Intercultural Consulting


Intercultural Consulting 


With my Intercultural Consulting I help international families navigate their journey to inclusion and cultural competence.  

My custom-designed sessions provide you with awareness, skills and tools necessary to foster and sustain inclusion in the “other” culture. 






Why should I be your intercultural consultant?


Not only because I am qualified as intercultural consultant and an expert in intercultural communication, but I have lived abroad my whole life (expat-since-birth) and I learned the many facets of the host cultures to an extent that I integrated into all the cultures I lived so far.

I have helped hundreds of families to understand the other culture and language and to accept and embrace the “other” in order to lead a balanced and healthy (family) life abroad. I don’t only help parents who live an international life bridge the unfamiliar with the familiar, but I also support them help their children thrive during their international childhood.

I regularly hold workshops on topics related to international life, culture and language where internationals can meet like minded people to share their experience, issues and struggles and get advice and tips from me.


“Being multilingual and multicultural is a great asset to thoroughly understand diverse cultures, their beliefs, values and rules.” (Ute)


Ute’s expertise lies in:

intercultural communication 

linguistics – bilingualism, multilingualism, socio- and psycholinguistics

verbal and non-verbal communication


We all learn culture through language

and cognitive research suggests that 

language profoundly influences

the way people see the world…






Inter-Cultural Consulting


When you live in a foreign country you experience that your expectations concerning behaviors, beliefs, traditions and language are not always met.

In my Inter-Cultural Consultations I help you build bridges between the unfamiliar and the familiar, so that you and your family can fully embrace your life abroad!


(TING in Chinese means “to listen”)

In my Inter-Cultural Consultation sessions I focus on Communication.

Communication with your family:

  • how to effectively communicate with your partner and with your children (cfr from toddler to teenager and beyond)


Communication with your friends and colleagues:

  • how to make sure you avoid misunderstandings

We all have preferred communication styles and they all have strengths and weaknesses

Being aware of our own communication style and of the one of our interlocutor is the first step towards greater understanding. 


Wondering about any of the following about the host culture?


food, cuisine, shopping

festivals and rituals  

dress codes

forms of address and greetings

local language

gestures and body language

attitudes towards smoking, alcohol, and drugs

gift-giving and neighborliness

daily schedules

relationship to time

personal space and eye contact

gender roles and family life

social classes and ethnic groups

attitudes towards rules, authority, and seniority

work ethic and behavior in the workplace

then contact me today at !









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