009 – Karen Jacobsen “The GPS Girl” Recalculating to find your purpose and direction when you find yourself off track

August 5, 2015

  I am joined for this episode by someone whose message has resonated with me, and I have a feeling will for you as well. For those of us that have had our own experience in crossing cultures, there are times when we might need to take stock and listen to our own inner GPS’s […]

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008 – Linda Vignac & Patricia Coleman – How our core values balance with our adopted ones when presiding in an organization as a bi-cultural leader

July 13, 2015

Bringing two wonderful leaders in the Sietar family together for a chat about their respective backgrounds and experiences in their roles within the organisation. Linda Vignac is President of Sietar France, and discusses her time living and working in France, including learning the language and protocols of her adopted country. Similarly, Patricia Coleman brings her perspective as […]

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007 – Christian Höferle “The Culture Guy”. Discovering personal development, building awareness for your business, viewing the Holocaust as a gift for German culture

July 9, 2015

This episode features an interview with Cross-Cultural Coach and Trainer Christian Höferle who shares his experience growing up in Germany, along with what brought him to the intercultural field. Christian is a an active user of social media and web content as a tool to bring awareness to his business and general outlook, along with recently […]

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006 – Reading Hong Kong Reading Ourselves – Discussion with Contributors Dr. Janel Curry, Dr. Hedley Freake and Cross Cultural Consultant Sue Shinomiya led by Naomi Ludeman Smith

May 14, 2015

This episode continues our celebrations of Sietar USA’s 15th anniversary by featuring insights into the many aspects of the intercultural field. Here we host a wonderful discussion on with contributors and commentators on the book, Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves. Books about cities can open pathways to discover new places, but also rediscovering familiar places. Hong […]

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005 – Susan Salzbrenner shares the findings of the new Report on the Intercultural Profession

February 13, 2015

In this episode we welcome Susan Salzbrenner from Fit Across Cultures, who along with her collaborators Tanja Schulze and Anja Franz have just put the finishing touches on their Report on the Intercultural Profession. The report has just recently been published and contains some wonderful insights into the current state of play of the Intercultural […]

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004 – Overview of the Intercultural Communication Institute and the Winter and Summer Institutes

January 29, 2015

This episode features the return of Janet Bennett as a guest on the podcast, where she is joined by Tatyana Fertelmeyster to review the history of the Intercultural Communication Institute and it’s foundation in providing learning opportunities for Interculturalists. We also discuss the Winter and Summer Institutes and add details on why you should consider […]

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003 – Interview with Janet Bennett Ph.D. Horizons in Cultural Competency and Diversity

January 23, 2015

This episode launches Sietar USA’s 15th anniversary celebrations by featuring one of the most highly respected and regarded people in the Intercultural field. Janet Bennett joins the podcast for a chat with Naomi Ludeman-Smith to review the take aways from the Senior summit held in conjunction with the Sietar USA conference. Janet also discusses her […]

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002 – 10 Reasons why you should start your own Intercultural podcast

January 15, 2015

Episode two brings a follow up on my presentation at the 2014 Sietar conference in Portland, OR. There was such huge interest in the information that I offered that I thought it might help to offer it in a podcast episode. Here are the ten tips below, and I expand on each of these points during […]

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Can Gratitude Help Alleviate The Sadness In Adapting To A New Culture?

January 5, 2015

There are obviously a number of strategies we teach in the inter-cultural field related to the emotions that come along with living in a new culture. Many of them have been proven highly effective over time. WGBH Boston’s Innovation Hub program recently interviewed Dr. Jennifer S Lerner, who runs the Harvard Decision Science Lab and […]

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001 – Sietar USA Conference review. Cate Brubaker and Naomi Ludeman Smith

November 20, 2014

Welcome to the very first full episode of Cross-Cultural Pro’s. In this episode, we chat with Cate Brubaker and Naomi Ludeman Smith for a review of the 2014 annual Sietar conference for Interculturalists, held during October in Portland, OR. Find out about Sietar itself and hear some of the great happenings at the conference, along […]

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