About us

Andrea von Gleichenstein

  • Born in Starnberg
  • Studied Geography and Ethnology with the subsidiary subjects Intercultural Communication and Organisational Pyschology at the LMU Munich, Germany
  • Magister Artium in Urban and Rural community development at the Tata Institute of Social Science in Bombay (Indien)
  • Mediation (Conflict Management) education in Munich
  • Five years stay in India working for various institutions

  • Good contacts to the Indian and South African corporate world.

Self-employed for 25 years as a freelance trainer and coach with the main focus on Intercultural Communication and Management, as well as Project Management.

Working languages: German and English

Rhina Cornejo-Hösl

  • Born in El Salvador, Central America. In Germany since 1987.
  • Studied Agricultural Science with the emphasis on Economics and Social Studies at the Technical University (TU) Munich.
  • Diplom-Agraringenieurin Univ.
  • Further studies in Work and Business Science at the TU Munich.
  • Mediation (Conflict Management) education in Munich
  • Additional qualification in Intercultural Communication and Cooperation (IKK), at the FH Munich.
  • Project work in Central and South America. Stayed in Quito, Ecuador for four years.

Working as a freelance trainer for 25 years with the main focus on Intercultural Communication for foreigners in Germany and Project Management.

Seminars held in German and Spanish

Annette Cieslinski

  • Born in Munich
  • Degree at the LMU Munich German as a second Language and Anthropology
  • Practical Year in Athens/ Greece
  • Language instruction of management personnel from Asia and Africa
  • Training and sales training in telecommunication companies in Munich

20 years experience as a trainer with special emphasis on communication

Seminar languages: German, English, Greek

Prof. Dr. Doris Gutting

  • University degree and doctorate at the University of Mannheim
  • Project manager in consulting (Marketing of technology), Munich
  • Docent, University of Hong Kong
  • Marketing Communications Director, technology consulting, Singapore
  • since 2005 Consultant / Trainer, overseas postings to South-East Asia, international capacity building projects, international cooperaton with focus on Asia
  • since 2007 Professor cross-cultural management and marketing, University of Applied Management Science (FH), Ismaning


Seminars and coaching in German and English



Eva Numberger

  • Born in Eisenach (Germany)
  • Studied Hispanics with the subsidiary subjects Russistics and Science of Education at Leipzig University/Universidad Católica de Deusto Bilbao
  • Certificate Business Russian of Economic Council Paris
  • Certificated Intercultural Trainer IKUD Göttingen
  • project work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Tadzhikistan
  • worked for ten years whilst staying in PR China, experience in project management in the field of development cooperation
  • eight years teaching intercultural communication at Qingdao University
    (PR China), Department of Intercultural German Studies

Working as a freelance trainer with the main focus on intercultural competence for China

Seminar Languages: German, English, Russian, Spanish

Shunying Li

    • Born in Hebei (China)
    • Degree in British and American literature
    • in Germany since 1998

Work Experience

  • Certified translator for English
  • 5 years in the diplomatic services
  • 5 years as a reporter in the German press agency (DPA)
  • 1 year as the PR-director for Volkswagen in Peking
  • Since 2002 manager for fairs for Chinese exhibitors in Europe
  • Trainer and coach for intercultural management China

Seminar Languages: Chinese, English and German

Anand Patel

Portrait
  • Born in Mumbai (formerly: Bombay), India
  • School and High-School in Mumbai
  • 1992 one year of vocational training in the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • 1995-2000 Managing partner in a family run business in India
  • current activities: Project Manager with a company in Frankfurt

Seminar and Coaching in German and English

Indian Languages: Hindi, Gujarati

Prof. Dr. Wilfred Fritz

Portrait
  • Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Graduated in Electrical Engineering and obtained 2 masters degrees at ESIEE, Paris and CPUT, Cape Town respectively.
  • Doctorate in Alternative and Renewable Energy Generation
  • Officially assigned Cape Peninsula University of Technology (in Cape Town) representative for collaboration with TDC in Renewable Energy Projects
  • Laureate of 2012 "African-German Network of Excellence" of the Alexander-von Humboldt-Foundation
  • Chief Technical Advisor (Energy Efficiency): South African Department of Energy, 2013

Seminar Languages: English and Afrikaans

Dr. Gregor Sterzenbach

Portrait
  • Born in Starnberg
  • Study of Ethnology, Social Psychology und Intercultural Communication at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
  • Promotion und Magister at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • Active in the fields of intercultural training, further studies and research for companies, governmental institutions and public training centres and universities in Germany, China, Russia, Estonia and the Netherlands since  1996
  • Scientific employee at the Institute for Intercultural Communications at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich since  2007
  • Research activities pertaining to interculturality in the police force, schools and nursery schools
  • Main emphasis: development of intercultural competence, didactics (Train-the-Trainer), multicultural teams, intercultural opening of institutions, German - Chinese communication


Seminar languages: German and English

Darshan Shah

Portrait
  • Born in Mumbai, India
  • Graduated with Honors in Chemistry from University of Bombay
  • Vast experience of 38 years in the Asian context
  • Chairman of Leadership Management India (LMI), which is one of the largest professional development companies
  • Managing Director of Isprava Vesta P Ltd
  • Managing businesses across various sectors including Engineering, Chemicals, Information Technology, Staffing, Training, Real Estate, Data Analytics
  • Consulting companies, organisations and groups looking to set up sustainable operations in South and South East Asia.
  • Advising start-up companies from Europe on skill and manpower acquisition



