Feedback and References

Some Feedback from clients and partners from working with Marit (more under Work Examples and Nordic):

 " I am forever grateful for the invaluable leadership skills and profound cultural insights

you imparted to us. Your unwavering guidance has truly illuminated our path. Thank you. 


Emmy Arsonval Maniriho, Lead Program Operations at Mastercard foundation ll Human Capital Development programs Expert l Author of Aviation books

Participant on the UNitars Executive Diploma in Core Diplomatic Training


Craig Cook,  (Finland / Switzerland)



"We benefitted tremendously from a full day team-building event held by Marit Gjesme from CultureCatch consisting of presentations as well as group work that was designed specifically for us. The event has brought the team members closer together by building cultural understanding and giving them a common “language” to talk about cultural challenges. 

Per Christian Hansen, Professor of scientific computing, DTU (Denmark Technical University), Copenhagen


"Marit came to Abu Dhabi and ran a workshop for our team a few years ago. The event still stands out as one of the best exercises we have had for our team - fun, insightful, impactful, delivered with passion and empathy. The team still refer to the lessons we all learned that day about each other and, more importantly, about ourselves!"

Carol Tansley, Operational Readiness Control Centre Director at Nawah Energy Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE



"I recommend Marit’s services to any company undergoing a merger or changing their organization.She offers solid support when it comes to building teams that can work cross-border and cross-culturally, and is highly engaging, committed, passionate and knowledgeable. I worked with Marit in Nycomed for several years where she successfully trained the worldwide organization in cross culture and integration through substantial  mergers." 

Gunnar Gårdemyr, board member and management coach Sweden, previously CEO 

“Marit is one of the best cultural trainers I have ever come across, and she has my full trust. When analysing a culture she is capable of accurate assessments and subtle insights. Her delivery is characterized by energy and articulacy in flawless English.” 

Sir Richard D. Lewis, author, speaker and founder of the Lewis Model of Cultures

"Marit opened my eyes and enabled me to see both myself and other cultures better. I learned to be more effective. She is an excellent mirror that reflects nothing but the truth. She has a lot to offer and I am looking forward to learning even more. It is a great honour knowing her. “

Khalid Al Khaja, Owner and Man. Dir. of HAK&KAK Projects Consultancy. Previously Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer at Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation 

Marit has worked with us over time, to establish and strengthen our performance- and values based company culture. She has in a motivating and very competent way increased our knowledge, insights and vigor within cross cultural business agility, internal role model culture and how to improve collaboration, sales and efficiency. All our employees, both in Norway and US, rate top evaluation scores for all the training, workshops and processes Marit has delivered. She is highly quality oriented, reliable and inspiring to work with.

Kjetil Hestdal, President & CEO,  Photocure ASA. Norway and Princeton, US


"I found the training on culture by Marit to be very informative and so valuable to helping me understand the various cultures I am working with, all around Asia. She is extremely knowledgeable and the attendees rated it as one of the best trainings they have ever attended. She is engaging, has an easy style about her, and is able to bring out responses and elicit participation from the audience of many cultures, which in itself is a big challenge. But thanks to her deep understanding of the cultures she is dealing with, she not only makes everyone feel at ease, but also makes learning enjoyable, and so practical for all"

Hai Meng Tan, Ph.D, President, Kemin Agrifoods Asia, Singapore


"If your business is multinational over several continents, Marit has the skills and experience needed to help you improve your results. Besides this you will even have a lot of fun!"  

Kalle Känd, former CEO Acino Group, Switzerland


“Culture is the most powerful factor in any business system, so understanding the dynamics that result from cultural differences during change is very important. Marit’s advice enabled us to leap towards a better future.”

Ahdy El Sayes, former MD Takeda, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


“Marit is an exceptionally talented designer and facilitator of learning experiences. She has the magical ability to challenge and support participants in ways that help them develop their full potential.”     

Steve Crom, founder and MD of Valeocon, NYC, USA


“With her rare insights and ability to motivate, Marit engages any type of audience, from an individual to a room of hundreds and helps them learn.”

Michael Gates, Associate Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford, UK


Marit is a super strong trainer and coach, with a unique approach and way of connecting with people, building trust and respect. She reads people and business situations precisely, and applies the right techniques and tools at the right time.

Jesper Elling, "Growth Doctor" - CEO, growth & leadership coach and author, Denmark



“Marit’s guest lecture was the most highly appreciated event of our conference, and received the highest possible score from all 262 participants.”  

Swedish Association of Information Specialists, Gothenburg conference