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Online Cross-Cultural Course

by Margarita Gokun Silver

Arrow_red_curved  Are you an expat, who is working or going to work in Russia, and whose company doesn't offer cross-cultural training?

Arrow_red_curved  Are you a frequent business traveler to Russia?

Arrow_red_curved  Are you part of a company that's expanding into Russia and needs its staff to be knowledgeable about dealing with Russia?

Arrow_red_curved  Do you have clients and partners in Russia?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then "Living and Working in Russia" course is for you.

I am lucky enough to intimately know both the Russian culture and the western mindset. I was born in what was the USSR — in Moscow — and I moved to the United States as a young adult.  After completing my education in one of the best universities of the world, I embarked on an expatriate career.  I’ve been moving around — working and living in different countries — ever since.


Recently I was fortunate to return to and live in Russia for an amazing 4 years.  The country has changed so dramatically that at first I didn’t recognize it.  But then, as I started coaching expatriates, I began to come across things that were very familiar.


My clients were stressed, frustrated, and in many cases even angry at the effects that living and working in Russia and with Russians was producing in them.  And as I worked with client after client in Russia I began to notice something — those clients who came to the country with a foundation of a cross-cultural training fared better in their levels of stress and frustration than those who came without it.


Knowing that I have the benefit of truly knowing Russia and also seeing it from the point of view of an outsider, I decided that I wanted to help as many people as possible -- expatriate and business people -- to have a better experience in Russia and with Russians.



And so I created a “LIVING AND WORKING IN RUSSIA” course — the course that:

  • provides you with a foundation of what Russia is all about;
  • helps you, through the Culture Mastery process, to understand the gap between your way of thinking and the Russian way of thinking;
  • provides extensive tools to negotiate the cultural differences; and
  • blends cross-cultural information with a coaching approach to understanding and becoming successful in any culture.

When I started these trainings in-person, I soon realized that I can help only a handful of people, if I limit it to the in-person format.  And that’s why I decided to make “LIVING AND WORKING IN RUSSIA” available on line.


This course can be used as:

Arrow_reda self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to Russia will work for them and their families


Arrow_reda full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to succeed in Russia

Arrow_reda license for coaches/trainers/consultants who want to help their clients succeed in Russia


So whether you are living in Russia, preparing to move there, work with Russia virtually, or take business trips — you can take LIVING AND WORKING IN RUSSIA course and know what awaits you and how to deal with it.



Two reasons:


Number1If you simply want to learn about the do's and don'ts of the country, you can, in fact, buy a book or search through a variety of internet resources.  However, if you want to know how to successfully interact with people; if you want to learn what motivates them; if you want to learn how to manage them effectively; if you want to learn how to communicate and how not to communicate -- you need to know their prevalent cultural blueprint. And you need to know your own cultural blueprint. Both will become clear to you as you test yourself through our course's 11 cultural variables and then compare your score with that of the country you are going to. See discussion of some of these variables in an article on Expatica -- Tips for understanding the Russians.


This depth of information is not available on the internet.


Number2Once you know your cultural blueprint and their cultural blueprint -- and once you compare the two -- you will discover gaps.  Our course teaches you how to negotiate those gaps with the use of Culture Mastery Process based on:

    • the co-active coaching model
    • the neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) tools
    • the systems and relationship approach
You won't find that on the internet either.


This “LIVING AND WORKING IN RUSSIA” course consists of nine (9) chapters of information, a video file, and an audio podcast:


Blue-arrowAudio 1 and Chapter 1:  Managing Culture Shock 

A unique approach to handling Culture Shock in any situation.  Three handy tools to carry with you whenever you move and go through another transition.


Blue-arrowChapter 2/Video: Russian National Culture

A video-presentation featuring photos from all over Russia, accompanied by a recording that will tell you about the National Culture of Russia.


Blue-arrowChapter 3: Russian proverbs
Country’s proverbs can tell a lot about the country.  This chapter contains proverbs that will help you understand Russia.


Blue-arrowChapter 4: Russian Corporate Culture

Doing business in Russia?  Managing staff?  If you are going to work in Russia, you’d want to familiarize yourself with what changes are taking place and what remnants of the Soviet past are still intact.


Blue-arrowChapter 5: Culture Mastery -- Your Cultural Blueprint
Learn about your own cultural preferences.  How do you compare to the Russians within the eleven cultural variables?


Blue-arrowChapter 6: The Russian Cultural Blueprint
Learn about the Russian cultural variables.  How wide is the gap between you and them?


Blue-arrowChapter 7: Culture Mastery -- Adjusting Your Cultural Habits

Manage the gap you discovered in the previous chapter.  Enjoy the variety of coaching and training exercises to close the gap and, thus, become more effective in Russia.


Blue-arrowChapter 8: Culture Mastery -- Cultural Negotiation and Alliances
Excellent tools for those gaps that are not easy to close!


Blue-arrowChapter 9: Facts that no one else will tell you

A very special chapter — with the information you won’t find anywhere else.


This is a wealth of information! And it’s available to you anytime, anywhere and for the fraction of the cost.


Watch this YouTube video about the course:


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Cross-Cultural training is usually expensive — it can run anywhere between $500 and $2000 dollars — and that’s why most of the time a company would have to provide it.  Yet companies often decide to economize on this part of the expatriate experience and very few expats get the benefit of a real cross-cultural training.


Business travelers and companies doing business in Russia almost never get the benefit of a cross-cultural training.  Yet this training is essential to their success.


That's why we have created this online course and that's why we are making it affordable.  The training we are offering you on-line is available for $199.  This includes FREE short e-mail consultations with the course creator in the first 30 days after purchasing the course.


Listen to the example of what you get in the "Welcome to Russia" course in this teleclass on Culture Tips for Russia:

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Your choice entirely!


The course materials are stored on a server for you to access and learn whenever you can.  There is no expiration date, no class to be late for, no time zones to negotiate.  Just log in and study as many times as you want.


Signing up is hassle-free. Just click HERE and you will be taken to the Global Coach Center Academy where you can enroll in the course.  Once you are there, just register for the Academy and pay with PayPal (you can choose to pay via your PayPal account or with your credit card) and that’s it.


Don’t wait. REGISTER NOW.


Russia doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  Go prepared — get ready with our LIVING AND WORKING IN RUSSIA on-line course.



  • How much do you think you are worth?
  • And how much is being at your creative best and being stress-free worth to you?
  • Think of all these times you moved or done business without having the benefit of a cross-cultural training.  What was it like?
  • What do you want it to be like?

Don’t delay.  Register now.











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