About This Weeks GuestAmanda Workman

Amanda Workman

Amanda grew up in Eastern Africa, lived and worked in Hong Kong, and has traveled and worked throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, India, China and Western Europe.  This lifetime of experiences have given her a passion for people and cultures and as a result as helped to develop a unique perspective on Global competency, cross-cultural nuances and training internationally.  When she is not finding new adventures by spending weekends in Paris, riding elephants in Thailand, or listening to lions roar on safari in Africa – Amanda can be found in Dallas, TX spending time with her friends, her pets, and dreaming of her next adventure.

Her 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:

  1. Look around you. Simply stop and look around you without being busy all the time. Look at what is right, rather than what you could fix, make better, or improve.
  2. Listen to what is being said; without the intention to respond necessarily.
  3. Love” the other person. The other person is human too. Ask yourself: What can I learn from them?

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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.
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Chris Smit
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