Who we are
Culture Boleh Global Training PLT is a Malaysian/Canadian company with 15 years of local experience and cultural understanding. We specialize in building strong cohesive relationships between local Malaysians and international colleagues and clients. Our training is always practical and ensures all participants will be comfortable to learn and to share during our sessions. We believe that all organizations that embrace the cultural differences among their staff become stronger, more competitive and more profitable.
What we do
We provide organizations as well as local and expatriate individuals with the awareness, understanding and skills needed to build lasting relationships with people of other cultures and backgrounds. We help organizations to develop a communication strategy that creates a Cultural Intelligence among their staff. With Cultural Intelligence, their staff will possess the skill set to communicate regionally or even globally. Cultural Intelligence will also enable them to effectively give global presentations and write proposals, reports or emails to global audiences.
How we can help you
By developing cross-cultural understanding and intelligence, your staff will save your organization time and money. Cross-cultural understanding and intelligence will ensure you build strong lasting business relationships with colleagues, clients and customers. We can help your staff spend less time explaining the meaning of what they write or correcting misunderstandings. Additionally, your staff will learn how to build trust, cooperation and a strong organizational culture of effective global communication.
About our logo
Our logo tells the story of the transformation of an individual from one culture who adapts to communicate and work with individuals from another culture. We could illustrate it this way: Imagine you are from Country Culture Yellow, but you have received a work assignment to Country Culture Blue. Your way of thinking, acting and communicating are totally different. However, you set out to learn and understand your new host country’s culture. Over time and with effort you embrace aspects of your new culture, but still keep your original cultural identity. What is the outcome? You become Green! You are able to communicate both socially and within the business environment in a way that demonstrates great cultural intelligence. You are truly successful in your new work assignment.
Of course the same example could illustrate the transformation of a student studying overseas in a new culture. It could also equally apply to a single culture team working with a manager or team from a different culture.
The point of our logo is that we stay true to ourselves, but at the same time embrace and adapt to our new cultural environment and ways. We USE THE GREEN APPROACH!
Clients & Testimonials
“I enjoyed how you challenged the audience – especially the western members of the audience – to question our perceptions of and interactions with (Asian) cultures.”
“An excellent introduction to Bahasa Melayu conducted by a terrific (and patient) teacher in Hareen. Sangat bagus dan kamu hebat Hareen!”
“I learnt more about living and working in Malaysia in the three hours with Steve than I have living here for four years!”
“It was a good talk which enables us to further understand the expectations of millennials and think about how we can adapt our leadership method to lead, retain and grow them.”
I thank you Steve, for sharing the key to global understanding about intercultural management and communication. It really surprised me how culture affects communication and behaviours and how to address the differences.
“As a result of the training, we shaved around 6 months off our intended coaching schedule, in so far as we have catapulted team understanding of great customer service from an Australian perspective. 100% of the team said they would recommend this course to a colleague.”
“The speaker is GREAT! We love how he conducted the training! He makes the subject/topic of the training lively, interesting, exciting & FUN!
“ Last week I had an opportunity to speak representing my batch during the graduation night. With your guidance, I managed to inject storytelling & anecdotes in my speech. The audiences were giving great attention & I feel more connected to them more than ever before. It was quite hard to inject a story into the speech at first but it was worth it. I’m definitely going to put stories in my speech after this.
Once again thank you for the knowledge you have shared with us. ”
“I have lived for 25 years in Japan. Many of the things we heard about today apply also to life there too. Extremely informative and very helpful.”
“A must take seminar for those moving from other cultures. Clear and easy to understand information that should make working here more enjoyable.”
“An excellent and informative introduction to life in Malaysia.”
“It’s a very useful training. I was just promoted as a Team Leader last month and leadership is very new to me. I have not taken any leadership role in the workplace before (this is my first job, by the way). This course really helps me in this new role and learn what style is more effective to lead a team. Keep it up!”
“Steve was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic with regards to Malaysia and I leave with the desire to try using some of the language.”
“I can’t thank you more for everything you had taught us during that two days workshop! I just changed a new boss 3 months ago within the same team. He is from New Zealand and has totally different style with my ex-boss who is from India. And guess what, I feel that I can adapt to this new change more easily and quicker if compared to my other team members. They are still struggling with working with this new boss as he is very straight forward and totally task oriented. But I don’t see any difficulty after understanding his different background and culture. All the knowledge you shared is totally applicable in real life!”
