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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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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

Vanessa Zwinselman

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 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

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

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 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

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

Nikhil Rustagi

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