Mind-opener | Certified Cross Cultural Trainer
My passion for languages started at the age of 7. My mother used to watch TV-series about the south of France. I loved the sound of that language and was irritated because I could not figure out what was being said. I have spent half my life in France and enjoyed being abroad. I studied English and French and loved being able to communicate. However, during private journeys and numerous meetings all over Europe, I discovered language is one step, culture is the second.
I have witnessed irritations during meetings and conferences, conflicts and miscommunication on all levels, both in my private and professional life. Business deals being lost, relationships ruined. Why?
It kept puzzling me. “If you want answers, find them”, my father used to say, so I deepdived into cultural studies and found my passion in intercultural awareness.
We all have our own personal blindspot. Knowing your blindspot, revealing your ambition and drive leads to high performance human beings, teams and companies. Don’t hesitate, the effort is worth it, I promise you.
And you know what? Once you open up your mind for language and culture you discover it is a world full of unexpected hurdles, but also a universe of fun, miracles, unexpected encounters: you broaden your horizon! I finally understood why I sometimes no longer felt at home in my own country, why I did what I did and expanded my comfortzone. I would love to share my experiences and knowledge with you.