January 2020 Visual Arts Storytelling Experience in Vienna

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 […]

January 2020 Storytelling Workshop for intercultural practitioners in Vienna

When: January, 30th 2020 9:00-5:00 P.M. Where: WU (Economic University) in Vienna as creative architecture attracts creative ideas. The Economic University in Vienna designed by Zaha Hadid is hence a fantastic venue for a Storytelling Workshop for intercultural Coaches & Trainers. The workshop was built on the principle of the […]

October 2019 Workshop Storytelling for Leaders @ IESEC Conference in Paris

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 […]

June 2019 Facilitating Beyond Storytelling Story Camp in Lingenau in Austria

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 2019 Workshop “How to facilitate intercultural programs with storytelling?”

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 […]

March 2019, Storytelling Workshop in Malaysia

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 […]

February, 2019 Webinar on Storytelling for intercultural Trainers & Coaches

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 […]

December 2018 Webinar “Storytelling for global team leaders”

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 […]

November 2018 Visual Storytelling at the SIETAR Austria event in Vienna

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 […]

November 2018 Panel discussion on the movie HALIM in Villah

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 […]

November 2018 Tales of Belonging – Storytelling workshop in Vienna

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 […]

September 2018 Speaker at the “Story the Future Summit”


August 2018 Storytelling course at the Leibniz University in Hanover


June 2018 “Re-Authoring Futures” Conference in Hamburg


April 2018 Intercultural Sensitivity for academic teachers at the Silesian Medical University


February-March 2018 Virtual is real – working in global teams


February 2018 Facilitation of a workshop on storytelling in Pune/India

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 […]

December 2017 Mary Alice Arthur interviews Joanna on storytelling


January 2018 Sea of stories online


December 2017 Radio interview for Espresso Show in New York


November 2017 Cultural Detective Certification in Vienna


September 2017 Stories for Europe


May 2017 Opening of the Congress day two


May 2017 TEDstyle talks on Storytelling


May 2017 SIETAR Europa Congress in Dublin


May 2017 Forum Beyond Storytelling


May 2017 Beyond Storytelling Book release


April 2016 Le pouvoir des images


September 2016 SIETAR EUROPA Journal interviews Joanna

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.

June 2016 Impact of migration on Chopin’s oeuvre

I look forward to conducting an intercultural Training with focus on doing business with Poland at the Chamber of Commerce in Hanover.

January 2016 Opening of the vernissage “THE OTHER”

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.

September 2015 Training for the Chamber of Commerce

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.

May 2015 Gamification Workshop with Thiagi and Sam

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.

May 2015 TEDstyle Talk on Power of visual Storytelling

Presentation Power of Visual Storytelling @ the SIETAR Europa Conference in Valencia

May 2015 Workshop on gamification in Valencia

Facilitating the pre-congress workshop on Gamification with dr. George Simons was a real pleasure and a great learning experience.

December 2014 Radio Interview with Joanna on the book on doing business with Poland

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.

October 2014 Lecture & Workshop at the Congress New Era of Expat

My lecture entitled RAINBOW Culture Transition Stress during the relocation process was devoted to the underestimated stress impact on the expacts.

October 2014 Workshop at the SIETAR Deutschland Forum in Jena

My interactive workshop at the international SIETAR Deutschland Forum focused on dealing with stress during intercultural encounters.

September 2014 Launch of diversophy Poland

"Poles' faith and pride and solidarity were key elements in their survival and resurgence as a nation and a European partner.

June 2014 Lecture at the interdisciplinary conference on Stress

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.

April 2014 Radio Interview for Funkhaus Europa

Poland has been in the European Union for ten years now and the German-Polish business relations are very developed.

December 2013-May 2015 Co-shaping of the SIETAR Europa Congress in Valencia

Now I fully understand the motto: „I like people I work with. One day I will meet them in person.“

November 2013 Intercultural Workshop at the Chamber of Commerce

I look forward to conducting an intercultural Training with focus on doing business with Poland at the Chamber of Commerce in Hanover.
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