.) and founder of SK Consulting, LLC.

Languages: English (fluent), Greek (fluent), Spanish (beginner)
Located in:USA & Greece
Time Zone:EST
Website: sophiakoustas.com

Ron M Kim Intercultural Trainer & Coach and Bridge Connector Read More

Ron M Kim

Intercultural Trainer & Coach and Bridge Connector

Ron M Kim is a passionate believer in connecting cultural dots. He has been actively exploring hidden gems on the globe, exchanging cultural ideas, and sharing cultural&destination tips we all can enjoy. He always looks forward to supporting others to strengthen cultural competence and to building cultural bridges so we all can connect together. Ron’s intercultural and multinational experience is an asset to provide valuable resources for authentic and successful adaptation to intercultural groups of various settings.

Ron holds a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, and Crossing Cultures with Competence certificate from the Interchange Institute in Boston, MA.

Besides the intercultural field, Ron has been in Toastmasters International for 8 years and was the finalist in Toastmasters Speech Contest Final in Korea (2022). He is an active culture & travel blogger on various social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok.

Ron was born in Daegu, South Korea and lived in 4 other places outside of Korea, including Minnesota and Nevada in the US, and Taipei and Shanghai in Greater China.

Languages: Native Korean speaker, English, Mandarin Chinese (Intermediate professional fluency)
Located in: Seoul, South Korea
Time Zone: Korea/Japan Time Zone (UTC+9)

Konrad Wdowiak Coach and Mentor Liberating People From Boundaries of Culture Read More

Konrad Wdowiak

Coach and Mentor Liberating People From Boundaries of Culture

Konrad is a seasoned business trainer, coach and mentor working in the area of intercultural communication, relocation and DEI. He assists expats moving across the globe to prepare for new challenges before the relocation and get ready to deal with the new culture afterwards. He bridges the gaps between cultures to help to overcome the culture shock and deal with new nationals in both work and social environments. He also provides daily living consulting for the United Kingdom and Poland.

His experience as an expat (after having lived for many years in London he carries dual Polish and British passports) makes him a perfect choice for someone who needs explaining the obstacles on the way to a happy and fulfilled expat life emphasising the role of an accompanying spouse and family during the relocation at the same time.

Konrad holds two Master’s degrees, in Management and Sociology (specialised in social communication and sociology of culture), as well as Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development.

Apart from work, Konrad is a passionate birdwatcher and an avid reader (he can read up to 1500 words per minute). He loves travelling, especially in the form of road trips and learning about new cultures.

Languages: native Polish speaker, fluent English, intermediate Spanish, basic Italian, Ukrainian and Russian, can read Cyryllic and Hebrew scripts

Located in: United Kingdom
Time Zone: GMT/BST
Website: www.amagicon.eu

Yasmina Khelifi PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP Project Manager, Telecom Engineer, Blogger, Podcaster Read More

Yasmina Khelifi

PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP Project Manager, Telecom Engineer, Blogger, Podcaster

Yasmina is a French telecom engineer and project manager with 20+ years of experience in delivering telecom products with international stakeholders. She holds three project certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI). 

She is also a regular volunteer blogger on projectmanagement.com and a volunteer international correspondent at PMWorld Journal. She is the host and founder of the podcast Global Leaders Talk with Yasmina Khelifi”.

Yasmina can speak 6 languages and has an MSc in Mobile Telecommunications. 

Besides work, Yasmina loves learning languages and visiting art exhibitions. She is an active volunteer at PMI: she writes articles, coordinates a newsletter, organizes events and creates visuals for social media. She enjoys sharing her knowledge in articles and in podcasts.

Languages: Native French speaker, German (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (intermediate), Japanese (intermediate), Arabic
Located in: France
Time Zone: CET
Website: https://yasminakhelifi.com/

Esther Trujillo Independent professional, coach, trainer and advisor Read More

Esther Trujillo

Independent professional, coach, trainer and advisor

Esther specialises in relational strategy, ethics, and value management. In 2012 she founded PlanBET Estrategias, a micro-company that advises executives and business, social and academic organizations in processes of relational change and the implementation of organizational behaviour models inspired in values and ethics.

Esther is an accredited specialist in the Relational Transformation Model© trained by Professor Joan Quintana and a Global Dexterity Certificated trainer with Andy Molinsky. She was also been trained in Systemic Intelligence. She holds a degree in Public Relations and Advertising and has studies in Translation and Interpreting and has post-graduated in Corporate Responsibility at Harvard Business School and ESADE-Stanford and in Public Affairs through Comillas University.

