WE ARE DIFFERÄNCE intercultural

Our purpose

Through the development of cultural intelligence, we awaken curiosity, promote the integration of differences, and bring out the richness of diversity.


What is Differänce?

Differänce is a cultural intelligence development company.

What defines us?

We seek to enable the multicultural and international experience making the adaptation and integration process faster, more productive and more effective.

How we think and work

Cultural diversity in organizations is a great source of synergy, but it can also pose risks in terms of attitudes and behaviors. We minimize misunderstandings and motivate curiosity about differences.

We develop cultural intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, sometimes referred to as CQ or Cultural Coefficient, refers to the ability to relate and work in culturally diverse situations. It goes beyond awareness of prejudices and the need for cultural sensitivity and focuses on developing essential skill sets that help individuals achieve goals through effective work in a variety of culturally diverse contexts.
(Forbes, July 2020)


Check out our main articles and published content.

Atrasados? Pedro Bial e Mariana Barros comentam a percepção que os estrangeiros tem do Brasil.
Mariana Barros, diretora da Differänce, fala em TEDX sobre a habilidade de se relacionar bem com o diferente.
“Jornal da cultura” entrevista sobre valores brasileiros, como a informalidade, e como os valores afetam a comunicação empresarial.
Confira a participação de Adrienne Sweetwater, consultora intercultural da Differänce, na elaboração do Cultural Detective.


18 de January de 2021

Cultural Adaptation for Expats: A flight in constant turbulence

18 de January de 2021

Why it’s Helpful to be an Adult TCK in the Covid-19 Pandemic

18 de January de 2021

Recreating ‘Home’ for the Holidays: Celebrating Traditions while Acknowledging Migratory Grief

13 de January de 2021

How important is it to have people in our lives? Asking for help while adapting to a new culture.