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Why We Chose the Name "Cultural Savvy"

"Culture determines what is acceptable or unacceptable, important or unimportant, right or wrong, workable or unworkable. It encompasses all learned and shared, explicit or tacit, assumptions, beliefs, knowledge, norms, and values, as well as attitudes, behavior, dress, and language." (Read more:

Savvy describes someone as knowledgable, experienced, well-informed, perceptive, clever, intelligent, wise.

Cultural Savvy was founded by Joyce Millet in 1996 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our approach integrates the benefits of consulting, training and coaching – it is straightforward, yet powerful, and taps the unrealized potential of the collaborative groups as they become culturally competent and work across borders. Our Global Reach includes Asia-Pacific, Philippines, India, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Australia, Israel, MENA, the Americas, Europe.

For twenty years, our goal has been to build a synergistic global network of highly trusted, experienced and professional consultants, trainers and coaches with extensive intercultural and global business experience as well as relevant education. The Cultural Savvy Team works with small/medium-size companies, non-profit organizations, major global companies, including most of the Fortune 1000. Cultural Savvy programs are customized, highly interactive, engaging, candid, useful and practical. There are no "one size fits all" approached to building cultural awareness.

Unlike many companies, we are not bound by the skill set of a limited number of employees and the products/services offered by one company. We have the flexibility to work with our clients to assist them clearly define their needs and objectives, leverage the most effective solutions that are both feasible and sustainable, and build the necessary and mission-critical intelligence to work effectively across cultures. We also believe it is extremely important to "partner" with our clients throughout the engagement.

The Cultural Savvy Approach

  • Integrates the benefits of consulting, training and coaching
  • Assists clients develop global cultural competence and a global mindset
  • Creates important awareness of the consequences of culture and how the lack of cultural competence can significantly impact the company's effectiveness and success
  • Gives clients the tools to immediately begin building practical and sustainable skills to work effectively with colleagues, customers and stakeholders across cultures by improving communication and building solid, long-term relationships.

Cultural Savvy Clients (partial list)

AAI, Accenture, Allergan, Allstate Insurance Corporation, American Century Investments, Inc., Anritsu, Ashton212, Astroscale, Asurion, Axia Limited, Baxter Healthcare, Inc., BE Aerospace, Boeing Company, Bookham, California Lutheran University, California Micro Devices, Cargotec, Clorox International, Coherent, Credence Corporation, Cummins, Inc. UK, Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Danis, Dole, Equity Management Inc., Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., FEI Company, Firth Rixson, FormFactor, Inc., FujiFilm Dimatix, Genesys, Global Knowledge, Hewlett‐Packard, HGST – a Western Digital Company; Hitachi OMD, Imerys, Impax Laboratories, Inc., Inamed Corporation, IMG, Investcorp International, Inc., iRobot, Jabil, Kinaxis, Kodak, Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, Landmark Graphics,Linical Accelovance America, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Macromedia, McKesson Technology Solutions, Medtronic, Micron Technology, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Million Dollar Round Table, Netsuite, New Hampshire Public Defender's Office, Nokia, Nomura, Novartis, OCE, OncoGenex Technologies, Inc., One Web, OSI, Parfums Christian Dior, PayPal/Ebay, Poly One Corporation, Publishers Clearing House, Raytheon, SAIC, Samsung, Sealed Air, Inc., Serco, Space Systems/Loral, LLC, Spirit AeroSystems, StanCorp, Stratus Technologies, Supply Technologies, Synovis, Tasman Networks, Terex, Toshiba Corporation, Trelleborg, 24 Hour Fitness, US Green Building Council, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Beijing Olympics, Williams Information Technology, Inc., YFAI.


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