Welcome to the Philippines Cross-Cultural Course PDF Print E-mail


by Gerald Riordan 

This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to the Philippines will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in the Philippines

I am British and have worked and lived, as an expatriate, in many countries in South East Asia over the last twenty years, including living in Philippines.  Apart from the work my interest has always been the differences in cultures not only between the East and the West but also between neighboring countries.  I have now settled down and am living permanently in the Philippines and experience on a daily basis the difference between how I behave, as a foreigner, and the culture that surrounds me.


Through my first hand experiences and knowledge I am able to help expatriates and their families who are moving to Philippines, settle into the Filipino life style quickly and with minimum pain.  WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES cross-cultural training program is available on-line at a time suitable for you.  So whether you are living in the Philippines, moving to Philippines or only take business trips — you can take “WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES” course and know what awaits you and how to deal with the Filipino.



  • Provides you with a foundation of what the Philippines is all about
  • Helps you understand the gap between your way of thinking and the Filipino way of thinking
  • Provides extensive tools to negotiate the differences
  • Blends cross-cultural information with a coaching approach to understanding and becoming successful in any culture.

We often get asked: why would I buy this course if I can find information on the internet for free?


Two reasons:


I. If 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.  This is the kind of information that's not available on the internet.


II.  Once 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.


The “WELCOME TO LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES” course consists of seven (7) chapters of information, a video file, and two audio podcasts:


  • Audio 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.

  • Chapter 2: (Video) The Filipino National Culture

A video-presentation featuring photos from all over the Philippines, accompanied by a recording that will tell you about the national culture of the Philippines.

  • Chapter 3: Filipino Proverbs

Country’s proverbs can tell a lot about the country.  This chapter contains proverbs that will help you understand the Filipinos.

  • Chapter 4: Philippines Corporate Culture

Doing business in the Philippines?  Managing staff?  If you were going to work in the Philippines, you’d want to familiarize yourself what you can expect when doing business with the Filipinos. They have their own and unique business style affecting decision-making, the way they conduct meetings and their working style.

  • Chapter 5: Culture Mastery -- Your Cultural Blueprint

Learn about your own cultural preferences.  How do you compare to the Philippines within the eleven (11) cultural variables?

  • Chapter 6: The Philippines Cultural Blueprint

Learn about the Philippines cultural variables.  How wide is the gap between you and them?

  • Chapter 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 when living in the Philippines.

  • Chapter 8: Culture Mastery -- Cultural Negotiation and Alliances

Excellent tools for those gaps that are not easy to close!


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


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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 your 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 the Philippines 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 creators in the first 30 days after purchasing the course.



Your choice entirely!


The course materials are stored on a server for you to access and learn whenever you want.

There is no expiration date, no class to be late for, and no time zones to negotiate.  Just log in and study.



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.


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Moving to the Philippines doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  Go prepared — get ready with our WELCOME TO LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES 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 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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