I work closely with individuals and organisations
working with or within the UK by helping them form meaningful cross-cultural relationships
Speak Culture is an Intercultural Competence Training provider based in Cambridge
I help individuals and organisations
Who are trying to grow their business in the UK
Who employ diverse workforces in the UK
Who serve diverse communities in the UK
Benefits of Intercultural Competence
Individuals going to work in a different country often rely only on their language and hard, easily transferable skills to make it a success. However, research suggests that there are some soft skills, such as cultural sensitivity and self-awareness, that are paramount in any international activity.
The challenge that companies face is real too. I know that two in five businesses in the UK claim that a lack of cultural understanding has created a barrier to growth [link]. To meet this challenge I provide my clients with bespoke tools and solutions that improve not only their understanding of other cultures but of themselves.
The quality of my service comes from more than mere research and models – it comes from my personal experience. Being a foreigner myself, I have successfully integrated into the British social and business life. This gives me a unique perspective of the field of intercultural communication, as well as a deeper understanding of my clients’ needs and the flexibility required to meet them. I have lived, and still live, the story I tell.
The cultural awareness workshop I attended was like an eye opener – I now believe that this is very beneficial to any international business. I have applied some of this knowledge in my company and started seeing positive effects straight away
Kasia has an exceptional grasp of social theory especially in the area of cross culture. This skill set has impact on all parts of selling & negotiation. If you are importing or exporting from Central Europe you may accidentally be under-performing due to lack of hidden cross cultural skills. Her presentation skills are 1st class & her interaction in the class room is to a PLC level.
Katarzyna offers vivid perspectives in understanding cultural differences in her lecture. Her analysis into subtle connotations in different cultures especially in the English culture results from years of research and keen observation. Her lecture is infused with interesting comparisons, observations and stories. She made English cultural tangible and digestible to students. She is one of the best-liked lecturers in our programme.
The seminar ‘Doing Business in the UK’ was professional and very engaging. I am sure that everything I learned will be helpful for running my business in the UK.