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Here some of the institutions where ICDE has been implementing services with senior executives, high performing and leader professionals and talented youth from marginalized communities.



"Over the past three years, I have been using ICDE's coaching service they were utterly important to my professional development. I started my program just as I was joining Praxair, one of the world's largest corporations. I believe that ICDE program's strongly and decisively contributed for me to achieve a recognized performance in my interface with the Sustainable Development vice presidency as well in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Global Strategy in South America. The program also helped me to develop specific strategic communications skills that empowered me to implement pioneering and innovative projects mobilizing different areas of the company. At the Diversity level, it allowed me to have an impact on the policies of the corporation in order to increase the number of women, Indigenous and African Descent and people with disabilities in leadership positions. Throughout this time, I've acquired knowledge and exchanged experiences that certainly are part of who I am today and who I will be in all future steps of my career." 

JÚLIA LOMBA, Sustainable Development and Communications specialist at PRAXAIR, won several awards after starting an ICDE program.



"ICDE's coaching program was an useful and interesting experience. Creating the habit through strongly motivating and effective tools was the main gain of the program for me. Even though I had to make a long brake I am still developing myself based on my program's strategies. Today I have recognized the value of taking the compatible and motivating strategic actions suggested by my program and organizing my very restric time to execute them. I got information about many resources and strategies to continuously help my development in a more effective way. In addition to that, the individual approach and the dedication of my coach were the differentials on the impact on myself. 

MÖNICA ASSIS, Education, Health and Communications Technologist at Brazil's cancer reference institution, NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


"ICDE showed me that it was possible to communicate with people from other parts of the planet. The ability to communicate internationally has enabled me, among several other things, to participate in an exchange program in the United States and Zambia, an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. I met and keep in touch with a global network with people from all continents. Nowadays I am finishing my Masters in Education in the Souther Hemisphere largest university and I planning to do my PhD abroad, a possibility that I thought it was impossible before knowing ICDE."

JULIO VITOR COSTA, participant ICDE Social Enterprise and Sustainable and Human Development


"ICDE's multilevel grassroots strategies to promote Sustainable Development are brilliantly innovative, vibrant and effective. They educate, allow people to reflect about their communities and bring the debate about the connections between local and global Sustainable Development strategies to the level that allows real change to happen. ICDE strategies really have an impact on the way we geopolitically debate and act in relation to the use of resources." 

MARCIA GAMA, co-founder, HEALTH & HAPPINESS and awarded Sustainable Development and Agenda 21 expert



"ICDE's innovative curriculum and activities were definitive for me to get the knowledge, networking and develop the strategies that allowed me to get work experience in the USA and Angola and do my Masters in Germany and land an excellent job in Berlin. An amazing global and local approach to sustainable community development."  

Participant ICDE Social Enterprise and Sustainable and Human Development



"ICDE allowed me to see how strong communications skills are vital and how the world is not made of binary false options. The networking activities with people from the best universities in the world allowed me to build my own strategies to get a scholarship in order to do my PhD at Johns Hopkins University." 

Participant ICDE Social Enterprise and Sustainable and Human Development



"The improvement in my performance in interviews with the press and in important presentations after I started an ICDE's coaching program is outstanding. Now I have a level of independence and confidence in challenging communications situations that still surprises me for the best and makes me very proud of myself." 

Manager at SAP



"Starting an ICDE coaching program had an extraordinary impact on my career. ICDE programs are efficiently focused on developing abilities that few executives really dedicate time to. I started a program with the impression I was going to just improve my public speaking and language skills. ICDE helped me to understand how much being a global professional involves several other specific communications skills that are very related to different cultural ways to operate professionally. I'm now a much more efficient communicator, negotiator and I understand people's diversity and how to generate creativity, innovation and opportunities out of it. For sure in a much more edifying way than I used to before ICDE."

Leading professional at TV GLOBO



"My effectiveness in interviews with the press and at public speaking after I started a ICDE's coaching program increased so clearly that most of my colleagues commented. My program provided a variety of options I never thought I could use and they worked in a fantastic way. Now the quality of my performance in challenging communications situations is compatible with what I need. Now I know how to improve it myself, in an secure, independent and effective way."

Executive at VALE



"The programs changed my life and strategies completely for the best. I can now understand my main challenges in relation to Communications in a clear way and develop my own best strategies in a much more constructive and effective approach. In addition to that, the capacity that I have now to navigate Cultural Intelligence barriers also helped me to interact more efficiently, not only with different branches of the company,  but also with different departments." 

