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Bridging Franco-American Differences in the Workplace

Mind the Gap – Bridging Franco-American Differences in the Workplace

Despite the long-standing friendship between their respective countries, the French and Americans continue to be baffled by each other in the workplace. From diverse communication practices and trust-building styles to different approaches towards leadership, decision-making and meeting protocols, the challenges they often face are rooted in cultural influences.

Please join us for an insightful interactive presentation and panel that will highlight some of the nuances inherent within the two cultures that frequently cause misunderstanding in the workplace. From enhancing awareness of the key cultural differences to exploring obstacles that impede productivity and performance, FACC members and guests will take away some new tactics they can apply to improve their communication and working relationships across cultures.


Julia Gaspar-Bates, M.A., is co-founder and President of Intercultural Alliances, LLC, a global cross-cultural training and consulting firm. She has trained thousands of executives, educators and students, military personnel and governmental and non-governmental employees in multiple languages on four continents. A bi-cultural British-American, Julia began her career in Paris where she resided for many years. She specializes in helping both French and American clients navigate the cultural differences to optimize their leadership and teamwork for clients such as The World Bank, Sodexo, Sanofi-Pasteur, Dassault Systèmes, Lactalis, Valéo, among others. Julia holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and has been an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University for 10 years. She has also been a member of the FACC for many years, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for SIETAR USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research).


Pascale Brady (CPCC, PCC, MBA), founder and President of Global Life Coaching LLC, is The Challenge Coach©.

Pascale is a Professional Certified life and business Coach, a consultant and a trainer/speaker with 30 years of professional experience, both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She is French, German and American and works fluently in all three languages. As a Business Coach and Consultant, she guides executives and managers individually or as part of groups or teams to successfully master their challenges and effectively resolve problems. As a Life Coach, Pascale empowers individuals, couples, and groups to overcome challenges in life or at work, specializing in those related to transitions and relationships. Finally, Pascale is an intercultural trainer and a sought after speaker on a variety of topics.  After 12 years in the corporate world as an international sales and marketing executive, Pascale was certified as a coach in 2005. Among her many partnerships, she is working as expat coach and trainer with Net Expat, and as leadership and executive coach at Sequence Counseling. 

Tue, Apr 21


Free and Open to All.

April 21st, 2020 11:30 AM   through   1:00 PM
United States
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