People doing business internationally, business travellers, expats, and fans of crosscultural skills around the world, this is the blog for you! Read all about successful business, countries and cultures!
crossculture2go Coach Victoria Rennoldson believes Business English ultimately is part of your toolkit enabling you to fully develop your global career without feeling limited by your communication ability.
Why we need both, in national and international business – when prospecting, negotiating, persuading, scheduling, agreeing & disagreeing, decision making, problem solving, giving feedback, leading & motivating, building trust & relationships, and many other areas of importance.
crossculture2go coach Renata Urban says, she can instantly feel her eyebrows move up and her forehead frown when she hears that word: “normal”. Here is why.
To be able to compete, meet customers’ wishes and win, the development of cultural agility is a must. crossculture2go Coach Eva Gaborikova shows how to support leaders and teams to successfully work within and between multiple different cultural contexts and locations.
crossculture2go Coach Cheryl Obal found that it is pretty uncommon in Northern Italy to have small talk with strangers. Very different from the US, where total strangers talk to you wherever you go. That is why personal introductions are absolutely crucial to doing business successfully in Italy.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our global business world. While initially a firefighting response might have been all you could think of, now is the time to find ways to ultimately manage the new normal.
crossculture2go Coach Eva Gaborikova shows how to “warm up” relationships and cooperation during virtual team meetings. (part 2)
Occasionally, even the most global-savvy among us might feel displaced – geographically or culturally. And this imbalance can affect all facets of our lives, from personal relationships to career performance. Our coach Kalaivani Mattern believes that there are myriad ways to turn that unease around. Read about her approach “Here and Home” when supporting her expat clients.
Our Business Coach for Germany Andra Riemhofer explores the pitfalls international companies face when entering the German market. And of course she knows what you can do better than the big names!
Why management decisions like shorter product-development cycles or open office space can quickly fall apart when not translating well from one business culture to another.
The right choice of a conversational topic contributes to a mutual understanding and building trust necessary for business negotiations and cooperations. Our coach Eva Gaborikova explores how small talk can influence the outcome of business in different countries.
“They say “yes” but don’t keep the agreement” or “When we meet, we do not discuss business”. These and many other sentences our coach Eva Gaborikova hears very often when her Central European clients talk about their Chinese business colleagues.
Some of the world’s most successful business leaders have relied on business coaching during their steep careers. But in today’s virtual world, business coaching really is accessible to everyone – and most beneficial when dealing with the many challenges of global business life.
Justin (55), originally from Romania, has been living and working in Saudi Arabia for 8 years. While he travelled across the world and started from scratch, he didn’t reprofile, but he stayed in his field, and now works as an assistant professor at a state university. We asked him about the transition and his experiences and challenges, both professional and personal.
How can we English native speakers derive maximum benefit from our interactions with non-native speakers, leading to successful business deals and strong partnerships? (part 2)
Sometimes in a room full of non-native English speakers, everyone understands each other apart from when a native English speaker starts talking! (part 1)
Having lived in ten countries and five U.S. states, our coach Megan Norton describes herself as a Global Nomad and Adult Third Culture Kid. COVID-19 has forced her to stay longer than anticipated in a community where she is now observing how certain cultural values are exposed in this time of crisis.
In our previous article we discussed how each society has its very own way of coping. Now we want to focus on the individual aspects of coping with an entirely unknown situation that seemingly found us out of nowhere.
Why is social distancing so hard for some? And why can showing solidarity negate social distancing? Our guest author Kalaivani Mattern explores what individuals can do to help during this time of global crisis.
We have been forced into this situation of remote working and virtual collaboration overnight. Our coach Kalaivani Mattern explores how we can adapt to this new reality?