Thirteen years ago, my first cross-cultural coaching client – a US company – contacted me to work as a cross-cultural training consultant for one of their clients who had just relocated to the Caribbean. With this company, I started working first with European and US assignees (global leaders) who were relocating to the Caribbean for their jobs. Although my previous work with the Trinidad and Tobago Government involved promoting an awareness of cultural differences and how this awareness impacted successful business transactions and relationships, this was the start of my long-term career in cross-cultural coaching as an independent consultant.
Subsequently, three more companies contacted me on LinkedIn and I began working with African, Asian, Eurasian, Middle Eastern, North and Latin American, and UK clients relocating to the Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago assignees leaving the Caribbean to work globally. I have been the go-to intercultural consultant for three of these companies in the Caribbean region since.
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