Cultural Intelligence

Do you want to hire and retain top diverse talent and reach a broader market?

Corporate Workshops

Empowering Partner’s Workshop Series lays the foundation for greater organizational collaboration, productivity and innovation.

Seven Symptoms

Does your organization have any of these 7 symptoms of a mono-cultural mindset?

What’s the Point of Impact?

“Should I have taken down my Confederate flag?” Bob asked. It was the question Bob, a mid-level retail manager, asked when he called me over to his group during a workshop I was facilitating at his company. Amy: “Where’s the flag?” Bob: “Up on the wall in my garage,”...

What’s in Your Blindspot?

Russ: “Can I tell you what happened?” I nodded so he pulled me aside and said, “I’m only telling you because I know the work you’re in.” Amy: “What happened?” Russ: “I was at a fast food restaurant in town. My wife and I went in for dinner and all the employees—they...

Hear Me Now?

After facilitating an introductory workshop on cultural intelligence, one of the CEO’s had a question for me. She told me that she holds listening circles at work so she can be sure her employees feel valued and engaged. And as an organization, they also regularly...

Epic Remedies for a Cultural Fail

“So, does this mean you don’t report people who are breaking the rules?” a CEO asked. The question was prompted by an NBC News report: ”An author reported a Metro worker for eating on a train. Now she might lose her book deal.” The author in the headline, Natasha...

WoManifesto: The Backstory

"Should I make myself Director of Design on the robotics team? Am I qualified?" asked my youngest daughter who is in high school. It was so cool to be able to share some of the research with her. Did you know men typically apply for jobs if their skills match just 60%...

WoManifesto in the Workplace

Meryl Streep, in her 2010 commencement address to the graduating class of Barnard College, explained that in high school, a different form of acting took hold. She wanted to learn how to be appealing to boys. She recalled, “I adjusted my natural temperament, which...

The Value Proposition

The best leadership in an organization recognizes that conflict and other behaviors that put a temporary drag on production can ultimately be transformative as well as good for the bottom line. Even incidents that seem the most polarizing can lead to the kind of...

There’s Nothing Common About Vocabulary

“It’s taken me 45 trips around the sun, but for the first time in my life I know what it feels like to have a 'band-aid' in my own skin tone. You can barely even spot it in the first photo. For real I’m holding back tears,” Dominique Apollon wrote in his Twitter post....

Shift Happens

“I love my company, but I’m afraid to go back to work. I’ll see her in the hall and won’t know how to act. If I’m this nervous about being at work, I can only imagine how she feels," said the high-performing employee as she left for a business trip immediately after...

How to Maximize Group Participation

“I want to facilitate a discussion where everyone feels included and we all learn from one another. But instead of sharing their experiences and perspectives, people keep turning it to a political discussion and no one is listening to anyone,” an exasperated...
Dr. Amy Narishkin

Dr. Amy Narishkin

Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

About Dr. Amy Narishkin

“Leaders need to create a culture of safety and belonging for everyone to live their best and most productive life,” says Dr. Amy S. Narishkin. With a PhD in Adult Education and 25+ years of teaching, researching and mentoring, Amy works with CEO’s, management teams and those who take the lead in organizations to effectively implement the tools for cultural intelligence.

Her consulting and workshops help leaders and organizations develop the capacity to value, include and engage the unique strengths present in your workforce to deliver on the high performance promises of diversity.

In addition to her work in corporations, non-profits, schools and churches Amy is also an advocate for cultural intelligence at home with her international CEO husband, four thriving high school to adult children and her passion for church and community volunteering.

To jump start your cultural intelligence check out Amy’s book Awoke in Progress: An Interactive Journal for Developing Intercultural Consciousness.