William Sinunu

Cross-Cultural Expert

William Sinunu, MA, LSW, is the co-founder of Globally Hip, a cross-cultural consulting firm specializing in evolving universities and corporations into savvy entities.

A University of Chicago-trained Master Facilitator, Sinunu's insightful material and energetic style lends to captivating presentations garnering kudos from a diverse group of fans including the likes of Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, Citigroup Senior Executive Brenda Hopgood and Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD.  He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the best-selling author of Life Could Be Sweeter and The Sweet Life and conducts workshops, seminars and conferences for universities and corporations in the U.S. and overseas. Sinunu has worked as a multi-lingual interpreter for the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs and as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Human Services.  Sinunu has presented to a variety of audiences, from corporations like Citigroup, JetBlue Airways and Sun Life Financial to colleges such as Johns Hopkins, New York University and Purdue University.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Communications, Customer Service, Diversity, Globalization, Inspiration, International Speakers, Motivation, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Cross Cultural Communication

William Sinunu, MA, LSW, is the co-founder of Globally Hip, a cross-cultural consulting firm specializing in evolving universities and corporations into savvy entities.

A University of Chicago-trained Master Facilitator, Sinunu's insightful material and energetic style lends to captivating presentations garnering kudos from a diverse group of fans including the likes of Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, Citigroup Senior Executive Brenda Hopgood and Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD.  He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the best-selling author of Life Could Be Sweeter and The Sweet Life and conducts workshops, seminars and conferences for universities and corporations in the U.S. and overseas. Sinunu has worked as a multi-lingual interpreter for the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs and as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Human Services.  Sinunu has presented to a variety of audiences, from corporations like Citigroup, JetBlue Airways and Sun Life Financial to colleges such as Johns Hopkins, New York University and Purdue University.

Global Best Practices: 

How to Establish Industry Leading Standards through Cross-Cultural Focus Groups 

It's no secret. Focus groups foster participation, innovation and productivity. Group dynamics also tend to boost morale and create stronger teams. In addition, the International Association for Contract and Communicative Management acknowledges the value of specialty focus groups. In particular, IACCM cites cross-cultural focus groups as an essential element for developing best-in-class service standards.

The WeAre1 Program is a patented six-step model designed by William Sinunu to solicit and value quality input from diverse focus groups. 

The WeAre1 Model: 

W-Who are the participants?
E- Encourage Dialogue
A- Acknowledge Hurdles
R- Restructure E- Enact the Plan
1- 1 Team Moving Forward 

Global Niches: 

Fill Intercultural Communication Gaps by Effectively Managing Cross-Cultural Communication Hurdles 

This innovative program provides insights and tools to understand cross-cultural barriers and then, master them. In addition, the program analyzes the four primary obstacles to effective multicultural communication and tips to overcome them. The Harvard Business Review said it clearly and distinctly. The publication emphasizes the ability to understand and overcome the primary hurdles to cross-cultural communication as an essential skill for unifying a diverse organization. 

This training will detail the following four cross cultural communication hurdles:

  • Unique intercultural communication styles
  • Fluency issues
  • Perceptions of hierarchy
  • Conflicting norms for decision making

Rose Collins, PhD, Professor – Long Island University

"Mr. Sinunu, you carefully crafted questions providing appropriate scaffolding that enabled us to arrive at newly presented concepts regarding cultural awareness and diversity by building on already acquired knowledge. Your lecture set the stage by providing mental frameworks upon which we could make sense of the new concepts you presented. Finally, Mr. Sinunu, you are a remarkable public speaker."

Jeanne Beacham, President – Delphon Corporation

"Bill did a great job presenting the richness of having not only an international customer base, but also a multicultural workforce. My team now knows the world's cultures are the real resource in the global marketplace."?

Dean Richard A. Cosier – Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

"Your presentation on world citizenship and cultural opportunities surpassed our student's expectations. You have become a real-life role model and an outstanding mentor for the next generation."

Brenda C. Hopgood, Assistant Vice-President – Citigroup

Brenda C. Hopgood, Assistant Vice-President – Citigroup"Bill's respectful facilitation of internal focus groups provided an inclusive atmosphere—perfect for our diverse work group. Employees eagerly participated in the program, felt comfortable revealing their feelings and embraced suggested solutions. I welcome him back!"?"Bill's respectful facilitation of internal focus groups provided an inclusive atmosphere—perfect for our diverse work group. Employees eagerly participated in the program, felt comfortable revealing their feelings and embraced suggested solutions. I welcome him back!"
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