Her work experience has been built in multinational and multicultural companies. She worked for 4 years at Meliá Hotels International, where she created the Corporate Diplomacy area. Previously, she worked for 12 years in Telefónica Group, at an international level. She developed the code of ethics and stakeholder management strategy for both companies.

Her clients since she became an independent professional, come from a variety of sectors including food and beverage, ports, logistics, retail, technology, industrial manufacturing, and others, also NGOs and public institutions.

She has an academic experience of 20 years, presently teaches in 8 different Universities in Spain. She actively volunteers in the Spanish Red Cross, UNICEF and Cáritas.

Her experience can be found in the book "La Sociedad que no quería ser Anónima" (2013, LID Editorial) and in other publications that can read in her Linkedin profile.

Languages: Native Spanish, English and French (conversational), Portuguese and Italian
Located in: Spain
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Website: https://www.planbet.es/en/

Dr. Nikola Perović International management consultant and coach Read More

Dr. Nikola Perović

International management consultant and coach

Dr. Nikola Perovic is international management consultant and coach, specialized in cross-cultural relations challenges, and international marketing. He is an author of the book “The International Post-Acquisition Management” which includes 16 case studies on international management changes and integration in selected companies in various industries. He was university professor of international business and marketing at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai from 2015 until 2021.  Previously he was a lecturer in various universities in South Eastern Europe. He held international seminars/conference speeches on cross-cultural management, marketing management, international acquisitions, international trade, export management, and management in tourism. He has been an international consultant for the International Trade Center (Geneva), export promotion agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization. Dr. Perovic also worked for the United Nations Development Programme as the Programme Manager for Low Carbon Tourism in Montenegro. He was the Director of Export for the largest national beverage producer and the largest national exporter for more than seven years. His areas of expertise include intercultural communication, integration management, sales & marketing integration, cultural changes, international trade, business coaching, sustainable tourism. He has conducted research in various industries, such as food industry, wine industry, beer industry, pharmaceutical industry, glass containers production, packaging, telecommunications, tourism.

He earned a Ph.D. in Economics (International Management and Marketing focus) from the University of Montenegro, and MBA in International Business from Brandeis University, as a Fellow of the US State Department. Nikola also earned a master’s degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, and BSc in Marketing from University of Belgrade.

Dr. Nikola is founder of companies in the UAE, Perovic brothers-Smart Education Europe Consult, and in the UK, SEEurope Consult Ltd.

Languages: English, Serbo-Croatian
Located in: Montenegro and UAE
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Website: https://www.seeuropeconsult.solutions

Aleksandra Darul-Hagemeister Independent consultant, Trainer and University Lecturer Read More

Aleksandra Darul-Hagemeister

Independent consultant, Trainer and University Lecturer

As an independent consultant, trainer and university lecturer Aleksandra facilitates development of global and diverse teams, inclusive leadership, transformation processes for creation of inclusive work cultures as well as personal development and change. The focus of her work is the question of how organizations, teams and individuals can truly benefit from diverse talents and perspectives in the age of digital transformation.

She has extensive professional expertise in project-oriented work in multicultural, cross-functional and remote teams, which she gained in her work as a consultant and project manager in multinational companies. Due to her practical experience she is familiar with different business cultures ranging from large corporations to small start ups as well as various industries: internet business, financial services, management consulting, logistics & e-commerce and tourism. Her work is also science-based due to her research on international business development and multicultural project teams.

Aleksandra holds an MBA for the University of Bath, UK and a Master degree in Organizational & Work Psychology from the University of Wuppertal, Germany. She is also a Certified Facilitator of Diversity & Inclusion at the workplace and a Cultural Intelligence Trainer.

Aleksandra was born in Gdańsk, Poland and since 2000 she has been living and working in Germany.

Languages: German, English, Polish
Located in: Berlin, Germany
Time Zone: EST

Carolina Cortés Sotomayor Intercultural Coach, Global Talent Management Professional Read More

Carolina Cortés Sotomayor

Intercultural Coach, Global Talent Management Professional

Carolina is a subject matter expert in establishing and executing organizational and cultural strategies within multinational companies. In partnership with firms as Mckinsey, Korn Ferry, Great Place to Work, and Success Factor (SAP HCM), Carolina has led a variety of projects in talent development, performance management, leadership training, diversity and inclusion, and multicultural awareness. Her international background includes cross-cultural projects across the US, South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. Her experience in industries such as IT, Marketing, Retail and Construction provides her with a unique set of skills that allows her to generate real connections with audiences from different backgrounds and create solutions tailored to the business and human capital needs. She is Global Dexterity certificated trainer, and holds a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from the Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from the University of Barcelona, Spain. Carolina is a board member of Prospanica Austin, a Nonprofit dedicated to the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S., and a Cónsul of Internations, an organization that provides a platform for international professionals to connect around the world.

