CQ: Your Superpower to Achieve Excellence

Cultural intelligence (CQ) measures your capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. CQ is a critical part of setting yourself apart in today’s globalized world. Scroll down to learn more.

CQ Testimonials

“We need leaders with CQ who can make connections with people who are not like them.”

–Shuvo Saha, Director of Google’s Digital Academy

Livermore makes a strong, science-based case for why diversity and cultural intelligence matter more than you think. Rooted in research and amplified with powerful case studies and examples, this book is an essential read for those hoping to leverage an increasingly diverse workforce to drive innovation.”

Daniel H. Pink, author of TO SELL IS HUMAN and DRIVE

Learn More about Cultural Intelligence

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a critical part of setting yourself apart in today’s globalized world of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and innovation. It’s the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds and it goes beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness. With cultural intelligence, you’ll know how to strategically use cultural differences to come up with more innovative solutions.

In culturally diverse situations, CQ predicts…

  • Personal Adjustment and Adaptability
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation Effectiveness
  • Trust, Idea Sharing, and Innovation
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Profitability and Cost-Savings

Cultural Values Profile: The Cultural Values Profile measures an individual’s personal cultural value orientations and provides them a mapping of their preferences on 10 cultural values.

  1. Individualism vs. Collectivism
  2. Low vs. High Power Distance
  3. Low vs. High Uncertainty Avoidance
  4. Cooperative vs. Competitive
  5. Short Term vs. Long Term
  6. Direct vs. Indirect
  7. Being vs. Doing
  8. Universalism vs. Particularism
  9. Non-Expressive vs. Expressive
  10. Linear vs. Non-Linear

Partners We Work With

We believe that diverse perspectives plus CQ creates better solutions for all. We have the privilege of working with hundreds of companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions across the globe. We strive to become a strategic partner in addressing the opportunities and challenges for working across cultures. The organizations we work with realize the benefits of being culturally intelligent.  These benefits include:

  • Working effectively on a diverse team
  • Leading effectively in a diverse environment
  • Negotiating effectively across cultures
  • Transforming organizational cultures
  • Including and retaining staff and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Relating or working with people from different cultural backgrounds in any context (hiring, study abroad experiences, cultural readiness, managing bias, etc.)

About the Cultural Intelligence Center

Who We Are

The Cultural Intelligence Center is an innovative, research-based consulting and training organization that draws upon empirical findings to help executives, companies, universities, and government organizations assess and improve cultural intelligence (CQ)—the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. We provide you with innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research.  Watch this short video to learn more.

what we do

We help develop innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research. In culturally diverse situations, CQ helps to predict the following:

  • Personal Adjustment and Adaptability
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation Effectiveness
  • Trust, Idea Sharing, and Innovation
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Profitability and Cost-Savings

BENEFITS OF CQ include

With our help, organizations that implement CQ solutions typically benefit in many ways including:

  • Success in culturally diverse markets
  • Speed and efficiency when working across borders
  • Effective short-term and long-term global assignments
  • Becoming an employer of choice
  • Profitability and cost savings
  • Multicultural team effectiveness
  • Global virtual team effectiveness

Let's Partner

Cultural Intelligence

Tina Merry

Lead Consultant and Trainer

Hello, my name is Tina Merry and I would love to get to know you better and help determine whether or not a CQ solution is right for your organization.  A little bit about me.

I am our Lead Consultant, Trainer, and subject matter expert in the corporate sector. With over two decades of leadership and team development experience, I have  an extensive production track record in video games and software development. Extended periods in senior leadership roles while living as an expat in Romania, Sweden, and the UK provided unique cultural insights and experience in enhancing effectiveness as a global leader, facilitator, and coach.

I am passionate about sharing the significant benefits of applying the CQ framework to accelerate innovation, excellence, and productivity within organizations. I am also passionate about helping individuals and leaders build more inclusive and collaborative workplaces.  Send me an email, I would love to hear from you!