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:
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…
When you live in a foreign country you experience that your expectations concerning behaviors, beliefs, traditions and language are not always met.
We all experience diversity based on our own assumptions, beliefs, traditions – our very own cultural backpack. ~ Ute Limacher-Riebold
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
forms of address and greetings
gestures and body language
attitudes towards smoking, alcohol, and drugs
gift-giving and neighborliness
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 info@UtesInternationalLounge.com !