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Why Entrepreneurs, Executives and Organisations should embrace Cultural Awareness Training

In a multicultural, multi ethnic and multiracial world, Intercultural Communication, cultural awareness and its associated training has become not just a buzzword but a necessity for facilitating harmonious and effective working relationships. Intercultural Communication which broadly means communication between people from different cultures, which takes into consideration how this difference affects the interaction is however… Continue reading Why Entrepreneurs, Executives and Organisations should embrace Cultural Awareness Training

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Emphasise Mental health,  empathy in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion policies across the Caribbean

On October 10, the world observed World Mental Health Day  and it brought to mind a growing interest among Caribbean entities in embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as a key part of their corporate and Human Resources strategy. This interest in DEI could signal some hope for mental health policies in the workplace and… Continue reading Emphasise Mental health,  empathy in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion policies across the Caribbean

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Cultural Differences and Cultural Awareness Training Matters in 2021

By: Shanoy Coombs It's 2021 and I hate being reactive, but in a recent tweet a 'tech guy' highlighted some of the challenges Caribbean nationals experience when they relocate to 'big cities' such as New York or London. This he called getting lost when faced with the big pond effect. I replied by indicating that… Continue reading Cultural Differences and Cultural Awareness Training Matters in 2021

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I won! Intercultural Dialogue competition about listening & understanding differences

  It was May 2020 and in the midst of COVID-19 quarantine, the Black Lives Matter protests were on in earnest. Admittedly, I was affected. I couldn't verbalise how exactly but in many ways my mood took a serious dive and every protest, every video made me sad, outraged, achy in an often inexplicable way.… Continue reading I won! Intercultural Dialogue competition about listening & understanding differences

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Featured: Balancing remotely: Business, Books and Baby…

Just recently, after hosting the week long #ThatRemoteLife interview series, I was simultaneously interviewed via national television on the top 5 ways I manage my business remotely and another IG live interview where I shared more detailed remote work  tips then featured in a national paper on balancing remotely. While the feature zoomed in how… Continue reading Featured: Balancing remotely: Business, Books and Baby…

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5 keys lessons from hosting a #ThatRemoteLife Interview series

Just last week, I hosted a #ThatRemoteLife interview series which pulled together Digital Nomads, Homeschooling advocate, online tutoring CEO, A work from home director mom, an E commerce wiz and a TedX Speaker and Cultural Communications coach. What we all had in common was that we had been ahead of the COVID-19 induced #workfromhome curve… Continue reading 5 keys lessons from hosting a #ThatRemoteLife Interview series

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Bridging the Multicultural Divide: Why Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language

To boost their competitiveness globally, Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language.