Languages: Spanish, English
Located in: USA
Time Zone: Central Time Zone UTC -5 hours (UTC-5)
Website: https://www.carolinacortess.com/

Melissa Hahn Intercultural Trainer Read More

Melissa Hahn

Intercultural Trainer

Melissa believes that cultural skills are for everyone, and she helps people develop their own capacities through consulting, training, coaching and teaching. She has a B.A. in Russian Area Studies from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific (in conjunction with the Portland-based Intercultural Communication Institute) and was in the first cohort for the Global Dexterity Certification. She teaches intercultural communication to graduate students at American University’s School of International Service, contributes articles about crossing cultures and global work to Harvard Business Review, and is the coauthor (along with Andy) of the new book “Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce” (McGraw Hill). She has lived all across the U.S. and in Krakow, Poland, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and husky.

Languages: English
Located in: USA
Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
Website: www.hahncultural.com

Anne Thomas Intercultural Certified Coach and Trainer & Certified Global Dexterity Trainer Read More

Anne Thomas

Intercultural Certified Coach and Trainer & Certified Global Dexterity Trainer

People are different. Cultures are different. Knowing about different cultures is not the same as working within and across different cultures. Anne’s mission is to guide you to discovering similarities and welcoming differences for effective one-on-one and group communication in a multicultural environment. Whether you’re leading a team, working on a team, or supporting clients of any sort Anne can impart the tools and techniques necessary to increase intercultural adaptation and effective communications. Her goal is to have everyone “living interculturality differently.”

Anne’s cross-cultural, international background and extensive coaching and training experience enable her to provide the resources for authentic and successful adaptation to intercultural groups of any size.

Languages: French and English
Located in: France
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Website: https://ates-formationcoaching.com/

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Global Negotiation Trainer Read More

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Global Negotiation Trainer

Dr Kumar is an expert in International Business Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management. Originally from India, Dr Kumar has lived in the United States, U.K., Denmark, France, Finland, Netherlands, and New Zealand. He has developed a deep appreciation and awareness of the importance of the cross-cultural dimension and how it impacts strategy implementation. He has a Ph.D., degree in International Business from New York University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He has published numerous research papers in academic journals and is the coauthor of a book on Doing Business in India which was published by Macmillan in 2005 and in 2019 coedited a book on India with colleagues in the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2020 Dr Kumar got certified as a Global Dexterity trainer in a program for certification that was launched by Professor Andrew Molinsky from Brandeis University.


Consider the fog that emerges when you negotiate with a potential business partner who has a considerably different view of what negotiation is and how to approach the negotiation. This situation has the potential of creating conflict and impasse with neither party realizing why this has occurred or how best to navigate the situation. Rajesh is a certified trainer and an academic specializing in cross cultural negotiations. Drawing upon the latest advances in negotiation practice and supplementing it with my own experience I help individuals and companies navigate the ambiguity inherent in these negotiations and provide a roadmap for improving their negotiating skills.

TYPICAL CLIENTS: Companies seeking to negotiate business deals with partners coming from a different cultural background.

Languages: English
Located in: USA
Time Zone: EST (UTC-5)
Website: www.globalstrategicadvisory.com

Kinga Białek Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Trainer Read More

Kinga Białek

Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Trainer

Kinga is a cross-cultural psychologist and trainer. She is experienced in training and consulting services for the development of cross-cultural and interpersonal competence. Her professional interests are focused on cross-cultural differences and intercultural relations. Since October 2000 Kinga has been supporting people in their cross-cultural transition and in international cooperation. She specialises in building the dialogue between people with different cultural backgrounds (between global business professionals and global project managers), in strengthening the capacities of migrating people (expats, migrants, refugees and repatriates) and in aligning organizational culture and local policy in terms of cultural diversity. She has over 20 years of experience in training and consulting for and with people with different ethnic backgrounds from around the world.

