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 – Cultural Intelligence, Global Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, 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.
When it comes to diversity and inclusion, Annette's specialty is to ensure that D&I initiatives not only work at corporate headquarters, but also make sense and can be successfully implemented in local subsidiaries worldwide.
She has years of experience in advising on how to create psychological safety and to ensure that all voices are heard in global and cross-cultural work contexts. This applies not only to national cultural differences, but also to differences related to, for example, different generations, genders, professional culture or personalities.
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, quality assurance, research, recruiting, administration, internship coordination and GDPR compliance. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of C3’s website, blog, 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.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Expat Training Coordinator, Specialist on the Netherlands, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Global Mindset Training
Originally from the Netherlands, Laura has over 15 years of experience in consulting and training on the development of intercultural competencies in global businesses serving multinationals in Europe and Asia. She has extensive experience living, studying, and working abroad in France, South Korea, Slovakia, Malaysia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Laura received an MSc in international business studies with a focus on intercultural communication. In addition, she completed a one-year Coaching and Counselling program at Europees Instituut de Baak in the Netherlands, and a Train-the-trainer intensive course at Krauthammer in Switzerland.
Over the years, she has worked with many different intercultural training organizations and their cultural models and profilers. In 2020, she received the GlobeSmart Intercultural Profile Certification.
For C3, Laura provides global mindset training and a variety of training options with country-specific intercultural business awareness. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Southeast Asia, France, Germany, and the UK.
In addition, Laura coordinates our cultural training programmes for international assignees and their families.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Specialist in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, and Denmark and Israel Country Specialist
Leadership, diversity and inclusion are keywords in the consulting and coaching business that Signe has run since 2018. She coaches and advises executives whose employees are from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities, and she supports companies in bringing all types of diversity into play.
During a 20-year employment in the Danish foreign service, Signe has lived and worked in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and has most recently served as deputy ambassador to Israel for four years. Throughout her diplomatic career and her own business, she has coached and advised executives and teams across diverse nationalities, industries and functions.
Signe is trained as a lawyer and, over the years, has gained an MA in Politics and Administration, taken several coaching programmes and completed training as a business therapist.
In addition, Signe has been part of ‘Onboard Denmark’ since 2021, a research project that aims to strengthen Danish companies’ recruitment and retention of international employees.
A sharp analytical mind, excellent listening skills and a talent for asking the right questions are some of the things that are often said about Signe.
At C3, our clients can meet Signe when she provides training and advice on diversity and inclusion. In addition, she prepares future expats to live and work in Denmark and Israel, and she delivers workshops with a focus on Danish culture and a global mindset.
Finally, we also draw on Signe’s strong coaching skills when she e.g., helps executives and teams navigate safely through complex change processes.
Executive & Team Trainer, Specialist in Global Project & Team Management and Inclusive Leadership
Helene has over 20 years of experience with teaching, facilitation, and project management in international projects and multicultural teams within the construction, energy, and offshore industries. During her 10+ year career at Siemens Wind Power, Helene served as an internal consultant for leadership and team development, leadership training & coaching for more than 50 project teams and management teams.
Her background as B.Sc Civil Engineering from the Danish Academy of Engineering has been supplemented by a 4-year coaching program. She holds certifications in Belbin® and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, among others. She is also certified in struqtures®, a data-driven method for organizational development, and Teamstowork®, a profile tool developed specifically for team profiles.
For C3, Helene provides training for executives and teams working on global projects. She practices an inclusive mindset when delivering trainings which specifically characterizes the trainings related to developing inclusive teams and inclusive leadership and focusing on accelerating diversity in organizations and projects.
She has long experience in training teams and executives in creating psychological safety, skills which are passed on through carefully designed trainings based on the newest neuroscientific research and building also on her coaching experience.
She is characterized by being fully present in the relation to her clients and brings a high level of energy and engagement to help participants translate theoretical knowledge into behavior ready to apply in their own work lives.
