Feedback – Companies

Interkulturelles Österreich Training

I especially liked your very friendly, open and relaxed way of working. Your deep knowledge of Austria impressed me. You made it so easy for us to ask questions. At a point, our conversation became like one between friends.
I especially liked your very personal and special way of answering questions and working with our expectations. And you understood very quickly which topics were important to us and which not. Your personal way of breaking the ice at the beginning, is really strong. Also: you are extremely flexible in dealing with little challenges in our training room.
I very much enjoyed our time together and time went by so fast. Afterwards, we both felt, that we took more from the training, than we thought would be possible.
(Uwe Giessing, German CFO Lufthansa, Salzburg/Österreich)


Intercultural Germany Training

I worked in Berlin for few months in 2017, and had an opportunity to take an intercultural training with Iris.
Iris was a very good facilitator. She helped understand culture differences between my home country and Germany by using a lot of scenario and showing real cases. Furthermore, she guided me how to explore the powerful cultural values that lead to the very visible differences in the way people interact socially and at work.
I was very happy to have Iris and I also recommend my other colleagues to take the training with Iris because it is worth is.
(Mayco Tsai, Digital Strategy Manager, Bayer/Taiwan)


Intercultural Austria Training
Sie haben es mit dem Seminar geschafft, Begeisterung für ein Thema zu entfachen, dass bisher tendenziell eher als belastend empfunden wurde. Nun ist sportlicher Ehrgeiz geweckt, mit dem Gelernten Erfolge im täglichen Umgang mit unseren Kunden und Geschäftspartnern aus dem Nachbarland zu erzielen. Hätten wir früher geahnt, dass es so eine wirkungsvolle wie auch begeisternde Trainingsmöglichkeit zum Überkommen deutsch-österreichischer Mentalitätsunterschiede/Herausforderungen gibt, hätten wir das Training schon vor 15 Jahren angesetzt (und seitdem mehrfach für neue Mitarbeiter wiederholt).

Für uns sind Sie die eine hervorragende Trainerin für diesen Bereich, weil

  • Sie aufgrund Ihres eigenen Hintergrundes beide Nationalitäten/Sichtweisen/Mentalitäten authentisch und glaubwürdig verkörpern
  • Sie unser Team die Unterschiede und möglichen Brücken zwischen den beiden Mentalitäten basierend auf real geschehenen Fallbeispielen haben erarbeiten lassen
  • Sie mit einer sehr sympathischen, dynamischen und auch unterhaltsamten Art das Thema angegangen sind
  • Sie verschiedenste Methoden und Medien ins Seminar eingebunden haben, so dass es abwechslungsreich blieb
  • Sie zwar auch theoretisches Hintergrundwissen eingebracht haben, aber die pragmatischen Lösungsansätze für konkrete Situationen im Vordergrund standen
  • Und nicht zuletzt: Sie das Training akzentfrei auf Hochdeutsch durchgeführt haben 😉

(Tanja Brandt (Geschäftsführerin, Travelplus Group GmbH)


Feedback – Universities

Intercultural Germany Training for International Incomings

“You are a great professional. The training was dynamic and helpful. The conduction was always good and unstressed, specially when time of activities is near of finish. You are patient and kind. You are an excellent conductor.”
Prof. E. de F.C., Universitdade Federal do Rio grande do norte/Brasil. Intercultural Germany training/Universität Bochum/Welcome Center)

„You are an excellent trainer. You know how to make participants active throughout the day. I really valued that you don´t know only about the German culture, but also about many different other cultures. Keep contiuning your training. It is very helpful.”
(Maruf Lutfur from Bangladesh,Doctoral researcher Universität Bochum. Intercultural Germany training. Univ. Bochum/Welcome Center).“

“The training was perfect in any sense. I personally learned a lot about German University education, and cultural issues. What I liked about the trainer and her training style: all!”
(Prof. Milan Matijevic, from Serbia. Intercultural Germany Training, Bochum University)

“I am taking home from this training lots of ideas and perspectives and most important: how to put them into practice. I really like Iris´ facilitation style and her straight forward and practical methods. It was always interactice, clear and funny. I really understand the German culture much better now and can put things into practice. Thank you!”
(Dr. Sabrina Intelisano, Italian Philosophy researcher. Intercultural Germany Training, Bochum University)


Intercultural Germany Training für gefährdete Incoming WissenschaftlerInnen

“Dr. Iris Wangermann hat ein IK Deutschland Training für gefährdete Incoming Forschende eigens für diese Zielgruppe angeboten, welches exakt den Nerv der TeilnehmerInnen getroffen und uns dadurch sehr weitergeholfen hat.”
(Leiterin, International Office).

„I am very much satisfied with the training. Both the trainer and the methods she has utilised were very helpful and super functional. I am particularly impressed by her performance to motivate us for further participation, show our potential and creativity.
I am planning to continue my academic career in Germany. Therefore I am paying so much effort to know, learn about this community. This training is very helpful for my aim. When our International Office offered me this chance, I did not hesitate to do it.“ (Türkischer Professor für Ökonomie, Intercultural Germany Training)

„ I really like the sincere effort to explain the facts and giving enough time to the discussions, and sharing mutual understanding of cultures specifications. Thank you so much for everything. I came to the training, because I want to get the maximum knowledge about the German culture. To be able to live and work with the Germans in a proper way. To really include into this society.“
(Syrischer Forscher, Intercultural Germany Training)

„This training was a great chance to better know about the German culture and compare it with our culture and values. It really is a great asset for better communication and cooperation with the German colleagues. I really wish to understand the Germans. This is what made me come to the training. I found it very interesting, how the trainer used her methods. She used pictures, Videos and group-discussions for every point. The training methods were comprehensive with good theory and very practical for everyday-life.“
(Syrischer Professor für Wirtschaft, Intercultural Germany Training)


I trained employees of the following companies

  • American Tower
  • Bayer
  • Bosch
  • Böllhoff AG & Co. KG
  • Covestro
  • ITT Cannon
  • Kennametal Mailand, Italien
  • Lufthansa
  • Metro AG
  • Otto Bock
  • Penny
  • Porsche
  • Renolit
  • Rewe Group
  • Saint Gobain
  • Travel Works
  • ThyssenKrupp AG
  • Volkswagen & Volkswagen Financial Services

Universities and scientific institutions