"Their insight and knowledge of cross-cultural business is amazing." I have worked with Professional Passport on several occasions. Their insight and knowledge of cross-cultural business is amazing. Every time I meet with them, I learn so much more than I expected. Professional Passport has enabled me to work more efficiently when dealing with other cultures, and to be more professional overall. I recommend Professional Passport's services highly.
Liesl Andrico IT Manager at Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon[fa icon="quote-right"]
"Charismatic, reliable, competent, knowledgeable in all fields, and easy to communicate with." Professional Passport embodies the rare combination of owning a multicultural staff that offers the rich professional experience our company needed to make global training interesting and relevant to all levels. To add to that the Professional Passport team ischarismatic, reliable, competent, knowledgeable in all fields, and easy to communicate with.
Daniela Martins HR Director, East Metals, Zürich, Switzerland[fa icon="quote-right"]
"Those stories really helped me wrap my head around some of the things I have experienced."
I just wanted to let you know that through your G.AP. training, I learned more about my style of operation. Having participated in at least one “similar” class in the past (~5 years ago) I must say I did not come in with high expectations for the class. I figured I’d attend the first couple of hours and then decide if I wanted to spend any more time with the training. Your class was fun. You made it interesting. Good balance of case studies with all the stories. I loved all the stories you shared – for me they were the best part of it all. Those stories really helped me wrap my head around some of the things I have experienced. Thank you once again. Great class!
Dileep Moothedath R&D Engineer, HP San Diego, California[fa icon="quote-right"]
"Unique and tailor made for situations we face" The Cultural Awareness Training program delivered by Valérie Berset Price, Professional Passport, was unique and tailor made quite well for situations we face while working globally. It gave us valuable insights into global cultural differences and how to effectively surmount them in our interactions in a workplace environment. The modules were designed based on real scenarios and case studies Valérie gathered from us before the program that helped the participants to relate to the training. It truly made us more sensitive and effective in recognizing the cultural aspects across regions.
Prakash Bodla Director Engineering and Site Leader, United Technologies, Hyderabad, India[fa icon="quote-right"]
"This program applies to all cultures" I loved the fact that this program applies to all cultures and can be offered to our teams located all over the world. This is a program that every employee in every international company should take!
Christian Guers Director Channel Development Latin America, Akamai Technologies, Santiago, Chile[fa icon="quote-right"]
"Senior military leadership and it's component commands would enjoy and profit from Professional Passport's presentations." During my last engagement I had the privilege of hearing an amazing presentation by Ms. Valerie Berset-Price, Professional Passport, on the startling number of obstacles to understanding that our cultures unconsciously raise during discussions. Prepared initially for yet another sociological treatise, I was instead delighted and intrigued by the humorous notes and the solidly professional content of this Swiss national's presentation. I believe that the senior military leadership and its component commands would both enjoy and profit from listening to Ms. Berset-Price and discussing the sophisticated insights she brings to the table.
Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood U.S. Marine Corps, Santa Barbara, California[fa icon="quote-right"]
"They created a custom solution" As the leader of an R&D organization at HP, mcontey global engineering team faces many challenges that include work across time zones, the rapid speed of changing priorities, and, most of all, cultural differences. Cultural differences, above all, became a priority for me as I felt they were the biggest obstacle I had to creating a culture of 'One Team.' We needed expert help and that is where Professional Passport came in. Their approach was quite refreshing, and they did not bring a one-size-fits-all approach to my challenge. Instead, they created a custom solution that was based on their direct interviews with my sponsoring Directors followed by interaction with key engineers around the globe to get different perspectives.
This helped them generate an independent view of the problem we needed to solve and develop the custom training material that was tailored to HP and our specific team. Finally, the Professional Passport team traveled to all the key sites in India and the US to conduct two-day workshops that were eye-openers for our team. The universal feedback from everyone was 'I wish I had done this training before we started working with global teams! Once the workshops were completed, Professional Passport conducted follow-up meetings periodically with the same Directors to assess progress. In my own assessment, this training was an excellent investment for HP as it helped engineers across the globe interact better, appreciate each other more and above all, work together as 'One Team.' What impresses me most about Professional Passport is that it is made up of experts in the field of cultural intelligence and has great insights into the cross-cultural challenges of 21st century business. Valerié and her team are highly professional, extremely thorough in their communication and very approachable and courteous. They are highly recommended.
Subu Iyer R&D Director, HP Bangalore, India[fa icon="quote-right"]
"The Passport team has demonstrated a high degree of expertise on the domain" My team has gone through cultural training by Professional Passport. The sessions took place in our four locations (including India) and were based on extensive preparation and pre-work by the Passport team. The preparation was evident in the two day long sessions. The team was guided through the various aspects of being a multicultural, multilocation team, challenged and driven by the various aspects of these elements. The team was educated in how to address differences in behavior, expectation and communication, and how to use them to its advantage. The team was highly motivated and engaged, and has definitely learned a lot on how to address these cultural challenges to better improve its operation.
The Passport team has demonstrated a high degree of expertise on the domain and has done a great job in guiding the team through understanding the challenges and differences, and then through defining the ways to tackle them. The Passport team has proven to be very instrumental and valuable to the process. I would recommend that training to any team that has multicultural groups within.
Gadi Naveh Director, Chief Technologist Officer at Hewlett Packard, San Francisco[fa icon="quote-right"]
"The Workshop was wonderful and so well received." Thank you very much for joining us for Pennsylvania International Week event! Your workshop was wonderful and so well received. Many attendees complimented your presentation skills and asked for additional workshops Professional Passport may teach. We will definitely ask you back next year!"
Dorte Heffernan Manager, International Trade NW Commission, Oil City, Pennsylvania[fa icon="quote-right"]
"One of the most outstanding, effective, cross-cultural programs for the professional." Valérie has developed one of the most outstanding, effective, cross-cultural programs for the professional. I would highly recommend Valérie to any serious executive. Her multi-language skills coupled with her in-depth international business experience provides a skill set that is second to none and first among many.
Irl Davis President, LasTek Corporation[fa icon="quote-right"]