Consultant and Trainer, Specialist in Diversity, Inclusion, Psychological Safety and Change Management
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Belonging. Psychological safety. Perhaps you’ve already included these words in your global strategy. But how do you translate these fine words and declarations of intent into concrete action?
That’s precisely Mette’s specialty!
With a master’s degree in psychology and certifications in a wide range of development and assessment tools, Mette has years of experience from various management positions within HR.
Most recently, she has served as Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Novo Nordisk and Head of Global Inclusion & Well-Being at Ørsted, where she has worked on a global level to strengthen diversity and inclusion and create a framework for a sustainable work life.
Today, as an independent consultant, Mette helps her clients to strengthen diversity and develop inclusive organizational cultures where everyone can thrive and give their very best. She focuses on behavioral design and other tools that create real change in everyday work life.
In addition, Mette is a popular keynote speaker, podcast guest and writer in the fields of diversity, inclusion and change management.
At C3, Mette provides advice, workshops and training with a focus on diversity, inclusion and psychological safety. Our clients benefit from Mette’s extensive personal experience and her ability to create safe learning spaces and facilitate the sometimes difficult conversations that can arise in the D&I area.
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 54 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.
Trainer & Coach, Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Intercultural Consultant & Country Specialist on Indonesia and Germany
Silke is a trainer, coach and facilitator with 20+ years’ experience of working with people at multinational companies in Asia and Europe that come from various national and cultural backgrounds.
She is specialized in helping others to build skills of navigating diverse environments, facilitating communication across cultural backgrounds and creating effective leadership in today's fast changing global business.
As a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion activist, Silke is committed to working with companies to create inclusive and psychologically safe work environments where people can perform with creativity, and where cooperation is shaped by trustful relationships and inspiring team spirits.
In her mission to develop human potential, Silke uses her expertise as Communication Psychologist (MA), certified Intercultural Trainer and Positive Intelligence (PQ) Coach. Her sweet spot as a Yoga Teacher and Brain Gym Therapist® is in working holistically: By bringing together Western neuroscience knowledge with Eastern body-mind practices she guides her clients through an experience of embodied transformation.
Originally from Germany, Silke has lived for 2 decades in Indonesia where she raised her 2 multilingual daughters together with her Indonesian husband. Today, her family has "settled" in a mobile life between Europe and Asia, connecting to a world-wide community of friends, clients and business partners. She is fluent in German, English and Bahasa Indonesia and is able to conduct facilitation and coaching in any of these languages.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Specialist on the Greater China region, Japan, India, the US, and South Africa, plus Training in Cultural and Emotional Intelligence
Michelle grew up in the multi-cultural environments of New York City, London and Cape Town, South Africa, and has lived in Asia (Japan, India and Taiwan) since 2005. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and is passionate about CulturalEQ – the intersection of Cultural & Emotional Intelligence.
Based in Taipei, she partners with individuals and groups on developing intercultural communication for leaders and global teams. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and groups from all walks of life as a trainer, intercultural consultant and leadership coach.
Michelle graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and attended University of Melbourne in Australia as an exchange student. She is a Certified Intercultural Trainer from European Institute for Intercultural Development; Certified Business Cultural Trainer from International House London; EQ-i 2.0® Certified Practitioner from the Emotional Intelligence Training Company and a Certified Advanced Professional Coach from International Coaching Academy.
At C3, our clients benefit from Michelle's kindness, high energy, and deep knowledge and insights when she provides cultural training on the Greater China region, Japan, India, the US, and South Africa. In addition, she helps our clients develop their Emotional Intelligence within a Cultural Intelligence framework.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Specialist in Global Mindset and Collaboration across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
As an intercultural consultant, trainer and coach, Marit supports international companies all around the world, helping them develop their cultural competence and agility.
Marit has a broad academic and professional background, including 15 years as Global Head of Learning and Development in a global pharma company where she built and ran a wide range of corporate programmes – in, for instance, leadership, culture, talent growth, teambuilding, and project management.
After having led people development through cultural integration in many acquisitions and also having personally experienced an acquisition, she founded her own cross-cultural training company.
