Culture as a set of stories that we enter.

Jérôme Bruner

When we perceive culture as a set of stories we dive into, we immediately understand the importance and value of sharing stories in the intercultural communication. These stories enormously support mutual understanding both at the cognitive as well as the emotional level. Investing some time in exchanging stories about working habits, communication styles, decision making, giving and receiving feedback and expectations towards leadership and management in different cultures enable us to create a common ground to „read“ different cultural codes and act accordingly to newly co-created guidelines.

In the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world of the 21st century, intercultural competence is one of the crucial competencies. Reflecting your own cultural influences as well as gaining knowledge regarding other cultures are the first steps on the way to the rise of your intercultural awareness. For widening your intercultural sensitivity, you need more, though. With Intercultural Compass and me as your intercultural Coach, Trainer, and Facilitator you have the opportunity to set on a unique journey to the personal development, gaining intercultural competency and cultural intelligence fitting your requirements and wishes.

You can choose between Coaching, Intercultural Training, and Facilitation, and enhance multicultural team development and global leadership development with programs combining all the three forms of this intercultural guidance, tailored to your needs.  You may also work on your personal development with the narrative approach and discover the power of storytelling across cultures 

29/04/2021

Welcome to One Word Stories

The idea of “One Word Stories” got its shape at the end of last year when I looked back at a challenging time and realized how meaningful conversations made a difference in my case. When the world stood still, and I could not travel and visit the world, I decided […]
29/04/2021

The story behind the Visual Intercultural Storytelling

Let me share a short story, before I invite you to dive with me into the world of Visual Intercultural Storytelling Art Adventures. It was a cosy January evening last year, filled with the smells and tastes of delicious food. Our exchange student from Peru, Giovanna, my teenage daughter, Julia, and I were sitting at the dining table chatting, laughing and mingling languages, German, English, Spanish and Polish. My son and my husband were upstairs. Suddenly the telephone rang. My Mom was on the phone. „Are you busy now? […]
03/07/2020

How does art inspire meaningful conversations and sharing stories by people from various cultures?

„I loved it!” Why?1. The subject was presented visually and it immediately addressed my emotions.2. Connecting the four types of stories to the paintings made it easy to remember them and to discuss the power of these narratives in groups3. The flow of the session was something I really liked […]
23/06/2020

How to facilitate intercultural programs with storytelling?

In the series of events on gamification and storytelling during the GAMIFICATION WEEK for SIETAR Italia, I am thrilled to offer my two hours workshop for intercultural practitioners who wish to apply more stories, get to know and try out the storytelling activities which work in global learning context, and […]
23/06/2020

Intercultural Playground in the Cloud

I am thrilled to invite fans of gamification and storytelling to the intercultural playground. On May, 7th we are hosting you with Bernd Gibson, a great fan of interactive activities, music lover and teacher in IESEG in Paris.