Our training programs educate you or your team on how to successfully work with people from a specific culture or across cultures in general.



Our coaching engagements help you deepen self-awareness, learn and implement new skills, and design a strategic plan to move towards your goals.



Our consulting services offer solutions to your organization’s challenges based on cultural expertise, past experience, and current resources.

Who We Are

Cultural Mixology designs and delivers programs that build and enhance cultural competencies. We serve as a strategic thinking partner to support individuals and organizations that want to thrive across cultures through training, coaching, consulting, and mentoring. 

We are proud to be a certified WBE with the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

What We Do

  • Increase cultural fluency to better collaborate and build trust
  • Enhance intercultural communication skills
  • Boost multicultural workplace performance
  • Maximize organizations’ investment in expatriate leaders and their families
  • Improve employee engagement and create higher morale
  • Mitigate cultural risk factors
  • Equip people with tools to flourish during times of change and cultural transitions
  • Develop culturally appropriate programs and services

Why Us

Culture is invisible, yet it impacts nearly everything today.  Oftentimes, when we are working, living, or studying in an international environment, we simply don’t know what we don’t know. We function in a stage of “unconscious incompetence”, unaware of our cultural assumptions and biases.

Our goal is to help people achieve a higher state of performance by recognizing these issues and building a positive and action-oriented outlook toward cultural diversity. As a result, cultural competencies become intuitive and automatic over time and our clients shift to a mindset of “unconscious competence”.


“I would highly recommend Jamie Gelbtuch and Cultural Mixology for any organization looking for intercultural awareness training. We asked Jamie and her team to create a one-day seminar tailored specifically to the unique mix of cultural diversity that exists within our organization. Jamie’s seminar was spot-on in terms of content, delivery, and timing. Jamie’s use of interactive exercises, real-world examples and humor kept the…” Read More

Anne Cowper, SPHR

Director of Human Resources, Rohde & Schwarz

“Jamie from Cultural Mixology presented a training seminar on intercultural awareness at our annual program meeting, and not only was the content compelling, but she presented it in a way that felt fresh and relevant. She provided our global team with a framework to openly discuss ideas and challenges, while maximizing the limited time that we had together. Jamie was a thoughtful and highly-prepared speaker, and I hope to…” Read More

Nancy Raditz

Associate Vice President, Oceans Program Operations, Environmental Defense Fund

“High praise for the the Cultural Mixology seminar! It is informative and fun as you learn techniques for understanding and appreciating another culture. Jamie helps you answer the “why” underlying many cultural traditions, values and behaviors. As an added benefit you begin to discover many things about your own culture that you may take for granted or be completely unaware of!”     Read More


French-American School of New York

The Cultural Insider

One email per month—like these—with culture tips, quizzes, and info that will help you work better across cultures.

An Introduction to Diwali

An Introduction to Diwali

What comes to mind when you hear Diwali? Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is a cherished Indian festival full of vibrant colors and glowing lights. It brings together loved ones in a time of unity, joy, and renewal. Let’s explore all the reasons that #culturematters when it comes to this festival of hope and light.

Coffee Across Cultures

Coffee Across Cultures

One beverage effortlessly transcends geographical borders and cultures around the world: coffee. From the fast culture of to-go coffee in the US to the slow savoring of espresso at Italian bars, inviting someone to coffee is a common way to bring people together across the globe.

A Guide to Mawlid al-Nabi

A Guide to Mawlid al-Nabi

Bringing together Islamic communities around the world in celebration of the Prophet Muhammad, Mawlid al-Nabi (مَولِد النَبي) is a lesser known–yet very significant–Muslim holiday. This profound and joyous time is marked across the Muslim world by different cultural practices and religious beliefs.

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Schmalzkuchen are little German doughnuts and a popular treat at Christmas markets. Usually they are served with powdered sugar, but you can also add chocolate if that is more to your taste. Have you tried this treat before? 🍫

One of the most vivid and compelling expressions of cultural identity is fashion. Test your knowledge of cultural fashion around the world with this fun quiz:

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