14 episodes

Explore the diverse stories of some of the most advanced Intercultural practitioners from around the world with Marco Blankenburgh, who has been equipping people with cultural agility for 25+ years. Along the way, you will gain cultural insights that will help you find relational success in our globally diverse world.

Unlocking Cultural Agility with Marco Blankenburgh KnowledgeWorkx

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Explore the diverse stories of some of the most advanced Intercultural practitioners from around the world with Marco Blankenburgh, who has been equipping people with cultural agility for 25+ years. Along the way, you will gain cultural insights that will help you find relational success in our globally diverse world.

    Intercultural Consulting with George Kesselaar

    Intercultural Consulting with George Kesselaar

    Join George Kesselaar and Marco as they explore the complexities of intercultural consulting and how to successfully facilitate positive behavior change in people in this global world.

    George Kesselaar is a seasoned corporate transformation specialist with 25 years of executive level experience in Big 4 consulting firms and deep experience in managing strategic change, human resources transformation, high-performance learning journeys, and executive compensation in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southern Africa.

    Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town, investigating antecedents to change supportive behavior during large-scale organizational change interventions through worldviews.

    You can get in touch with George Kesselaar at: georgekesselaar@gmail.com.

    In this episode you will learn -- 
    How to build a community where people 'can find one another'How to use culturally agile consulting to frame solutions in a way that allows those solutions to succeed in different environmentsHow deep worldview structures impact change management processes and how an inter-cultural intelligence framework gives a neutral language to deepen conversations about cultural landscapes
     | Articles: 
    -- Culture Made Practical: Self-Cultural Analysis (http://kwx.fyi/self-cultural-analysis)
    -- Creating Messaging that Resonates Across Cultures (http://kwx.fyi/messaging-across-cultures)
    -- Better Conversations, Smarter Questions, and More Listening (http://kwx.fyi/better-conversations)

    Psst... Listen all the way to the end for a special easter egg.

    -- Brought to you by Knowledgeworkx.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Creating Belonging in Organizational Culture with Hasan Rafiq

    Creating Belonging in Organizational Culture with Hasan Rafiq

    Hasan Rafiq has worked as a senior Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) leader at some of the world's largest companies, including EY (Ernst and Young) and Facebook.

    Join Hasan and Marco as they explore how to create a culture of belonging in organizations both large and small.

    Currently, Hasan Rafiq is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging of Newsela, where he drives the company's strategies for the integration of diverse perspectives and experiences into the building of an inclusive culture, and development of equitable policies.

    In this episode you will learn:
    - How to build a listening organization where people feel seen, heard, and valued.
    - How to be a culturally agile leader and build a global DEIB strategy for your organization.
    - How belonging and the language around it look different around the world.

    If you would like to start a conversation with Hasan about the incredible work that he does reach out at: coachesforinclusion@gmail.com 

    Articles:
     - Defining values and value behaviors that resonate across cultures (http://kwx.fyi/values)
     - The 10 Most Common Organizational Values, An Intercultural Examination (http://kwx.fyi/10-most-common-values)
     - Four Keys for Building Trust on Teams (http://kwx.fyi/building-trust-teams)

    • 55 min
    The Story of a Culture Creator; A Special Interview with Marco Blankenburgh

    The Story of a Culture Creator; A Special Interview with Marco Blankenburgh

    Our 10th episode features an authentic conversation with KnowledgeWorkx’s founder and International Director, Marco Blankenburgh.

    Shelley Reinhart, KWx's Global Network Liaison, conducts this engaging interview. She asks Marco about his childhood in the Netherlands, his service in the Dutch Special Forces, his love of plants, and the story of the creation of KnowledgeWorkx.

    Listen to Marco's journey and how his interactions with culture gave birth to a desire to create cultural tools to help everyone navigate the cultural complexities in our global world.

    Marco and Shelley go on to discuss the impact that the Inter-Cultural Intelligence Framework has in their own lives and in the world around them. Don't miss this fascinating conversation!

    Learn how you can become a Certified Inter-Cultural Intelligence Practitioner here: https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/certifications-ici  

    | In this episode, you will learn -- 
    The story of the birth of KnowledgeWorkx;The beauty of each of the three colors of worldview;The impact understanding intercultural intelligence has on how we engage our worlds;

    | Articles:
    - Three Colors of Worldview (http://kwx.fyi/3-colors-worldviews)
    - Discovering the Power-Fear Cultural Paradigm (http://kwx.fyi/discovering-power-fear)
    - How We Created an Inter-Culturally Intelligent Office Space (http://kwx.fyi/intercultural-office)
    -- Brought to you by KnowledgeWorkx

    • 56 min
    Building Bridges Across Racial Divides with Ming-Jinn Tong and Andy Gray

    Building Bridges Across Racial Divides with Ming-Jinn Tong and Andy Gray

    Join Ming-Jinn Tong, Andy Gray, and Marco as they unpack how cultural agility is building exciting new bridges in racial equity and diversity and inclusion work in Minneapolis.

