About Us

Global from the start, culture-focused at our core.

For nearly two decades we’ve taken a unique approach to helping individuals and organizations succeed across cultures.

Our Story

Following their experience as Peace Corps Volunteers, Monica Francois Marcel and Randall Stieghorst were inspired by the idea of helping individuals and organizations succeed in an increasingly global and culturally diverse environment. Since 2000, we’ve grown into a team of individuals committed to helping clients success navigate the ever-changing complexities of communication, inclusion and culture.

Across five continents, we work with organizations from Fortune 100s with a global presence to non-profits focused on diverse communities. They turn to us for our ability to quickly understand their specific needs and develop the right training, consulting or translation solutions. We do this with one goal in mind: That every individual – from executives to individual contributors — has the tools to collaborate, thrive, and succeed across cultures.

Our Values

  • We believe in experiencing new and different worlds.
  • yellow lines on street in perspective
    Sharing perspectives fosters inclusion and leads to deeper engagement in the workplace.
  • We can find a way to make a difference.
  • We wholeheartedly advocate for the ‘thems’ and the ‘others’.
  • We strive to ‘wow’ our client partners, each other and ourselves.