C3 Consulting draws upon a large network of highly qualified intercultural trainers, coaches, and country specialists.
When we design your training programme, the first step is to help you clarify your needs and training objectives. On this basis, we select the trainer or team of trainers that best match your project.
Meet a selection of our most frequently used trainers below. If you search in vain for a specialist on the specific culture, country or field that you need training on – then contact us for info on who we usually work with.
CEO and Chief Trainer, Country Specialist on China and Denmark
Annette launched C3 Consulting in 2006 as an independent China expert – and in just a few years, C3 became a recognized provider of a wide range of intercultural training programmes.
Today, Annette divides her time between the day-to-day management of the business and delivering intercultural training.
She develops the C3 training concept and teaches it to the growing number of trainers and country specialists.
In addition, she facilitates global mindset workshops, develops global managers and teams, trains in Danish and Chinese culture, coaches top management, is keynote speaker and facilitator at conferences and corporate events, and helps employees and families prepare for relocation. She delivers a growing part of her training services virtually, for instance to global teams with members scattered around the world.
With an MA in Chinese, culture and communication, Annette speaks Mandarin Chinese and has regularly lived and worked in China since she first visited the country in 1995. Annette pioneered the transformation of China research into hands-on cultural training and is today one of Denmark’s leading experts in Chinese business culture.
Annette has delivered intercultural training for a wide range of organizations from very different sectors – including Danfoss, Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Coloplast, NORDEN, Lundbeck, Aarhus University and the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing – just to mention a few.
She is a process consultant, a trained EQ/SQ manager, and she continuously develops her training competencies – she has most recently completed various coaching training programmes, virtual facilitation programmes and courses in brain-based leadership. In recent years, she has particularly focused on how knowledge of the brain can give intercultural training an even greater effect.
Annette’s eager curiosity and direct style means that she’s good at connecting with people – whether it’s a chief executive or an eight-year-old girl moving to China with her family. Intense presence, precise communication and infectious enthusiasm are just some of the ways to describe Annette.
Annette is author of the book 'Global Perspectives: A Practical Guide to Navigating Across Cultures' that is highly recommended by managers and employees across industries. Read more about 'Global Perspectives' and what people say about the book here.
Besides working at C3, Annette volunteers for the Association New Dane’s body of business mentors and sits on a number of educational advisory boards that specialize in culture and globalization. To relax, she likes to take on the climbing wall at her local club where she is now a certified climbing instructor.
Communication and Administration Manager
Since 2009, Anne Katrine has been the administrative and communicative backbone of C3 Consulting.
Anne Katrine holds an MA in Chinese and History, an Exam.art. in Anthropology, and is a qualified process consultant.
Her two key passions are intercultural collaboration and marketing and communications. She has worked as speaker and instructor within both Danish and Chinese language and culture and has lived, studied and worked in Japan and China. She has facilitated cross-cultural workshops, organized cultural events and written articles focusing on cultural topics.
In addition, she has served as international coordinator in the education industry, focusing on web, international marketing, recruitment and counseling of international students in Denmark.
Anne Katrine loves to make things happen, to solve problems, and to make work processes easier and more pleasant.
Anne Katrine wears many professional hats in C3, where responsibilities include communications, web, marketing, product development, development of virtual training solutions, quality assurance, research, recruiting, administration, internship coordination and GDPR compliance. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of C3’s website, blog, LinkedIn page, YouTube channel and newsletter.
Whatever the task, the driving force is always to ensure that clients and partners get the best possible experience with C3 Consulting.
When Anne Katrine is not working for C3, traveling, hiking, and international cooking are among the favorite activities.
Specialist in Global Leadership Development and Executive Coaching
Jan is among the most experienced coaches in Denmark. He has lived in Denmark and the US, worked as a leader in Danish and global companies and having acted as a coach and consultant for leaders in more than 20 countries, he has extensive global experience.
