David Solomons is chief executive of CultureShock!Consulting. The company delivers a uniquely holistic approach to all aspects of cross-cultural orientation for corporations, public bodies, and charitable institutions. Culture Shock! also publishes the unique and world famous Culture Shock! and Culture Smart! guides.
His background is in behavioral psychology, as well as training and business. He has lived, worked, and run organizations in the U.S., Israel, Spain, France, and the U.K. He is fluent in four languages. Solomons is on the London Metropolitan University steering group for a new degree course in business and culture, where he is also a visiting lecturer. He is a visiting lecturer in culture and commerce at the University of Westminster, as well as a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s International Mobility Forum. He is an approved speaker for TEC International, a licensed trainer in Avatar (an international self-development course), and also trained as a psychotherapist. He has delivered papers, lectures, and speeches on cross-cultural and human understanding issues throughout the world. He is on the steering committee of a new cross-party parliamentary initiative working for the establishment of a Ministry for Peace.
Solomons is currently co-writing and presenting the “Crossing Cultures” feature on BBC World TV’s weekly travel program Fast Track, and he regularly writes columns for publications throughout the world.