Languages: English, Dutch
Price (from): €1 / day
Never trust assumptions… “Are you Belgian?” is a question I am sometimes asked because I speak Dutch fluently, but with a soft accent. This shows that you should never trust assumptions! Actually, I am originally French, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Living abroad has significantly shaped my identity and makes it sometimes difficult to guess where I am from. That’s the magic of culture: it is invisible, however, one can feel its complex influence on the person standing in front of you. "On many occasions, I have felt the hidden magic of culture at work for better or worse." With a background in communications (MC’s in Communications at Celsa-Sorbonne), I have worked for more than 10 years in various international companies. During those years I have been lucky enough to have lived in France, the US and the Netherlands and to have worked extensively with many different European countries. On many occasions, I have felt the hidden magic of culture at work for better or worse. Some hilarious moments or stressful conflicts seemed to originate from something that no one was properly addressing: cultural differences. As an IRC-certified cross-cultural trainer and coach, I help individuals and teams to develop greater self-awareness and cross-cultural effectiveness for better work performance and more individual happiness. My goal is to help people enjoy their journey across cultures. And when I see genuinely curious eyes or excited faces in my training or coaching sessions, I know the journey has all been very much worth it.
About the training
How to create trust, effective communication, and stronger relationships while having fun!
Understanding of cultural fundamentals; Framework to navigate cultural differences at work
Awareness of cultural-self (how does our own culture influence us?)
Improved ability to manage cultural aspects in a work environment
The sound basis to further develop individual intercultural competences and effectiveness
Share our experiences to learn from each other
Reflect on the influence of cultural values and beliefs on our ways of perceiving, thinking and doing
Understand how key notions differ according to cultures: communication, sharing information, trust, role & responsibilities, building relationship, decision-making process etc.
Understanding and training of intercultural competences (intercultural sensitivity, intercultural communication, building commitment, managing uncertainty) using IRC self-assessment
Developing individual action plan
IRC online Option: Individual IRC online assessment prior to training with an individualized report