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 


May 2019, Pre-Congress Workshop on Learning Journey Design

Our common learning journey started at 8:00 o’clock in the morning and kicked off with lots of laughter and… sharing stories. Following the circle of the Hero’s Journey, we reflected upon the challenges and developmental changes the participants of our intercultural programs are facing. And so the single phases of […]

Cultural Approaches toward Time in Global Organizations

Sell, Joanna (2019). Cultural Approaches toward Time in Global Organizations in : Chlopczyk, J., Erlach, C. (Ed.) Transforming Organizations. Narrative and Story-Based Approaches, Springer Abstract from the book: Achieving true change and innovation depends on our ability to re-imagine and re-author the futures we want our organizations to have – […]

Coaching auf Deutsch

In der heutigen Zeit stehen wir alle vor großen Herausforderungen. Die Geschwindigkeit, die Unsicherheit was die Zukunft bringt sowie die Komplexität haben enorm zugenommen. Der Begriff der VUCA Welt (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) ist in aller Munde und das lebenslange Lernen sowie Entwicklung der interkulturellen Sensibilisierung sind die wichtigsten Bestandteile […]

Coaching in English

 Nowadays, when we face numerous challenges in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, the continuous learning and development of intercultural sensitivity are crucial to thriving across cultures. The Intercultural Compass offers you guidance on how YOU CAN PROFIT FROM my support as your personal coach. Have a look […]

What can we learn about the Midd​l​e East at the museums that make cultures tangible?

Inspirations from Doha in Qatar and Muscat in Oman Development of intercultural sensitivity and competence is a life-long learning experience. There are many ways to dive into new cultures. One of them is the direct contact with artefacts and the stories they tell that can be found in various museums. […]