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 


Storytelling for intercultural understanding

Sell, J. (2017): Storytelling for Intercultural Understanding and Intercultural Sensitivity Development, in: Chlopczyk, J. Beyond Storytelling, Springer Gabler, pp 223-249.

Why do we need more storylistening & storytelling for social justice? – Interview with Kelli McLoud-Shingen

Many cordial thanks to Brett Parry for recording our interview and to Melina Garibyan for hands-on hints on how to edit the movie. As it is my first trial, it is far from being perfect and I am thankful for any comments and improvement ideas. When I met Kelli McLoud-Shingen […]

The Learner’s Journey

Küntzel, Bastian (2019). The Learner’s Journey. Storytelling as a Design Principle to create powerful learning experiences. BoD Bastian invites his readers to set on a quest in the landscape of storytelling as a design principle to create powerful learning experiences. His book “The Learner’s Journey” is written with lightness, wit […]

Rozmowy przy kawie o stresie, lęku i traumie

Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska, Andrzej Ochojski Medyczny portret stresu, lęku i traumy naszkicowany przez Jagodę i Andrzeja Ochojskich w książce wydanej latem 2019 to owoc wieloletnich rozmów w pokoju o ścianach w kolorze butelkowej zielenii, przy okrągłym stoliku, pasującym do szaf bibliotecznych, których półki dosłownie uginają się pod ciężarem książek. Pokój będący […]

How to cope with stereotypes as a female pilot & enjoy feeling home around the world? Interview with Katja Jakob

Working as a pilot in a man dominated profession is challenging and rewarding at the same time. As long as we see only one side of the story, young women would rather choose jobs as flight attendants or members of the airlines on the ground. The dominant narrative has discouraged […]

Facilitating Open Space @ SIETAR Europa Conference in Leuven, Belgium

Not everyday practitioners from the business context and researchers from academia have a chance to get together and brainstorm on sustainability and future of the intercultural programs. Mithun Mridha and I offered 2 OPEN SPACE sessions at the SIETAR Europa Conference in Leuven to make sure that the participants have […]