Jan has an MA in engineering, an HD in international business and is an international certified coach. He is behind several leadership development programmes, concepts and training systems, and he is among the pioneers in the development of emotional and social intelligence (EQ & SQ).
For C3, Jan is responsible for EQ/SQ global leadership development programmes in and outside of Denmark, where participants benefit from his ability to connect with people combined with his personal experience with leadership and coaching of leaders at all levels.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Danish Culture and Global Mindset Specialist
Hanne has worked internationally since 1993 – including as Communication’s Director for the LEGO Group – and has experience from more than 56 countries across Europe, Asia, and the US.
Originally a primary school teacher, Hanne has later received leadership training from Center for Creative Leadership (Colorado USA), has been certified within industrial psychology and is also LEGO Serious Play Facilitator.
Since 2004, Hanne has run her own consultancy specializing in workshops and seminars that inspire, motivate, and involve the participants.
Hanne loves to exercise, including golf, tennis, running and swimming, and she has a passion for Icelandic horses. She brings this energy into C3 when she delivers training in Danish culture, global mindset training and global team development.
Hanne manages to be professional and entertaining at the same time, and due to her comprehensive global experience, working with large groups of many different nationalities is one of her key competencies.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Singapore, China, Denmark, and Global Team Specialist
Bente has worked with global leadership, team and organizational development since 2001 – for Danfoss, among others – and today she is a self-employed consultant.
With an MA in Chinese and as an expat in Singapore for 3,5 years, Bente has both theoretical and hands-on experience with Chinese culture, which she is happy to share with participants in our cross-cultural workshops on Singapore and China.
In addition, Bente has extensive experience training internationals in Danish language and culture.
Bente also delivers global leadership and team development training and is certified in a number of development tools that can be included in the training, e.g. Jungian Type Index and E-DISC.
Bente is passionate about facilitating change, and with her empathy and commitment she always manages to meet the individual leader, employee or expat family exactly where they are.
Business Psychology Trainer and Coach, Specialist in Distance Leadership and Virtual Teams
Rikke has more than 15 years’ experience with business psychology from various roles, including a position as a business advisor at CfL (Center for Ledelse).
Over the years, Rikke has become particularly fascinated by virtual collaboration patterns, and in co-operation with CfL, Grundfos and Aarhus University wrote a business PhD with a focus on virtual collaboration. Along with a group of executives and employees at Grundfos, she did research on the mindsets and habits that are common in daily distance work, and how to break old habits to create better results.
Today Rikke works as an independent business psychologist, offering advisory services and training within leadership development and team collaboration as well as individual career and stress management coaching. At C3, Rikke offers training with a focus on distance management and virtual global collaboration.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Specialist in Expat Training for Kids and Young People
Lene’s core competence is preparing children and young people moving abroad with their parents for life in the new country. Since 2000, she has developed a number of training programmes aimed at kids and teens between 5 and 18 years, and she has prepared families for relocating to countries all over the world.
As an expert in her field, she has contributed to various publications on how to best handle relocating as a family.
Lene started her career working 15 years as a residential school teacher. Since then, she has worked and travelled in more than 25 countries and currently lives with her American husband in Denmark.
At C3, Lene also carries out training aimed at children and young people – a training that inspires as much enthusiasm among the children as among their parents! Lene excels in creating a relaxed atmosphere where the children / young people can safely discuss any concerns they may have. At the same time, they get plenty of practical tools and leave the training ready for the new adventure.
Senior Consultant – Global Facilitation & Learning Implementation, Virtual Collaboration Expert, Country Specialist on the USA and Denmark
Line’s greatest passion is helping leaders, teams and organizations to discover new approaches that strengthen team cooperation with the goal of stimulating innovation and collaboration among colleagues, especially in the virtual space.
Line has lived and worked globally all of her life. She has called Denmark, Greenland, Spain, Great Britain, and the US home. She is co-author of the popular relocation guide for Danish assignees and their families, “Verden Kalder - inspiration til en global hverdag”.
