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Country Navigator

We’ve been in business for three decades and counting and have helped global businesses successfully navigate change through cultural intelligence.

MEET THE MINDS BEHIND

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Hans van der Linden

Chief Operating Officer 

Nikki Samant Jones

Chief Revenue Officer 

Chris Crosby

Chief Executive Officer 

Matthew MacLachlan

Head of Learning Innovation 

Sandra Mitrovic

SDR Team Lead

Tanja Balog

Client Success Team Lead

Chris Wood

Head of Digital Learning Solutions

Aaron Martinez

Chief Technology Officer

Russell Harlow

Sales Enablement Lead

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HISTORY

Recognizing the power of cultural intelligence leads to some amazing ideas.  

Chris Crosby and Hans van der Linden both wanted to change the way businesses think about culture when they met while doing an MBA in Paris. Building Country Navigator with a solid foundation in cultural intelligence and inclusion in 1992, they’ve led the way in finding innovative ways to transform the organizations Country Navigator partners with.  

  • We work with many global organizations: HP, L’Oreal, Audi, Stellantis, Arcelor Mittal, Santander to name just a few
  • Over 1 million learners have experienced the power of cultural intelligence and inclusion through the power of WorldPrism – our unique cultural tool
  • Our innovative Learning Signature means that our huge network of coaches, consultants and facilitators can deliver impactful learning in any time zone, in any country and in more than 15 languages

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VALUES

Our CEO, Chris Crosby, summarizes our values, in a quotation by Mexican Poet and diplomat, Octavio Paz: 

“What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilisations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death. The ideal of a single civilisation for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us. Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life” 

  • We value cognitive diversity and actively seek out different perspectives
  • We strive to include all, respecting and amplifying every individual, regardless of their identity, background and make up
  • We believe in making the best use of resources and technology to build sustainable solutions for our clients
  • We ground our learning solutions on andragogy (the science of adult learning); we base our technology on innovative functionality that makes learning sustainable

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MISSION

We offer high impact, blended learning solutions focused on cultural intelligence and inclusion. Our Learning Signature is based on proven principles of adult learning and aims to deliver sustainable learning grounded in practical application: 

  • LEARN: Models and principles that give learners practical ways to change their behaviors and develop new skills 
  • APPLY: We give learners the opportunity and tools to reflect on their work through the lens of cultural intelligence and inclusion. We challenge them to look for new approaches that are relevant to their individual situation 
  • PRACTICE: Learners are given strategies and solutions that they can apply immediately. We provide templates, tools and resources to ease the transfer of learning into sustainable, high-impact and measurable changes in learners’ work contexts. 

Whether working through digital content or taking part in a live workshop supported by blended content, Country Navigator learners develop practical and impactful ways to develop their cultural intelligence and inclusive behaviors.  

Country Navigator learning solutions can transform your organization, delivering tangible, measurable results.  

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Coaches

We offer practical real world cultural intelligence coaching to help organizations solve their real-world cultural intelligence and inclusion challenges.

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With over three decades of experience under our belts, we’re experts in supporting global businesses successfully navigate their complex and unique challenges. Let’s explore how we could help you.

Country Navigator WorldPrism cross-cultural comparison tool

DELIVERING TANGIBLE IMPACT

“Country Navigator is a comprehensive and user-friendly intercultural platform that we have simultaneously integrated into our corporate programmes and offered to all our employees worldwide as a corporate on-line intercultural tool. We get very positive feedback from all our users which shows that these resources are highly scored and valued in our global company.”

Céline Williams, International Learning & Development Lead, Stellantis