“Very useful insight in not only ways of doing business in Malaysia but also all the little things you need to be aware of in daily life in Malaysia. Very Good!”
I am very happy to attend the course because it gives me good knowledge and helps me understand more about my leadership role. Very good course
“The best ever “Culture Training.” Very effective for foreigners who are working in Malaysia. Would recommend highly.”
“Steve was a really informative, enthusiastic and fun teacher. I learnt a lot in 3 hours about Malaysia.”
“An excellent introduction to Malaysian culture that will prove very useful in the coming weeks, months and years.”
“A must do course to prepare your people for today’s global business environment.”
“I learned power point presentations skills in this course The trainer are very knowledgeable and friendly.”
The trainers were very good, knowledgeable and informative. I would 100% recommend the training to anyone.
“Wow, Steve’s presentation was absolutely brilliant. A topic that can be and sound boring was turned into an amazing experience and I have learnt so much. Thank you!”
“Really insightful talk about Malaysians! Very knowledgeable and engaging!”
“A thorough overview of many aspects of Malaysian culture, delivered with enthusiasm and excellent knowledge. Thank you!”
“A very engaging workshop that has made me feel a lot more confident when exploring Malaysia and communicating with Malaysian people. Loved the enthusiastic delivery!”
“A great introduction to living, working, traveling and eating in Malaysia. I feel more comfortable about my interactions with locals.”
“This is a must have training for all individuals working in a organization that deal with many other countries. A must for all individuals at all job levels”
“Fun and knowledgeable training, helped me to realize my grammar mistakes in Business Writing and I can improve after attending this training. Overall, good job Steve! Good job Culture Boleh!”
I have been using the knowledge gained to communicate with Malaysians not familiar with English – mainly outside office.
Before attending the course, I always have concern when it comes to email writing as I’m facing difficulty to convey a clear message in the email. However, this is no longer a concern as I learned a lot on grammar fundamentals which will help me to convey messages in a short and simple but clear way!
“A crucial learning experience for those moving cultures or countries. Engaging, fun and encouraging for those moving around the world”
“Culture Boleh Global Training gave a highly comprehensive overview of how to successfully live and work in Malaysia. I have a far better understanding and appreciation of Malaysian culture after the training. It was excellent and it included some very helpful practical advice too.”
Facilitator is very knowledgeable! Presentation skills is superb!
Great training in understanding different cultures when working with expats. Definitely will clear all the barriers that we faced before.
“First class stuff, just wish we had more time with Steve, the trainer.”
Fantastic course, full of detail and information regarding living and adapting to living in a new country
A really great and timely given presentation of the highest skill set.
“Steve is a great trainer who manages to break the language/cultural barrier of his audience right from the get go. His contents were excellent and addressed all grey areas for presenters alike.”
“Steve Muhs is an excellent presenter. His knowledge of Malaysian culture and way of life is simply amazing. His presentation is often accompanied by humour anecdotes in the Malaysian accent.”
Learning more about other cultures helps me to understand their basic behaviour and culture, and makes it easier to communicate with expat teachers.
“Lively, entertaining and above all informative.”
I personally liked the whole package of the training. The instructor’s enthusiasm, knowledge, work experience and the materials provided. Each element combined gave a very good understanding of Malaysians.
“This training has been most engaging in that it has helped me understand both the cultures. Will definitely use some strategies to help bridge gaps and make my working environment more efficient in a harmonious way.”
“Fantastic and valuable course. Thank you Steve!”
Interactive training sessions were well established and the examples used were realistic and practical.
Being in a global environment, it is very important to understand the various cultures we are involved with. Through trainings like these, we are able to be more sensitive towards others and about our own perceptions/sensitivity. It is surely an opportunity to do a self-reflection on how we perceive things before and after the training.
“After this course, I get more confident and am able to do presentations for everyone.”
“This training was full of knowledge and enjoyable. Steve knows how to treat the participants and prevent us from getting bored in the training. Thank you Steve!”
“I will apply what I have learned in this training to my daily work. Steve is a good trainer and very knowledgeable.”
“Steve was a charismatic speaker, brimming with knowledge and anecdotes based on genuine passion of his subject and his personal experience. I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the session and would be keen to attend similar sessions.”
“A very useful guide to Malaysian culture, especially for those who have just arrived and are about to embark on a whole new life!”
