Anat Kedem

Profile PictureAnat Kedem is a cross-cultural consultant, trainer and coach, working in team development, change, leadership and cultural competence for individuals, teams and organizations. She has provided consulting to corporations for over 20 years, assisting global teams and managers to create and sustain cross cultural intelligence and competency.

Whereas Anat's practice is global, over the past 10 years, she has developed a core focus on companies working across the U.S./Israeli interface for the hi-tech, pharmaceutical and financial sectors. Her insight into cross-cultural patterns, and her life experience in multiple countries, ensure clients' deep understanding of how to bridge cultural gaps. In most cases, her training has involved both Israeli and U.S.-based teams and managers as well as the joint management teams. She taught a course on "Doing Business with Israelis" at a Fortune 500 corporation's Global University. In 2011, Anat consulted and facilitated workshops in Bangalore, India for Indian engineers who were working with Israel. Additionally, she has written a number of resource books on this topic. Anat is co-author of the Israeli Cultural Detective™, an internationally developed situation-based training tool that allows participants to develop intercultural competence themselves and within their organizations.

Anat is a qualified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator, a Cultural Orientation Inventory (COI) administrator, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), accredited by the International Coach Federation. As an executive and organizational coach, she uses a Gestalt-based approach, working with individuals and organizations to heighten awareness of the change process, to promote growth and organizational alignment.

Anat was born and raised in Israel, lived in South Africa, resided in the United States for twelve years, and has returned to live in Israel in 2011. She earned her M.A. from Haifa University in "Leadership and System Development", and continued her studies in cross-cultural communication at the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland and at Tel Aviv Open University. She trained as a facilitator at TELEM's (Israel) Group Facilitation Program, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's International Organization & Systems Development (IOSD) and International Coaching post- graduate programs.

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