We help expatriate managers with high quality programs to raise their cultural and self awareness, preparing them to live and work in host foreign countries.

 

Our Services

Expatriate Managers play the critical role in the process of transforming opportunities into thriving business by transferring (typically from the company´s home base) the required institutional resources, technologies, and know-how; by building country-specific knowledge and relationships; and by developing the local talent that is key to long-term success and profitability.

COMPASS Mexico provides a suite of services beyond the usual methods and approaches designed to help expatriate managers and their families understand and adapt to cultural differences in order to reach a successful assignment. We deliver high quality leadership and organizational solutions using proven methods which apply to common cross-cultural situations.

Consulting and Coaching

 

HR McKinsey research shows that expatriate assignments often do not succeed because of the couple or the family fail to make the adjustments required when living in a foreign cultural setting. COMPASS offers coaching for expatriate spouses and couples before and during their assignment. Our goal is to raise personal and cultural awareness and assist in the adjustments necessary to live and work in a foreign country. We offer solutions which will improve cross-cultural relationships by offering instruction in:

  • How cultural differences affect verbal and non-verbal communications
  • How to reach successful conclusions in business matters
  • Defining country specific business and societal behaviour norms
  • Explaining cultural norms regarding business commitments and appointments
  • Learning to define an “agreement” in your cultural setting.

Workshops and Seminars

COMPASS Management Development Programs aim to help executives broaden their understanding, improve their skills and prepare them to face the challenges they face in their new positions. COMPASS offers a wide variety of seminars and workshop programs designed to provide both general tools and practical examples such as:

  • Cross-Cultural Communications
  • IQ, Emotional Coefficient, Spiritual Coefficient Assessment.
  • Teamwork and Network building,
  • Cross-Cultural Social Networks and Knowledge Networks building
  • Personal Knowledge Management skill development
  • Personal Knowledge-based Development skill development
  • Personal Capital System Mapping
  • Core Management Skill Development

Languages and Culture

 

Speaking a language that bridges the cultural gap requires developing new skills and a new mindset in order to take full advantage of personal and professional opportunities as they arise. COMPASS training and consulting will lead to success for you and your organization, with a trainer who has your work-related objectives constantly in sight, teaching our English and Spanish Language programs.

Our language Solutions:

  • Your grammar structure: relating it to your professional needs. For example, if you are a CEO whose most critical task in the target language is future planning at global board meetings, then use of the conditional and nuances of expressing the present perfect tense will be key areas of your training.

  • Functional English/Spanish: Anticipating that there will often be disagreements with British or Mexican business people attending your meetings, you will learn how to communicate with them using language that will be understood without causing offense because of cultural differences.

  • Social English/Spanish: We will help you to understand cultural issues. For example, How to conversationally “break the ice” when you get invited to a cocktail party in London or in Mexico City.

  • Professional terms: We will help you to use professional terms. For example, when your accounting counterpart calls and asks you to ‘net off’ the figures of assets and liabilities and to translate all the terms on a P&L and a balance sheet.

The most successful multinationals invest in people who know how to build foreign businesses, bringing in technical experts when necessary and weaving together their contributions. Let us help you to achieve this with you.