Overcome Culture Barriers Working Internationally


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10 Days


Cohort-based Course

More than just the language - Understand the essential: differences in culture, communication, concepts, values and ways of working.

Course overview

Go from misunderstood outsider to trusted manager and motivator

So many topics to understand, accept and adapt to as well as entirely new concepts to absorb. Why? Different countries think, work, believe and feel differently on a whole range of items…

These coaching webinars open your mind on how to overcome the obstacles you are guaranteed to meet.

Who is this coaching program for


You're a Managers or Team leader working in, or with, other countries. (Often with another culture and not your native language).


You need to understand, adapt and communicate effectively to create a positive and productive working relationship with the other country.


You need to feel comfortable, stimulate cooperation, inspire confidence and generate trust in a multilingual, multicultural group.

With this coaching program you will

Discern cultural differences

Understanding other countries culture and way of working is fundamental to a good, successful working relationship. You need to understand and adapt to succeed. Interaction can be difficult not because of skills (or lack of) but because of a different way of thinking and acting!

Overcome suspicion and distrust

When the concept of an idea or project is totally unfamiliar, strange and never before heard of, it can make for serious distrust and dislike. Being able to see through and adapt to their (and your own) predeterminations and opening your mind can totally change the relationship.

Recognise other values, beliefs and priorities

Just taking the time and making the effort to learn about the other countries values, beliefs, priorities and vision on work, life and respect can make all the difference to personal, professional and business relationships. 

Put it all together to create trust and a successful international partnership

Having delved into the specific cultural differences, respecting the values and beliefs and pinpointed areas of potential suspicion or distrust, you then put it all together in the way that best suits the country you are working with and results you wish to obtain.



Simplifying cultural differences

Exploring the different aspects you can find:

  • Visiting other countries - business trips
  • Other countries view of work life balance and work commitments
  • Moving jobs / notice periods etc
  • Integration or ex pat
  • Improving cultural relations


Operating with other values and beliefs / Reframing ways of working to take international customs into account


  • Differences
  • Unknown concepts
  • Respect, tone, acceptance, adaptation
  • Differing attitude towards work, working hours and holidays
  • Ways of working and what is valued
  • Integrated team / hierarchy/ together / individual


Developing effective international communication and creating trust

Focussing on the habits (and priorities) in the country you work with:

  • Languages
  • Mentor / network
  • Body language / personal space / taboos
  • Meetings, presentations, negotiations:
  1. In another language / with other countries
  2. tone / different goals or accepted behaviours
  • Adapt your style
  • Respect different cultures
  • Be flexible


Managing coherently internationally

Analysing how to best survive and thrive:

  • Vision of management and what responsibilities are varies
  • Managing a multicultural team
  • Managing in another country
  • Understand where/who the real power is

Meet your instructor

Anna Cook

Anna Cook

International career development and wellness coach, author, speaker, radio/tv presenter.

A career country-hopping around the Atlantic and Mediterranean. From starting work in the International Press Centre in London, then creating my first company in the entertainment industry at age 32, after 10 exciting years I switched industry and moved into international real estate, coordinating a strong international team, brokering commercial real estate deals between owners, promoters and significant investors from many different countries around the world.

7 countries and 4 languages later - Midlife approaching, hungry for a dynamic change, I refocused my business experience, founding my current international career and wellness coaching business to help professionals shape and energise their own future, internationally.

The purpose of this coaching program is to share my experience and to help you overcome the culture barriers and challenges to embrace working internationally, so you too can understand, adapt, thrive and integrate; working more dynamically while expanding your international leadership opportunities.

-     Creator of 'SCOPE' and the '4Fs' processes for career, fulfilment and holistic success.

-     Author of ‘Unstoppable Goddess: Every Women’s Guide to Freedom, Fulfilment and Success’.

-     UN Women's 2016-2017 Global Champion for Change @ Empower Women.

-     Beyond the Bottomline and WomenUP Radio TV Presenter.

…On the personal front: Mum, Granny, ‘flattie’ owner, horse lover, ballet fanatic, hiker! Into castle renovations, sculpture, gardening, yoga. Drinking tea...

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How to integrate successfully

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Active hands-on learning

This coaching program builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    5.00 pm - 6:30 pm UK time

  • Breakouts, Q&A

    • Breakouts included for roleplay, practise and expand ideas.
    • Q&A at the end of each session.
    • Pre-work, session work, homework, course workbook to complete.
    • Plus checklists, documents and videos for additional information.
  • Weekly projects

    2 hours per week

    You will have homework as well as the webinars, and pre-work to complete!

    Other optional projects to work on to go deeper and facilitate integration.

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