Session abstract: The availability of affordable and reliable technology, coupled with market demands, allows trainers and coaches to reach clients around the globe. This global reach via virtual communication technology requires trainers and coaches to increase their comfort and understanding of technology and cultural implications on the learning experience. One of the key questions to be addressed is how cultural differences impact the conversation via communication technology?Beyond respecting other cultures success involves adapting to other cultures where all parties contribute to the creation of a third culture. In that there is not a one size fits all solution. The culture-general frameworks shared during this workshop can be adapted to help give virtual training and coaching sessions a local touch making them more effective.This dynamic workshop provides participants with a structured approach and culture general frameworks as well as practical tips that enable them to prepare and deliver their virtual workshops and coaching sessions tailoring their content or process to their audience. Objective: This workshop is designed to address the influence of culture on the use of communication technologies in intercultural training and how to create coherent virtual third cultures to communicate most effectively.