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Working with the US

Domien Draaijer

Manager Quality and Business Partnership at NXP Semiconductors

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Domien Draaijer
5

During the workshop Frank has a very open ear and clear response to questions that arise from participants’ daily working environment. Being able to mimic what happens in the interaction between people with different cultural backgrounds strongly enhances the insight in the interaction pattern. This opens the possibility of steering the interaction to mutual benefit. The combination of a thorough explanation of basic concepts with examples, anecdotes and role play really makes me help to better understand the intentions of other cultures and work with these in a constructive way. 

During the workshop Frank has a very open ear and clear response to questions that arise from participants’ daily working environment.
In-company programs

Mariam Hoseini

Analog Design Engineer at NXP Semiconductors Austin

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Mariam Hoseini
5

I had the pleasure of attending a 3-day workshop on “Influencing and Accountability” led by Frank. Throughout the discussions and various exercises, he was a supportive mentor, true listener and acute observer who challenged us beyond our comfort zones. Frank helped us adjudicate on our behaviors, skills, emotional and mental constitutions which are fundamental to effective communications. This class has had a tangible impact on my interactions with my colleagues.

Frank was a supportive mentor, true listener and acute observer who challenged us beyond our comfort zones.
Getting Results without Authority

Ana Echavarria

Professional Doctorate in Bioprocess Engineering Design at TMC Chemical

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Ana Echavarria
5

If you look for accurate and personalised feedback, "Effective influencing" is definitely a workshop I would recommend. Very interactive and practical in all levels of live. Frank's good observation abilities and his experience allow him to recognise immediately what you can modify in order to be more effective. Frank helps you recognise and enhance the skills that perhaps you are not aware of and that could be used to your advantage.

Frank's good observation abilities and his experience allow him to recognise immediately what you can modify in order to be more effective.
Working with Other Cultures

Bram Wittens

Employeneur at TMC Electronics

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Bram Wittens
4

An interesting, interactive 1 day workshop about working with other cultures. Together with trainer Frank Garten you will look to (main) properties and differences between cultures around the world. You will discover how the culture influence the way people think, react and take actions. A lot of time is available for exchanging experiences with other cultures among participants, and discuss about it. Frank will support the discussions with his own experiences and the theoretical aspect behind cultures. The theory is supported by good slides and pictures.

An interesting, interactive 1 day workshop about working with other cultures.
Getting Results across Cultures

Mahrou Kharazi

Product Manager at Philips Healthcare

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Mahrou Kharazi
5

Frank is an extremely inspiring individual with a unique story. Frank manages to create awareness and translate that in a humorous manner, necessary in confrontations with one’s own behavior. Given the increase in number of global teams operating, the understanding of intercultural differences is a must. This cultural awareness training contributes to the productivity of teams and companies. I can truly recommend Frank as a great speaker about optimization of intercultural communication and understanding.

This cultural awareness training contributes to the productivity of teams and companies. I can truly recommend Frank as a great speaker about optimization of intercultural communication and understanding.
In-company programs

Johanna Hainz

Chief Information Officer Asia at Damco

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Johanna Hainz
5

Attending 4 days of influencing and communication strategies was truly an inspiring experience for me and my team members. With his very practical approach to learning and the easy to understand behavioral model Frank helped me to first identify areas where my behaviors are not so effective in communicating, given especially within my intercultural context of local teams. Then he supported all of us to specifically work in our individual areas together with each other's help and under his support and coaching. Have rarely had such a big impact with training into my daily life at work. One week after, I have been testing all my newly learned tools and skill sets within my workday and found positive response from my counterparts as well as staff very gratifying.

Attending 4 days of influencing and communication strategies was truly an inspiring experience for me and my team members. Have rarely had such a big impact with training into my daily life at work.
Getting Results across Cultures

Dick Huitink

Manager Accounting Operations Center at Omron

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Dick Huitink
5

I recommend Frank’s cultural awareness trainings to anyone who works in an international company: inspirational and of real added value.Frank is able to customize the program in a very natural way to the specific needs to the group. With a mix of theory, examples and excercises Frank explains how cultural differences can cause misunderstandings in an international company. Frank learns participants how to recognize the cultural dimensions at work, and provides you with practical tools and tips how to avoid them.Truly one of the best trainings I have attended during my carreer.

Dck Huitink, Omron
Getting Results without Authority

Michelle Meeks

Philips Medical Systems

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Michelle Meeks
5

Frank is a fantastic coach, he truly loves what he does and is committed to helping you grow and meet your goals. He is honest, bold and empowering at the same time. Frank has the talent to isolate small distinctions and quickly and clearly share them with you. He propels coaching by helping you determine for yourself the actions to take, to get to where you ultimately want to be. After having completed my coaching I continue to use all the tools he shared with me.

