Developing the capability to function effectively across culturally diverse settings

Intercultural competence is increasingly becoming an essential skill for leaders, managers, teams and businesses in today’s globalised world.  From diverse markets to diverse teams, negotiating across different cultures is critical to the success of any international business development or managing a multicultural team.

How we see the world shapes what we value and this drives our everyday behaviour and actions. On a practical day-to-day level, how we understand and communicate with each other is critical to the success of the relationship, project or business venture. With the increasing superdiversity of our workplaces, cultural intelligence can help organisations increase not only their business bottom lines but increase innovation and effectiveness in their teams.

True meaningful engagement requires we interact with each other in the “third culture” where both parties can engage, understand, and communicate in a way that trust and respect is present.


Third Culture Solutions specialises in facilitating cultural intelligence growth in staff teams, managers, leaders
and individuals through training, coaching and consulting.

Third Culture Solutions consists of a strong team of proactive facilitators, trainers and researchers, keen to deliver customised and integrated solutions that have a long-term benefit and achieve the organisation’s business and growth objectives.


We offer individual and group coaching services to develop your leaders, team to reach their full potential.  This can take place face to face or via Skype.


We deliver customised interactive Cultural Intelligence Workshops and fit for purpose training for individuals and organisations.


We take a systems or big picture view to seek first to undertand your business and organisational requirements, in order to customise a solution that seeks to deliver on the business objectives.


We partner with other organisations who share our vision of seeing our organisations and communities thrive in diversity.  Click the logo to be redirected to their page.
Cultural Connections is social enterprise that provides market research and consulting to NZ companies interested in migrant segment, which makes up 25% of NZ’s population. Profits are   donated to multicultural community groups to raise their awareness and funding.

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Hughes Alliance offers global experience in delivering innovative approaches and solutions to resolve organizational and cultural dilemmas which increase productivity.

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“Shireen brings a lifetime of personal and work experience interacting across cultures. We’re thrilled to have her as one of our Advanced CQ Certified Professionals and I highly commend her to you as a coach and trainer who will help you improve the ways you work across the growing diversity in New Zealand and beyond.”

Dr. David Livermore

President, The Cultural Intelligence Centre

“Shireen is absolutely the subject matter expert in CQ. Having lived here in NZ since she was young, yet has cultural connections back to her ethnicity, gives her an unrivaled appreciation on CQ and how that can be applied in a NZ context. I would recommend Third Culture Solutions for any company who is looking to harness the maximum potential in a very diverse workforce that is clearly growing rapidly in NZ.”

Eric Chuah

Cultural Connections

Shireen makes no secret about the relevance of Cultural Intelligence in today’s world. An engaging presenter who speaks with passion & conviction, she delivers a timely assurance that perceived differences can be transformed into opportunities to leverage diversity.

Siak Chung

Asset Tree