Frank Garten is an expert on intercultural communication and management. As the author of several books and a popular speaker and trainer, he knows that the best communication starts with you.
He has worked in technical, commercial and general management positions in Philips and NXP, gaining practical insight into cooperation between people from different cultural backgrounds. He has traveled extensively in most business cultures of the world, and experienced what works and what doesn’t in phone conferences, meetings, change projects and negotiations.
In his daily work Frank helps professionals to become stronger, more effective and achieve optimal results through meaningful dialogue. Just like he built up his career on a strong start in science, he likes to base his work on solid insights and well-proven methods. Frank understands, simplifies and defines practical solutions. He is able to rapidly build up trust in groups such that they can speak about meaningful things. He challenges and confronts, with an empathetic smile and a results-oriented mindset.
Frank Garten has been working for the last 8 years as an independent consultant, and gives lectures and workshops on topics such as cultural diversity, cross-cultural cooperation, communication & influencing and personal leadership. By combining his sound theoretical basis from his PhD with his own experience, Frank’s talks and lectures notably stand out for their focus on what to do practically. Should you copy your superiors on an email? Do you present conclusions first or last in a talk? Should you act confidently or with modesty in first interactions with colleagues, suppliers, clients and partners from across the world?