Throughout the years, Line has collaborated with C3 on a variety of projects, including cultural training for expats, Danish and American cultural training for groups, training in a global mindset, global leadership and virtual collaboration. She recently contributed to Annette Dahl's book: "Global Perspectives" with a chapter on Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaboration in the Virtual Space.
Line loves to think outside the box and finds inspiration for new methodologies and tools from many sources, including innovation theory, reinventing work practices, design thinking and agile management - always with an eye on how these methods and tools can facilitate collaboration no matter where team members are located.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, USA Country Specialist
Terry was born and raised in the US and has since then lived and worked for longer periods in France, Taiwan and Denmark. He has worked with global business development, marketing management and sales management for more than 20 years, including as GM for LEGO’s subsidiary in Taiwan.
Terry has rich experience in developing workshops and learning processes, and has from his time at LEGO Learning Institute developed an expertise in play, learning and creativity.
Since 2004, Terry has been an independent consultant, where he cooperates with a wide-ranging network of business partners in Denmark, England and the US. In addition, Terry is C3’s USA country specialist – and drawing on his personal management and expat experiences, his American cultural training is always spot-on for the management team as well as for the family relocating to the US.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on the USA and Denmark
Kay Xander is an American and an active blogger, podcaster and author whose books include "How to Live in Denmark", "How to Work in Denmark", and "Working with Americans: Tips for Danes - An entertaining guide to business co-operation".
As a keynote speaker on Scandinavian culture, Kay helps Danes understand their American colleagues and communicate better in English – and help international employees better understand Denmark and the Danes.
Kay grew up in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. She studied journalism and art history at New York University, has published articles in newspapers from The Wall Street Journal to The Guardian, and has worked in TV production for networks including CNN. In 2000, Kay moved to Denmark, where she has lived and worked ever since.
At C3 we work with Kay on cultural training, where our clients enjoy her sharp and entertaining analysis of both Danish and American culture.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Specialist on France, Middle East Gulf Region, North Africa, and India
Sharjeel is French, of Indian origin, grew up in Saudi Arabia, and speaks both French and English fluently. Having lived and worked in more than 10 countries spread across 4 continents, he is a truly multicultural individual.
Sharjeel runs his own cross-cultural management consultancy where he, among others, provides services within Global leadership, Managing global teams, Virtual team building, and Managing international joint ventures & projects. Since 2003, he has been coaching, advising and training senior management from over 150 nationalities in more than 35 countries.
Sharjeel is certified in number of psychometric tools like MBTI, FIRO-B and Hogan Assessments.
Based in Dubai and Paris, Sharjeel spends much of his time working between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. At C3, our clients benefit from Sharjeel’s huge knowledge and warm and welcoming presence when he delivers coaching and training on France, India, and various Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, India Country Specialist
Vijay was born and raised in India and has lived in Canada, Austria, Germany and Denmark, the latter since 1972. He has a Danish wife and two children, and he is fluent in Danish, English, German and Hindi.
Vijay holds several diplomas and degrees, including an MBA. He previously owned his own trade and production company in India, and today, in addition to providing advice for other businesses, he runs an outsourcing company in India for, among others, German clients. Vijay has delivered training and consulting to Danish and international companies in Denmark as well ad India, and his experience with cultural training includes some of the largest Danish organizations such as Danida and Danish Industry.
In C3, Vijay facilitates workshops on Indian culture. His personal affiliation, professional experience and many illustrative anecdotes about India make Vijay a charismatic communicator, who is always popular with the workshop participants.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Mexico and Latin America Specialist
Janus has more than 15 years’ experience with cross-border business and has collaborated with colleagues, employees and business partners across four continents. In particular, he has extensive experience with Latin America and has been based in Mexico City since 2013 where – as the General Manager of a global Danish-based company's subsidiary – he has management responsibility for employees with Mexican, Colombian and Brazilian backgrounds.
