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Angela Betancourt

About This Week’s Guest Angela Betancourt

Angela Betancourt is global communication professional with over 12 years of experience developing, managing, and executing comprehensive, multicultural and integrated communication campaigns and strategies within the U.S. and international markets.

She holds a Masters degree in Global Strategic Communications from Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Barry University.

“Understanding other cultures starts by coming from a place of open-mindedness.”

Her tips on becoming more culturally competent are:

  1. Have an open mind. Try to really understand what it means to grow up in a different culture.
  2. Ask questions if you don’t understand something. People always like to talk about their own lives and circumstances.
  3. Give yourself the opportunity and time to adapt to another culture. Especially if your first impression happens to be negative.

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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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