Jon Burton


Jon is a business psychologist and practitioner of NLP. For 30 years he has worked as a consultant, management and interpersonal skills trainer across a wide range of industries. 

Jon is an energetic and dynamic face-to-face trainer, using techniques such as NLP, Neuro-semantics, experiential learning, and humour to keep his delegates fully and actively engaged in the learning process. 

​Jon regularly provides personal training for Chief Executives, and has developed management programs for Gerber foods, UK, Honeywell, Mulberry, and the UK government, among others. In Erbil he has provided Human Resource, Public Relations, leadership, and communications courses.

Steve Richardson, FCA


Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 40 years experience in business finance and management. After qualifying as an accountant, Steve spent time as an auditor before becoming finance manager in an LP gas distribution company in the UK. He rose to Managing Director and led the company to new heights of profitability until it was purchased by Shell. 


Since 1995 Steve has been a trainer and consultant designing and delivering finance and management programmes for multi-national companies and a number of elite management training programs based in London.. 


In Erbil Steve has delivered programs for OMV, Kalegran, and the Kurdistan Regional Government, among many other companies. He specializes in finance, management, leadership, logistics, and procurement. 


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About Us

Cross Cultural Management is focused on fomenting ties between the US, UK and the development of a vibrant and prosperous society in Iraq and Kurdistan


By focusing on core needs in the local economy, we bring the right training for the needs of the growing professional class in Iraq and Kurdistan. Already hundreds of students, including members of every community in Iraq and many ex-pats, have benefited from our courses with overwhelming positive results.  

The key to our success is our concern for quality. We bring the best consultants to Erbil in order to provide the best results. At the same time we keep learning group sizes small in order to guarantee personalized service and make sure you will get the most out of your experience. 

  Cross Cultural               Management           

Management & HSE                               Training & consulting

Qademkher Qadir, M.A., is the Assistant Manager with special responsibility for Kurdish language programs, especially our very popular program for Kurdish Businesses in the US and at Jasper Alliance London, Ltd. in the UK

John Cross, Ph.D., is the founder and Managing Director of Cross Cultural Management. With a broad background in Higher Education he provides training in communications, leadership and IOSH Managing SafelyType your paragraph here.

Phone number in Erbil: 0750-327-6984

Phone number in USA: 1540-322-1345 


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Ali  Fysal. B.Sc.

Personal Development Trainer & Life coach specialist 

The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
We are highly trained as generalists and can coach superbly on any aspect of life. However, we may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas :

 Confidence, Self Worth & Self Esteem
 Loving Relationships That Work
 Career Change - Creating Workplaces That Work
 The Mastery of Balance - Juggling a Life
 Self Care - Getting Your Own Needs Met
 Living Your Purpose
 Hot Buttons - Managing Anger, Upsets, Frustration and Stress
 Managing Grief, Loss, Sadness and Change
 Connection Parenting
 Self & Identity - Surviving the Oppressive Over-Culture
 Homesteading, Environmental Activism & Permaculture