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Cultural Training

In an international context, smart business decisions depend on the ability to bridge cultural differences. Your employees need to be able to understand these differences and how to work across cultures.

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Cultural Training & Coaching

Expats

Sending key employees on overseas assignments comes at a significant cost. If your expatriates fail to adapt to the work style of the new location as well as to the norms and behaviors of their cultures, these assignments are at risk: You will lose business due to miscommunication and you will miss out on international growth opportunities. Protect your investment in expat talent. Our Cultural Training & Coaching programs have helped our clients save millions in potential losses on failed global assignments.

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Cross Border Business

Whether you are expanding your business into new markets, or you are importing/exporting to and from abroad, or negotiating deals with foreign partners – everybody in your organization should have the relevant information about the countries and cultures your company is dealing with, in order to be successful. Training & Coaching programs by The Culture Mastery will help you break down barriers to understanding so that you can outperform your competition in international business.

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Teams

Do you work with employees who have diverse cultural backgrounds? When multicultural teams want to collaborate more efficiently, communication isn’t only hampered by a lack of language skills but even more so because of cultural misunderstandings. Through our Team Development Training Programs our clients have been successfully improving company morale. Once multicultural teams understand each other’s values and motivators their productivity and efficiency reaches new levels. People work better together when they decipher cultures and are aware of them in daily operations.

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Global Executives

As you are working on foreign assignment, your ability to speak and understand the language of your host country improves steadily. Although you are an expert in your field and know how to lead, you feel like fish out of water. During meetings, you sense that you are not getting through to some of your team. So now what? To be successful abroad, global executives need to learn how to inspire and motivate in a foreign culture. They may need to redefine what “powerful” communication means in various cultural contexts and adapt to different ways of building and maintaining relationships.

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Expat Services

When international employees take on assignments in the U.S., the challenges of relocation can make or break the project. Our Destination Services ease the pain of the mundane.

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Expat Services

Explore the new community & re-learn to shop

Hunt for your home abroad & utility assistance

Find the school that’s right for your children

Establish a bank account & credit


Get a drivers license & insurance

Navigate government agencies

Integrate spouses into the job market

Prepare to return back home

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Language Support

Your global business can easily get lost in translation. While you master the culture, you don’t want to neglect your company’s language skills. Masterful communication is critical for global success.

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Language Support

Language Training

Our team of foreign language instructors will help your foreign assignees improve their ability to speak, listen, read, and write the language of their host country, by building upon their existing skills.

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Translation

Our translation team will convert your business communication into the languages of your global customers – in a way which is culturally appropriate for your target markets.

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Global Leadership

As leaders grow into their international roles, the skills which got them into their position will not be the same skills which will propel their global career. Smart executives learn how to lead in a global context.

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Global Leadership Coaching

Senior executives, C-suite leaders, and high potentials are typically well qualified and talented high performers. However, the challenges of global leadership and change can’t be solved by knowledge and hard skills only. What got you here to your current position, will most likely not be the same skill set that will get you to where you want to be in your career as a global leader. What worked at home may not work overseas. The Global Leader Coaching Program developed by The Culture Mastery follows two main goals: to maximize potential and to minimize frustration. You have been introduced to different work and management cultures through expat training programs, by working in multinational teams, or by frequent business travel.

Now you are ready to get to the next level of your cultural competence with our Global Leader Coaching. This program helps you to look into yourself to understand where you can unlock potential but also to see different perspectives and engage with yourself and your role as a global leader with greater clarity and understanding. Cultural knowledge can be learned via training but increased cultural competence needs practice. As a successful global leader you want a workout buddy to practice with. One who accompanies you on your journey to realizing your full potential in an increasingly diverse work environment. The Culture Mastery Coaches accomplish this via a structured workout regimen which includes face-to-face meetings, regular coaching calls, video conferences, and email support.

Learn how to motivate, inspire, and lead across cultures now!

The Culture Mastermind & Retreat

How many of you would agree that if you frequently find yourself to be the smartest person in the room, you should change rooms once in a while? As a global leader you want to continue growing. You want to surround yourself with individuals who have been through a similar development process like yours. While people from different roles, business and cultures may work differently, most agree that you need to associate with people who inspire you to become better and more successful.

