Osnat Lautman is a well-known intercultural expert and the author of the Amazon bestselling book ‘Israeli Business Culture’. Osnat is passionate about cultures, connecting humans and breaking through cultural barriers. She created the ISRAELI™ model of Israeli business characteristics (Informal, Straightforward, Risk-Taking, Ambitious, Entrepreneurial, Loud, Improvisational) to reveal the foundations of the innovative Israeli culture. Osnat supports many organizations and individuals – to effectively connect and engage with Israelis, avoid misunderstandings and maximize the value of the innovative Israeli spirit in a multicultural environment.
Osnat is the founder of OLM Consulting, whose customers include the Manufacturers' Association of Israel, The Jewish Agency, Verint, Shamir Optical Industry, John Deere, NYU Tel Aviv, the British Embassy, the Swedish Embassy, the Belgian Embassy, FIDF, Israel Defense Ministry delegation in New York, JCC Association, National Bank of Australia, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 888 Holdings, Corning, SkyVision, ObserveIT, MX1, Amenity Analytics, Israel Export Institute, StartApp, Tel Aviv Municipality, and many others.
Osnat lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, from 2009 to 2013. During this time, she started her extensive research on the differences between Israeli and non-Israeli business cultures, including video interviews with businesspeople from numerous origins. The recorded discussions are incorporated into her lectures and workshops for demonstration purposes.
Osnat holds a M.A in Social Science and Communications from Bar Ilan University, Israel, and a Certificate in Organizational Development from New York University, New York.