Approaching different cultures via exchanging stories is like entering the new unknown territories with curiosity, uncertainty and the will to discover something new. Grasping the unknown via visuals marks additionally the visual turn of our times. I have been wondering how to combine both and came up with a new […]
The workshop “Storytelling for Leaders” was inspired by the re-authoring practices by Chene Swart from South Africa, the distinction between the management and leadership emphasised by John Kotter and last, but not least, by my visit to the Louvre on the previous day. The comparison of the leaders to the […]
What a treat to gather change makers, marketeers, coaches, educators and writers who work with stories in the green… Our “Beyond Storytelling” story camp was, hence, a unique gathering of narrative enthusiasts. We listened to stories pulsing in a small Austrian village, Lingenau, shared best practices on how to work […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was the first day of the conference and the program was really full. Six tracks in parallel and the film festival. When I enter the room to prepare the workshop, there were couple of participants smiling. One of them told me, I came earlier to have a chair. I […]
Normally I really love snow! The feeling of cold, snowflakes dancing in the air and the blue sky make me melt inside. On one cold March afternoon, I was fed up with the snow, though. Because of the snowstorm I spent six hours at the airport with the vision of […]
Save the date: February, 13th 2019 at 5:00 PM CET and join my webinar “How to apply Storytelling in intercultural trainings & coachings?” organized by SIETAR Italia What is storytelling and how can I apply it in my intercultural programs? What is story sharing about and why is the narrative approach […]
On December 6th at 4:00 PM CET I am co-facilitating a webinar “Storytelling for Global Team Leaders” Following questions are part of this virtual event: How to motivate team members who are dispersed around the globe? How to make sure one’s leadership approach reaches people in different cultures? How to […]
It was my pleasure to offer a fun visual storytelling activity at the SIETAR Austria event in Vienna after an interesting lecture on “Pictures of Career in different Cultures” by prof. Wolfgang Mayrhofer from the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. The debrief was not only a fun moment, but also a moment of reflection […]
HALIM was the movie that brought us together yesterday evening in Villah – its director, Werner Fiedler, hosts and panelists at the same time: Eithne Knappitsch and Karen as well as Khuloodalzaidi and me as panelists and… many young people asking powerful questions after the screening of the film. What […]
Storytelling Workshop @ the Hinterland Gallery in Vienna “Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” C. Ngozi Adichie Stories define power. Who tells them, how they are told, when they are told, how many are told – all these depend on […]
The facilitation of my workshop on storytelling at the international SIETAR India conference in Pune was a jump into cold water. Not every day I have the honor to present in front of such a diverse audience that additionally is as much interested in storytelling as my fellows from our […]
It was a real pleasure to talk to Patrick Schmidt, the chief editor of SIETAR Europa Journal about storytelling and its role in the intercultural field.
I have an honor and a real pleasure to open the vernissage “THE OTHER”, where the pieces of art by Maria Lohaus invite the audience to self-reflection.
One day intercultural training for the representatives of companies from Hanover and Lower Saxony cooperating with Poland was focused on negotiations' strategies and intercultural communication skills.
Further education is a very important part of my work and learning from the best, regarding the methods and new tools is as important as the continuous knowledge update.
Presentation Power of Visual Storytelling @ the SIETAR Europa Conference in Valencia
Punctually after the publication of the intercultural tool diversophy Poland and one year after my book on Business culture in Poland „Geschäftskultur Polen“ Alexandra Jarecka from Radio Deutsche Welle conducts an interview with me on the development of the German-Polish relations.
My lecture entitled RAINBOW Culture Transition Stress during the relocation process was devoted to the underestimated stress impact on the expacts.
My interactive workshop at the international SIETAR Deutschland Forum focused on dealing with stress during intercultural encounters.
Presenting my RAINBOW modell at the interdisciplinary Conference on „Stress in everyday life“ at the beginning of June in Rybnik, South Poland gave me an opportunity to highlight the importance of coping with stress during transition changes such as relocations and economic migrations.
Now I fully understand the motto: „I like people I work with. One day I will meet them in person.“
I look forward to conducting an intercultural Training with focus on doing business with Poland at the Chamber of Commerce in Hanover.