Seminars, Mentoring, Coaching and Consulting in English


Claudia Bultje-Herterich

Portrait
  • Born: Frankfurt/ Main Germany, living since 25 years in Bavaria
  • Teacher for integration - and literacy courses 
  • Study analysis and intercultural workshops for TDC
  • 30 years experience in journalism and media work (radio, TV, PR) and as a press speaker for the Bavarian State Government (Bayerische Landesgartenschau 2010)
  • 2015-2016 Scholarship and Research year at the University of Nottingham
  • Moderator for radio and panel discussions
  • Master´s degree in German Literature, Film- and TV science and art history


Seminar languages: German, English, French

Dr. phil. Wolfgang Zimmermann

  • Residing in Leipzig
  • Studied Geography, Political Science and Pedagogy in Göttingen and London
  • PhD: Empirical study on socio-economic changes of bedouin societies under the influence of oil money (Musandam/Sultanate of Oman)
  • 30 years of experience in international cooperation with GTZ, UN-DTCD, DSE, InWEnt and GIZ (i.e as director of the International Centers of DSE/InWEnt in Leipzig-Zschortau and Feldafing/Starnberger See) – always with the focus on training / strategic human resource development
  • Extended work experience in Arabian countries of the Gulf (in particular Oman and UAE with the focus on regional and rural community development, vocational training), Central America (in particular Honduras, focus on education and training in agriculture and forestry), East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, focus on training in wildlife and national park management), Romania (focus on rural and agricultural development).

Seminar languages: German, English and Spanish

 

 

 

Dr. med. Kerstin Simons

  • Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Schooling at the German International School as well as  a renown government school in Cape Town
  • Study of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital from 1987 to 1992
  • Post-graduate specialist qualification for General Surgery in 2000, University of Cologne
  • Intermittently returned to South Africa and practiced surgery at the University of Cape Town as well as freelance work in South Africa (2000 - 2002 and 2007 - 2010)
  • Insight into business practices in South Africa through on-going family-run  business in Cape Town
  • Four years of work as Drug Safety Physician for an American company in Munich (2002 - 2006)
  • Return to vascular surgical work in Munich since 2011


Seminar Languages: German, English and Afrikaans

Dr. Michaela Haas

  • Diploma in media and communication at the  Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Journalist degree from the German School of Journalism, doctorate in Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 20 years of media experience as reporter for renowned German and international newspapers (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Washington Post) and TV host (ARD, BR, WDR)
  • 10 years of coaching experience as founding owner of Haas live!
  • Lecturer at the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of the West

International Experience

  • 1996 - 1998, Nepal and India, PhD Studies at the University of Kathmandu
  • 1998 - 2002, France, Freelance correspondent for German media
  • Since 2005 regular intervals as lecturer and consultant for corporations and universities in the United States

Seminars and coaching in German, English, and French

Iska Schreglmann

  • born in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
  • 25 years of media experience in radio, TV and print journalism: TV  and radio presenter (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, ARD), TV and radio reporter, producer, event presenter
  • Graduate of the German School of Journalism, Munich
  • Master's Degree (1.1) in Communication Sciences, German Literature and Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
  • Media Trainer and Presentation Coach (workshops and one-to-one coaching)
  • International experience: Scholarship at NBC-newschannel in Tampa, U.S.A.
  • Honored with various journalism awards

Seminar languages: German and English

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Musa Khatri

    • Born in Ghazni – Afghanistan
    • Study of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Bauhaus University in Weimar-Germany
    • Over 20 years of professional experience in international environment
    • Initiator and chairman of the Association Trees for Peace - Afghanistan
    • Member of the Chamber of Architects - Thuringia and member of EWNT (World Network- Thuringia)
    • Implementation of KFW and GTZ projects in development cooperation
    • BTE- referent (Education meets Development)
    • Trainer and coach for Intercultural Communication and Competence: implementation of numerous of lectures and workshops for private and public institutions and government-facilities
    • Expertise and work experience in Islamic Business World
    • Seminar languages: German, English, Persian

         

Deon Kallis

  • Born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town
  • Officially assigned Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) representative for collaboration with TDC in Renewable Energy Projects
  • Experience and research interest in the field of Product Innovation
  • Active engagement in the field of Engineering Education
  • Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

 

Seminar Languages: English and Afrikaans

 

Zeina Elcheikh

  • Born in Nancy, France
  • School and high school in Kuwait and Syria
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Tishreen University (Syria)
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences at Amsterdam University  (Summer school)
  • M.Sc. "Integrated Urbanism" at Stuttgart University, with 2 semesters in Cairo
  • Since December 2014, PhD candidate in History of Architecture at Stuttgart University.
  • 13 years experience in architecture and urban planning, cultural heritage/tourism and museums (GIZ, UNESCO, IFPO, edition esefeld & traub, City of Stuttgart, State of Baden-Württemberg)

 

 

Seminar Languages: Arabic, English, French and German

 

Lotus Brune

  • Born in Alexandria / Egypt
  • Diploma in Hotel Management from the School for Hotel Management Bad Wörishofen
  • State approved instructor for the hotel and restaurant industry
  • Personal Coach (additional qualification)
  • Work experience in ithe hotel and restaurant industry in France and Great Britain
  • 15 years of work experience in the hotel and restaurant industry, sales and personnel development
  • Language coaching for Arabic speakers

 

For the past 6 years freelance trainer for professional education of youths and adults in the hotel and restaurant industry with a focus on communication and job application training.


Seminar Languages: German, English


We work with specific cooperation partners according to the seminar content.