About me

Born 1975. German-Austrian. Thinker. Empath. Perception-changer. Bridge-builder. Naturelover. Mover.

I have been working as Intercultural trainer since 2003. I have around 100 training days per year .

I have eight years of intercultural working- and living experiences (Italy: two years, USA: 1 year, Austria: 5 years). Additionally I have been part of an Italian family for three years.

At home in the Intercultural sciences

  • Work as Interims Professor for Intercultural Business communication, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg (WS 2012 – WS 2014).
  • PhD in Intercultural Psychology/Business Psychology. Thesis about “In-/direct communication style and perceived politeness in business communication: people in Germany, Austria and Italy in comparison.
  • Intercultural Psychology diploma thesis about Intercultural training methods.

Intercultural work experiences and leading of cultural diverse teams: as communication consultant at T-mobile (Graz, Austria), as project coordinator at the EuroPhD, Sapienzá University Rome (Italy) and als Senior Consultant in a management consultancy for international business communication (Cologne, Germany).


  • 2004-2008
    PhD in Intercultural Psychology/Business Psychology (University of Cologne).
  • 2004
    Diploma in Intercultural Psychology (University of Cologne, Germany/Sapienzá University Rome/Italy and Karl-Franzens University/Austria).
  • 2000-2001
    Erasmus Free-Mover in Rome, Italy.
  • 1996-1998
    Education- studies, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria.
  • 1991-1992
    High-school exchange year, Clarkson WA, USA.

Further education

  • 2002 – 2015
    Naturebased process work – Vision Fast guide & Facilitator (School of Lost Borders).
  • WS 2013-SS2014
    Workshop about activating learning
    CompetenceCenter for lifeflong learning – HAW, Hamburg
  • 2014
    Council communication for Business settings
  • 2008-2011
    The peaceful martial (contact) art Aikido, 960 practice hours
    Dirk Kropp
  • 2005
    Certified Diversity Team Trainer
    DPI (York Assoicates/Henkel Düsseldorf
  • 2001-2003
    People centered communication, after Carl Rogers (GwW Guidelines)
    University of Cologne/Germany.
  • 2004-2008
    Rhetoric, presentation, moderation. President for two years.
    Toastmasters International, Cologne.


  • SIETAR Deutschland – Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research
  • Hochschulverband Interkulturelle Studien
  • Intercultural Campus, Universität Jena, worldwide University network for intercultural learning (www.intercultural-campus.org)
  • KomDiM – Zentrum Kompetenzentwicklung für Diversity Management in Studium und Lehre an Hochschulen in NRW. Expertisezirkel Beratung, Begleitung, Coaching und Mentoring
  • PAKH – Study group on intergenerational consequences of the holocaust.