Executive at Praxair



"ICDE propelled me from one Rio de Janeiro's poorest and most isolated neighborhoods to go to Massachusetts to get training and from there to Zambia in order to work as a volunteer in Educational Programs then come back to the USA for training others for the same program. Back to Brazil I started a non profit initiative to teach cultural skills and language to children in one of Rio's regions with the lowest Human Development Index." 

Participant ICDE Social Enterprise and Sustainable and Human Development


"I can now see the paths easier and lead with less hesitation. ICDE deserves the credit for showing me the path in a very innovative and efficient way. The relevance and precision of the topics explored in the curriculum is just amazing and helped me to become a much better leader and communicator. Even my Family say that I'm performing much better in my interviews on the press."

Director at Brazil's Federal Health Authority



"I started a program with the goal of improving my English for my job. I progressed on that goal so fast and with so much pleasure I could barely believe it. The philosophy is very clever and simple and empowered me to learn about myself and rethink my professional goals and career strategies. Then I learned that my main challenge and all the opportunities I wanted were related to adding cultural competence to my skills and keep sharpening my communications skills. In 2 years I was promoted 3 times and now I have the option to go abroad and spread my career wings. Just like I always dreamed to and never believe I could until the first minute when I met ICDE and they told me it was just a matter of the right strategy tailored for me and to keep focused. It worked like a clock." 

Executive at Petrobras



"After 7 years in the best universities in the hemisphere, at ICDE I finally understood how to combine the potential of what I learned in the past and bring it to a another level. Thanks to ICDE I got a scholarship abroad for my PhD and 2 different senior management job opportunities I never thought would be on my  reach."

Participant ICDE Social Enterprise and Sustainable and Human Development



"My coach and the curriculum allowed me to see things that were in front of me for decades, understand why they were there, find a way to overcome them and stay motivated through the process. I was promoted four times since I started my program and I can credit it to how ICDE helped me to development my cultural competence, way beyond my language skills and to take my ability to make presentations, network and speak in public to another level. " 



"I have to give credit to the ICDE for helping me with much more than strategies to increase my performance in communications with company areas with different cultures of corporate communications . My program is responsible for supporting the development of a high level of self -confidence and ability to think and act strategically in communication and in relation to any goal in my career . " 

Professional leader at Shell


"I started an ICDE program aiming to improve my communications skills for professional reasons, looking for a course that was completely customized for me, my routine and my specific goals. It was surprising to see that the ICDE not only does a thorough job of individual customization but sees beyond my initial goals.  I discovered how language is merely a tool and that to achieve the success I wanted it was was necessary to improve my cultural competence skills to perform at my normal level at different cultural environments ." 

Executive at FGV


"ICDE's coaching program for effective communication to lead in culturally diverse corporate environments completely changed my strategies . Now I understand my key challenges in relation to international communications in a clear way and develop my own strategies in a much more constructive and effective approach . The cultural competence ability I developed in corporate relations abroad helped me to interact more efficiently, not only with different areas of the company abroad, but also with different departments in Brazil and around the world. " 

Leading professional at COCA COLA


"Now I can see the easiest ways to opportunities, avoid crisis and lead without hesitation on Communications. ICDE deserves credit for showing me the path of an innovative and efficient manner. The relevance and accuracy of the themes explored in the program is simply fantastic and helped me to become a more effective communicator in situations outside the common culture of most Latin countries' businesses. " 

Director at the Rio de Janeiro State University


"ICDE's development philosophy empowered me to learn more about myself, to discover my strengths and weaknesses and rethink my goals and strategies primarily . I discovered that my main obstacle and the opportunities I wanted were related to improving my professional cultural competence and developing communication skills that work differently around the world. Within two years I was promoted three times. ICDE understand how to ensure the results to maintain motivation and develop the best strategies to help me develop as fast as I want and to stay focused. "  




"ICDE's program was fundamental to the development of my cultural intelligence to my work environment that is essentially with people from 5 continents . My communication skills, strategic thinking, public speaking, capacity to engage staff and crisis management were elevated to a much higher level and compatible with my most ambitious career goals in a way that I never imagined it could and soon." 

Leading professional at CHEVRON



"ICDE's strategic communications consulting and training helping me to develop very key skills that few of my colleagues are aware of the importance and that were definitive to improve my abilities as an effective negotiator, leader and decision maker in a global scale."

Leading professional at Lafarge



"I had already used ICDE'S fantastic strategic communication programs and training, but what realgauge bosons of employees and get the best out of them were the strategies for managing diversity and developing my cultural intelligence."

Manager at Michelin


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