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Somya Dwivedi-Burks

Virginia Beach, USA

  • Specialist countries
    • India
    • USA
    • Asia Pacific
  • Areas of expertise
    • Expatriate and Repatriate Training
    • Training for university/ higher education sector
    • Negotiation
    • Presentation
    • Team-building

In our digitally connected world where the lines of virtual and real are converging, the need to recognize cultural differences in human interactions is even more important than before.

Somya works at the intersection of training design, learning and cross-cultural coaching. She is a certified training designer and coach. Her experience involves training corporations in the areas of team building and developing a global mindset. The training workshops involve activities and stories that help the team understand inter-cultural nuances and move them towards their desired business outcomes.

Cultural background and experience

Coming to the United States as a student immigrant from India and spending all her professional life in the USA, Asia and Europe; Somya uses her cultural acumen and credentials to build effective global teams. As a consultant, she helps multi-national companies look beyond their cultural blind-spots and create a communication framework to improve efficiency. She uses CultureActive to help uncover the blind-spots. Her personal goal is to develop a ”Global Culture Growth Mindset” in the teams she works with. Somya loves to share anecdotes about her life in the USA and how she learns and builds intercultural competency every day.

Relevant Skills: Inter-cultural competence training, Specific-nationality focused cross-cultural communication workshops, Expatriate/Repatriate coaching, Cultural competence training for higher education sector (students and scholars), Presentation, Global Culture Growth Mindset.

Somya's academic background involved working with international teams as a faculty member and an International Student Adviser.

* Certified Training and Instruction designer. * Certificate in Coaching from the ATD® (Association of Talent Development – World’s largest training development organization). * Uses blended learning and adult learning theories * Virtual and face to face training.

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