Bringing people together across cultures

Our Clients

We have helped mutinational corporations,enterpreneurial startups, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies increase their performance through cross-cultural training and consulting. Contact us to learn how we can assit you to increase your cross-cultural communication effectiveness.

Our Story

As a child growing up in small town Pennsylvania, I was captivated watching the international news with my parents. As a young adult I moved to New York City and took full advantage of opportunities to interact with people from around the globe. My appetite for international news and fascination with cultural differences converged in the early nineties, as the Indian economy opened up and international companies began streaming in. I had found my niche.

I moved to India in 2001 with my family, and formed Shanti Consulting shortly afterwards. I’ve spent a good part of the last 20 years listening and learning from Indian and global professionals about their experiences working on cross-cultural teams. I’ve seen many clients overcome cultural frustrations and build lasting and successful intercultural partnerships.  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing the flashes of insight in the eyes of a cross-cultural learner. Well, that might not be entirely true. A well-prepared Indian Thali puts up pretty stiff competition.

Doing Business With India

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Living in India

Relocating to India? Get the best out of your India experience.Cul...

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Satisfying Global Clients

Learn how to meet the expectations of your global clients.Cross-cu...

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Studying Abroad

Prepare yourself to make the most of your international experience. ...

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"This would help anyone that is visiting India. It helps give perspective on how we can deliver our corporate values more effectively."
“Thanks again – the buzz was already good, but the weekend has helped to step it up another notch.”
Program Director, U.S. India Educational Foundation
“Thank you for your excellent presentation and interactive session. Your PowerPoint on ‘U.S. Cultural Adjustments’ is an excellent resource. I also appreciate your talking candidly to the students.”
Student going to Fordham University
“The biggest fear is that of the unknown. I keep asking myself, ‘Will I be able to cope with new people in a new environment?’ The workshop dealt with a lot of my apprehensions. Thanks a lot!”
HCL Employee
“The program content was comprehensive and delivered exceptionally well. David’s keen understanding of India and Indians ensures that participants are able to connect with their American counterparts.”