Since 2001, RW3 CultureWizard has helped hundreds of companies and over 5 million employees around the world develop the inclusive collaborative environments that organizations need to drive outstanding business results.
The CultureWizard Platform is replete with award winning self-directed learning courses, information assets, outstanding learning models and assessment tools that personalize learning.
In addition to the website, RW3 provides its clients with tailored instructor-led training programs and coaching, as well as Advisory Services that utilize the anonymized data collected on our Global Inclusion Assessment and Culture Calculator to help organizations tailor programs specific to the organization's identified needs.
RW3 CultureWizard has a worldwide network of researchers, writers, global inclusion and cultural experts, as well as offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
Michael S. Schell is CEO of RW3 CultureWizard, the intercultural training organization that provides online cultural e-Learning tools, instructor-led training and blended learning for global organizations. and conducts culturally based management training programs. He is creator of the Windham Intercultural Model and co-creator of the ICAM© Model and is known for being a widely sought-after speaker.
Co-author (with Charlene Solomon) of Managing across Cultures: the Seven Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset (McGraw-Hill, 2009), he was also CEO of Windham International, a global intercultural relocation consulting and management firm, which was founded in 1991 and acquired in June, 1999 by GMAC. Prior to that, he was president and founding partner of Moran, Stahl, & Boyer (MS&B), a business location and global relocation consulting company. That firm was sold to Merrill Lynch Corporation in 1988.
Mike also co-authored Capitalizing on the Global Workforce: A Strategic Guide to Expatriate Management (McGraw-Hill, 1997), has written extensively on the subject of intercultural understanding, global management and international relocation, and has designed and conducted intercultural training programs around the world for expatriates, global managers and intercultural teams. His Windham International Cultural Model, has become a standard for teaching and understanding cultures.
Distinguished as a speaker, lecturer and pioneer in the field, he has twice received the Meritorious Service Award of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC). He is on the Board of Advisors for the International HR Journal.
Mike is a member of ASTD, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), ERC, Society of International Education (SIETAR) and several other organizations.
Charlene Marmer Solomon is President and co-founder of RW3 CultureWizard, an intercultural training organization that provides online cultural e-Learning tools, instructor-led training and blended learning for global organizations. She was co-founder of ExpatSpouse.com, an online community and was a communications consultant assisting organizations with their global programs.
Currently she is very involved with new e-Learning technologies and ways to communicate virtually. Charlene has been a lecturer at UCLA and has years of experience as an instructional designer in instructor-led, virtual and online learning programs.
An award-winning author who has written eight books, including Managing Across Cultures: The Seven Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset (McGraw-Hill, 2009 co-authored with Michael Schell), she was an editor at both business and consumer magazines and has written hundreds of magazine and journal articles, specializing in human resources, diversity issues and global business.
Her magazine credits include: Workforce Magazine, Global Workforce Magazine, LIFE Magazine, Working Mother, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Human Resources Magazine, as well as many trade and business publications, including the International Journal of Human Resources. She wrote the monthly “America” column for UK-based Human Resources magazine.
In addition to her work at UCLA, she worked with The Conference Board (on the aging workforce) and with Catalyst (a women’s think tank) on women in global business. She is a frequent speaker on global business, human resources, work-and-family issues, at such conferences as SHRM, Mercer, National Foreign Trade Council, Deloitte, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She was a commentator for Marketplace on American Public Radio, has been featured on radio and television news and feature programs and was the chairperson for the Southern California Committee for the humanitarian organization, CARE.
She lived and worked in Japan for two years during which time she studied Japanese language and culture, and also developed curriculum for Japanese adults.
As Vice President of Business Strategy for RW3, Joshua Sturtevant is responsible for the product strategy and implementation of CultureWizard sites and services. Joshua has a Masters degree in interactive technology from New York University and an accomplished background in user experience, web design and development. Since joining RW3 in 2006, he has created over 200 training sites and dozens of engaging interactive e-learning applications for over 250,000 users.
Sean Dubberke is Principal & Director of Learning at RW3, based in New York City. As a member of RW3’s executive team, he leads strategy and content development for the company. As Director of Learning, he leads the CultureWizard LIVE blended learning practice and a global network of facilitators, consultants and speakers with whom his team partners to design and deliver learning worldwide. Throughout his career, he has served as a speaker, subject matter expert and facilitator of learning for groups and individuals.
Sean’s experience spans global mindset development, global & virtual team-building, global diversity & inclusion initiatives, global leadership development, country-specific consulting, international assignment support, intercultural assessment, train-the-trainer certification, learning needs analysis and blended learning solutions.
