Country Navigator

We’ve been in business 28 years and counting and have helped global businesses successfully navigate change through cultural intelligence.

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We know

cross cultural training

Founded in 1992 by MBA graduates Chris Crosby and Hans van der Linden, Country Navigator (powered by TMA World) is steeped in cultural training. Even back then we knew we were committed to delivering transformational change to our clients. Here’s a bit about us today:

  • Supporting global clients such as Arcelor Mittal, HP and L’Oréal
  • Extending the capabilities of over 1 million users worldwide
  • Network of over 300 trainers and consultants around the world allowing us to deliver training in over 14 languages and all timezones

It's our differences

that bring us together

Our values can best be summed up in the words of Octavio Paz, Mexican Poet and Diplomat (1955):

“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”

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Grand Canal Theatre building in the evening.

Champions of

diversity & inclusion

Businesses which embrace diversity and formulate more inclusive working cultures benefit greatly from deeper collaboration, increased productivity and boosts in morale. We’re committed to causing change in your organisation.

For us, D&I is more than just a topic we talk about. We’re passionate about evolution and meaningful change within organisations and tirelessly work to develop solutions that enable businesses and leaders to reconcile change, adapt to a new norm and create more equitable workplaces for their people.

For a global business to truly succeed, its people must understand and embrace their differences and harness the skills to champion borderless collaboration, cooperation and equality.

Our journey

to upskill and empower

What may have started as an idea in our two co-founders’ minds has now flourished into a passionate collective supporting businesses, governments, NGOs, charities, schools and universities.

Through our extensive network of dedicated experts, contributors and learners in over 120 countries, we have been able to spearhead the progress and cultural intelligence of many global businesses. We’ve helped them embrace new ways of thinking, supported adaptation and the adoption of new mindsets and enabled them to understand the complexities of the markets they’re operating in. We’ve grown businesses in ways we never thought possible, through nothing more than new knowledge.

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With over 28 years of experience under our belts, we’re experts in cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace, supporting global businesses successfully navigate their complex and unique challenges. Let’s explore how we could help you.

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“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, PSA Peugeot Citroën