Testimonials

 

Dr Marion Kremer
Head of CSD Research & University Relations
Capgemini Frankfurt am Main
(Germany)

"Good examples, one could really sense the real-world experience"


Shantanu Patil
Manager
Capgemini Mumbai
(India)

"The intercultural workshop was indeed a very interesting day packed with lots of fun, information and spicy food for thought. It helped bridge the cultural gap between Indians, British, Germans and Italians by creating more awareness of the differences in cultural values. It added the essence of the 'people factor' to the project which makes distributed delivery very lively and more collaborative. This workshop should be conducted with every client who runs an offshore delivery component. Wolfgang Messner conducted the workshop very professionally keeping in mind the minutest of details."


Antonino Gargano
Delivery Manager
Capgemini Outsourcing Frankfurt am Main
(Germany)

"Great training, showing the cultural differences and how to bridge them. Thanks. Was a great time!"


Arne Claßen
Infrastructure Engineer
Capgemini Outsourcing Frankfurt am Main
(Germany)

"The training was very good and helped me to gain a better awareness for the Indian culture and cultural differences in general. It offered a good mix of theoretical background and practical advice."


Lokesh C Malhotra
Project Manager
CSC - Computer Sciences Corp. Bangalore
(India)

"The training was really good and well structured."


Ravi Tirumalaraju
Head Mobile Solutions
Corpus Mobile Labs Hyderabad
(India)

"Great content and fantastic delivery. Lots of learning about Western countries. Thanks!"


Somok Ghosh
Head of Offshore Management
Deutsche Post Bonn
(Germany)

"A very impressive seminar and certainly unique in its form. The seminar offers hands-on yet indepth information enabling our teams to successfully collaborate with our providers."


Peter Asemann
Senior Software Engineer
Elektrobit Automotive Erlangen
(Germany)

"Sehr hilfreich bei Planung und Bewertung von Offshoring-Projekten in Indien. Das Training hilft, Fehler zu vermeiden und vermittelt einen realistischen Eindruck von Chancen und Risiken der Entwicklung in Indien."


Peter Schmid
Senior Software Engineer
Elektrobit Automotive Erlangen
(Germany)

"Very vivid and broad review with many helpful hands-on examples."


Ema Trinidad
Founder & Director
EMA Spa Bangalore
(India)

"I just finished reading the booklet 'Engaging with India'. Nice one, Wolfgang. I highly recommend that everyone should read this book, especially if you are an entrepreneur doing business with Indians."


Ignanz Vinzenz
Director
IGS - Informatikgesellschaft für Sozialversicherungen GmbH St. Gallen
(Switzerland)

"I thank Wolfgang Messner for his effort in supporting our Indian projects. As a trainer and coach he manages to convey images in his workshops that adequately reflect the reality and thereby help our employees to safely, respectfully and thus successfully collaborate with their Indian colleagues. In addition, the seminar opens a door to a rather different, impressive culture. We consistently receive a very good feedback from the participants – and an excellent one after their first visit to India."


Srinivasan Sivasubramanian
Principal Consultant
Infosys Bangalore
(India)

"Doing business and meeting cultural differences are a given. But when you understand why people behave the way they do, things become far simpler. I thought I knew the nuances of how to do business – but this session helped me to look beyond the obvious."


Venkata Jayaraman
Country Head Payments & CMS Operations
ING Vysya Bank Mumbai
(India)

"I appreciate the efforts taken to explain and narrow the divide between different cultures and business communities."


Torsten Bloch
Sales Manager Europe
KHS GmbH Kleve
(Germany)

"The earlier this training is done within an international business relationship, the better it is."


Falgun Desai
Dy. General Manager - Engineering
KHS Machinery Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad
(India)

"It was a wonderful time to learn together with colleagues from different cultures and understand their values and norms. This has definitively helped me to get to know them better."


Kamlesh Vyas
Asst. Manager - Design
KHS Machinery Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad
(India)

"The workshop was a good experience. I learnt many things helpful for business as well as private life."


Mike Sammons
Business Support Manager
KHS USA Inc. Sarasota, FL
(U.S.)

"Working with my international colleagues on the case studies was very good. This helped to show the differences and allowed us to talk about them."


James Wong
Plant Manager
KHS USA Inc. Sarasota, FL
(U.S.)

"Wolfgang's training was both insightful and educational; I now understand the behavior, values, and culture of my colleagues from India and Germany better. Thank you!"


Sarah Allwood
Business Support Manager
LSBU London South Bank University London
(U.K.)

"A really insightful course, taught by an engaging and humourous coach. Thank you!"


Ryo Ashida
Management Accountant
LSBU London South Bank University London
(U.K.)

"The facilitator was engaging and provided real-life examples that I could engage with."


Cherie Chin-A-Foo
Financial Planning Manager
LSBU London South Bank University London
(U.K.)

"It was very useful and beneficial to have this session with Wolfgang. The conversations it started are useful and it will definitely help us to improve our investment appraisal process."


Lex Rees
Business Development Manager
LSBU London South Bank University London
(U.K.)

"Wolfgang was enthusiastic, focused and very well-informed. His presentation of business case preparation was compelling."


Yuan Xing
Business Development Manager
LSBU London South Bank University London
(U.K.)

"Very useful course. Strongly recommended to people who are involved in writing business cases."


Michael Zell
Development Engineer Check Weighing Machines
Sartorius Mechatronics Aachen
(Germany)

"Schöne Mischung aus Vortrag, Filmen, Diskussion; gute Darstellung der Ergebnisse; gute Auswahl der Medien und Konzepte mit Aha-Erlebnissen; Sachkenntnisse des Dozenten"


Andreas Loodt
Strategic Purchasing
Sartorius Mechatronics Aachen
(Germany)

"Praxisbezug, hohe Wissensdichte, geringe Pausen, konzentriertes Arbeiten, Spaß und Kurzatmigkeit."


Govindaraju Nelamangala
Director HRM - Asia
Sartorius Stedim India Bangalore
(India)

"Wolfgang's training on Working across Cultures was very well received by all the participants. The realisation of cultural differences and the learning about the values of other cultures is very useful in our international business. Initially, the participants were sceptical about the program but when it started and went ahead, it was very enjoyable and learning was easy through examples and video clips. It gave us the right understanding and approach towards intercultural differences."


Sarah Varga
Manager
sd&m Stuttgart
(Germany)

"I thought the training was great! It was interesting, true to life and offered me precisely the information I had so far been lacking about the culture and thinking of our Indian colleagues. it will help me to interact and communicate more consciously with the Indian employees from now on."


Sreemathi Ramnath
President
SIETAR Chennai
(India)

"Given Wolfgang Messner's experience at work coupled with the insider's view that he has gained through his marriage to an Indian, his approach to handling the communication gaps with Indians are hands-on and facilitate collaboration." (from the foreword of 'Working with India')


Andreas Philipp
Development Director Central Europe
Torex Retail Solutions Berlin
(Germany)

"Many thanks for the excellent training! It has been very well received by the team and myself; I am sure it is going to be helpful to master our upcoming challenges."