Working all over Europe, in Asia, Australia, the US, and extensively in the Middle East, she has trained and coached people from more than 100 cultures. Her main focus is to increase the 'people agility' and global mindset, helping people to cooperate more smoothly and constructively. She has specialist knowledge of the Middle East Gulf Region, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and Finland.
One of Marit's specialities is supporting the culture & people side of mergers & acquisitions by training integration teams and newly merged functional teams in the post-merger integration stages.
After many years working from Copenhagen and later Zurich, she is now based in her hometown Oslo, Norway.
At C3, our clients benefit from Marit's empathy, passion, and extensive experience, when she delivers training and coaching on global mindset, collaboration across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, plus the cultural dimensions of mergers & acquisitions. In addition, she prepares expats and their families for living and working in Norway.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Specialist in Nordic Leadership Culture and International Teams
Kirsten is a qualified journalist who has worked with Nordic leadership culture and Nordic companies since 2006. Her deep understanding of Nordic values includes the subtle but crucial differences in leadership and organizational mindsets. These contrasts become clear when Nordic companies attempt to collaborate across national borders, or international employees meet the distinctive Nordic leadership style head on.
Kirsten has authored 'Når vikinger slås – Hvorfor skandinaviske virksomheder har det så svært med hinanden' and 'Living with Vikings – How to Live and Work in the Nordic Countries'. Both books highlight Nordic values and are based on wide-ranging interviews with both Nordic and international managers and employees.
While specializing in cross-cultural leadership and intercultural communication, Kirsten combines her ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ perspectives, which are anchored in her vast grasp of Danish and Nordic culture – and international employees in a Nordic cultural context. As an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker, she always bases the insight she conveys firmly on facts and research as well as humor.
Danish-born Kirsten relocated to Stockholm for some years while employed as a Public Relations consultant at SAS. She now lives in Denmark.
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.
Since then, Rikke has worked with advisory services and training within leadership development and team collaboration as well as individual career and stress management coaching.
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.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Switzerland Country Specialist + Specialist in Virtual Teams, Global Mindset, and Coaching of Expats and Third Culture Kids
A native of Denmark, and since 2020 also a citizen of Switzerland, Peter lives with his family in Basel, Switzerland.
As intercultural trainer, facilitator, and coach, Peter provides training solutions within cross-cultural management, intercultural communication, working in virtual teams, multinational team foundation building, and international career consulting.
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. Since moving to Switzerland, he embarked on a career as a career consultant, providing career-related counselling and settling-in assistance to accompanying spouses of international assignees.
At C3, we benefit from Peters high professionalism combined with empathy and intuition, when he delivers training on global mindset and remote collaboration, and when he prepares future expats for living and working in Switzerland.
In addition, Peter has specialized in coaching for 'Third Culture Kids', assisting them in transforming their instinctive intercultural tools into conscious and deliberately focused tools for use in their workplace.
Peter speaks Danish, English, and German fluently and has a good understanding of Swiss-German.
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.
Senior Consultant – Global Facilitation & Remote Acceleration, Hybrid + 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, Third Culture Kid/Cross Cultural Kid & DEI Training Specialist, USA Country Specialist
Megan is an intercultural training consultant, facilitator, author, and researcher focused on supporting cross-cultural families.
Her expertise as an intercultural trainer combined with her experience in international education enables her to design socio-emotional and educational programming tailored to globally mobile families and youth. She frequently leads both in person and virtual TCK Transitions Seminars, university retreats and Intercultural Dialogue groups for a variety of international entities and sectors.
Growing up as a U.S. diplomat dependent, she lived in 6 countries (U.S., South Africa, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Israel) and has lived in 4 more (Austria, Greece, Hungary, Poland) as an Adult Third Culture Kid, in addition to 5 U.S. States.
Megan holds two Master degrees: one in Intercultural Communication and one in Strategic Communication. Her writings and research are published in several magazines and online forums. Her book, Belonging Beyond Borders: How Adult Third Culture Kids Can Cultivate a Sense of Belonging, equips and empowers globally mobile youth to recognize their cultural competencies and apply them in various contexts.
