Robert Bean


Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Specialist

Consulting, training, coaching
and development:

  • Intercultural Communication and Management
  • Organisational Cultural Competence Development
  • Training Resources Development
  • Industry, Government and Community Research
  • Cultural and Linguistic Document Analysis and Editing

20 474 274 878

PO Box 57, Delamere,
South Australia 5204
Australia  08 8598 3088
International  61 8 8598 3088
Mobile  0428 645 142

Formerly trading as Cultural Diversity Services Pty Ltd

and Robert Bean Consulting

"We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."

Anais Nin, 1980-1985

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble; it's what you know for certain that just isn't so."

Mark Twain, 1835-1910


Clients 1980 – 1995

Before establishing my company, I managed the Adelaide College of TAFE’s Workplace Education Service from 1980 to 1992, providing English language training for immigrant employees in over 200 workplaces. Working with management, unions and other government services was an excellent education in organisational cultures.

In 1981, to help line managers to manage culturally diverse teams, I designed and facilitated the unit’s first cross-cultural communication workshop, for Bridgestone Australia supervisors and production managers.

In the mid-80s I was responsible for changing the national Adult Migrant Education Program policy to allow fee for service programs for industry clients.

I also successfully argued for the inclusion of literacy and numeracy training for English speaking employees and was instrumental in establishing the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program. This was the first time in Australian history that two federal government departments agreed to fund the same program.

During this 12 year period I and my team provided language, literacy, numeracy and intercultural training services to over 200 organisations, including all of South Australia’s major manufacturing companies and many government agencies.

Clients: Cultural Diversity Services Pty Ltd/Robert Bean Consulting, 1995-2019


SBS Television
Cricket Australia
SA Cricket Association
Australian Football League
SA National Football League
Adelaide to Outback GPs
Adelaide Western General Practice Network
Australia Post
Business SA
Deloitte Australia
Australian Institute of Export
Fyfe Engineering Pty Ltd
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
Britax Rainsfords
Schefenacker Vision Systems Australia
Scope Global
SA Exporters Club
Health First Training
Quality Training
St. Jude Medical
Management and Research Centre
Equals International
Australian Institute of Management
Business Cultures International

Federal Government

Attorney-General’s Department
Department for Immigration and Border Protection
Department of Health
Australia Council
Australian Electoral Commission
Australian National Training Authority
Medicare/ lHealth Insurance Commission
Centrelink Queensland
Adult Migrant Education Services

South Australian Government

Attorney-General’s Department
Auditor General
Department for Correctional Services
Department of Education and Children’s Services
Professional Development
EALD Program
Walkerville Primary School
Department of Health
Corporate Services
Flinders Medical Centre
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
Office for Recreation and Sport
Office for Volunteers
Department of Technical and Further Education
Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
State Emergency Services
Country Fire Service
SA Housing Trust
Multicultural SA
Adelaide Hills Regional Development Board
Fleurieu Regional Development Board
Barossa Valley Regional Development Board
Ports Corp SA
North West Adelaide Health Service
Local Government
Local Government Association SA
Local Government Managers Australia Ltd
City of Campbelltown
City of Charles Sturt
City of Playford
City of Salisbury
City of Onkaparinga
City of West Torrens
Victor Harbor Council
Adelaide Hills Council

Other State Governments

Arts Victoria
Melbourne Health
Victoria Department of Education
Queensland Department of Premier & Cabinet
Queensland Police Service
Western Australia Office of Multicultural Interests


Adelaide University Professional & Continuing Education
Adelaide University Graduate Centre
Adelaide University Business School
University of South Australia School of Business and Marketing
Flinders University Business School
Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders International
Australian Council for Private Education and Training
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service
Eynesbury Institute of Business and Technology
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Technical and Further Education South Australia
University College London
Ducere Global Business School, University of Canberra
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers
Modern Language Teachers Association of NSW
Modern Language Teachers Association of ACT

Not For Profit

Anglicare SA
Australian Multicultural Foundation
Australian Refugee Association
ARA Jobs
Barkuma Inc
Centre for Multicultural Youth
Community Centres SA
Diversicare Qld
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
Exporters Club SA
Jewish Community Services
Melbourne City Mission
SA Dispute Resolution Association
Volunteering SA/NT
Asthma Foundation
Fitzroy Junior Football Club
North East Metro Junion Football Club
Time for Kids
Services to Youth Council
Surf Life Saving SA