Intercultural Training USA

The USA is an important market for many companies. On the surface, America seems similar to Germany from a business culture perspective. In reality, however, there are several significant differences and misunderstanding traps that can endanger successful business ventures.

The Intercultural Training USA seminar illuminates the differences between how Americans and Germans do business differently and provides you with ready-to-use tools to successfully negotiate and conduct business with Americans. Additionally, it will prepare you to get off on the right foot if you are moving to the United States for a long-term work assignment. At the same time, the training challenges you to examine your own culture and how it impacts your point of view and expectations. 

Target Group: Professionals who are in contact with the USA or who are being sent to the USA on work assignment. 


  • Reflection on one's own cultural influences

  • Working effectively on global (virtual) teams

  • Differeing working styles Americans--Germans

  • Differences in dealing with colleagues, supervisors and subordinates 

  • Culturally-driven expectations in negotiations and presentations

  • Interacting with colleagues outside of the workplace  (business meals, gift-giving norms)

  • At the end of the first day's training, an infomal Happy Hour will give participants a chance to interact with each other and with the trainer.

Seminar Language: English (recommended)  or German

U.S.-native Michelle Diehl has a Masters of Arts in Counselor Education from the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the George Washington University. Before moving to Germany in 2000, she worked as a school counselor as well as at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. For the past 15 years she has worked as a trainer of business skills for professionals at all levels and in several industries.

Current open seminar offerings:
Speyer: February 5-6.2019, maximum number of registrations: 10 (no minimum)
Mannheim: February 19-20, 2019, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 4 / 10
Stuttgart: April 4-5, 2019, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 5 / 10
Frankfurt:March 5-6, 2019, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 5 / 10

Additionally, we offer special in-house trainings tailored to your needs at your company training facility or at a local conference-equipped hotel.

Price (open seminars): 1200 EUR plus VAT per participant. Companies sending at least two participants receive a 20% discount.

Price (inhouse seminars): We will gladly prepare an offer for tailored seminars upon request.

Read our English-language blog "Intercultural Reflections".
In addition to Intercultural Training USA, we also offer Presentation for an American Audience training.
Read this page about our intercultural trainings in German.