In addition to his director role, Janus runs his own consulting business, where his services include helping Danish companies setting up in Mexico deal with technical, business and cultural challenges.
At C3 Consulting, Janus conducts cultural training for organizations, employees and families working in or with Mexico and Latin America. In addition to his extensive practical experience, Janus draws on his leadership training from the London Business School as well as his Master of Science in Business Administration and B.A. in International Business and Modern Languages with Spanish.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Brazil Country Specialist
Dorthe lost her heart to Brazil back in 1995 and has lived in the country for 3 years, among others working as an export consultant at the Danish Consulate General in São Paulo.
With an MSc in International Business, Dorthe has worked to promote Danish-Brazilian business relations since 2000, and she speaks Portuguese fluently. Today she is an independent consultant, supporting business development between Danish and Brazilian companies.
Dorthe has previously taught Brazilian dance – and the participants on C3’s Brazilian culture workshops also know Dorthe as a passionate lecturer, who sets the mood with Brazilian music.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Specialist on Spain and Latin America
With an MA in Spanish and history, Morten has since 1989 lived, studied, worked, travelled, eaten, and danced through Spanish and Latin American culture. He has enjoyed several long-term stays in Spain, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Morten has worked for 7 years with the management of Spanish-speaking people in the insurance industry and has experience with customer contact, negotiation, and sales in a Latin American context. He has personally experienced how important it is to build relationships in the business community and has a wide-ranging network in Spain, all of Latin America, and Miami.
Today Morten teaches Spanish and history at Ørestad Gymnasium and works alongside with several Spanish professionals to create innovative education in the Spanish school system. He also does cultural training for C3, where he kindly shares his many years of experience with Spanish and Latin American culture.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Russia Country Specialist
Helena has travelled, lived, and worked in Russia since 1995 and has delivered cultural training since 2000. Helena has, among others, lived in Taskhent, Veliky Novgorod and Moscow. She opened 6 shoe stores in Moscow together with her former husband, and maintained the day to day management of 25 Russian employees.
Helena has a degree in human ecology and today she works as an independent consultant within organic farming and food, dividing her time between Valby, Denmark and Moscow, Russia. In 2014, she published a book in Russian about organic foods, probably the first of its kind on the Russian market.
At C3, Helena draws on her extensive personal experience with Russia and expat life when she provides training for larger groups as well as individual employees and families relocating to Russia.
Moreover, Helena is the author of a blog about everyday life in today's Russia, spiced up with delicious recipes – and she also loves to travel and sing!
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Germany Country Specialist
Birgitte has lived, worked and travelled across Europe throughout her career. She has been based in Sweden and France and most recently in Germany for 12 years where she, among others, worked as an HR director for an international company. She has first-hand experience of how great a cultural difference there can be between European neighbouring countries.
Since returning to Denmark in 2018, Birgitte, as director of her own company, has helped her clients navigate the many aspects of HR, advised on how to make outward- and homeward-bound international relocation a success, and given career guidance to international ‘newcomers’. She can do this in Danish, English, German and French – four languages she speaks fluently.
At C3 Consulting, Birgitte shares her vast knowledge and years of experience at our German cultural training sessions, and she expertly guides expats and their families to help them get the best out of their international posting.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, China Country Specialist
Lena has more than twenty years of experience in mature industries undergoing transformations as well as young and fast growing industries. As a business-oriented project manager she has profound experience with cross-cultural communication and project management in global organisations, where she has led teams to successfully implement new business concepts, brands, business models and products.
With her process-oriented approach and strong communication and analytical skills, Lena has enabled leaders, management teams and organisations to implement strategies and develop leadership and communication. She has a passion for helping people and organisations unfold their potential and reach their goals, and during her career she has coached people and teams to identify, pursue and achieve their personal as well as professional goals.
