Your guide for insights and support
for communication across cultures
Eliminate misunderstandings Express yourself clearly Communicate with confidence
Welcome to my online home! If you’re anything like most professionals I’ve supported in the past, your workday is full of facts and figures. You are very good at what you do. You make things happen and you know what you want: results, a good reputation in your company and your field of work, and excellent relationships with others. In your job you interact with people from other cultures, e. g. you may be a salesperson who needs to cooperate with technical colleagues, or you may be part of the (international) matrix organization which has various touch points with your customers and/or suppliers.
This story would have such a happy ending if it weren’t for one thing: how do you make sure that you can get your message across to others and understand what they want from you? Why are there so many misunderstandings when you communicate with others? It’s almost as if there were a little devil involved in so many conversations who prevents good communication from taking place. You spend so much time making calls, writing emails and having meetings, but the others don’t get your point and/or you’re never quite sure of what they mean. You hate wasting time, getting frustrated trying to find new ways to say the same thing, and aren’t sure if all this miscommunication isn’t stopping you from reaching your full potential. All you want is to say something, make sure your counterpart understands, and get their message the first time around. Is that too much to ask for? Click on About me to find out how I can help.
“Your course was fantastic, in that it helped me greatly improve my (previously non-existing) negotiation and communication skills (I think you were actually planting seeds on our minds that have become plants and are getting ready to bloom).
I can now better plan and prepare from the beginning a negotiation process (with EPO internal and external agents) and I feel that I can lead a negotiation process towards the way I would like it to evolve, rather than let it lead me, taking a pro-active rather than a re-active approach.
I’m also being more assertive in my negotiations, although I’m still to find the perfect balance, as I tend to either be not enough or too assertive which of course breaks down the whole procedure).”
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My clients are:
Professionals with education and experience
Often focused on facts in a scientific or technical background
Responsible for relationships inside and outside their company
Active, ambitious, inquisitive individuals who want more
Willing to put time and effort into improving themselves
Can you find yourself on this list? If so, maybe we should talk. Contact me to make an appointment.