C3 Consulting

Cross-Cultural + Competence

We partner with organizations to help them maximize performance by building culturally intelligent systems, teams, and talent.


Speaking Engagements

Looking for edutainment? Our goal is to motivate and engage the audience through visuals, storytelling, and calls to action. Book Kristin today!


June 21 - Miller Johnson, Firm Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI

June 20 - BOSCH Leadership Forum, Plymouth Heights, MI

April 20 - Minority Business Award Luncheon Keynote,  Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, Holland, MI

April 13 - Cultural Intelligence Global Summit, Grand Rapids, MI

February 25 - Youth of the Year Luncheon Keynote, Boys and Girls Club, MI


November 14 - Latino Talent Initiative, Ferris State University, MI

November 9 - Blind Spot Panelist, Michigan State Bar Association, Detroit, MI

September 21 Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence (GRAPE),  MI

September 2 - Rockford Public Schools, Rockford, MI

July 29 - Executive MBA Program, Spectrum Health/ GVSU, MI

March 26 & 28 - International TESOL Conference, Toronto, CA

March 8 - International Women's Day, Amway Global


October 21 - TEDxSpectrumHealth (private corporate leadership event), MI

September 11 - MBA@Calvin Networking Event, Grand Rapids, MI 

September 10 - Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM), Grand Rapids, MI

May 30 - MICPA's 2014 Spring Accounting Educators Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

May 15 - Spring into Action, Grand Rapids, MI

April 30 - NetPlus Business Connections, Caledonia, MI

April 25 - Women at the Helm: How they DO it, Caledonia, MI

March 26 - 29 - International Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2014 Conference, Portland, OR

March 21 - Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Cutlerville, MI

March 19 - 11th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference, Grand Rapids, MI


November 26 - National Nail Corporation, Grand Rapids, MI

November 20 - Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Board Meeting, Cutlerville, MI

November 19 - Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies, Grand Rapids, MI

September 26 - Michigan Association of CMH Boards & the Michigan Department of Community Health's Building Culturally Competent and Diverse Organizations and Systems of Care Conference, Lansing, MI

August 14 - Michigan State University, RA's and Intercultural Aides, East Lansing, MI

April 26 - Grains of Hope, a Calvin College theater production, Grand Rapids, MI

April 8 - International Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) 2013 Conference, Liverpool, UK

March 14 - 10th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

Kristin Ekkens, Founder & CEO

Kristin Ekkens, Founder & CEO

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2015 Forty under Forty Honoree

2015 Forty under Forty Honoree


December 26 - Davenport University, MBA Program,  Grand Rapids, MI

November 27 - West Michigan World Trade Association, Grand Rapids, MI 

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