Welcome to the Cultural Intelligence Center

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We are an innovative, research-based training and consulting firm that draws upon empirical findings to help organizations and individuals around the world assess and improve Cultural Intelligence (CQ®).


We provide people with the inspiration and tools to improve their interactions and relationships with clients, colleagues, friends, and family.


We spread the transformative power of Cultural Intelligence by teaching individuals and organizations how to make the most out of culturally diverse situations.

Our mission 

Here at the Cultural Intelligence Center, our mission is to build bridges and remove barriers for working and relating effectively across cultures.

our vision 

We view ourselves as a preferred global partner of choice for assessing and developing cultural intelligence, intercultural effectiveness, and cultural competency.

Women’s Business Enterprise Certified

The Cultural Intelligence Center is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a WBENC Regional Partner Organization. This certification confirms that CQ Center is majority-owned, operated, and controlled by women.

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About Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

What is CQ?

Most cultural competence programs focus on teaching information about different cultures (e.g. Indians versus Germans; Millennials vs. Boomers). Cultural intelligence takes a different approach. Based on more than twenty years of research across over 100 countries, we know that there are four capabilities that need to be developed in order to relate and work effectively with people from different backgrounds.

Cultural Intelligence begins with CQ Drive—the curiosity and motivation needed to work well with others. Next is CQ Knowledge—understanding the kinds of differences that describe one group versus the next, without resorting to stereotyping specific cultures. Third is CQ Strategy—learning how to plan effectively in light of cultural differences. And finally is CQ Action—being able to adapt behavior when the situation requires it.

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Cultural Intelligence, or CQ,

Getting Started

There are many ways to start your journey toward Cultural Intelligence, and you’ve already started by making it to this page. No matter your need, we have a solution that will get you started on your journey toward Cultural Intelligence. Do you have bigger aspirations such as a training program for your team or organization? Schedule a 15-minute meeting today to discuss more or simply start a website chat session with one of Customer Relationship Specialists during normal business hours EST (click the thought bubble in the lower right corner to initiate a chat).

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The Cultural Intelligence Center is an innovative, research-based training and consulting firm that draws upon empirical findings to help organizations and individuals assess and improve cultural intelligence (CQ)-the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. We create programs, workshops, certifications, and multiple-languages assessments that are industry-specific and tailored to help people acquire CQ capabilities and harness their transformative powers in every aspect of their lives. Headquartered in the United States, our globally diverse team of experts and trainers serves clients all over the world to help everyone, everywhere unlock the power of CQ. More information about the Cultural Intelligence Center can be found on our website at www.CulturalQ.com.


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Complimentary Cultural Intelligence for Leaders Packet

Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies needs effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Being able to bring together and get the best out of team members from different generations, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic roots, countries, religions and educational backgrounds requires a Culturally Intelligent Leader.

We have put together a collection of Cultural Intelligence leadership articles written by social scientist, speaker and author Dr. David Livermore.  The article topics include:

  • 5 Questions Culturally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day
  • Leadership Advice You Should Ignore
  • How Culturally Intelligent Leaders Make Decisions

About the Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. Learn more about Dr. David Livermore by visiting his website.

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