Since 2008, Lena has been living and working in Beijing, China, focusing on helping companies develop their organizations and leadership to grow a successful and sustainable business; at C3 Consulting, she conducts cultural awareness workshops, global leadership development, coaching and cultural training.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on China and Italy
Maria was born and raised in Italy, where she obtained an Intercultural Communication Degree with honours in Milano in 2009. In 2010, Maria moved to Shanghai, China, to continue her studies of Chinese Language at Fudan University.
Today, Maria is still based in Shanghai, where she since 2011 has been working as an intercultural consultant and facilitator. Being fluent in Italian, English and Chinese, Maria provides various types of cross-cultural training, including country-specific cultural training and cross-cultural leadership and team management training.
In addition, Maria shares her enthusiasm and best tips for living abroad by providing relocation support to professionals and families in and out of China.
When she is not working, Maria enjoys cooking, entertaining friends, knitting over-sized blankets and running in the quiet streets of Shanghai’s leafy French Concession.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Country Specialist on the UK and Australia
Patti is a 'third-culture kid', brought up in England, Belgium and America and having lived in Botswana, Singapore and Australia.
Now based in Oxford, Patti runs her own cross-cultural coaching and training business offering expatriate coaching and inter-cultural management training. An expatriate herself for much of her life, she helps clients to communicate more effectively, build stronger teams, work more seamlessly across distance, enjoy their expat experience and genuinely benefit from cultural diversity.
Patti is trained as a coach, certified in the psychometric cultural intelligence assessment tool CQ Assessments, and author of the book Cultural Chemistry: Simple Strategies for Bridging Cultural Gaps.
As C3´s UK and Australia Country Specialist, Patti assists our clients with a combination of business insights, emotional support and practical strategies, delivered with integrity and empathy.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on Romania, Hungary, and Central Europe
Szilárd was born and bred in a tiny Transylvanian village in Romania, but moved to Budapest, Hungary, at an early stage of his life. Since then, he has studied at some of Europe’s leading universities in international environments and gained working experience from Seoul to London. With Hungarian heart and Romanian roots, Szilárd has lived in the Netherlands, Denmark, England, South Korea, and Wales.
Speaking Hungarian, Romanian and English, Szilárd has cross-cultural working experience from a variety of contexts, including international education, international communications, and international project management.
When delivering cultural training for C3, he also draws on his extensive experience as an educator and public speaker for various target groups.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Hungary Country Specialist
Dániel was born and raised in Hungary. He studied law and political sciences in Budapest and later became a trainee lawyer at Holczer, Jákó & Boross Solicitors, where his tasks included managing client relations and relations with the relevant authorities.
In 2006, Dániel moved to Denmark to continue his studies. Here he earned an MA in European Studies and an MSc in European Business and Law, and in 2013 he finished his PhD on CSR reporting in Europe. Since then, he has conducted research within sustainable international trade and renewable energy law, dividing his time between Aarhus University in Denmark and UC Berkeley in the U.S.
Dániel has delivered Hungarian culture training for C3 Consulting since 2010. With a glint in his eyes and a good sense of humour, he not only conveys the differences between Danish and Hungarian culture, but is also excellent at explaining why these cultural differences exist, how to turn them from obstacles into opportunities, and how to best collaborate across the differences.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, South Africa Country Specialist
Ann has travelled, studied and worked in South Africa since 1987 and considers the country her second home. She frequently travels to South Africa and has a large personal and work-related network in the country.
Ann has an MA in English with a minor in South African studies and received her BA in South African Studies at the University of Cape Town, where she was one of the first Danish students.
South Africa has been the focus of Ann’s entire career: She has, among others, taught at several universities, provided advice on South Africa, worked as an expert on South Africa for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), managed projects in collaboration with South African partners and prepared employees for relocation to the country.
Ann speaks English fluently and has a good understanding of the South African languages Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.