Megan launched Belonging Beyond Borders publishing house in 2023 and currently manages the publication of several Third Culture Kid-specific books.
At C3, we benefit from Megan's extensive knowledge and rich personal experience when she prepares future expats for living and working in the US and delivers Third Culture Kid/Cross Cultural Kid and DEI training.
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/Working with Danes: Tips for Americans."
As a keynote speaker on Scandinavian culture, Kay helps Danes understand their American colleagues and communicate better in English – and helps newcomers from around the world 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, Trainer and Coach, Canada Country Specialist
Lionel received his education in France and the United States and started his career in Canada as an engineer. He worked with technical professionals from all over the world and in Germany and Italy on expatriate assignments.
The cultural adaptation process, after immigrating to Canada and working on international assignments for multinational companies, taught him so much that he decided to use the knowledge to help professionals from all over the world to achieve career success and organizations benefit from the opportunities brought by a diverse workforce and the global market.
Over the past 20+ years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural training, coaching and consulting services to over 20,000 people through a wide range of business, government, academic, and non-profit organizations across four continents.
Lionel is the author of two books examining the impact of cultural differences on business at the organizational and individual level and he is a popular speaker and facilitator at conferences and venues across Canada and the United States. 'An excellent and passionate presenter using very illuminating examples' are among the words people have used to describe Lionel.
Lionel holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, USA and a 'Diplôme d'ingénieur polytechnicien' from the École Polytechnique de Paris, France.
As C3's Canada Country Specialist, Lionel provides training on Canadian workplace culture and helps international assignees and families get adjusted to living and working in Canada.
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, Country Specialist on Finland and India
Rana is of Indian and Finnish parentage and an avid world traveler. He has spent time in 108 countries and speaks fluently Bengali, Hindi, Finnish, and English in addition to him learning a few other languages. With 30+ years of experience in Human Resource Development, Rana has helped organizations with cross-cultural communication and management and expat onboarding.
He holds a doctorate in social sciences from the University of Leicester, UK where he studied Human Resource Development. In addition, his degrees include an MSc in performance management (University of Leicester), a Bachelor’s in physics (University of Calcutta), and an MBA in management information systems (Sussex Tech USA).
Rana is a captivating speaker with excellent knowledge providing concrete examples of potential situations and solutions during his training. For C3, he provides training for expats working in India and Finland and for internationals around the world collaborating with Finnish or Indian colleagues and business partners.
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, Israel Country Specialist
With an Israeli background, Anne has worked in development projects bridging Denmark, Europe, and the Middle East for over ten years. Since 2003, she has provided cross-cultural training on communication and diversity management in the private and public sectors. Her experience training in Danish-based globally operating companies in the tech and energy sectors has developed her sharp understanding of these environments and their needs.
Anne holds an M.A. in history, minority studies, and communication as well as an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies, modern Middle Eastern history with a focus on Israel. In addition, she is a certified coach in the Gestalt approach to developing individuals, teams, and organizations.
For C3 Consulting, Anne provides training activities related to Israel. Previous clients describe Anne as an innovative thinker and highly analytical and communicative in her approach.
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
Diayla was born in Brazil, where she spent the first 23 years of her life. Her career started as a foreign trade analyst, building relationships and importing goods from suppliers all over the world to distributors in the Brazilian market.
She left Brazil upon receiving a proposal to work for a trading company in China, being involved in developing a new department focused on business with Brazilian costumers.
In addition to China, Diayla has lived in Russia, Israel, Spain, Italy and, since 2019, Denmark. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, Russian, and is currently studying Danish.
Her growing passion for intercultural encounters has led her to pursue a Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies from Aarhus University, Denmark. She also holds a BA in International Relations, a Postgrad in Theology, and is currently taking another Postgrad in Conflict Mediation and Conciliation.
As an intercultural trainer, Diayla takes great satisfaction in helping others navigate the challenges she once had to figure out on her own. Her main field of experience is facilitating sessions and workshops on cultural intelligence and intercultural communication. She has also been involved in projects towards countering 'othering', partnership development in the non-profit sector, and integration of refugees into the Danish society/job market.
