Katherine King Founder
Ms. King is the founder of Invisible Culture which provides culture-related training and services to multi-national corporations. She started her work as an Intercultural Training Consultant in 2000 while living in Singapore. She has also lived in Australia, China, the U.S. and Costa Rica and visited over 30 countries. She has worked throughout Asia and the Americas across a broad range of industries including aerodynamics, finance, technology, manufacturing and retail, consulting with a broad range of departments including engineering, human resources, sales, supply chain, business development and more. Over this time she has developed an expertise is in how culture impacts organizations and their employees. She can facilitate programs in any country, regardless of familiarity, by relying on a vast network of highly qualified professionals. She specializes in North and Latin Americans working with Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean cultures.
Ms. King has her Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She has completed both Spanish and French Language programs at Middlebury College, VT, USA, and qualified for certificates in Chinese Language from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and Intercultural Communications from The Institute of Intercultural Communications, OR, USA. She is a member of SIETAR, SHRM and a founding member of the International Network of Culture Trainers. Her articles on culture appear online as does her culture blog called Ask Kath, featured here, where people can ask for advice on crossing cultures. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.
“People are moving around the globe these days faster than any other time in human history. Up to this point, so much of the conversation in the media about culture has surrounded the “visible” areas. Things we can touch and feel and hear like art, fashion and music are great starting points for learning, but increased mobility and cross-cultural interactions are creating an imperative to try to put our fingers on something a bit more nebulous. As more and more people are unable to define “home” or their “workspace” as a place located physically on a map, the need for cross-cultural understanding increases.”