The journey I will be taking you on with these actions begins where most of my clients find themselves when they first start working with me. You currently cannot see what is happening when you communicate within intercultural contexts. In fact, we all suffer from what I call intercultural communication blind spots – and we cannot change what we cannot see.
I find that most people using English as a second language within intercultural contexts do see the need for improvement. However, they cannot see exactly what kind of improvement is needed, so they cannot make a change even when they want to.
You will begin by expanding your intercultural insight. Once you can see what you want to change, you can then practice taking the actions I suggest. As you do, you will gradually embody new speaking and listening skills that will allow you to take action that was not possible for you before. You will be actively engaged in evolving what I call your intercultural communication style.