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Red, Blue and Green - the Global Team

- network of Diversity Icebreaker / Trialogue consultants

Maureen Bridget Rabotin

Managing director of Effective Global Leadership, Inc.

DI / Trialogue experience:

Having first used the Diversity Icebreaker in 2008 with a multicultural, virtual team, I was pleased to learn that, years later, my clients still refer to their Blue, Green or Red communication styles. Since then I have facilitated workshops across Europe in French and in English, for multicultural and virtual teams. Trialogue is not only a tool, nor an icebreaker, but a foundational part of many of my workshops be it leadership development, intercultural or talent management workshops for high potentials. Understanding the importance of communication styles beyond the simple direct / indirect themes, Trialogue enables clients to build effective communication by breaking through (mis-) perceptions and implicit.

Background:

Founding director of Effective Global Leadership, Inc., Maureen is a certified ICF, StrengthsFinder © Global Executive Coach, an Intercultural Leadership Development Consultant and keynote speaker. Author of Culture Savvy – working and collaborating across the globe (2011) and co-author of The World Book of Values (2013), she accompanies her clients as they navigate the currents of globalization. With over 11 years of managerial experience in global organizations, Maureen shares her knowledge of emotional and cultural intelligence and her interest in neuroscience to enable her clients to build bridges across cultural, linguistic, generation and gender divides. Her clients include FAO (United Nations), The Global Fund, BNP Paribas, Arcelor Mittal, Peugeot Citroen, Orange and Oracle.

Key competencies:

  • Certified in StrengthsFinder (Gallup)
  • Lominger Leadership Architect (Kohn-Ferry)
  • Hogan
  • The International Profiler (WorldWork)

Languages: English (native) and French

An interesting story you have about your DI / Trialogue applicaiton:

Brought in to facilitate a workshop on Cultural Intelligence, I used the DI as a launch into communicating across cultures. Since 5 out of 7 participants were French, I needed to steer away from any cultural dimensions with too much of national culture perspective. Trialogue led us to dive deeper into culture and communication styles as participants found differences which related to personality and regional influences (ex. the south of France where the warm climate has people outdoors, sharing more openly than in the north, etc.) By using Trialogue as an icebreaker, we were able to steer clear of stereotypes from the beginning of the workshop, then delve into cultural generalizations through the diversity of communication styles often found in our cultural heritage (traditions, norms, values).

Contact information:

mail: mrabotin(at)egleadership.com

Skype: Executive.Coach1

Maureen’s online presense