Are you working globally but feel you need to sharpen your intercultural communication skills?


Maybe you find it difficult to understand people in your team, perhaps English isn’t your first language, and you can feel intimidated by native speakers of English?


I'm Here To Help

If any of the above sound familiar, it could well be time to develop your intercultural competences!

My name is Vanessa and I am a trainer and communications coach, helping professionals to work more effectively across cultures.

I would love to hear more about you, and the current challenges for you and your team in the global workplace.

It may be communication, it may be language, the benefit of my training is that I have a lot of experience in both.

What I Offer

Training is in person or virtual, one-to-one or in groups.

I provide training in 3 main areas:

Intercultural Training

Bespoke cultural awareness training for organisations and individuals working across borders

English Language Training

Communication skills for international professionals

Joint Intercultural and English Language Training

Language and global mindset training for international executives

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Book a £99 intensive Power Hour with Vanessa today. Get focus on a specific language or culture question.

Meet Me

My name is Vanessa and I am a trainer and communication coach, helping professionals to work more effectively across cultures.

My training is in person or virtual, one-to-one or in groups.

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Cherry-picking Cultural Values

Cherry-picking Cultural Values

Part 1   About a year ago I asked around my networks on LinkedIn and Instagram to come up with some dimensions of their home cultures that they truly loved and valued. The scope of the sample was people who had worked across cultures or abroad and a lot of them...

My year in Australia

My year in Australia

This year I saved myself a lot of dosh on travel. I did manage to get to the Isle of Wight, the Cotswolds and Ibiza on holiday, and to Austria for work. However, for the most part I was here in Berkhamsted, a small town nestled in the sleepy Chiltern Hills. But thanks...

It’s not what you say – It’s how you say it

It’s not what you say – It’s how you say it

I was recently coaching a German client on how to communicate across cultures, and we got onto the topic of DIRECT versus INDIRECT communication styles. She told me that she was so shocked about her partner’s direct English that she’d overheard him using on his Zoom...

What Others Are Saying

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Participating in Vanessa’s lectures was highly rewarding

I started studying international business administration in my late thirties in an extra-occupational university programme Vanessa worked in as an English lecturer. All students inscribed in the programme were professionally experienced, many of us internationally.

At the beginning, some of us were accordingly afraid that English lectures might just be a continuation of Grammar school lessons only with business oriented contents. Fortunately, Vanessa’s lectures turned out to be more than that.

She proved to be able to transfer her own intercultural experience and sensitivity to others in a motivating way. Participating in her lectures was highly rewarding. Without the insights gained during her lectures I might not have chosen to go for a Master’s degree in cross-cultural communication afterwards.

Dorothee Simpfendörfer

Vanessa is a great intercultural trainer

I have met Vanessa during my contribution to the Xplore Russia and Xplore India projects. She was supporting a group of international students (from Russia, India, and Austria) during an educational trip. Vanessa is a great intercultural trainer who gives well structured and useful material.

What I liked the most – she is able to involve all the students to participate in the discussion. Her workshops prepared me well for my first years living abroad, made me more conscious, and helped to avoid many adaptation problems

Alexandra Demidova
Business Process Modelling, LogicX

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