Kinga holds MA in Cross-Cultural Psychology and MA in Political Science with a specialization in Intercultural Management. She graduated from intensive, one-year School of Psychological Training and Workshop “Intra” with a certificate granted by Polish Psychological Association. She also graduated from the Academy of Non-Violent Communication and was granted a certificate of NVC practitioner. Recently, she has been certified by The Global Dexterity Method, becoming one of the first two trainers graduating from The Global Dexterity Train the Trainer Program. Kinga is the co-author of the first in Polish language training manual for intercultural trainers. She is also co-author and managing editor of the first psychological guidebook for Polish migrants returning to Poland. Her works have been recommended by Polish Ministry of Education for teachers working with multicultural classes.

Kinga provides her training services for business, public, academic and non-profit sector. She has worked mostly in Europe, for various organizations and institutions. Among her clients are global business managers, international projects managers, civil servants, academic teachers, border guards, medicine doctors, local authorities, social workers, non-governmental organizations staff, ethnic minority leaders.

Languages: Polish, English
Located in: Warsaw, Poland
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Website: https://kingabialek.com/

Minna Franck Intercultural coach and trainer Read More

Minna Franck

Intercultural coach and trainer

Minna helps international talents to thrive in their lives abroad. She does this through one-on-one coaching and through corporate training. Her coaching programs include transition and career coaching. Corporate training programs normally focus on different aspects of intercultural communication and they are strongly focused on developing the practical skills of the participants. Additionally, she specializes in helping particularly those who want to or have moved to Finland. On that topic, she has developed a library of self-guided online courses.

Minna has been interested in different cultures all her adult life. She holds an MA in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Archaeology. She’s a Results-Trained Coach and a Certified Global Dexterity Trainer. She has extensive experience in international recruitment and onboarding in Finland. She has lived in shorter and longer periods in different countries including the US, China, and Germany. She’s currently living outside her native Finland in Tallinn, Estonia.

Minna’s coaching clients are usually trailing spouses who need help with transition and career-related goals. She provides training services for a variety of sectors including private and the public sector.

Languages: English and FInnish
Located in: Estonia and Finland
Time Zone: EET/UTC +2
Website: www.finnwards.com

Shira Tabachnikoff Deputy Head of Communications, ITER Read More

Shira Tabachnikoff

Deputy Head of Communications, ITER

Shira Tabachnikoff has both American and Dutch nationalities and has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and France. She has given workshops on communications all over the globe, including trainings on risk and crisis communications related to food safety, science communications, media trainings and presentation trainings. She joined ITER in February 2018 in the Cabinet of the Director General of ITER.

For ITER and other clients Shira gives trainings and workshops on Intercultural Awareness and communication. In her interactive and lively trainings, she focuses on unconscious bias, cultural dimensions and codes, and overcoming psychological barriers through personal reflection, analysis and exercises, including group work and role-play. She is a certified Global Dexterity Method (trained by the author Andy Molinsky) trainer and facilitator.

Shira has a strong background in international organizations, in both the public and private sector. Prior to ITER she was the International Cooperation Advisor at the EU agency, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy. Previously she was the Head of Communications at the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg, France, which managed cross-border research programmes. Before ESF, Shira was the Director of Corporate Relations for Elsevier, the market-leading science publisher, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She also has 10 years of Public Relations agency experience, specializing in Reputation Management, Crisis Management and Corporate Communications for international Public Relations agencies, such as Edelman and Burson-Marsteller.

Languages: English and French
Located in: France
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shira-tabachnikoff-675a003/

Aleksandra Biernacka Anthropologist, manager and cross-cultural trainer Read More

Aleksandra Biernacka

Anthropologist, manager and cross-cultural trainer

Aleksandra’s passion for in-depth dives into different cultures fueled her academic, professional and private journeys. She researched the Israeli Arab Bedouin women entrepreneurs while immersing herself into the Jewish Israeli reality. She applies her experience at her manager’s role in a global, internationalized HR company, successfully leading culturally diversed teams and international projects. Her cross-cultural skills and knowledge, combined with entrepreneurship and business expertise allows her to guide and train others to be efficient and successful in their professional as well as private cross-cultural encounters.

Aleksandra holds an MA from Cracow University of Economics in the field of International Relations and MA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the field of Desert Studies, specializing in economic and cultural anthropology. She is a certified trainer in Global Dexterity method, which she is using to empower others in cross-cultural fluency within their professional settings. Aleksandra also graduated from Cross-Cultural Mediation course at the Polish Institute of Public Affairs.

