A Few Words About Us
Cultural Mixology designs, delivers, and facilitates programs that build and enhance cultural competencies.
We serve as a strategic thinking partner to support individuals and organizations that want to leverage the diversity in multicultural environments. We coach them in order to assess their strengths, identify areas for development, and provide the resources and accountability necessary to reach their goals.
- Individuals who want to reach their highest potential. They explore how they can use existing strengths to turn personal or professional goals into reality.
- Organizations who are concerned about moving key executives abroad. We get those leaders prepared to thrive in a new and unfamiliar environment. As a result, the leaders hit the ground running and their families have the tools necessary to flourish in what would otherwise be a stressful transition.
- Multicultural teams learn the critical skills and behaviors needed to enhance collaboration and trust. These are key attributes of a high-impact, cohesive team.
- Educators understand ethnocentricity. They can then enhance their teaching philosophies, maximize the value of diversity, and mitigate the challenges present in a global learning environment.
- Students who study in a foreign language. We help them learn to cope with the stress inherent in the transition process into a new culture.
What We Offer
to facilitate an understanding, appreciation, and strategic approach to cultural differences.
to help people reach goals by overcoming personal obstacles when faced with change, particularly in an international environment. We empower individuals by creating realistic, actionable items and a sense of accountability.
to provide the research, support and hands-on project management necessary in an organization’s cultural problem-solving process.
Cultural Mixology is a NYC tri-state area certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).
Founder: Jamie B. Gelbtuch
In my role as Founder and Principal Consultant of Cultural Mixology, I design, deliver, and facilitate programs that build and enhance cultural competencies. I lead the strategic thinking process, through coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting, to support individuals and organizations that want to thrive across cultures.
I have worked with individuals and teams from Novartis, Pepsi, Rohde & Schwarz, Midea, Coach, IBM, NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, U.S. Department of State, French-American School of New York, The Juilliard School, Boehringer Ingelheim, Environmental Defense Fund, Atlas Corps, Upwardly Global, The Counselors of Real Estate, Western Connecticut State University, The Healthcare Association of NYS, and the Community Center of Northern Westchester among others.
Passionate about equipping people with tools to flourish during times of change and cultural transitions, I have spoken at numerous conferences and authored or co-authored 20+ articles including “Buyer Beware: Don’t Invest in Cross-Cultural Training You Don’t Need” in Training Industry Magazine, “Outsourcing: Leap of Doubt?” in HR Director, “Four Tips for Coaching Expats to Success” published by the International Coach Federation, and “Ways to Handle Conflict on Multicultural Teams” printed by the Project Management Institute.
I am a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management (MBA), Georgetown University (BS), and NYU (certificate in Executive and Organizational Coaching). As an ICF credentialed coach, my interest in neuroscience and behavioral change led me to become a certified provider of the BrainStates Awareness Profile™, which I use to help clients harness the brain’s ability to focus on positive goals and achieve higher level outcomes.
In addition, I hold a Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Economique from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified career coach with GetFive. My leadership in the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR) includes having served as a board member for the Metro NY chapter and as a member of the USA conference planning team for six years.
In my spare time, I volunteer as a Chairperson for Georgetown University’s Alumni Admissions Program in NYC, overseeing ~100 alumni interviewers and serving on the Board of Advisors. As an active runner, I have written about my experience in Like The Wind magazine and ran my first half marathon during the pandemic.
A cosmopolitan globetrotter, I am fluent in English, Spanish, and French, with a working knowledge of Portuguese and basic Arabic. I have lived abroad and pursued my wanderlust throughout five continents.