I train and coach in German, English, French and Spanish.
Intercultural Profiler Licence, London
Coach certification in Barcelona
Master PNL Practicioner degree in Barcelona,
Business Coach Certification in Paris, Linkup, France
Mediator Diploma in Paris, Sorbonne-Assass, France
Lettres Modernes Diploma in Paris, Sorbonne
Psychotherapy Studies, Paris, France
Interpreters Diploma in Munich, Germany
Proficiency Diploma in London
25 years of experience in the Business World
Building awareness of the skills required for working effectively across cultures is a must. It is no longer only about global mobility but also about working in global teams and projects, or managing people at a distance.
IPI helps people identify ways in which they can become more effective when working internationally. It consists of an online questionnaire and personal feedback report, and promotes personal development through self-reflection and peer support in the context of a workshop or training-room environment. It is not only a world-class questionnaire and report, but also a workshop intervention, which helps people to learn about themselves through engaging with others
The tool is based on a competency set that identifies two contrasting approaches to working internationally – ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ – and the 10 qualities that are connected with these approaches. The online questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete, and the resulting report helps participants to reflect on their development needs when transferring their skills into unfamiliar cultural circumstances.
The IPI consists of:
- An online, self-report questionnaire which each team member completes before a workshop
- A Personal Feedback Report with scores and detailed analysis of the profile of each participant which includes information on:
- The 5 push and 5 pull competencies on which IPI is built, all derived from extensive research into the extra, enhanced qualities for transferring professional skills into unfamiliar cultural contexts
- Individual scores against each of these 10 competencies, and the overall balance of push and pull energy involved
- 5 international styles that describe how you balance push and pull in handling key international challenges such as interpreting meaning, handling the unknown and retaining balance.
The IPI is designed for all people with an international dimension to their present or future work, and who would like greater self‐awareness and personal effectiveness moving forward.
It can be used for those who:
- Have a growing requirement for international people skills to succeed in their roles
- Want to develop their international business careers
- Are participating in teams that need to deliver results internationally
- Operate in multicultural workplaces
- Need to communicate across cultures, and develop personal resources for operating outside their local operating context
The tool can also be used as part of a business school programme e.g. MBA or EMBA
The following benefits are relevant to the L&D or HR Manager, or a team/department leader who is interested in integrating the tool in a learning process:
- Builds a better understanding of what qualities are required of professionals working internationally.
- Helps individuals to identify the gap between the demands of their role and the people skills they bring to working internationally.
- Gets individuals and teams to reflect on how they should respond to such challenges as avoiding misunderstandings, maintaining motivation, and dealing with the unknown when working internationally.
- Introduction to competency set: Introducing through fun, interactive activities (including use of a DVD exploration of an individual leader’s style, and the use of a card game) the idea of ‘push’ and ‘pull’ approaches to working
- Individual feedback: Using the report as a platform for self-reflection and peer sharing around push/pull skills for working internationally, with the aim of understanding individual development need.
- Team coaching: Sharing scores on international styles as way of understanding the different ‘push’ and ‘pull’ energies within the team, and how to resolve this more effectively in meeting the communication and collaboration challenges of the team moving.
The benefit of the process was greater self-awareness at an individual level which enabled each person to think about how to reduce the gap between their own style, and the demands of their team role. It helped the team as whole to build greater trust in each other by understanding that some of the tensions they were facing were linked to different but equally rational approaches to working internationally. It also enabled some useful discussions to be had about how to move forward in reconciling the needs for ‘push out’ consistent messages with the need to ‘pull in’ key stakeholders by creating a sense of inclusion and collaboration.