Kerstin Brandes, Kerpen, Coach für Expats Kerstin Brandes, Kerpen, Coach für Expats

What motivates me:

I have always seen the exchange and collaboration with people from many countries in the world as an enriching experience. I will be happy to accompany and support you with my experiences and knowledge as a trainer & coach.


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About me

Languages and cultural diversity as a leitmotif.

For more than 15 years I have been supporting employees and executives of medium-sized enterprises in communicating with their international colleagues and business partners confidently, professionally and in a culturally- sensitive way – also in English – in order to develop harmonious and fruitful relationships.

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.


Über mich, Interkulturelle Kommunikation

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

The Consultants-E

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)

Training at the Coaching Akademie Berlin

An incredibly valuable period of learning and self-awareness with unique participants.

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
Since 2003


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))

Further trainings

  • ‘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

You want to find out more?

Simply contact me via phone or email and let me know how I can assist you. I’ll be happy to hear from you!

I primarily offer my services in the Rhine-Erft district and in the Cologne area.

Kerstin Brandes, Portrait Wortwelten Brandes


What clients say

  • Liebe Kerstin, für mich war das Coaching sehr hilfreich und mir sind gerade im Nachgang einige Dinge noch bewusster geworden. Insofern war es für mich ein voller Erfolg!

  • It was the first course I really thought useful for my career.

  • It was really practical. I think that I can use everything I discovered that day.

  • What I liked about the workshop were lots of opportunities to practice and a very friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

  • Nochmals vielen Dank für das Bewerbercoaching bei Ihnen. Ich konnte sehr viel mitnehmen.



Kerstin Brandes, co-author Impulse für wirksame Führung

As one of 21 experts on "Successful Leadership" I wrote an article for this book published by Gabal.

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