    Ming-Jinn Tong is a Certified Intercultural Intelligence Practitioner and owner of Cultivate, specialty consultation firm helping companies connect better across cultures. As an amateur chef, Ming-Jinn likes to equate culture with a good meal. He loves everything about culture. The flavors, the textures, the colors, the sights, the smells. He sees culture everywhere and is eager to engage with it. Find out more about his work at meetcultivate.com

    Andy Gray is the Executive Director of Catalyst for Harmony. Teaming empathy, truth, understanding, candor, and compassion together, his disarming approach to navigating difficult matters has served as a catalyst to build bridges of hope and oneness.

    In this episode you will learn -- 
     What culture has to do with racial equity and DEI work;How to build safe communities where challenging racial and cultural topics are discussed; How to use cultural agility to build bridges in diversity, equity, and inclusion; 
    | Articles: 
    -- Unity in Diversity in Your Organization (knowledgeworkx.com/post/unity-in-diversity-in-your-organization)

    -- The Key to Unlock Success in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives (knowledgeworkx.com/post/the-key-to-unlock-success-in-diversity-inclusion-and-belonging-initiatives)
    -- Better Conversations, Smarter Questions, and More Listening (knowledgeworkx.com/post/better-conversations-smarter-questions-more-listening)

    -- Brought to you by KnowledgeWorkx

    • 50 min
    Intercultural Communication and Strategy with Nic Labuschagne

    Intercultural Communication and Strategy with Nic Labuschagne

    Join Nic Labuschagne and Marco as they explore how cultural agility helps you adapt communication to fit audiences from many different cultures. 

    Nic Labuschagne is a senior director of strategy at APCO Worldwide and is based in Dubai. He is a communications strategist with over 30 years’ experience in helping governments and organisations in emerging markets (Middle East and Africa), to successfully and sustainably manage reputational risk. At APCO, Mr. Labuschagne leads the Crisis and Sustainability practices, providing communications strategy, issue, crisis and change management advice, and communication capacity building to corporate and government clients. 
     Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Labuschagne was a senior advisor to the Office of Government Communications of the Abu Dhabi Government. Before that he was seconded to Brand Dubai in 2006 to manage a series of politically sensitive issues that were negatively impacting the reputation of Dubai. 

    In this episode you will learn -- 
     How cultural agility helps us understand why people say and do the things they do; How to create simple and effective culturally aware crisis protocols;  Using cultural agility to better brief, give feedback, and behave under stress to those we work with; 
    | Articles: 
    -- Creating Messaging that Resonates Across Cultures (http://kwx.fyi/messaging-across-cultures)
    -- Better Conversations, Smarter Questions, and More Listening (http://kwx.fyi/better-conversations)

    -- Brought to you by Knowledgeworkx.com

    • 41 min
    Creating Culture through Learning and Development with Kerry Lee

    Creating Culture through Learning and Development with Kerry Lee

    Join, Learning and Development Professional and Certified Intercultural Coach Kerry Lee, as she and Marco explore how we position ourselves and our ideas in a way that connects across cultures.

    Kerry is a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about people, potential, and cultures. She works with individuals and teams to develop their potential through coaching and customized learning experience design by embracing the unique genius of each individual.

    In this episode you will learn:
    -- How to design culturally agile trainings that draw out people in their differences.
    -- How to create safe learning spaces where people feel culturally included.
    -- How to meet a coachee in a culturally agile way by examining the lens your questions are coming through.

    Join our upcoming webinar to learn how to slow your responses in coaching here (http://kwx.fyi/intercultural-mindfulness-webinar)

    | Articles:
    -- Intercultural Mindfulness in Coaching (http://kwx.fyi/intercultural-mindfulness)
    -- Creating a Third Cultural Space (http://kwx.fyi/creating-a-third-cultural-space)


    "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid"

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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Bartheil ,

Great Podcast on Cultural Agility

Cultural Agility is such and important competency to master and this podcast series gives great examples of why it’s needed and how to improve your Cultural Agility.

Caleb.p.Strauss ,

Incredible Stories!

Linda's story was amazing!