Culture Eats Individuality For Breakfast Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino 2 days ago   17:37

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When we don’t understand someone else’s behaviour in the workplace, or even in our partner we put it down to personality or intellect, but seldom do we interpret the behaviour as being culturally influenced. Culture, Monique says “is like wearing sunglasses, after a while you forget they’re on your head” similarly the forces of culture can be rendered invisible to us.

Monique describes through stories the pervasive influence our cultural backgrounds have on many facets of our life, right down to the way we eat breakfast. She speaks to the importance of developing cultural self-awareness and the application of the cultural intelligence model to harness the asset that is our diversity in organisations and interpersonal relationships.

Monique Toohey is a Psychologist, Cultural intelligence advisor, lecturer and author. In 2005 she founded Nasihah Consulting Group – Northern Psychology Clinic and she lecturers in Multicultural counselling at the Australian Catholic University. Monique is passionate about intercultural education and has found her niche embedding the cultural intelligence framework across a variety of platforms, from mental health and wellbeing, family violence, social services, justice, leadership programs, communications, policy and project design to engage culturally diverse clients and consumers.

Monique has a number of publications, including the book Without You: Rising above the impact of an abusive relationship. She has been seen on ABC TV Hungry Beast, Lateline, featured in The Australian, The Age, The Herald-Sun, ABC & 3AW radio, 2016 Melbourne Writer’s Festival and delivered the 2017 Tasmanian Annual Peace Trust Lecture. Monique is a Psychologist, Cultural intelligence advisor, lecturer and author. In 2005 she founded Nasihah Consulting Group – Northern Psychology Clinic and she lecturers in Multicultural counselling at the Australian Catholic University. Monique is passionate about intercultural education and has found her niche embedding the cultural intelligence framework across a variety of platforms, from mental health and wellbeing, family violence, social services, justice, leadership programs, communications, policy and project design to engage culturally diverse clients and consumers.

Monique has a number of publications, including the book Without You: Rising above the impact of an abusive relationship. She has been seen on ABC TV Hungry Beast, Lateline, featured in The Australian, The Age, The Herald-Sun, ABC & 3AW radio, 2016 Melbourne Writer’s Festival and delivered the 2017 Tasmanian Annual Peace Trust Lecture. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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asianhippy
What a load of BS. I will always treat people as individuals. I don't care what their culture is. I want people to treat me as an individual and not as a part of a collective.
Yellow Devil
this is schwachsinn
Tansel Ali
This is ever so important, especially in the day and age we live in right now! Congrats once again on your talk.
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Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Culture Eats Individuality For Breakfast 2 days ago   19:58

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Pellegrino, being a cross cultural expert, he is sharing with us his personal and professional experience about how do very different cultures can successfully coexist next to each other. Is it difficult to live in Norway, being an expat? Do you know how to establish the mutual understanding between Italian and Norwegian?

Pellegrino comes form both an English and an Italian background, and is currently living in Norway. For the past 27 years he has travelled around the world and interacted with countless different cultures, nationalities and people-types. His work philosophy is to work with what you enjoy and what you are passionate about, what you believe you can excel in and are prepared to work hard to be excellent at, and only work with what can bring about positive change in yourself and in other people.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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