Chris Smit

Chris has worked with thousands of individuals from over 100
nationalities in more than 45 different countries sharing his know-how
on Cultural Differences
doing hundreds of Cultural Awareness
Workshops & Speeches.

Culture Matters

Paying attention to Cultural Diversity should be a high priority
organisational issue for many businesses.

Is your Organisation suffering from:

  • High Staff Turnover?
  • International Projects Running Overtime?
  • Insufficient Innovation?
  • Delayed Time-to-Market?
  • Overall Loss in Margin?

Culture influences everything in the way that an organisation works,
and will often be the silent fact that decides success or failure.

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We’re travelling more and more. We work with more and more different people from all over the world. We’re more and more connected. But even with all this travel and connectivity, one thing is still difficult to overcome: Cultural Differences.

I am Chris Smit, and I’ve been working with International organizations all over the world for the last 18 years to make people of all levels working in those organizations, more culturally competent.

All too often Culture is the one thing that determines success or failure when you’re doing business internationally, and yet cultural differences get brushed over much too fast.

Five star hotels look the same all over the world. But do they really? Aside from the different types of food you can eat or the way people greet each other, there is a much deeper layer of cultural differences. One that you cannot explain with simple and superficial Do’s and Don’ts.

Fortunately Cultural Competence is a skill that can be learned and developed. Along with cultural awareness, understanding and sensitivity.

I’ve been using a model of culture to explain cultural differences in a simple, effective and applicable way.

Manage the cultural differences in your organization and you will save time and money.

If you’re interested to learn more, contact me by going to or write me directly at


Chris has 
worked with tens of thousands of individuals from over 100 nationalities in more than 45 different countries sharing his know-how on Cultural Differences doing many hundreds of Cultural Awareness Training.
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Look at the world from an InterCultural perspective, and learn how people do business differently in different countries around the world. Learn More…




Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business. Learn More…




This page is dedicated to the resources used by Culture Matters for our cultural awareness training. You’ll find a typical reading list, a list of books relevant to the subject and more goodies that you can use. Learn More…

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Book Chris Smit as a Speaker

If you’re looking for an Engaging, Exciting and Interactive speaker on the subject of Intercultural Management & Awareness you came to the right place.

Chris has spoken at hundreds of events to thousands of people on the subject of Cultural Diversity & Cultural Competence.

What Others Say About Chris:

  • “Very Interactive and Engaging”
  • “In little time he knew how to get the audience inspired and connected to his story”
  • His ability to make large groups of participants quickly and adequately aware of the huge impact of cultural differences is excellent”
  • Chris is a dedicated and inspirational professional”

His presentation can cover specific topics, or generally on Cultural differences.

Duration of any presentation can vary from 20 minutes to 2 hours and anything in between, and are given World Wide.

Book Chris now by simply sending an email. Click here to do so.

  • % of People Rating a Presentation as Excellent 86%
  • % of People Rating a Presentation as Practical 83%
  • % of People Rating a Presentation as Applicable 90%

Some of Our Clients

virgin atlantic
euro control
logica cmg

And Many More…

If you think Culture Matters in your Business and Organization, get in touch with us. Click Here…

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Paying attention to Cultural Diversity is considered a low priority organisational issue among many businesses.

Is your Organisation suffering from:

  • High Staff Turnover?
  • International Projects Running Overtime?
  • Insufficient Innovation?
  • Delayed Time-to-Market?
  • Overall Loss in Margin?

Addressing Cultural Difference will improve your bottom line. Click here to Learn More

Book Chris as a speaker

When you book Chris as a speaker you’ll get a highly motivational and engaging talk about Cultural Differences and Diversity.

Your audience will be captivated by the subject, will be entertained, and will walk away knowing that Culture Matters.

Contact Chris here.

Book a 1 or 2 Day Workshop

When you book Chris to give a full workshop you can do either one day, or two.

The maximum benefit will come from a two day workshop where participants will not only be able to understand other cultures better, but also will they improve their Intercultural Skills.

Contact Chris for more info here.

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About the Author
Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
Thank you!

Chris Smit

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