For C3, Diayla delivers workshops on Brazilian work culture and prepares expat assignees and families for living and working in Brazil.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, France Country Specialist
As a country specialist for France, Frédéric combines his in-depth knowledge of French and Danish cultures with decades of international experience from Danish-based healthcare companies.
Frédéric grew up in France and holds a PhD in Physics from Claude Bernard University in Lyon and an MBA from the CBS-SIMI Executive programme. He has 20+ years’ experience from the Danish healthcare industry in management positions with an international interface and in functions that cover virtually the entire value chain – from R&D to sales, production, marketing and quality.
In his professional work, Frédéric has regularly experienced how cultural differences have negatively affected Danish-French collaboration. Often without the parties involved acknowledging that cultural differences were to blame for the problems.
Frédéric now runs his own company where he builds a bridge between French and Danish business cultures. He advises on how to get set up in France, optimizes cooperation between Danish and French business partners and coaches managers and employees before they’re posted to France.
At C3 Consulting, our clients benefit from Frédéric's extensive knowledge and experience when he delivers French cultural training and helps future expats to get adjusted to living and working in France.
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, Country Specialist on Germany and Denmark
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 cultural training sessions focusing on Danish or German culture, and she expertly guides expats and their families to help them get the best out of their international posting in Denmark or Germany.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on Sweden, France, and Italy
As a native of Italy, Federica has lived and worked in France, Italy, and Sweden, where she is currently based in Malmö since 2013. She holds an MSc in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. For nearly two decades, Federica built a career in finance specializing in international markets and held positions in business development and management.
In 2017, Federica started her own consultancy. Since then, she has trained hundreds of executives, expatriates, and academics as an intercultural and inclusion trainer, workshop designer, and facilitator. She is also a regular guest-lecturer at Swedish universities Lund, Halmstad, and Uppsala on the subject matters of intercultural competence and Swedish culture for newcomers. At the Faculty of Law at Lund University she has been lecturing on intercultural negotiation since 2018.
As a C3 trainer, Federica provides training in all areas related to Italy, France, and Sweden. She speaks English, French, Italian and Swedish.
Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Ukraine Country Specialist
Victoria's expertise is based on blended experience as a trainer & coach, manager, cross-cultural expert, and solution-focused practitioner.
For 25+ years, Victoria has been working with senior executives and their teams. Her facilitation and coaching sessions are designed as self-reflective experiences that encourage people and organizations to develop and apply their talents locally and globally to lead positive changes, benefit from cultural diversity, and achieve ambitious results at work and in life.
As a cross-cultural expert, coach, and facilitator, Victoria is cooperating with leading world organizations in the field, and she is a board member of SIETAR Europa, the biggest global organization of interculturalists.
Victoria holds an Executive MBA from the Institute of International Business Relations (Steinbeis University, Germany). Her background includes 20+ years of rich working experience in both Ukrainian and international organizations. She has worked in various areas, including international trade, public education, catering, international development, media, legal services, and chemical industry.
The solution-focused (SF) approach is integrated into everything Victoria does and she is the author of various books, including the practical guide 'How to Solve Problems Without Discussing Them'.
For C3, Victoria provides all kinds of training activities related to Ukraine, where our clients benefit from her high dedication, enthusiasm, and optimism.
Cross-cultural Trainer and Psychologist, Poland Country Expert
Kinga was born and raised in Poland and is a trained cross-cultural psychologist and trainer. She has worked in Poland and abroad serving professionals across a range of industries and professions. Her professional interests include cross-cultural differences and intercultural cooperation.
She holds a Master’s in cross-cultural psychology and a Master’s in political science with a focus on intercultural integration management. In addition, Kinga is certified as a group trainer from the School of Psychological Training and Workshop awarded by the Polish Psychological Association. She graduated from the Academy of Non-Violent Communication and had the pleasure of becoming the very first certified trainer in the Global Dexterity Method.
