MindSet & InterCultural Training | Coaching

  • are you part of or leading a cultural diverse team?
  • select employees for an international assignment?
  • moving to a new city or country?
  • raising your children in a multi-cultural community?
  • or interested in personal growth & development?

SUKAVANA assists individuals and teams to flourish within uncertain and diverse environments. Our approach is holistic. Our programs facilitate an understanding, appreciation, and strategic approach to cultural diversity. You will gain knowledge and develop skills and strategies to enhance your relationships with colleagues, partners and customers of other cultural backgrounds. You will learn to think differently and deal with the unexpected, hence increase your impact.

Programs are designed to

  • foster self-awareness
  • raise awareness of cultural aspects - in business and socially
  • develop emotional and cultural intelligence
  • identify the impact of perceptions and stereotypes
  • learn to manage biases
  • develop a growth mindset
  • prepare and support expatriates
  • re-integrate and support inpatriates / repatriates

Programs are designed for

  • individuals, teams and organisations operating within diverse environments
  • international / multi-cultural teams and projects
  • workforce adjustment, e.g. after M&As etc.
  • expatriates, inpatriates, repatriates & families
  • HR & management
  • Start-ups, SMEs, MNCs, NGOs, SOEs, embassies, universities, schools...

Programs include

  • individual / team assessments and analysis
  • tailored programs according to client's needs and company's objectives
  • cultural exposure, practical experiences, field trips
  • continuous support e.g. evaluation of business practices
  • monitoring, evaluation, measurements of effectiveness (ROI | ROE)
  • vetting communication e.g. answering specific questions

Our programs are

(1) interactive – using different formats to maximise the long-term impact

(2) tailored – using a blend of science based techniques & tools: EQ, CQ, PQ, Positive Psychology, NeuroScience, latest Adult-Learning approaches

(3) focus on developing knowledge and skills that leaders | employees need to manage the challenges and opportunities

Step1: self-awareness – know yourself – learn your values
Step2: knowledge + skill-building + skill-mastery

There is no set formula

Each program is designed according to the client’s needs assessment. The practical content is built around the business objectives. Our training style is self-reflective and encouraging; it enables participants to incorporate the learning into their own thinking and behaviour.



  • establishing teams' | employees' motivation, needs, goals and expectations
  • establishing challenges, concerns and opportunities

for (international) assignments – is the candidate ready | suitable? 

  • adaptability – motivation | readiness for working abroad
  • inter-cultural competence – attitude, knowledge, skills
  • situational factors – target specific knowledge, language, family

Begin Your Journey

The Positive Mindset | Mental Fitness Training & Coaching 

Unleash your mind for more wellbeing & happiness... Is your mind usually on your side, lifting you up and helping you make the most of what you’ve got? Or is your mind usually making you anxious, keeping you up at night, judging you, and wearing you down?

To "begin your journey" to more wellbeing, peace of mind, healthy relationships and top performance, you learn to train your mind to act in your best interest.

The source of our daily challenges related to performance, relationships and wellbeing is NOT a lack of skills or training. It is a lack of mental strengths; a positive mindset towards life's challenges. Most trainings create short-lived positivity and fizzles out soon after the event. However, breakthroughs in behavioural - and neuroscience have revealed a proven process for bringing out the best in people consistently and bringing increased resilience to their teams and work. Therefore our focus is on:

- Self-awareness “Know yourself. Know your impact”
- Develop a positive mindset - without ignoring the negative
- Live more consciously
- Rethink unhealthy stories
- Learn to change your attitude towards stress and so, how it affects you
- Lay the groundwork for sustainable change.

People who cultivate a positive mind-set perform better on nearly every level - they are more engaged, energetic, creative, motivated, productive and resilient.

This positivity you can build. How? Training your brain is not so different from training your body | muscles at the gym.

Let's discover your happiness advantage together.  More details on our new Leadership & Team Development program are here...

Think Global

Global | Growth Mindset Training | Coaching

You learn to make sense of why people think, feel and behave differently so you can unlock the potential within and between them, and leverage personal and cultural differences to enable trust and build healthy relationships

  • building awareness KNOWING
    globalisation - the greatest opportunity
    cultural intelligence - benefits and cost of not having it
    culture and people - greatest asset or liability 

  • building competency UNDERSTANDING
    culture - software of the mind
    diversity - liability without inclusion  

  • building skills USING
    understanding underlying cultural values & drivers

One framework used: Global Disc ™ – ICF accredited, multi award-winning behavioural model explaining how personality type and cultural background influences all 3 layers of identity: WHY, WHAT and HOW. 

Dive Deeper

Specific Cultural Training | Coaching

Cultural Awareness

  • concept of culture (and sub-cultures)
  • intercultural sensitivity - how the knowledge of culture relates to an effective performance
  • discover your own cultural values and attitudes
  • intercultural communication and negotiation skills
  • different perspectives
  • understand and manage biases 
  • intercultural etiquette
  • culture shock, causes and symptoms
  • strategies and guidelines for cultural adjustments
  • be able to face different legal, political, social environments
  • build a strong foundation to be able to adapt and perform effectively 

Explore Specific Cultures 

  • difference between home and host culture
  • tools to anticipate and recognise specific cultural behaviors
  • country specific knowledge

International Business – general | industry specific

  • doing business across cultures
  • company culture
  • decision making processes
  • communication and negotiations 
  • leadership styles 
  • motivating employees and giving feedback
  • comparison of business practices
  • business etiquette and protocols
  • business entertaining

Family | Spouse – home & away

  • transitional issues
  • strategies for harmonious family life
  • unaccompanied assignees
  • TCK’s - advantages of "third culture kids"
  • managing separation
  • issues facing the stay-at-home partner

and more...