Susan trains, writes, presents and researches about intercultural communication and psychology.Her main goal is to assist people in bridging the cultural gap; at work or in private life.
As a trainer, she focuses not only on increasing “intercultural fitness” of expats or teams , but also supports the relocating family. Her natural interest of all things intercultural has led her to leave her native country Germany at the age of 16 years to live in the U.S., and later on Denmark, Australia, and China. Since February 2012 she is living in Chartres, France, with her two multilingual children and her Brazilian partner. Susan completed a master in psychology (double major in organizational as well as clinical psychology) in Germany and Australia, as well as a post-graduate certificate as an intercultural trainer. For the past five years she has been working both as a trainer and manager in the corporate consulting industry, as well as Human Resources. Besides her corporate experience, Susan conducted research on the effects of multiculturalism on minorities, and is currently running new exciting research projects. In her free time, she is an active member of Young Sietar (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), involved in setting up train the trainer courses and designing and implementing workshops. Besides that, she likes to spend her time being active (running, basketball, dancing) or travelling and exploring new places and food, while taking pictures along the way.
Lille, France: Over the course of a few sunny October days, the Catholic University of Lille hosted the annual congress of SIETAR France. SIETAR stands for Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research, and its […]