North Oxford Meeting (Wolvercote)
14th September @ 09:30 - 11:30| £15 - £20
Today we are all working with ‘someone from somewhere else’, whether it’s an employee, a client, a colleague or a supplier. And while many people working in a small business might think that ‘cultural intelligence’ is something that is only relevant to expatriates and huge international companies, communication, motivation and negotiation are just some of the areas that can be improved with a better understanding of both other cultures and our own culture.
Patti McCarthy, Cultural Chemistry
Patti calls herself a ‘cultural translator, someone who helps people from different cultures to communicate and connect more effectively’ and she provides coaching and training to expatriates and to organisations of all sizes. As a long-term expat herself, Patti appreciates the potential for misunderstanding, conflict and personal isolation that cultural difference can create, but she finds that many people are completely unprepared for the professional and personal challenges that can arise. ‘Different doesn’t have to mean ‘difficult’!
Apart from her personal experiences in relocating, Patti worked for three years as a relocation consultant and is a Master Life Coach and Master NLP Practitioner. She has worked as an inter-cultural coach and trainer since 2008 and is the author of the book Cultural Chemistry: Simple Strategies for Bridging Cultural Gaps.