Anders Bruun

Clipper has used ConnectingCultures several times, for example to conduct a course for one of our Danish -Indian teams. Through three workshops for both Danish and Indian team members we have gained insight into the differences and similarities between Danish and Indian business culture and have worked towards how we can respect each other and create a common culture. At the same time, we have actively trained our cultural competencies which we now use actively in our every day. The result is a more productive collaboration, stronger relationships, clearer communication and a distinctly more efficient team.

Torben Enstrøm

Thanks for a very well prepared and executed cultural training program for the entire audit group. We have enjoyed and learned a lot from you and your very competent co-trainers, who came with local knowledge and interesting stories from all over the world.

Janus Skøt

I had the pleasure of attending Signe’s one-day- course about cultural differences between Denmark and Mexico. The course was very structured and useful with clear goal definitions and attention to personal details. Signe used well-known and very relevant cultural models during the course and I have used several during the first 6 months living in Mexico. Signe’s cultural training is a great basic foundation for living/working/engaging with Mexico even for experienced travelers and internationals.

Søren Plagborg

For our annual Leadership forum, we chose this year to invite Signe for a workshop focusing on Virtual Leadership in a Global Organization. We are a global support organization, which strive to generate engineering value across countries and regions. In this context our cultural jump-off-point was fairly good. But I must admit, that during the day, we received a lot of inspiration and food for thought from ConnectingCultures. We have received many positive feedbacks in the evaluation. ConnectingCultures hosted a good workshop, leaving a footprint as a professional and experienced subject matter expert.
In our industry it is key that our customers trust us. Not just to be technical correct in our solutions, but also making sure we adapt to the local markets and customs when we engage in the complex engineering discussions. ConnectingCultures moved us in the right direction, and we had a lot of fun during the day as well!

Kim Højlund Christensen

In October 2015, we had the pleasure of having Signe Ørom on the Danish Embassy in Brasilia, where she held a full-day employee training on intercultural teambuilding. Signe contributed with her in-depth knowledge of Danish and Brazilian culture, and helped us, as a team, to get a better understanding of our differences as well as being aware of our strengths as a team. Signe is a skilled and committed mediator, and she managed to create a space for a very open dialogue.

Vivi Stensdal

Signe hosted a motivational lecture on virtual teams and global leadership in our organization with a focus on the cultural differences in the countries we operate in e.g. Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and Spain. With participants from these countries, we had a lot of fun and learned much about the challenges and benefits when working with different cultures especially at long distance. Signe was very inspiring and managed to get everyone involved. After the workshop, we have had many good discussions about the topics.

Kasper Damgaard-Richardt

In DFDS we have been focusing on utilizing the potential within cultural differences. During 2017, Signe Ørom has been facilitating a number of customized workshops for various groups of our employees. As the demand for training and insights regarding cultural differences increased in the organization, we decided to develop internal competences for managing the request for cultural training. This was done via a co-creating process with signe Ørom, including a 3 day workshop where 4 specific training programmes were co-created.
Sign Ørom is highly competent and professional. We have benefited substantially from her experience and insights – and due to her positive, customer-oriented approach, we have enjoyed spending time with her during the numerous processes and workshops.

Hanne Pernille Andersen

We are a very multicultural center here at CERE and we get a lot of PhD’s and postdoc’s from non-western countries (especially from China, Russia, India and Pakistan) so we thought we would benefit from learning about the differences between academic culture and service culture in the different countries as well as getting suggestions on how to get better at cooperate and communicate across cultures.
We invited Signe Ørom from ConnectingCultures to do a workshop on cooperation in a multicultural environment and it was a great success. It was super professionally organized with a good combination of interesting knowledge (based on research, which I appreaciate) and relevant exercises, and Signe managed to engage everybody. It is obvious how Signe has an academic background herself and is used to teach based on research, and at the same time she knows how to put together an interactive program that engages everybody.
We at CERE can highly recommend ConnectingCultures and Signe Ørom as provider of culture training at DTU.

