CQ Fellows

CQ® Fellows

Program Details

CQ Fellows is a one-year (Jan-Dec) elite certification program led by David Livermore that provides you with a mastery of cultural intelligence applied to a specific domain.

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Two Retreats

The program includes two, 3-day retreats (Chiang Mai, Thailand and Southern California). Retreats include facilitated sessions on CQ research, time to work on your CQ resource, feedback on yourresource design, networking, and peer coaching. [Nov. retreat optional]. Expect rich learnings, sharpening dialogue, solo time, great food, and more.

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VIRtual cohorts

Nine MasterMind Sessions

You will meet with David Livermore and a cohort of 4-5 other CQ Fellows as a part of 9 MasterMind sessions throughout the year. These include pre-work and discussion on a specific topic and time for you to gain feedback and direction on your CQ solution and other professional challenges and opportunities. This will ensure deepened understanding and accountability as you expand your expertise and influence. 

Individual support

Coaching and Online Discussion

Quarterly 1:1 sessions with David Livermore to discuss individual goals and your work toward completing your CQ resource. In addition, the group will engage in meaningful, online discussions between retreats and MasterMinds.

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cq solutions

Author a New CQ Resource

Create and produce a new CQ solution to expand your authority as a CQ thought leader (book, course, podcast, organizational strategy, etc.). CQ Fellows will provide the tools needed to make this a reality.

Program Content

The burgeoning body of cultural intelligence research serves as the foundation for CQ Fellows.

We dig into the latest findings and talk about how to translate those findings for practitioners. The program is designed for both independent consultants and individuals working inside organizations.

The program content is designed with the confirmed participants in mind but the following is a minimum of the themes we will cover:

Translational Research

Learn how to translate rigorous research into relevant insights for real-world results.

Defining Your Niche

Identify the audience, context and domain where you can have the most impact.

From Concept To Publication

Develop a plan to create your new CQ resource. This might be a book, podcast, or a tool designed for your organization.

Leveraging Your Expertise

Gain tools for marketing your thought leadership in a way that is true to you and will expand your influence and impact.

“Expand your influence, shape the future of cultural intelligence, and make lasting connections with other CQ thought leaders .”
2025 Fee and Dates

Become a Thought Leader in Cultural Intelligence

$13,500 if paid in full

Or $1,350 a month for 12 months (USD)
  • All Sessions
  • All Content
  • All Materials
  • Personalized Coaching and Feedback
  • Lifelong Membership to the Society of CQ Fellows
  • Upon admission, a $1,350 deposit is due within 30 days to secure your spot. No additional funds due until December 2024.

2025 Dates

Thailand Retreat

10-12 March 2025 (required)

California Retreat

4-6 November 2025 (optional)

MasterMind Meetings

Jan, Feb, Apr, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec (2.5 hour virtual meetings)

1:1 Meetings

Feb, May, July, Oct.


What CQ Fellows Alumni Say

Upon completion of the one-year fellowship, CQ Fellows become lifelong members of the Society of CQ Fellows, a core group of thought leaders working together to build a more culturally intelligent world.