Developing intercultural competence to leverage cultural diversity and boost creativity, inclusion and performance in a multicultural and globalised world.



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Culture Resource Centre

How Can We Help You and Your Organisation?

Our expert interventions support developing the cultural competence to leverage cultural differences, to work more productively and to enjoy greater success in our multicultural and globalised world.

  • Training Services cultural training programs for professionals and teams tailored to your needs and delivered at your preferred venue or virtually. LEARN MORE
  • Business Coaching Grow people to develop cultural competence to achieve goals in multicultural and/or international businesses. LEARN MORE
  • Virtual Open Courses Open Course virtual workshops addressing awareness, know-how and competence development. Open to individuals and small groups. LEARN MORE
  • Tools & Assessment Tools & Assessments to facilitate the development needs to enhance intercultural competence of your professionals, leaders and teams. Learn more
  • Webinars & Presenters Public speakers for your face-to-face presentations and webinars. LEARN MORE

What do our Clients say?

"Culture Resource Centre doesn’t just do cultural awareness but provides pathways to build cultural competence and cultural intelligence that improves and develops our teams’ communication, productivity and efficiency. Hitachi Rail is a culturally diverse and dynamic organisation with global coverage, the Culture Resource Centre has been a valuable provider of training to my resources. I am happy to recommend the work of Culture Resource Centre". Training Manager, Asia Pacific HITACHI RAIL

Our Recent Projects

Our approach, expertise and results are best represented by our work.

Meet the Team

Let us Introduce our Team and our Local and International Networks

  • JOOST THISSEN Founder & Partner

    Joost Thissen is founder and partner of Culture Resource Centre. Her areas of expertise include cross-cultural management, developing intercultural competence, and organisational behaviour. Joost has a Master’s Degree in Business Sociology (A'dam, The Netherlands) and a Professional Development Certificate "Executive Coaching” by the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (Sydney). She is accredited in the Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), the IRC Train-the-trainer, and holds Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Joost is adjunct lecturer for the University of Wollongong, and lectures at the Sydney Business School (MBA).

    Kees Hoefsloot is partner of the Culture Resource Centre. During his international corporate career he developed a keen interest and in-depth expertise in global business, partnerships, outsourcing/off-shoring, and working with multicultural virtual project teams. Kees holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business and followed the executive MBA “International Client Account Sales” program with INSEAD; a Professional Development Certificate "Executive Coaching” by the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology (Sydney), accredited in Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), and Kotter 8-Step Process for Leading Change (and its Train-the-Trainer program).
  • LOCAL PROFESSIONALS We work with professionals, practitioners, and academics to offer the best service to our clients.

    During our Australian local projects we work with the following people: Nick Stone, Lorraine White, Tine Kohler, Erik de Jong, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou, Robin Miller, Michael Odur, Lynda Ben-Menashe, Ali Reza Yunespour, Salmon Jan and Sajjad Yunespour.
  • GLOBAL PARTNERS To expand our global reach we partner with International organisations, networks and institutes.

    During our projects for international clients we partnered with: Culture Learning Group (USA). IBI NET (based in The Netherlands) and the IRC Global Network. IDEAS4CULTURE (Europe/Asia), RW3 CultureWizard (USA) and SIETAR Global Network.


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Culture Resource Centre Stats

Some amazing things about us you should know.

  • 58077 People Trained
  • 95% 95% of clients rated us 'very good' or 'excellent'
  • 44 Countries Worked With
  • 23 Years in Business

Let's get started - Contact us

Please let us know how we can help. Call us to discuss or use the form below.



Office: 1300 017 418

- Joost Thissen +61 (0)409 714 261
- Kees Hoefsloot +61 (0)408 423 063