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

Book a Power Hour

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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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...

Working in English when it’s not your first language

Working in English when it’s not your first language

English is my mother tongue, and I am always amazed how many people around the world study something other than languages, build a career and work in that profession in English at the same time. I would wish that everyone could have the opportunity to carry out their...

Why does intercultural training always start with YOU?

Why does intercultural training always start with YOU?

I was recently asked why most intercultural training starts with taking a closer look at your own culture.  I could see the client just wanted to get straight down to business and learn about how to manage her team in the UK. When people seek out intercultural...

What Others Are Saying

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Thanks to her support, I am now constantly developing my communication skills, reaching positive outcome from any interaction with people from all around the world.

Federico Stoppello

Vanessa was my English professor at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. What she taught us about cultural differences and their impact on international cooperation was incredibly valuable and interesting. Vanessa is not only a highly professional teacher, but also a very lovely human being.

Sarah Kohl

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’s cultural knowledge helped me to relocate from Europe to the States

Vanessa Zwinselman

Vanessa is a pleasure to work with and she is genuinely passionate about what she does. She works very hard to ensure she delivers the best outcomes for our clients and as a result feedback is always very positive.

Cathy Wellings

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

Vanessa is a great trainer who has helped me polish my interview skills in English. The lessons were varied, interesting and we had a lot of fun too. I loved the discussions about social behaviour in Austria and England.

Raphaela Stefandl-Herburger

Vanessa is extremely knowledgeable in all intercultural concepts and models and has examples to share from an abundance of international work assignments she has completed

Sarah Grötzinger

Vanessa is a professional intercultural trainer who adapts quickly to different situations so that she meets the expectations of clients both intelligently and personally.

Saskia Torn Broers, MEd

She has such in-depth knowledge about cultures and communication based on different global industries

Nikhil Rustagi

Vanessa’s cultural knowledge helped me to relocate from Europe to the States

Vanessa Zwinselman

Vanessa is extremely knowledgeable in all intercultural concepts and models and has examples to share from an abundance of international work assignments she has completed

Sarah Grötzinger

Vanessa was my English professor at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. What she taught us about cultural differences and their impact on international cooperation was incredibly valuable and interesting. Vanessa is not only a highly professional teacher, but also a very lovely human being.

Sarah Kohl

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

Vanessa is a pleasure to work with and she is genuinely passionate about what she does. She works very hard to ensure she delivers the best outcomes for our clients and as a result feedback is always very positive.

Cathy Wellings

Vanessa is a professional intercultural trainer who adapts quickly to different situations so that she meets the expectations of clients both intelligently and personally.

Saskia Torn Broers, MEd

Vanessa is a great trainer! Throughout my classes with her, I enjoyed not only business English but intercultural components of working abroad. She is very disciplined, knows where to focus and always finds the ways to motivate you!

Elif Arikan

She has such in-depth knowledge about cultures and communication based on different global industries

Nikhil Rustagi

Thanks to her support, I am now constantly developing my communication skills, reaching positive outcome from any interaction with people from all around the world.

Federico Stoppello

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

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