Since 2000, Kinga has provided training in intercultural cooperation, cross-cultural management, conflict management, cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal communication.
At C3, Kinga provides group and expat training with a focus on Poland. According to previous clients, Kinga always brings a high level of professionalism, knowledge, and kindness, which makes experiencing her training exceptional.
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 and Trainer, Specialist on Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China
Born and educated in Paris, Anne graduated in Chinese language and civilization and holds university degrees in history and education. Since immersion as a young student in Taiwan, she has garnered over two decades of experience living and working in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China sharpening her knowledge, skills, and sensitivity in the field of cross-cultural communication.
In 2010, Anne founded her own consultancy, where she designs and conducts training programs and workshops to support international professionals in bridging cultural gaps and reaching their full potential in a multicultural world. Over the years, she has held various positions as a training consultant in the corporate sector and as an education consultant in the international schooling system.
As a C3 trainer, Anne provides group and expat training with a focus on Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. She is currently based in Europe and speaks fluent English, French and Mandarin.
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, Serbia Country Specialist
Born and raised in Serbia, Darko has spent the last 20 years in more than 30 countries as an executive coach, trainer, and consultant in multinational companies and international organizations. In these capacities, he has coached expatriate families moving to Serbia, facilitated intercultural teamwork and communication, and trained cultural intelligence and intercultural leadership.
His educational background in psychology (MA) and systemic organizational development brings an additional insightful dimension to his approach.
In addition to a master’s degree in psychology, Darko is certified in Intercultural Training in Corporate Contexts and accredited to use the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®). He is also a certified coach, awarded by the International Coach Federation, and serves as a trainer in the PwC Business Coaching Program in Serbia.
In 2007, Darko established his own consulting company providing training and coaching services to organizations worldwide. For C3, Darko provides all types of training related to Serbia.
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, 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, Trainer and Coach, Japanese Culture and Global Mindset Specialist
As a native of Japan, Masami has split his time professionally between Japan and Europe. He has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and Denmark.
Masami holds an MBA from Copenhagen Business School and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coach Federation and an LPI (Leadership Practice Inventory) certified coach at The Leadership Challenge, A Wiley Brand.
Since 2012, Masami has provided cross-cultural training, coaching, and consulting for managers and employees of multi-national companies. He draws from his own international experience having served early on in his career in Denmark as Managing Director for Europe for a Japanese manufacturing company. In the years following, he served as Manager of Global Talent Development group/Human Resource Development and Cross-Cultural Management Expert in Japanese organizations.
At C3, Masami provides cultural awareness and global mindset training, plus group and expat training with a focus on Japan. Previous clients of Masami describe him as encouraging, supportive and effective in his strategy to help turn their greatest challenges into greater possibilities.
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 and Trainer, Country Specialist on Singapore and the Philippines
Originally from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Tania has lived and worked in Singapore, China, and the Philippines since 2001. Her family has also grown alongside her international experience. She shares three daughters born in Beijing, Manila, and Singapore with her Spanish husband. Currently, Tania and her family are permanent residents of Singapore.
Since 2003, Tania has worked in the field of intercultural training and successfully trained leaders from 120 global corporations. She is a Professional Certified Coach, awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF), with over 500 hours of coaching experience. She is also a certified integral coach awarded by New Ventures West, an accredited program in the ICF. Her educational background includes a Master’s in international management and a Bachelor’s in business administration.
As a C3 trainer, Tania provides expat training for internationals relocating to Singapore and the Philippines. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and German and speaks conversational Mandarin.
Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, Country Specialist on Thailand and Vietnam
Originally from the US, John has spent over 20 years living and working in Thailand and Vietnam. As an intercultural consultant, he has facilitated cross-cultural and intercultural training to hundreds of leaders and specialists across the globe, including Fortune 500 companies.
John holds a B.A. in international studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.A. in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix. On a continual basis, he develops his intercultural training competencies at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in the US.
Since 2019, John has served as Managing Director for an intercultural consultancy based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam serving local and global businesses. As a C3 trainer, John provides expat training for internationals relocating to Vietnam or Thailand.
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