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We offer systemic coaching, group mediation, career advising, communications consulting, and cross-cultural coaching services. 


 

As borders between nations, regional entities, and social groups are beginning to mesh and blur, new conflict mediation and negotiation models that consider cultural factors are needed. The theme of culture and conflict has been chosen to be examined in both my report and presentation. The report and presention is to provide a broad introduction to how culture can influence individuals and groups in their perceptions, beliefs, and values. Deciphering terms such as cultural diversity, cultural identity, or cross-cultural conflicts is often difficult to understand. The goal of both the report and presentation is to serve as a training primer to help practitioners more comprehensively understand how cultural factors affect communication channels and examine what could influence a communication breakdown leading to conflicts. This research is also intended to provide a comparative overview of the available conflict resolution tools available. Overall my aim is to help those practitioners: better understand notions of culture, define what culture means, to examine what role culture plays in impacting our human conditioning and societal norms and compare specific mediation techniques available to deal with conflicts.

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The Best Kept Secret in the Americas and Crossroads of the World: Panama
Are you ready to relocate and live in tropical paradise? Is it time to make a move, start a new business or have a secure investment in a stable economy? Well the best-kept secret is out – it is located at the crossroads of the world – the republic of Panama! Yes, Panama is one of the happiest places on earth. Panama is a land with an abundance of natural wealth and variety of resources that have made it a top retirement and holiday destination and business location.
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A 5-Step Guide to Having a Difficult Conversation

What is a Difficult Conversation? This is anything you find hard to talk about. We often get into a dilemma and ask ourselves: should I avoid or confront? How can we best deal with having hard talks with our business colleagues, friends and even loved ones? We as human beings struggle with this all the time- often we want to deliver a helpful message, but it gets derailed, our emotional triggers set in, and we have miscommunication.

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Are You a Leader for Today's Society?

How do we define leadership in today’s society? What are the necessary tools leaders need to be effective in our diverse global economy? How do we create leaders or is this an innate quality in certain people? When I think of leadership I often think of many core values ranging from authenticity, cooperation, generosity, independence, influence, recognition, responsibility, service, and tolerance.

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Hard or Soft- What are you?

What you would define yourself as- hard, soft, both or a mix depending on the situation? What types of communication skills are required of a person in their home culture, gender context, working environments, and crisis situations, within family or friend circles – Hard or Soft?

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