Apart from multinational, corporate teams working for global clients, Aleksandra has shared her cross-cultural expertise with various Non-Governmental Organizations, supporting participants of international, social projects as well as private travellers and expats, enhancing their adaptation experiences.

Languages: Polish, English
Located in: Gdańsk, Poland
Time zone: CET
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandra-biernacka-715262132/

Taj Suleyman Intercultural mediator and trainer Read More

Taj Suleyman

Intercultural mediator and trainer

Taj Suleyman is a global nomad and Third Culture Kid/person (TCK). His international personal upbringing began molding his intercultural awareness of how to navigate intercultural differences from the time he was a child. Taj was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon by a Sudanese father and a Saudi Arabian mother.

As a scholar-practitioner, Taj focuses on intercultural and social justice theoretical frameworks which are employed to better understand negotiation processes among different cultures. As an Intercultural Mediator, Taj serves as a consultant with national and international government and non-government organizations. His work with multiple agencies has supported facilitators in improving training models to meet the needs of various communities and to build relationships among different stakeholders.

Taj holds a MA in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA in conjunction with the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Throughout his 18-year career working in diverse roles with various organizations, he has assisted and empowered the integration of refugees, immigrants, and individuals who experience disabilities into U.S. society. As a volunteer, Taj has served on the national disasters’ response team with the American Red Cross.

Inna Tuka Founder, Quiet Tenacity Read More

Inna Tuka

Founder, Quiet Tenacity

With over 20 years of experience in learning program design and delivery, Inna Tuka is a seasoned training and development professional. After moving to Canada from Ukraine in 2010, Ms.Tuka began working at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the largest regulatory HR Association in Canada.

During their time at the HRPA, Ms. Tuka became acutely aware of the difficulties that Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) face when trying to relaunch their careers in a new country. A lack of cultural awareness, humility, and curiosity were observed to have negative effects on individuals, teams, and companies. This inspired Ms. Tuka to establish Quiet Tenacity Inc., a consulting agency focused on bridging the divide between culturally diverse employees and employers and helping them develop their cultural curiosity.

Ms. Tuka has extensive expertise in several fields, including education, professional development, learning design, change management, human resources management, workplace diversity, human rights, project management, communication and event strategy.

With a focus on cultural curiosity development, Ms.Tuka is dedicated to helping individuals, teams, and companies navigate the challenges of operating in a culturally diverse global workforce. Ms. Tuka accomplishes this by developing innovative training programs and providing consulting services, empowering Quiet Tenacity clients to embrace cultural differences and build strong, diverse, and inclusive teams.

Languages: English, Ukrainian, German, Russian
Located in: Toronto, Canada
Time Zone: ET
Website: www.quiettenacity.com

Natalie McVeigh Intercultural Trainer, Coach and Mediator   Read More

Natalie McVeigh

Intercultural Trainer, Coach and Mediator


Natalie McVeigh is a Third Culture Kid/person (TCK), having grown up in a military family enabling her early on to create intercultural awareness and understand first-hand how to navigate intercultural differences. Natalie uses this awareness of culture as one of the important diversity facets to consider when thinking of organization and individual health.

Natalie is an executive and entrepreneurial coach and a practitioner of neuroscience, specializing in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ). In addition to the Global Dexterity Certification she holds several certifications in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Natalie has expertise in complex conflict resolution, with a certificate in mediation, specializing in interest based negotiation trained at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. She has specialized experience in building and developing cohesive teams through utilizing assessments and creating training curricula. Natalie has a Masters in Business from the New England College of Business and Bachelors degrees in Philosophy and Law and Society from Hood College.

Languages: English, Italian and Spanish (conversational)
Located in: New York, USA
Time Zone: EST
Website: www.eisneramper.com/natalie-mcveigh/

Jessica Gerard, Ph.D. Intercultural Communication Coach, English Language Instructor Read More

Jessica Gerard, Ph.D.

Intercultural Communication Coach, English Language Instructor

Jessica Gerard has a doctorate in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Arizona and has directed international academic programs and taught culture and linguistics courses at Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Arizona, and Case Western Reserve universities.

Dr. Gerard is the founder of J. Gerard Consulting in Silicon Valley, which provides corporate English language training and intercultural communication workshops. Her offerings also include diversity, equity, and inclusion training for internationals in the US and special programs for women and families of relocated employees.

Dr. Gerard specializes in Israeli and East Asian cultures.
Languages: Hebrew and Spanish

Website: jgerardconsulting.com