Costa Rica


Guide to Costa Rica

Your guide to Costa Rica: Katherine King


Web site:
[Invisible Culture]


About your guide:

Ms. King is the founder of Invisible Culture which provides culture-related training and services to multinational corporations. She started her work as an Intercultural Training Consultant in 2000 while living in Singapore. She has also lived in Australia, China, the U.S. and Costa Rica and visited over 30 countries. She has worked throughout Asia and the Americas across a broad range of industries including aerodynamics, finance, technology, manufacturing and retail, consulting with a broad range of departments including engineering, human resources, sales, supply chain, business development and more. Over this time she has developed an expertise is in how culture impacts organizations and their employees. She can facilitate programs in any country, regardless of familiarity, by relying on a vast network of highly qualified professionals. She specializes in North and Latin Americans working with Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean cultures.

Ms. King has her Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She has completed both Spanish and French Language programs at Middlebury College, VT, USA, and qualified for certificates in Chinese Language from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and Intercultural Communications from The Institute of Intercultural Communications, OR, USA. She is a member of SIETAR, SHRM and a founding member of the International Network of Culture Trainers. Her articles on culture appear online as does her culture blog called Ask Kath, featured here, where people can ask for advice on crossing cultures. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Costa Rica: About Costa Rica
About Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Appointment Alert!
Making appointments

Costa Rica: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Costa Rica: Conversation
Welcome topics of conversation

Costa Rica: First Name or Title?
Respectfully addressing others

Costa Rica: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

Costa Rica: Let’s Make a Deal!
What you should know before negotiating

Costa Rica: Prosperous Entertaining
Entertaining for business success

Costa Rica: Public Behaviour
Acceptable public conduct

Useful Web Sites for Costa Rica

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: Costa Rica

CIA World Factbook: Costa Rica

Lonely Planet: Costa Rica Costa Rica for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Costa Rica

BBC Country Profiles: Costa Rica

World Health Organization: Costa Rica