“I learned planning and organizational skills. The trainer is engaging.”
“Signing up with Culture Boleh is probably the best decision I’ve made during my 9 years in Malaysia. Practising my new found language skills in my daily interactions is causing awesome reactions and responses; everyone I interact with gets so excited and can’t stop talking with me! I love it!”
What I liked best about the training was understanding why there are clashes in different cultures. It can be frustrating. However, with the tips showed, it all makes sense now. It resonates well with me.
“In one of the topic of Malaysian Millennials Work Values, out of the 6 values that the millennials are chasing for, I encounter 2 of the values being ask by the new millennial recruits that I recently interviewed. Should I have known or rather understand millennials better, I would be more prepared. The presenter has a sound knowledge and the materials are good for future reference.”
“This delivered in a most engaging way by an excellent communicator in Steve!”
“The training has allowed me to connect with my local colleagues on a far more personal level, which is great!”
You make me understand clearer why we behave the way we behave. You make me excited to practise whatever I learned.
“I think irrespective of if or not you or your organization is facing issues regarding cross-culture, this training is/could be beneficial to every individual living and working in a cross-culture environment. The trainer was very knowledgeable and explained everything really easily. That was amazing.”
“Even after living in Malaysia for an extended period this introductory course was amazing in providing some by reminders as we fall back to our default culture and norms.”
“Interactive session throughout the training and definitely can relate some of the presentation and conference calls tricks to real work life scenarios. Simply enjoyed it.”
“Fabulous training which really opened my eyes to working in Malaysia and how to be successful. Thank you!”
“If you want to be an effective leader, be in this training!”
“This course benefits me when I am developing proposal or event pitch to the agency.I learned how to improve my presentation skills and how do an effective presentation slide.”
“The course was useful for me as it targeted specifically what I needed. There are not many training out there aiming to solve this issue from this perspective. In my opinion, the training was designed with an “honest and eye opening” approach, which was some how unexpected, but I greatly appreciate it. This training will be very helpful for me, in the sense that it forced me to acknowledge certain weaknesses I didn’t know I had.”
Before attending the course, I feel ‘unskilled’ in writing business emails. But, during the course I gained skills and knowledge on how to write effective emails in different approaches when dealing with different audiences. At present, I feel myself can write better and more effective business email after the course. It was an excellent training with a great trainer! Steve really very competent in this topic and he delivers the points very well to the participants. Everyone should come for this course!
“Interactive, fun & knowledge sharing from different cultures.”
Before attending the course, I always feel hesitant when I have to write business emails and letters. But after the course, I have more confidence in writing emails and different kinds of letters because I learned a lot of business writing fundamentals which really helps my work. This is a great Business Writing course for IT Engineers. Steve is a such a good trainer and I particularly like the topic related to 4 points plan to business communication.
Excellent training on intercultural communication from a great speaker. His knowledge about culture in the world is remarkable. culture in the world is remarkable.
I understand better the needs and wants from generation to generation, and why they desire it. Not only at the working place but also our personal lives, it helps to close the gap between generations. It was a GREAT talk.
A more relevant training than many of the generic training courses.
“Excellent content delivered in an amazing and sensitive style. Would recommend to any person working in a new country so they get the most from the opportunity.”
Before attending the course, I feel incompetent in writing formal emails especially to the senior management level. However, after the course I feel more confident as I learned better ways on how to write an email in short, simple and clear message. I would highly recommend newcomers to attend this course as it is really helpful to our daily work.Thanks.
“Steve did a good job in differentiating the millennials in Malaysia with other countries, with supporting statistics and personal experiences.”
“Steve was very informative. It was useful to get insight into how Malaysians view some of our cultural norms.”
“The training was highly relevant, well delivered and thought provoking. Very useful!”
“Brilliant, one of the best courses I have attended.”
The tea talk provided insight into what millennials are looking for in the workplace and tips on engaging this growing workforce.
“After 9 years of being here and not knowing the language, the course with Culture Boleh has transformed my daily interactions, engaging me just as if I just arrived – I’m having so much fun and receiving fabulous responses from everyone I meet! Thank you!”
“As a teacher who has taught on the International circuit for some time I can honestly say that Culture Boleh training was outstanding, it gave me a real insight into what makes Malaysia tick.”
“The training was very inspirational, energizing and bringing a lot of knowledge. This is excellent – please keep it up!”
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