REFERENCES

Novo Nordisk
Maersk
NOV Flexibles
LEGO
Foss
Novozymes
Arla
Carlsberg
DONG Energy
Vestas
Rambøll
DFDS
Codan
Rockwool
Clipper Group
Tvilum
UL Denmark
Haldor Topsøe
Grundfos
DSV
Hamlet Protein
Leica
Siteimprove
Steel Series
Hydra Grene
Torm
Rockwool
Danish Crown
Danske Bank
Amminex Emmissions Technology
Bladt Industries A/S
Thomas Cook
Val Control A/S
UCB
AAK
COMSA
Phillips
CP Kelko
Danish Shipping Academy
Blue Water Shipping
Energinet Eltransmission A/S
Patchwork
Netværk Danmark
EG A/S
TopDanmark
Weilbak
Karnov
IDA
DTU
KEA – Københavns Erhvervsakademi
Cph Business
Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
Udenrigsministeriet
Copenhagen Capacity
EASJ – Erhvervsakademi Sjælland
Aalborg Universitet
Københavns Universitet

Thanks Signe. Your workshop was a fabulous learning event that the Trainees are still talking about! You are so amazing with not only what you know, but how you share and inspire others. Thank you again.
Samantha Deeprose
Global Learning & Development Manager, AAK A/S
Thank you very much for such an amazing and inspiring day. We have only received positive feedback across the board. It was a great day and everyone left with a lot of new tools and knowledge. Thanks for that. And thanks for the great experience. You really know what your are talking about
Val Control
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.
Torben Enstrøm
Corporate Vice President at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals
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!
Søren Plagborg
VP, Head of Technical- & Operational Support- Global Business unit Service, Vestas
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.
Vivi Stensdal
VP Human Resources at Hamlet Protein
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.
Hanne Pernille Andersen
Center Coordinator at DTU (CERE)
Brilliant presentation, Signe. You are really a skilled and inspiring intermediary.
Yngve Møller
Senior Business Process Consultant, LEGO
Jeg er IMPONERET, meget professionelt arrangement. Kultur formidlet på et niveau hvor alle kan være med / associere til stoffet, krydret med praktiske opgaver, som udfordrer så mange grænser og samtidig sætter kultur i perspektiv på en meget hands-on måde. Signe og Mikkel fremstår pålidelige, vidende og meget tillidsvækkende; jeg var med, kunne nikke genkendende til meget og fik tankerne sat i gang.
Pia Nørby
Kvalitetschef – Sihm Højtryk A/S
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.
Sophia Vejlgaard
International Coordinator, KEA Global & Guidance
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.
Edvard Jensen
Global Manger CO Operations, Underwriters Laboratories
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.
Amber Yue Deng
Regional Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, Novozymes Biopharma (UK)
The 2 workshops you held here at Rambøll were a great success and I have received a lot of positive feedback from participants from both days. I am really happy about that and I am sure it will contribute to a solid foundation to our collaboration this year. Therefore: Thank you so much for your well-prepared and engaging presentations.
Minna Julie Kolte
Manager, Development and Implementation, Rambøll
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.
Anders Bruun
Head of Business Development, Clipper Group
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.
Janus Skøt
Senior Director, Latin America, Arla Foods amba
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.
Kim Højlund Christensen
The Danish ambassador in Brazil
Dit interaktive inspirationsforedrag har virkelig givet noget at tænke over i forhold til de forskelle der er på kulturerne i Danmark og Indien. Jeg er sikker på, at vi kan omsætte det til konkrete handlinger, som vil gøre vores samarbejde med servicecentret i Indien endnu bedre.
Andreas Astrup
Team Leader, Novo Nordisk
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.
Kasper Damgaard-Richardt
Vice President, Training and Development at DFDS
Dine to workshops her hos Rambøll var en stor succes, og jeg har fået mange positive tilkendegivelser fra begge dages deltagere. Det er jeg enormt glad for og jeg er sikker på, at det vil bidrage til et godt fundament for vores samarbejde i år. Derfor: tusind tak for dine velforberedte og engagerede oplæg!
Minna Julie Kolte
Manager, Development and Implementation, Rambøll
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.
Birgit Skov Nielsen
Mobility assistant, NOV Flexibles
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.
Sophie de Goede
Commercial Specialist, Hess Denmark
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.
Eva Valcke
Director KEA Global, Copenhagen School