Our services are meaningful to you if:
You take up a leadership position in another country.
You work with an international team long distance and would like to have more impact.
You are a member of an international team and would like to understand your colleagues better.
You have to go abroad and negotiate contracts and projects.
You are a project manager working across nations and cultures.
You want to build trust with your international partners.
You want to strengthen your position internationally.
We work for companies (e.g. Punch Powertrain, Umicore) and universities (UGent, UHasselt, VUB, UAntwerpen).
Our main clients are leaders, sales or communication people, engineers, and researchers.
What customers say about us:
“For a team, increasingly working in an international and in particular Asian environment, the experience with Cultural Quantum has proven to be absolutely helpful. The one-day workshop offered us a perfect balance between on the one hand the cultural, political and social insights, and on the other the link with real-life cases we encounter in our day-to-day interaction. The take-away from the workshop is very practical and will without any doubt serve the future interaction with our Asian colleagues.”
Jan Vandewalle, Umicore Head of Group Control & Consolidation
“The Cultural Quantum training was an eye opener for our team. It has profoundly changed the attitude towards intercultural and international collaboration.”
Dirk Van Braeckel, Director F&A at ICRH
“My everyday working reality involves interacting with stakeholders from a wide range of countries and cultures. Although extremely interesting, the differences between cultural practices can have a big impact on the outcome of a project. Some of the challenges I have faced have been extremely frustrating. That being said, the Cultural Quantum training I received was deeply informative. I was equipped with concrete guidelines to understand and assess the differences between cultures and their practices. Moreover, our facilitator, Dr Jeanne Boden, brought her lifetime of international experience to the sessions, and was exceptionally skilled in her capacity to articulate the often-subtle cultural nuances that we were all trying to understand. Interestingly, I also learned quite a lot about myself, and how my own cultural background fits into the larger globalized world…Plus one for self-confidence!”
Darian Pearce, PhD Researcher UGent, Department of Agricultural Economics
Previously with Prime Africa Consultants, Pretoria, South Africa
“The Cultural Quantum training helped me understand the different levels of international cooperation: from background of all the parties involved and communication, to cultural, political and educational context in which the cooperation occurs. I was able to reflect on my own position in international constellation, analyze situations I faced, and get to know my own strengths and weaknesses and how my previous educational and social background shaped me into a person I am today. These important realizations will pave the path to improving my day-to-day and long-term international experiences.”
Aleksandra Zečić, PhD Student, Ghent University, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Aging Physiology and Molecular Evolution
Nationalities/areas we worked with:
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad & Tabago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe