Cross-Cultural Communication

Coaching and seminars that help foreign-born professionals communicate effectively with American supervisors, co-workers, and customers.

My name is Alan Headbloom, and for over 30 years I’ve been helping foreign-born professionals communicate with increased comfort and accuracy when the stakes are high.

  • Physicians who need to listen to their patients, explain treatments, talk with patient family members, and have rapport with clinic staff.
  • Educators who interact with American students in classroom discussions and office hours, with fellow faculty on issues of curriculum and research, and with staff on the nitty-gritty of working within the academic institution.
  • Quality assurance engineers who are required to interface between customers and problem-solving teams, make presentations, and write reports.
  • American HR staff who work to recruit and retain high-level employees but have little experience working with candidates from overseas.
  • American supervisors and employees who have ongoing professional contact with international staff members.

Click around to read about options for coaching and seminars. To discuss details and pricing, send me an email.

Alan Headbloom
Phone: 616.666.5676
Email: Alan (at)

  • “The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” —Wade Davis, American anthropologist

Alan Headbloom