Cross-cultural Consulting

Cross-Cultural Training

  • Don’t assume that even a very powerful corporate culture will render national influences insignificant. Employees facing actual conflicts between the two are likely to respond in ways typical of their national culture, not their organizational one.
  • Don’t give up on the benefit of diversity by suppressing national cultural aspects.
  • Do carefully assess the organizational culture against the local cultures in all countries and regions the company is engaged in.
  • Do take constructive action in order to keep employees motivated and committed when potential conflicts between organizational and national cultures arise.
  • And…Do consider the cross cultural expertise of your executive search firm! Do they truly have the expertise to attract and qualify global talent?


I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.— Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC)
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Vanderzee & Associates is specialized in cross border recruitment. Many of our search assignments have a global element. Multiple executive search assignments have been successfully completed in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition, Vanderzee & Associates assists foreign owned corporations based in the United States. Since 1997, senior level positions were filled for companies in/from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.

Vanderzee & Associates is part of a global network of independent retained executive search companies. We have partners in all major countries in the world. These partners have been vetted and provide a high level of service. It combines local leadership knowledge and exemplary on-site service with access to a global network of executive search specialists.

Vanderzee & Associates, Inc. provides hands-on executive coaching programs focused on key cultural and business differences between the United States and other countries around the world. Specialized cross cultural training on international negotiating and hosting international visitors are fully customized to the specific needs of each client. Individual coaching and team training are available.
is a custom-designed, fun-packed training program designed for the international hospitality industry. Based on the book “Bite the Waxed Tadpole – Americans Guide to Hosting International Visitors“ this experiential training program is based on the specific needs of each organization and target audience. For more information please visit