Cultural Savvy Global Learning Solutions









"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Cultural Savvy's team of experts provides clients with a collaborative relationship and customized coaching solutions. The engagement will focus on specific developmental objectives of the executive/manager being coached. This process enables the executive/manager to work with the coach to define important priorities, explore multiple options, assess options and possible obstacles, and create an action plan that includes specific steps to be taken.

Executive & Senior Management Coaching

This offers a unique opportunity to address specific situations or issues and provide practical strategies for overcoming cultural gaps. One-on-one executive coaching is a focused way to meet the training and development needs of an organization's executives. Short, targeted sessions make the most effective use of an executive's valuable time. The content of coaching sessions is determined by the specific needs and interests of the executive.


Highlights of Mobility and Pre-departure Coaching

"The intent of pre-departure coaching is to prepare the expatriate, and family, as much as possible prior to actually arriving at the foreign assignment to facilitate adjustment, help avoid costly mistakes, and begin the foreign assignment in a positive and productive a manner as possible."
~ Managing a Global Workforce By Charles M. Vance, Yougsun Park

Savvy employers believe in setting their employees up for success by providing extensive cross-cultural training/coaching as part of the mobility package. This assists expatriate (and family) gain a better understanding of their own cultural values and beliefs and how culture impacts one's ability to effectively communicate and work with people from other cultural backgrounds. This process focuses on both the logistical aspects of daily life in another culture (housing, health care, religion, child care, banking, shopping, etc.) and the important aspects of working in another culture (communication styles, management styles, how people make decisions, solve problems, conduct effective meetings, hire and manage employees, business & social etiquette, etc.). Expatriate coaching is an excellent way to prevent culture shock.


Preparing for Global Travel, Meetings, Customer Visits

Whether it is a first trip or follow-up visits, keeping focused on the importance of building trust and solid relationships is essential. Content will be tailored to the individual needs of participants, which may include a review of the trip agenda, an in-depth look at who will the participants be meeting with (e,g, internal or external customers), what information should be sent in advance, does information need to be translated, review and "dress C of important presentations, hosting and being hosted, items to prepare, e.g. business cards, gifts, topics of conversation, proper greetings and forms of address.


Cultural Assessments

Cultural Savvy will work with your management to assess the level of cultural competence and intelligence across the organization or in specific key departments and make recommendations for implementing a strategic plan of global learning solutions. We can also assist organizations engaged in a merger or acquisition understand the cultural challenges involved in developing a hybrid culture.


Project Management & Global Teams

Managing cross-cultural teams requires greater flexibility, sensitivity and understanding of the cultural composition of the team and with more attention given to building trust. A clear understanding of differing approaches to change, risk, processes, motivation, innovation, and in particular communication styles is extremely important in managing global teams.


Pharmaceutical Audits

Cultural Savvy specializes in working with companies in the pharmaceutical industry to assist them prepare for audits from international government agencies, e.g. the Chinese CFDA and the Japanese MHLW. We will help your organization understand how to prepare for these important visits. Our consultants have extensive experience working pharmaceutical companies in the US and Japan and China.


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