About LCW

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW) was founded in 2000 by Monica Francois Marcel and Randall Stieghorst. As returned Peace Corps Volunteers, they understood both personally and professionally what it takes to connect, succeed and build relationships across cultures. LCW is dedicated to the issues of culture and language as they impact business and professional relationships.

LCW works with Clients throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa to develop the mindsets and skills for succeeding across cultures, both global and domestic. Collaborating with Clients ranging from Fortune 100s to government agencies—our specialized services help organizations leverage communication, global skills and diversity in today's multi-cultural world.

LCW is a woman-owned small business with an LGBT co-founder/partner and a full-time staff of 10, who embody diversity across ethnic, generational, gender, education and sexual orientation dimensions—as well as native languages, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds. The talents of our full time staff—which collectively has experience on the ground in over sixty different countries on six continents—is enhanced with LCW's large network of consultants, trainers and translators that help us deliver in the languages, locations, and cultures of your global workforce. This global network of LCW team members expands our diversity with their wide range of racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, language skills, ages, genders, physical abilities, sexual orientations, industry backgrounds, professional histories and other subcultures to which they belong. 

LCW team members pride ourselves on accepting challenges and providing superior results, consistently holding ourselves to the highest standards. We are committed to helping increase our clients’ understanding of culture and diversity issues, global training and development, and the dynamics of communicating, living, working, and thriving in a multicultural world.

LCW transforms lives and organizations through training, translation and consulting services that inspire professionals to connect across cultures.