Working with a global network of expert consultants and business culture thought-leaders to help your organization to build winning cultures.

With three decades of experience in worldwide training and consulting, we are a top player in the field of international business culture. 

We work to improve the integration between people (values, attitudes and potentials) and organizations (structures, systems and processes).

Successfully addressing differences in cultural orientations – whether national, organizational, functional or disciplinary – is vital to the sustainable growth and performance of organizations. At THT, we have a passion for business culture. We believe that understanding how it impacts your organization can help you in many ways – from accelerating successful communication and decision-making to improving your overall business performance.

With our diagnostic tools, we support individuals, academic and corporate organisations from the first step of Recognising cultural differences with keynotes, moderations, workshops and trainings towards Recognition, Reconciliation and Realising with consulting.

Fons Trompenaars

Fons is a Dutch organizational theorist and founder and director of intercultural management consultancy Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT).He is recognized around the world for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of...

Charles Hampden-Turner

Charles Hampden-Turner is our esteem co-founder, a distinguished business consultant and academic researcher and is the co-founder and director of THT. Charles has worked as a consultant for leading companies including Apple, Shell, BP, Digital Equipment, The Economic Council of...

"Trompenaars Hampden-Turner began with Charles and I in 1989, I remember Charles saying, when I was young, I wanted to keep everything to myself, now that I am older, please use it."

Fons Trompenaars

Riding the Waves of Culture

The bestselling guide to leading effectively in a global business environment―recently updated to the 4th edition to address radical changes in politics, society, economics and tech.

Current staff members

Peter Woolliams

Peter is our esteem knowledge partner. He has worked extensively as an academic and management consultant throughout the world with many leading organizations. One of Peter’s vital contributions at THT has been to support the development of our unique cross-cultural...

Phyllis Stewart

Phyllis is Fons' assistant and operations manager.  She manages the day to day function of the office with direct support for clients and licensees. She is your main contact person and can support you when you have questions or get...

Maarten Verburg

Maarten leads Trompenaars Hampden-Turner's digital transformation and innovation. Maarten joined us in September 2020 as Technology Implementer in the broadest sense supporting Trompenaars Hampden-Turner’s digital transformation and innovation. He is a Chemical Technological Engineer and a graduate from Ingenieursbureau Badger...

Meet some of our interns

We value our interns enormously and provide the relevant work experience that helps students put their education into practice, develop their leadership skills and give them a competitive advantage that matches their academic and personal interests as they pursue a permanent position or further studies. In turn, interns help us to be keep at the height of innovation in our field. We welcome their inclusion into our very diverse team – not only do they develop their confidence, they enrich us with confidence also..

Alicia Schoendorff

My internship at THT started in February 2021 alongside my master’s degree in Leadership & Change Management at the Vrije Universiteit (VU). Since the beginning, everyone has been welcoming, open,...

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Marcel Former

I am a Communication & Multimedia Design bachelors student with the Hanzehogeschool Groningen completing my graduation project on game design, applying gamification methods to Trompenaars Hampden-Turner cultural methods and practices...

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Anna-Lena Jander

I started my internship at the beginning of August 2020 and it flew by - everyday is unique, full of great challenges.  After my internship as part of my studies,...

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Caitlin Morgan

I am currently a 4th year undergraduate student in French at the University of Liverpool and I was an intern at THT from May 2020-September 2020. Due to the coronavirus...

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Maria Mitrovgeni

I interned with THT from Feb to July 2020 from Vrije Universiteit, ​Amsterdam, the Netherlands studying for Master International Management as part of my module study.  Just one month after...

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Chandraprabha (Chandu) Jha

I joined as an intern during my exchange semester (2019-2020) at the VU Amsterdam and completed my masters thesis in collaboration with THT.  I studied Innovation & Industrial Management MSc...

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Lucas de Jong de Abril

My internship starting with my Masters graduation project (Delft University of Technology) in Design for Engineering in Feb 2019.   I saw an internship recruitment poster on the question of designing...

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Milou Jansen

Interning with THT during 2018 was a pleasure as it provided a space for development after my masters before deciding on my chosen career.  I was included in a very...

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Zach Glover

Recently I've made a career switch into secondary education and I love what I do. There is no job more engaging and rewarding than being a teacher, and teaching science...

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Gulayi Burunacik

Interning at THT came very last minute as I was thinking of joining another company and I chose THT because of my interview with Fons and the team.  It was...

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Ayoub Nassiri

Interning at THT (2015-2016) provided an opportunity to intern also at KPMG NL as a Junior Project Manager working on THT IP and co-developing asset-based consulting (3x smartphone apps, 1x...

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