My first-hand (cultural) experiences from corporate life are shaping my work today
My trainings are characterized by a personal and relaxed atmosphere, with lots of laughter. This easiness encourages my participants to open up and just start talking.
If you asked my participants, they would certainly agree and add that, on the other hand, I work in a structured manner and can be very persistent.
My own cultural experiences in foreign countries
I had the good fortune to immerse myself in foreign cultures several times and to get to know life in other countries. I already went to Canada as a schoolgirl, and spent longer periods of time in Canada and the US before and during my studies. Later, two sabbaticals took me mainly to South America, my ‘favourite continent’. This is how I gained my own wealth of multicultural experience.
My professional development as a Systemic Business Coach
My preference for this working style inspired me to complete a training course as a Systemic Business Coach in order to professionalize myself in this field. It is my wish to bundle my vast experience, know-how and competences and provide coaching – in German and English – for people who are caught between cultures, such as expats or specialists and executives with international functions.
Regular supervision and professional development are a matter of course
This is how I guarantee that the quality and professionalism of my coachings and trainings meet the highest requirements. I personally enjoy learning new things and educating myself on current topics. There is nothing that bores me more than routine. I love changes and new challenges.
Important professional decisions and experiences
Live Online Trainer and e-Moderator
Course design and engaging online and e-learning modules for training and coaching of groups and individual participants.
My programmes consist of video chat modules (live online training) and time-independent e-learning modules. The combination of both formats joins the social component of learning in a group with the advantages of digital, time and location independent training. My digital professional development programmes enable participants’ in-depth understanding of content, individual reflection and lively exchange with fellow participants and the trainer for sustainable learning success. All online and e-learning modules can be combined with face-to-face sessions, and thus be flexibly adapted to the learners’ needs and to the given framework conditions.
Professional Scrum Master I
Coaching for agile teams and corporations in accordance with Scrum Guidelines.
Together with seven other participants from the coaching training course, we have joined forces in the Coachingwerk community of interest, in order to bundle our broad personal and professional experience and put it at our clients’ disposal.
Certification as a Systemic Business Coach (ECA)
Certification as an Intercultural Trainer
Training at the International University Bremen
Coordinator in the Language Department
at the European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH) in Neuss and leader of a multicultural team of language trainers
2009 – 2013
Foundation of 2TRAINERS
Together with my business partner Christine Burgmer we provide trainers and coaches with customized English training for their own special topics, such as team building, executive training, and facilitation.
Foundation of wortwelten
Since then freelance trainer with medium-sized enterprises and education institutions, and lecturer at the university of applied sciences
Completion of my life’s dream: 12 months of travelling around the southern hemisphere, just me and my backpack.
2002 – 2003
Sales Representative (Southern Europe)
1996 – 2002
International Sales Assistant
1988 – 1996
Studies of ‘Modern Foreign Languages’:
Diplom-Fachsprachenexpertin/Graduate Special Language Expert (English, Spanish, Economics (VWL))
- ‘Interactive Experiential Learning Strategies for Intercultural Training’ within the framework of the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland/Oregon
- ITC Trainer (Teaching Languages with Technology), e-consultants, Great Britain
- Certification in suggestopedia (DGSL)
- Communication and Language Trainer – Corporate (CLTC), IIK Düsseldorf