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San Francisco Painted Ladies, home of Cultural Savvy Training Firm

Cultural Savvy is a woman-owned consultancy founded by Joyce Millet, headquartered in San Francisco, California.

We are celebrating 25 years of providing training, coaching and consulting services to global organizations.



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: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/culture.html)

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

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.

The Cultural Savvy Global Team

For over twenty years, we have built a synergistic global network of highly trusted, experienced 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 and are based in the United States and around the world.

Cultural Savvy Clients (partial list)

Client Highlight:
Beijing Olympics & Pan American Games Cultural Savvy was engaged by the US Olympic Committee to help management, staff and athletes understand Chinese culture and prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Between 2006 - 2008, the Cultural Savvy team facilitated training sessions at USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs, numerous locations around the U.S. and onsite in Beijing. Cultural Savvy was the first outside cultural consulting firm hired in this capacity. Cultural Savvy also provided briefings and onsite support for the Pan American Games in Brazil in 2007. Cultural Savvy Training Highlights for United States Olympic Committee - Beijing 2008

Partial Client List

AAI, Accenture, Allergan, Allstate Insurance Corporation, American Century Investments, Inc., Anritsu, Ashton212, Astroscale, Asurion, Axia Limited, Baxter Healthcare, Inc., BE Aerospace, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, 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, KOSTAL, 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, NC Soft Korea, Netsuite, New Hampshire Public Defender's Office, Nippon Seiki International, Nokia, Nomura Holding America Inc, Novartis, OCE, OncoGenex Technologies, Inc., One Web, OSI, Parfums Christian Dior, PayPal/Ebay, Pfizer, 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, Beijing Olympics, USOC Pan American Games in Brazil, Williams Information Technology, Inc., Yangfeng USA.



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