Julia Gaspar-Bates has served as a consultant for Sodexo for the past year. She is a competent expert who can offer rich insights based on her own multicultural background and life experiences. Julia is an outstanding facilitator who can address "tough topics" in real time. She is excellent to partner with given her approachability, accessibility and willingness to engage in an authentic manner.
-VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo
Julia has been working with the World Bank Group Intercultural Program for the last three years and has been instrumental in helping staff and teams cultivate intercultural sensitivity, connect and collaborate, and create a more inclusive work environment. Her exceptional expertise and knowledge, and skillful facilitation approaches have provided invaluable insights and support for staff and teams to work more effectively in the complicated World Bank Group international business context. Her outstanding work, passion, and commitment have made a great business partner and a true pleasure to work with.
- Learning Officer, The World Bank Group
Julia did a FANTASTIC job!! So far “word of mouth” is definitely ramping things up…. I would highly recommend making this a mandatory session. It was so well received and very beneficial I think people would appreciate it.
- R&D Sites and Knowledge Network Manager, Sanofi Pasteur
I really enjoyed the fluidness of the session. From the opening icebreaker, I realized the importance of having competence in cross-cultural communication. You skillfully balanced the pre-established structure of your presentation with the sudden questions and comments of the students.
- Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State, Foreign Service Institute
The analysis of our workforce demographics and subsequent management training are excellent outputs from the first stage of this project. Beyond the benefits of this information day-to-day, I think this information can help us to manage through our current organizing effort by better understanding the underlying cultural differences.