Emily K. Smith is the Principal and Owner at WordWell Global.
Globally focused. Locally engaged.
Emily is a driven, globally educated, collaborative, strategic and systems-thinking professional, engaged at the intersection of international affairs, diversity/equity/inclusion, Cultural Intelligence (Advanced CQ Certified Professional) and Unconscious Bias (UB Certified Professional) and intercultural education. Skilled and authentic networker and cross-cultural communicator who leverages these aptitudes to build relationships, develop learning objectives, advance innovation through diversity, and further the work of equity and understanding through a culturally intelligent and human-centered lens.
As an Advanced Certified Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional and Unconscious Bias Trainer through the Cultural Intelligence Center, Emily offers comprehensive CQ consulting services, including assessments, training and continuous improvement efforts to domestic and multinational corporations and businesses. CQ is seen as a core competency needed in an increasingly global world and, when effective, fosters understanding among teams, facilitates better cross-cultural competency, and helps improve productivity, profitability, and innovation.
Language and culture have influenced Emily from an early age. A native of New Mexico, she benefited from a highly multicultural education, which helped her to develop a global perspective and an intense interest in language and cultural diversity. Studying abroad in an experiential language & culture immersion program and being a lifelong language learner have helped to further develop her interests in linguistics and cross-cultural communication.