Sean specializes in collaborative, interactive learning that engages participants to take new perspectives and develop cultural agility. Leveraging his expertise in the CultureWizard Intercultural Model©, Sean’s approach is practical, enlightening and passionate. His sensitivity to diverse learning styles allows him to tailor his style to support client objectives in the most effective way. Sean has also spoken at conferences in North America and across Asia including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei in addition to hundreds of internal corporate learning events in Asia, Europe, Latin America & North America.
Born in Peru but living in New York since he was a young child, Jorge brings a global perspective to RW3. Jorge, who has a strong background in Human Resources at multiple tech startups, is using those skills to expand RW3's success.
Jorge has an MBA from St. John's University and a BA from NYU, and he is fluent in Spanish, as well. He's also traveled throughout Europe and lived in Spain for several months.
Annette Messler brings over 25 years’ experience in accounting and human resources to her position as Chief Financial Officer for RW3. Her previous positions at Windham International and ECA International provided her with the opportunity to work in a global arena, as did her most recent position as VP of Operations and CFO for an expatriate and international payroll firm.
Valerie Greenly is Director of Global Client Service. She brings 10 years of international relocation experience to her responsibilities of expanding and managing client engagements. Prior to joining RW3, Valerie was head of GMAC’s Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, where she discovered the joys of living and working in Asia. This assignment was a fitting culmination of her work at Windham International, where she helped develop expatriate service programs and the global vendor network.
Valerie received her MBA in Marketing from New York University and her BA in History from Washington College. She also studied at Warwick University in Coventry, England.
Leah Kaiser is a Client Service Manager and brings a passion for learning and problem-solving to her work. Prior to joining RW-3 Leah worked in Global Mobility, serving both as an Intercultural Specialist as well as a Mobility Consultant for expatriates across the globe. She also published an article on the ways that mobility services have transformed to meet the needs and expectations of Gen Z expats. As a US native she has travelled extensively, including extended language immersion programs in both Spain and Costa Rica. Leah earned an AS in Business Administration from Schenectady County Community College, a BA in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and an MA in Intercultural Communications from Birkbeck College in London, England.
Robin Kondrup is RW3’s Client Success Coordinator. Here, she focuses on bringing our clients the best experience possible and facilitating productive relationships for all. Robin has previous experience working across the investment banking, real estate development, and educational nonprofit sectors in a variety of client service and project management capacities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in Social Anthropology with a secondary focus in English Literature.
A native of south Texas, Robin enjoys exploring New York City in her free time, and especially loves dogs, music, and visiting her family back home. She has traveled to countries in Europe and Central America and plans to visit many more.
Alex Weiss is RW3’s Manager of Global Business Development. Being raised in New York with immigrant parents, Alex understands the necessity of being culturally aware in today's diverse and rapidly changing world. His previous careers have included Tech startups, real estate firms, and the hospitality industry. Fluent in Hebrew and having traveled the world, Alex enjoys immersing himself in the local cultures and exploring new cities.
Chris is a Sales Development Lead for RW-3. He graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2020. Chris has spent months living in Rome, Italy and traveling throughout Europe. Before coming to RW-3, he was an On-Premise Sales Representative for Union Beer Distributors. Chris enjoys traveling, watching sports, and going to concerts with friends.
A Colombian-New Yorker, Liliana brings to RW3 a background in marketing and creative content generation, working with leading global brands such as Porsche, Kingston Technology, and Kimberly Clark. She has an extensive background in project and account management. Liliana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Boston University, is fluent in Spanish, has studied French extensively, and has lived and worked in Miami and New York City.
As the Director, Int'l Assignees / Content and Game Developer, Damien Pryor is responsible for maintaining and monitoring RW3 Culture Wizard’s audience engagement activities and coordinates our intercultural training programs. In both activities, his focus is to assure that RW3 clients get maximum value and benefit out of the various programs they engage in. Damien has a fascinating background. He was a major in Cultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and added to his already strong interest in culture by spending almost two years backpacking around the world.
Faryn is the Content Manager at RW3, and brings to her role nearly two decades of experience in professional writing, cultural studies and communications, psychology, and education. She is passionate about helping deliver inclusion-based initiatives through courses, trainings, personal coaching, and the written word.
Faryn holds a bachelors degree in English and Cultural Studies from McGill University, and a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from Columbia University Teachers College, with a focus in psychology and education. She has engaged in intensive research and training in social-emotional education, inclusive learning environments, and the neuroscientific and psychosocial foundations of leadership development. In her free time, Faryn writes poetry and plays music, goes on a lot of nature walks, and supports others to create inclusive, impactful environments.
Mallory Matney is RW3’s Operations Associate, where she supports the Director of Learning with CultureWizard LIVE’s blended learning of online courses and instructor-led trainings.
She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Literary Journalism, and studied abroad in London. Mallory has a background in Marketing and corporate Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, including facilitation of unconscious bias training and conversations on race. Due to her Euro-Chinese background, Mallory speaks French, Cantonese, and is learning Japanese in her spare time.