In today's global economy, where people are the most important source of competitive advantage, success depends on the ability to perform in international and intercultural environments.

Intercultural Communication encourages to communicate with others from different cultural backgrounds.Being aware of cultural differences is a first step to developing positive business relations and to avoid frustration when dealing with business people from other cultures.

Intercultural Communication helps people to overcome potentially embarrassing problems, resulting from different conventions of behaviour, politeness and gestures. It may help business people to understand power differences in other cultures. The way business decisions are made is also strongly influenced by culture; Intercultural Communication can enhance our understanding of individualism and collectivism and will contribute to the prevention of stereotyped images of other people.

Multicultural Team Building

  • Increase awareness of how culture impacts team behavior
  • Improve interaction and communication among team members
  • Provide skills and instruments to facilitate the team building process
  • Effectively utilize the cultural diversity of the team as a resource

Intercultural Communication

  • Enhance performance in international and multicultural organization
  • Faciltitate communication among employees of differing cultural backgrounds
  • Explore and understand how culture impacts organizational behavior

Intercultural Skills for the Professional Salesperson

  • Deal effectively and confidently with sales situations and customers in a variety of countries
  • Adapt your sales presentations and skills to suit your international audience

Intercultural Negotiation

  • Recognize, and react appropriately to, the cultural aspects in a negotiation process
  • Understand culturally related strengths and weaknesses of your own prefered negotiation style
  • Successfully use a win-win approach in an intercultural context

Our Services include:

  • NEEDS ASSESSMENTS of culturally diverse international organizations.
  • Development of a GLOBALIZATION PLAN.
  • Guidance in implementing a GLOBALIZATION STRATEGY.
  • TEAM-BUILDING for international/diverse organizations and multinational corporations, including on-going consultations and training for JOINT-VENTURES, technology transfer projects, and strategic alliances.
  • MARKETING in diverse cultures.
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION between diverse individuals and groups.
  • MEETINGS FACILITATIONS for international and intercultural teams.
  • GENDER ISSUES in managing across cultures.
  • Developing people to effectively MANAGE DIVERSITY.

It's easy to get lost when you're not familiar with your environment. At home, you know where you are and what the right thing to do is. But do you really have a strategy for your international markets? International business development is a topic with many different facets ranging from challenges exclusively related to business to issues that are tightly connected to the cultural context.

Tugba Kalafatoglu&  Associates  is helping organizations to enhance their international business productivity while working across cultures. We assist   corporations develop culture-specfic insights that are crucial to international   business collaborations and offer special expertise in facilitating joint-venture partnerships.

Market intelligence

Companies that target foreign markets need comprehensive and reliable information. With our range of market research and intelligence services we offer information services of  varying complexity. With a unique combination of qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis Tugba Kalafatoglu Associates helps you to better understand your international target markets. With our network of subsidiaries and affiliates in key markets we we are able to provide a common sense approach for business decision-making.

Coaching and Consulting in Leadership, Team, and Career Development

If your needs or the needs of your organization include:

  • Leadership development coaching for middle and senior leaders
  • Team coaching or team building services
  • Developing and facilitating a strategic planning process
  • Individualized career coaching
  • Training in the creation and implementation of development plans which  focus, empower and retain talented people
  • Peak performance and full engagement of all key players

Tugba Kalafatoglu & Associates  provides workshops and presentations on the principles

 of Personal and Leadership Mastery.

If you want to:

  • Hone your political leadership skills
  • Build powerful political alliances
  • Let go of your fear of losing a political campaign
  • Serve in public office with more awareness and expression of your passions
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your aspirations for public service
  • Lead with dignity and authenticity
We can help you !