My name is Hester and I support people in cultivating cross-cultural collaboration through clarity in conversation.
Through my international business experience – gathered from the sales/marketing, tertiary education, as well as financial and construction sectors in South Africa, South East Asia, India and the European Union – …
– real interpersonal connection can only happen through open curiosity and clarity of intention –
– intercultural savvy goes beyond sharing a common language and “being nice” –
– your cross-cultural success relies on how well you know yourself –
– competence creates confidence and credibility –
You benefit from solutions designed especially for your success through impact planning. Co-create
Your skills acquisition is boosted by keynote talks and seminars with visuals and graphic recording. Connect
Your team gets an illustrated company relevant handbook containing your unique solutions. Communicate
Why I do what I do
To facilitate a change for the better people need to change their thinking and to change collective thinking demands a change in the conversations they are having. This leads to a “rewiring” of the brain (mindsets) and ultimately generates new (and better) behaviors.
In a nutshell? “cultura”(Latin) which comes from the verb “colo” or “colere” means to tend, care, look after and cultivate. Culture is the way things get done around “here” and the way things get done over “there”. I support people in bringing their ways of doing things, together – a.k.a team alignment. I tend to, look after and cultivate cross-cultural collaboration through clarity in conversation.
They say you’ll be inspired, get excited and be empowered by my no-buts, style!
The “Q” In Cultural Competence – Do You Have It? – A 10 minute read on how to master your cross-cultural competence, a good book recommendation, a short video and 6 empowering questions that guarantee collaboration!