Linda is an energetic educator with a PhD in intercultural studies who brings dynamism to every discussion. She works hard to effectively enhance the performance of individuals and teams across disciplines, cultures and borders. Linda is well known for engaging training and out-of-the-box thinking
Linda is an Associate Partner at Hofstede Insights with over 24 years’ experience working in China, U.K. and Ireland. She has extensive experience in delivering intercultural consultancy and training to diverse participants from more than 76 nationalities from business sectors such as pharmaceuticals, business service, financial service, IT, engineering as well as students (undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, EMBA, PhD), postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty members in the higher education sector.
As an in-demand facilitator, Linda is known for combining her research expertise and innovative and engaging approach with practical experience gained from working with colleagues from more than 100 countries, delivering effective intercultural consulting and training.
Linda is the Programme Director and creator of the award-wining Intercultural Development Programme (ICD) at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin. She is also an Advisor for British Council in the U.K.
Linda holds a Ph.D. degree in Intercultural Studies from Durham University and a M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics from King’s College London, U.K. Her focus includes:
Linda also lived in France and worked for UNESCO. She has travelled extensively while working as an academic and consultant, providing training and sharing research globally.
Intercultural Development for Future Business Leaders, 48th Annual Partnership in International Management (PIM) Conference, 2021
Cultural Perspectives on Global Issues, Keith Sherin Global Leaders Virtual Program, 2021.
A question of attitude: Becoming culturally intelligent, UCD Business Impact Podcast 2021
Intercultural communication, Multicultural teams (in-person, virtual & hybrid), Intercultural conflict management, Teaching diverse students (higher education), Intercultural competence
Government and Supranational, Education, Consulting
Intercultural Management, Organisational Culture
Worked and lived in
China, U.K., Ireland, Australia