• “Where are you from?”

    "It's complicated." That's an answer that is becoming more frequent in our globalised world. Many people are born in one country, grow up in another, then move to yet another in their adult life -...
    Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Happy Harmony Day!

    Harmony Day, 21 March, is an Australian initiative to celebrate the diversity in our communities. I like the name, because just like an orchestra, it takes all sorts of instruments to make a spectacular sound....ok...
    Monday, March 20th, 2017
  • Communicating without words

    Last week I read this article on Fluent in 3 Months about how the author communicated on a train in India when he didn't speak the language at all. It really reminded me of the...
    Monday, January 30th, 2017
  • 100 Cross-Cultural Posts!

    WOW! Time to celebrate! 🎉 This post is my 100th post on Collaborative Bridges! Image Source: Luca Upper (Unsplash) That's 100 cross-cultural tips, thoughts, musings, articles and more. THANK YOU to everyone who reads my posts...
    Monday, January 23rd, 2017
  • Lamb, Australia Day and Hot Potatoes

    Image Source: Damien Kuhn (Unsplash) Australia Day (26 January) always causes a bit of controversy. We love our country, but we've also got some dark, awful moments in our history - and even in the...
    Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • Chai Walli & the Bamboo Ceiling

    Today I want to share with you an inspirational article. Click here to read about the Indian-Australian Business Woman of the Year (2016) Also in this article, I came across a term I hadn't heard...
    Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
  • 3 Quick Questions for Overseas Visitors

    When you meet someone from overseas, here are 3 quick questions you can ask them to improve your cross-cultural awareness (and build a collaborative bridge with them!): 1) What do you like about {country} so...
    Monday, November 21st, 2016
  • Biodiversity and Culture

    This is a proud sister post :-) One of my brothers is studying his PhD and in amongst his regular research, he recently co-published a paper on how culture impacts levels of biodiversity conservation spending. ...
    Monday, October 24th, 2016
  • Is cross-cultural training really necessary?

    When I tell people that I offer cross-cultural training, there's usually a little bit of interest in what that means. When they are facing an overseas trip, or a challenge in a cross-cultural team at...
    Friday, July 8th, 2016
  • Make people nameless to fix discrimination?

    Waleed Aly won the Gold Logie last week. He is definitely one of my favourite TV personalities - I appreciate his cut-through, intellectual, smattered-with-humour style on hot topics. Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/05/09/gold-logie-winner-waleed-aly-speaks-out When he won the award, his...
    Monday, May 16th, 2016