The Culture Mastermind is a powerful new membership program specifically and purposefully designed to put you in the company of some of the best and brightest thought leaders, coaches and mentors you will find anywhere; entrepreneurs and business leaders who have achieved outstanding results and success in their own areas of expertise and who are here to help you do the same through an active and intensive masterminding and mentorship program. This is your opportunity to see, hear and experience new ways of thinking and doing, all within an intensive, immersive and supportive program. Each Culture Mastermind participant becomes part of a committed, nurturing community within which to celebrate successes, strategize new ideas and processes, and meet the cross-cultural challenges of creating and working towards outstanding results.

When you join the Culture Mastermind, you will benefit from 1-on-1 time with members of a global advisory team of experts, and high-level networking with like-minded success-driven individuals. In addition to that you will attend two multi-day retreats per year with The Culture Mastery Leadership alliance, where you will network, learn, participate, and teach to further expand the cross-cultural skill set of each member in The Culture Mastermind. You will also get access to weekly one-hour calls, designed to give approximately 30 minutes of content while allowing for 30 minutes of Q&A.

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Our Mission

To lead individuals and organizations to a better understanding of their own culture and those cultures they interact with, so they can work at their peak and in peace with each other, through teaching, training and coaching.

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About

The Culture Mastery

At The Culture Mastery, all of our team members have crossed cultures at least once in their lives. Founder and CEO, Christian Höferle, left Germany at the age of seventeen to become a transatlantic foreign exchange student. He quickly realized that the term “normal“ was useless, because every culture has their own set of norms.
Our vision is to make the world a more peaceful place by helping people from different cultures better understand each other. We strongly believe that all conflicts between people can be resolved, if we understand each other’s cultures – our own, and the ones which are foreign to us. We can create peace, if we become agents of cultural understanding. That’s why we don’t deliver training & development widgets; we help you attain a higher level of cultural awareness and competence. By mastering cultural transitions, you will be at peak performance in the global community.

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Testimonials

Brad Newman, Plant Manager, ZF Chassis Systems LLC

As an American managing a facility for a German company, I searched for opportunities to improve my cultural awareness and ultimately my effectiveness in the role. Working with Christian and The Culture Mastery, I’ve gained valuable insight into the “big picture” differences in cultures as well as the development and characteristics of sub-cultures within Germany. I apply this knowledge to my interactions with colleagues and customers resulting in improved communications and relationships.

The Culture Mastery played a key role in transitioning my new Engineering Manager from Brazil to the US. They offered transitional support that specifically addressed the needs of the entire family. From translators that assisted with the initial visit to ongoing support of the family as they settle in to their new home, TCM have been engaged. Their involvement reduced the anxiety of this significant move and allowed for a smooth transition to our facility and community.

Thomas Orr, President at Pöppelmann Plastics USA, LLC

Christian provided an informative and entertaining cultural training program that provided much needed perspective on the cultural differences that exist within our company. Everyone benefited greatly from the session and we look forward to utilizing The Culture Mastery’s professional intercultural training programs again in the future.

Paquita Wright, CEO & CHRO at CPWright & Associates, Inc.

It is clear Christian Höferle is knowledgeable and passionate about cross cultural interactions, full integration and inclusion. After hearing Mr. Höferle’s presentation, we learned enough information to further our organization’s international goals. We plan to enlist Höferle’s organization to continue assisting us on our multi-cultural journey.

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Professional

Endorsements

The strength of any business partnership relies on great communication and cultural understanding. It became very evident to our university that cultural competency is no longer a luxury but now a necessity for any successful organization. The opportunity to work directly with Christian Höferle and his company should be viewed as a serious business advantage for future success.

Gary Ray

Vice President for Enrollment Services, Texas Woman’s University, Denton Texas

Christian is a true professional. He’s one of my go-to people for insights about culture, cultural differences, and global leadership. He’s deeply knowledgable, utterly professional and a true pleasure to work with. Don’t hesitate to contact Christian about your cultural training or global leadership needs. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Andy Molinsky, PhD

Author of Global Dexterity and Professor of International Business at Brandeis University

What a pleasure it is to know such a dynamic person as, Christian, “The Culture Guy” at The Culture Mastery. His rich background, business development, leadership skills, and entrepreneurial spirit make him uniquely qualified to be an excellent culture ambassador for those of us with a global view. The Culture Mastery’s coaching programs enhance your company’s advantage in the international market place.

Debra Johnston

Chief Strategist, Sky Edge Ventures Corporation


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