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Uw Cultural Fusion Identity

Afkomstig uit verschillende culturele, religieuze, economische achtergronden en andere vormen van spiritualiteit, met een reikwijdte van fysieke competenties en verschillende seksuele geaardheden, hebben alle individuen hun eigen culturele identiteit gevormd. Bij Unique Sources herkennen we dit als Cultural Fusion Identity. We ondersteunen je bij het vinden van de kracht in jezelf, en deze gebruiken om te groeien en je verder te ontwikkelen. 

The world is my home… or is it? Is it where I’m from? Who am I? How can I deal with all these differences, in myself, and within my team?


Many organizations went through a process of globalization in the past decades; which led to an increased multicultural workforce.


Cultural identity, intercultural encounters, understanding diversity, working on inclusion, awareness of implicit or unconscious biases have become key topics. In our work (as leaders, consultants, trainers, coaches and facilitators) we recognize, as Unique Sources, that these topics are sensitive, and contain potential conflict. 

Based on the PhD research on Third Culture Kids and their intercultural competences & cultural identity at work, Dr. Monika de Waal & Nathan Kaye  have developed a tool to provide insights to people and organizations about Cultural Fusion Identity. Cultural fusion is an alternative term for acculturation and happens as a result of intercultural encounters and experiences.


Cultural identity is seen as ‘‘that part of an individual’s self-concept which derives from [one’s*] knowledge of membership in a social group (or groups) together with the value and emotional significance attached to that membership’’ (Tajfel, 1978, p. 63). (*replaced ‘his’ - dr. de Waal).

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