At C3 Consulting, Ann trains groups as well as expats in South African culture, and with her professionalism, extensive knowledge and relaxed manner, she always creates the perfect learning environments.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Japan Country Specialist
Ethan was born and raised in the US, but moved to Denmark in 1969. Since 1984, he has lived in and travelled through Japan, and after his first visit he started studying Japanese. Today he has a Japanese wife, excels in the Japanese language, is an expert on Japanese business culture and etiquette, and has extensive experience with Japanese cultural training for Danish businesses.
The participants on the workshops Ethan facilitate for C3 Consulting know him as a kind and involved communicator, who is able to create a relaxed atmosphere and transform his comprehensive knowledge of Japan into practical advice.
Ethan has a background as a professional drummer and still plays in several bands. Moreover, Ethan runs his own dojo – Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo – where he trains the Japanese martial arts Aikido, in which he has the black belt.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on Malaysia and Canada
For the last 10+ years, Steve has been working within all areas of teaching and training in Malaysia, including the education and corporate sectors.
Steve has personal experience of adapting to a new cultural setting: He lived in Canada, working with regulatory compliance and education in a brokerage house, until he in 2002 decided to pursue his passion to teach and moved to Malaysia.
Since 2011, Steve has been the managing director and lead trainer of his own company offering, among others, cross-cultural training for relocation, global communication skills training, and executive coaching. He has trained people from over 30 different countries and has worked with organizations from a variety of industries.
For C3 Consulting Steve provides cross-cultural training for expats moving to Malaysia or Canada, and we know him as an enthusiastic and dedicated trainer, who always manages to engage and involve the training participants.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Country Specialist on Indonesia and Germany
Originally from Germany, Silke has lived in Indonesia since the year 2000 and is married to an Indonesian husband.
She is a certified Intercultural Trainer and Communication Psychologist and is passionate about intercultural exchange, which she practices daily in her extended Indonesian family, with neighbours, expat friends, and colleagues from all over the world.
Silke has 15+ years of working experience in cross-cultural contexts. Today, she runs her own company offering, among others, intercultural business trainings, team development for diverse teams, and 1:1 intercultural coaching for business professionals. She also provides welcome programmes for expat families, making it easier to settle in their new home in Indonesia.
Silke is fluent in German, English and Indonesian and is able to conduct training and coaching in any of these languages. In C3, our clients benefit from Silke's deep insights into Indonesian and German culture when she delivers country-specific cultural training and intercultural coaching.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Italy Country Specialist
Carina is a trained Italian translator and interpreter with a degree from Copenhagen Business School and has Italian roots herself. She has lived, studied, and worked in Italy and has a deep understanding of Italian business culture as well as cultural and societal conditions.
Carina has more than 15 years’ experience as an interpreter and translator between Italian and Danish. As a translator, interpreter and cultural trainer, she has worked for a broad range of Danish companies with activities in Italy, along with Italian companies seeking to enter the Danish market.
Today she runs her own company, where she offers translation and interpretation services. She also offers courses in Italian language and culture for public and private companies, as well as the University of Copenhagen.
Carina visits Italy several times a year for continuing education. She has a sharp eye for the similarities and differences between Danish and Italian culture, which she explains in an entertaining but precise manner when she does Italian cultural training for C3 Consulting.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Switzerland Country Specialist
Peter lives with his family in Switzerland, which is the base for his work as a cross-cultural trainer and coach. Since 2005, he has conducted 500+ cross-cultural training programmes and has worked with management at all levels as well as individual employees and families facing relocation.
Peter started his career in Denmark, where he among others was country manager for an international exchange organization. In 2002, he moved to Basel, Switzerland, with his family. Here he worked a number of years as a career consultant, providing career-related counselling and settling-in assistance to accompanying spouses of international assignees.
At C3, Peter prepares future expats for living and working in Switzerland. He really invests himself in the training, because it’s crucial for him that the individual employee or family get the best possible stay in the country – both on a professional and personal level.
Peter speaks Danish, English, and German fluently and has a good understanding of Swiss-German.
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