cultural exchange coaching
I may be able to help you with cross cultural understanding or not.
Especially if you're white, straight, male, able bodied, middle/upper class and you are having conflict with folks who are different from you and would like help understanding why,
Or if you're anyone and want to understand 'the ways of white folks' OR any other dominant culture as above...
Let's have a quick phone chat to see if we both think I might be able to give you some insights or forward you some appropriate resources.
I'm white, male, grew up middle class and middle aged but I'm also gay, disabled. I've inhabited a lot of diverse & marginal groups so I've witnessed a lot of intercultural harmony & conflict from the inside, outside & as a facilitator.
NB I am a child of the hippie feminism and the diversity debates of the 80s. My perspectives are my own and hopefully will be useful but are not in lock step with the social justice debates of the current zeitgeist.
Training & Qualifications
I grew up in a big city, lived in very diverse neighborhoods & regions, have learned half a dozen languages, had many monolingual housemates & lovers from other cultures & countries. I've travelled to a dozen countries. I have consistently been in cultural environments where I was the only person of my race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age or the only visible/out one although in most situations there are various types of closeting & invisibility.
I started facilitating anti-racism workshops in 1988. Taught ESL and gave cultural orientation to refugees for 11 years.
Availability & Preferences
I freelance so my schedule is flexible. You can see my availibility & schedule with me here: mbdo.youcanbookme.com