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Cellene Hoogenkamp: Finding Your Voice: The Challenges of an International Female Executive Leader

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Episode 23

About Cellene Hoogenkamp: Cellene is an Author, Speaker, and Executive Coach who works with senior executives in both Europe and The United States. She understands what it means to be an expatriate living and working across different cultures. Cellene was raised in the Netherlands with further education in Sydney, Australia where she obtained her B.S. and MBA. She’s multilingual in Dutch, English, German, and French. She’s worked as a Manager, Senior Executive and Board Director in Australia, Asia, Europe, and The United States As a coach, she helped senior leaders and their teams expand their leadership and business development capabilities, interpersonal skills, and turn conflict into productive relationships. She has a strong understanding of cultural diversity and she’s also a “Smum” of 6 children and an avid triathlete.


In this episode, Jordan and Cellene discuss:

  • Assimilating and integrating into the culture of your surroundings.

  • Creating and building a sustainable world-class culture.

  • Cultural background and how it impacts your communication style.

Key Takeaways:

  • You must understand your “inner culture” and respect others’ cultures.

  • Today’s world is complex, volatile and moves quickly. Leaders have the choice of getting their organizations “stuck” or accepting the risk of allowing others to make strategic decisions. The second allows for more organizational agility.

  • Involve your key stakeholders in the decision making process. Everyone has data and information you don’t have.

  • Focus on anticipating what’s to come so that you can be agile.

"Your journey starts with you and honoring your own inner culture." — Cellene Hoogenkamp

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Book: Coming in 2021 The Key to World Class Team Performance

Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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