Daniel Stokke

After good recommendations from our colleagues at the other Business Academies we decided to invite Signe and ConnectingCultures to give a workshop to our new international students. Our high expectations were certainly met: with ConnectingCultures’ workshop we managed to give our students useful and rewarding cultural knowledge, which will prepare them for the cultural challenges they will meet during their stay in Denmark, and the evaluations showed that the students were very satisfied with the workshop.

Yngve Møller

Brilliant presentation, Signe. You are really a skilled and inspiring intermediary.

Birgit Skov Nielsen

In connection with the establishment of a new factory in Brazil for the production of flexible pipes for the oil and gas industry, NOV Flexibles has run a training course in Denmark during 2012-2013 for more than 70 of its Brazilian colleagues. During this period, NOV Flexibles had the great advantage of Signe Ørom’s expertise during this training, as well as her extensive knowledge of Brazilian culture and mentality. Not only was Signe Ørom able to highlight the differences between the countries in a warm and humorous way, but she managed especially to convey the background to these differences in a down to earth and useful manner. This helped to make our Brazilian colleagues’ stay a positive experience, and made it easier for them to function daily in a Danish context.

Sophia Vejlgaard

Signe knows what she’s talking about; she is passionate about the topic of “The multicultural classroom” and she manages to infect the teachers with her enthusiasm. In a charming and professional manner, Signe manages to close the gap between theory and teaching practice. Her case studies are based on examples from teachers’ every day, which means that the learning outcomes of the training can be used immediately in the next teaching situation. Our teachers have praised Signe for her work and have given her a lot of positive feedback in the final evaluation.

Sophie de Goede

The company I work for has many times asked Signe to hold one- to two days courses in cultural training for those employees that transfer to the Denmark based office from overseas. In 2013 I was one of those employees, and I had the pleasure to be guided through Danish culture by Signe. Signe in a clear and concise way and with a personal touch made the day both interesting and rewarding where upon conclusion I walked away with a greater understanding of the environment in which I would be working going forward. I can highly recommend working with Signe in this regard.

Inge Wihlborg

An exciting and educational training on how and why the small and large differences between Danish and Swedish culture arise. It made good sense to put it in to a historical perspective. The program was spiced up with small practical workshops, which gave some good eye-opening experiences.

Edvard Jensen

I can highly recommend a cross-cultural program with Signe. Her background with the combination of research and practical knowledge of the Brazilian culture / market has given us some concrete tools that we use daily.

Eva Valcke

It is because of Signes cultural training that I really have avoided some embarrassing situations in my international cooperation that might have ruined a good working relationship.

Amber Yue Deng

The cross culture training delivered by Signe is really helpful to me, it’s the first time I understand the culture issue in a very systematically and also comprehensive way. Very importantly, all the information is prepared in a very practical and tailor made way. I get them in very naturally. Surprisingly, I found from the second day of the training I began to benefit from the training – the conciousness in my mind to read the interaction, and the way I choose to respond in a call meeting, etc.. It is really good experience and help a lot no matter you still work remotely or expatriate to the country.

Natalie Ammerlaan

Signe trained me for a full day in South American business culture. She is very knowledgeable and customer oriented – she easily found out what to focus on to fit my specific needs. Signe is a warm and outgoing person and very pleasant to work with. I enjoyed the training tremendously and can highly recommend her!

Morten Kjaer

In connection with the integration and synergy work after acquiring a major Swedish company, we have used Signe Ørom’s experience and skills to focus on Danish and Swedish business culture. Through two workshops with up to 45 participants, we have achieved a much better awareness and understanding of cultural differences, with a focus on communication, leadership and strategy execution.

Thomas Halken

Signe Ørom from ConnectingCultures has conducted cultural training in several of our international director groups. With extensive knowledge and insight into the latest research, Signe frames the challenges you need to be aware of as a manager or employee in a multicultural environment. Testimonials from some of the participants have been:
– Great interactive training that we, as leaders can certainly use to make our global teams more efficient (Project Director, Jysk)
– It is now quite clear to me that we cannot always use our Danish management style and believe we will be successful in other cultures. It is necessary that cultural differences are addressed to ensure better understanding (Director, Oticon)