Frank propels coaching by helping you determine for yourself the actions to take, to get to where you ultimately want to be.
In-company programs

Sharon Sequeira

Global HRM, Head of Project Portfolio Management Office at Philips

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Sharon Sequeira
5

Frank's personality and style of coaching made it easy to open up, be self-reflective and accept constructive feedback. His calm nature, tone of voice and encouragement smile made even the most challenging tasks enjoyable.  He made sure that I got the best of out of the course with a genuine interest in me as an individual.

Frank's personality and style of coaching made it easy to open up, be self-reflective and accept constructive feedback. His calm nature, tone of voice and encouragement smile made even the most challenging tasks enjoyable. He made sure that I got the best of out of the course with a genuine interest in me as an individual.
Getting Results with Virtual Project Teams

Michael Kruger

Borealis

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Michael Kruger
5

I had the privilege in being a recent participant in a workshop presented and facilitated by Frank. From the start, Frank created an atmosphere of engagement which allowed and encouraged each diverse participant to maximise their participation by being actively involved in the many very interesting exercises and discussions. Frank has an easy way about him and is genuinely empathetic  towards each person. He makes you feel that your opinion has value while diplomatically encouraging you to question your viewpoint against the backdrop of his vast experience and the views of others within your group. This is arguably the most effective form of learning especially for existing managers already set in their ways. I will most definitely take up my company's offer of coaching sessions with Frank as I have, within the four days we have spend with him, realised his unique style, his experiences and his capability to get you to challenge existing cognitive biases will make for an excellent coach.

I had the privilege in being a recent participant in a workshop presented and facilitated by Frank. From the start, Frank created an atmosphere of engagement which allowed and encouraged each diverse participant to maximise their participation by being actively involved.
Working with the US

Anita Vandevivere

Owner at TimeOut Coaching & Training

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Anita Vandevivere
4

I appreciate Frank for his open and careful style : supporting participants with his business knowledge yet touching in the heart.  He both accepts and stimulates exploring alternative perspectives.

I appreciate Frank for his open and careful style : supporting participants with his business knowledge yet touching in the heart.
Getting Results without Authority

Rogier van Welsenes

Senior Account Manager at TMC

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Rogier van Welsenes
4

I recently had the pleasure to attend the Effective Influencing program where Frank was one of the trainers. I would describe his style as both professional and very personal. His understanding of our business environment made it a very effective training for me. The sessions are confronting, with very good support as well: an ideal combination. I learned a lot in a very short timeframe. I look forward to attend another program in the future!

The sessions are confronting, with very good support as well: an ideal combination.
Working with the US

Mark Schulz

Commercial Excellence Manager at Borealis

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Mark Schulz
5

Frank, I have very much appreciated your approach to develop my leadership skills. You have rapidly earned my trust and respect in this sensitive subject. The most remarkable testimony comes from my colleagues as they are recognizing a significant difference. Today my team values the versatility of my behaviours, and a clear and straightforward communication.Your trainings have been always a well thought through mix of theory and practice. In particular valuable to note that you had an excellent antenna for the group's sentiment, you never got stuck on your text book. This nimble and flexible approach helped me (and the group) a lot to stay connected, to learn and to train the new insights in this exceptional well-arranged environment.

Your trainings have been always a well thought through mix of theory and practice.
Getting Results across Cultures

Tim Foreman

European R&D Manager at Omron

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Tim Foreman
5

In the last couple of years, Frank has been training many of my colleagues in what we called "working in a complex international environment". Since I have Omron colleagues from all parts of the world working together in one or more locations, this training proved to be very valuable. Frank's participating style of training resulted in enthusiastic people, motivated to use their new skills from the next day forward. After the training feedback is provided such as "Very useful, made me aware of my own behavior", "I learned to work together without misunderstanding" and "I would recommend it company global". The next training is already planned.

Since I have Omron colleagues from all parts of the world working together in one or more locations, this training proved to be very valuable.
Getting Results across Cultures

Nina Baernthaler

Global Talent Manager at Borealis

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Nina Baernthaler
5

Working with Frank is a real pleasure: his ability to understand and translate our leadership development goals into a pragmatic, engaging and impactful programme gets great feedback from our managers. And this multicultural, diverse community is not the easiest of audiences, but he finds a way to connect with them and help create insights across boundaries.

Working with Frank is a real pleasure: his ability to understand and translate our leadership development goals into a pragmatic, engaging and impactful programme gets great feedback from our managers.
Working with the US

Hans de Regt

Director and Owner at Plurel

Testimonial about Frank Garten by Hans de Regt
5

The leadership program Frank designed and executed for my middle management worked very well. He approached it in a structured way, and made sure he understood our work environment in detail before starting the work. The impact was there as soon as the program started: people became more pro-active and started to take more ownership for the success of Plurel. Frank works vigorously towards sustainable results by ensuring participants gain deep personal insights in their behavior and influencing skills.  With pleasure, I recommend to work with Frank Garten for leadership program design and delivery.

The leadership program Frank designed and executed for my middle management worked very well. He made sure he understood our work environment in detail before starting the work. The impact was there as soon as the program started.
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