See what assignees and families have to say about our cultural training for relocation programmes.
Our most popular service when preparing future expats for living and working abroad is a cultural training programme lasting 7 hours or so that we customize to suit individual employees and any accompanying family members.
See below what the assignees and families have to say about the training.
And read more about our cultural training for relocation here.
"It was really a pleasure having Peter visit us and he lived up to our expectations in all ways. Peter gave us really good insight into local conditions and how to handle things in Switzerland. In addition, Peter is a very pleasant and kind person, who absolutely leaves a super good impression."
Lars Hove-Nielsen, Group Treasurer, Treasury, GRUNDFOS Holding AG, Switzerland
"The setup for my 2 girls was simply amazing. The trainer was extremely good and the training for sure gave our girls concrete and engaging tools in coping with the challenges to come."
Claus Villekjær Nielsen, Director, HR GME, Grundfos
"I liked that I could pick the time and location which suited myself and that I could include my partner if needed. Bente was lovely and I felt very relaxed and comfortable in her company."
Sinéad Joanne Kelly, Grundfos
"I can highly recommend this training.
I was a bit sceptical entering the training thinking 'what will we use all this time for?', but I was really amazed by all the concrete tools and examples, that suddenly provided me with new insights to some of the 'strange behaviour' that I had already experienced during my preliminary communication and visits in China.
Annette was doing an amazing job in adapting the training to exactly my needs and I feel really well equipped for my new life in China."
Sinne B. Nielsen, Technology Manager, Arla Foods
"It was very flexible, we could set the date and location, and it was great that the training could take place in our home.
We enjoyed so much to have Terry do the training in our home, it was a very good day with many good talks and also personal exchange of information."
Anita Krogh Johannessen, accompanying partner, relocating to the USA, SGRE
"The teacher did a great job. He had great insight into the cultural differences between the countries."
Claus Mailand Jensen, accompanying partner, relocating to India, Danfoss
"Our trainer was really good and professional and it worked really well to do it on SKYPE, as we had the possibility to plan the training more or less so it fit us."
Carsten Lindkvist, Coloplast
"Terry was very flexible and also came to our house. The flexibility was very appreciated as we were very time restrained.
I highly appreciated Terry's personal approach and it was a joy having this informal educating session with him."
Maria Karlebo, accompanying partner, relocating to the USA, Coloplast
"I am happy because both Bente and Annette looked into my background and expectations and designed something ad hoc for me. In addition, I also liked the non-invasive approach in following up on the details of our training.
Moving abroad means being quite confused emotionally due to all the unknown changes and both Bente and Annette were superb."
Daniele Spizzirri, Grundfos
"The training took its outset in my personal situation and included many useful reflections on the specific challenges I was facing in my set up.
The 2nd part of the training where my wife participated as well took place in Moscow, which contributed in making it relevant and interesting."
Henrik Dueholm, General Manager for Engineering production and Technical Service, HALDOR TOPSOE, Moscow
"My wife and I will move to Brazil in January 2012 and were keen to prepare as best possible for our new life in a new culture. As we have both lived abroad for extended periods, we know that culture training is an important part of making our expatriation a success.
C3 Consulting did an excellent job of helping us over a period of several months to prepare, including a whole day culture training session with Dorthe Serles, who could bridge the gap between Danish and Brazilian cultures and facilitate our discussion of what to expect.
Dorthe also helped to dispel myths and gave good advice on working with Brazilians in a professional environment. I am confident that the preparation that C3 Consulting have provided will help my wife and I to more quickly adjust to life in Brazil and get the most out of our years there."
Andreas Kolind, Sales Manager, Bombas Grundfos do Brasil
"Both trainers have been "above and beyond" what could have been expected. I am extremely satisfied."
Anders Kruse, Danfoss
"We were just so very happy to have Brit Kim come visit us and educate us. We can't imagine anyone more knowledgeable of Korean ways than her."
Pia Bjerring Jensen, accompanying partner, relocating to South Korea
"We enjoyed that the trainer was very flexible and took his time in answering all our questions whenever we had some:-)"
Helena, accompanying partner, relocating to India, Danfoss
"Our training was over three modules. It was very nice to have some time for reflection between the sessions."
Morten Thougaard Nielsen, Grundfos
"Very satisfied with the cultural training. Annette knows the different cultures well and was able to present the differences clearly based on our questions."
Antoine Papoz, Vice-President Emerging Markets, Coloplast
"We were given a thorough presentation of relevant information. Peter worked thoroughly with everything and managed to involve our children throughout the day. Peter was able to answer all of our questions."
Susanne Falck, accompanying partner, relocating to Switzerland, Grundfos
"I had the pleasure of having Annette Dahl as cultural preparation consultant before my expatriation to China. Annette tailored a one day program for me and my wife which we still talk about as it was professional, relevant and yet very personal.
Annette has in-depth knowledge about the process of moving to another country – in this case China and Annette has a down-to-earth approach which makes it easy to connect and quickly create an open dialogue.
I can only recommend to who it might be relevant – to join the cultural preparation held by Annette, if the chance appears. I would do it again!"
Jimm Feldborg, Director, Global Projects & Planning, Grundfos Management A/S
Want inspiration on how to work effectively across cultures? Then sign up for our newsletter to get expert advice, easy-to-use tools, and updates on C3 delivered straight to your inbox.
By signing up, you'll also get a free chapter from our book 'Global Perspectives: A Practical Guide to Navigating Across Cultures'.
"My copy of this book will be placed close to me on my office shelf – next to only a handful of other truly inspiring books I have read."
- Mette Bjerrekær, Group Vice President, GRUNDFOS
*) Recommended if you live outside Denmark.
Interested in a bulk purchase? Or like to know more about the book? Click here.