Episode 255: Speaking The Common Language of Productivity in the Multicultural Workplace

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No matter where you live, everywhere you look is an example of a multicultural society. Businesses need to embrace the benefits of having a multicultural workplace and look for ways they can make it even better. For example, UK Language Project has helped people by building a network of expert language trainers for businesses to utilize and make their workplace more productive. By having employees from a number of cultures, you’re enriching the environment for both your employees and customers.

Sharlene Vichness is founder and president of Language Directions, LLC, established in 2005. An experienced (NJ certified) instructor of foreign language and adult education, corporate sales professional, and course content innovator, she has had extensive experience conducting training seminars in English, foreign language, verbal communication,and cultural competency skills. Ms. Vichness and Language Directions have provided customized language and cultural assistance to businesses, manufacturers, government agencies, and individual professionals. She chats with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the multicultural workplace.

Sharlene Vichness
Guest Sharlene Vichness

Today’s Guest

Sharlene Vichness is founder and president of Language Directions, LLC, established in 2005. An experienced (NJ certified) instructor of foreign language and adult education, corporate sales professional, and course content innovator, she has had extensive experience conducting training seminars in English, foreign language, verbal communication,and cultural competency skills. Ms. Vichness and Language Directions have provided customized language and cultural assistance to businesses, manufacturers, government agencies, and individual professionals. She has been a featured speaker at past Garden State SHRM and, NJSCPA Conferences as well as for the NJ Diversity Council, Ascend, and other organizations supporting diversity in the workplace and in- transition professionals. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Essex County Workforce Development Board. She was recently selected to be in the Top 25 Leading Entrepreneurs of NJ by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs organization. Ms. Vichness is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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