Berthine Crèvecoeur West believes the power of knowledge is transformational. She founded Westbridge Solutions on the core competencies of planning and organization, cultural awareness, and collaborative working. Clients of Westbridge would agree that being a catalyst in these competencies enabled their organizations to deliver outstanding service. Berthine received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY. Prior to becoming the CEO of Westbridge Solutions, LLC, Berthine worked in the corporate and healthcare sectors as a multilingual professional. Her passion for learning and sharing knowledge with others led to her role as a trainer and public speaker. Berthine was also able to grow her skills in language and cultural development while working with prominent organizations such as Clayton State University, Gwinnett Medical Center, Piedmont Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Department of Public Health, Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC), The American Red Cross and Abraham Baldwin Educational College. Berthine Crèvecoeur West is the author of three books, Culture Incorporated: An Innovative Approach to Cultural Competence Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Global Fluency: 50 Tips on Creating a Culturally Competent and Inclusive Professional Environment and The Healthcare Trifecta: Conversations on the Intersectionality of Language, Illness and Culture. All three projects continue her drive towards positive cultural change on a global scale.

Derived from her own experiences, Berthine Crèvecoeur West wrote “Global Fluency” for any working professional. In this interview, Berthine shares a few insights from her book with 11Alive.