I am passionate about empowering people and facilitating their journey of personal growth – whether as a Cross-cultural Trainer, Coach and Mediator, a Teacher Trainer or Lecturer and Trainer for German and English.


From Mumbai, India, I have over 20 years of international work experience in Germany, Mexico and India; in schools, universities and the corporate sector.

My intercultural background and international experience inspired me to undergo formal training and certification as an Intercultural Trainer and Coach, and now Mediator. I know firsthand the challenges of moving and adapting to a new country and want to help people by passing on my knowledge and experience. Since 2010, I have been providing universities and organisations with intercultural training programmes that are tailored to their requirements – both generalised and country-specific. I now look forward to doing the same for their coaching needs as well: in face-to-face as well as virtual coaching.


Additionally, I am a Teacher Trainer at the Association of Popular Universities (VHS-Verband) and conduct training courses for German teachers in the Integration and occupational German courses meant for refugees. This allows me to combine my knowledge in the field of language teaching as well as intercultural communication to best prepare the participants for the challenges of their work. I am also well-versed in Blended Learning, having intensively worked with a variety of learning platforms in the course of my teaching career.

I believe in constantly updating my skills, which is why I am a member of SIETAR Germany/Europe and Interculture Network and regularly attend conferences conducted by both.



Professional Qualifications

  • 2018-2019: Certification as Mediator, according to the official regulations of the ZMediatAusbV 2017
  • 2016-2017: University Certification as intercultural Coach, University of Jena / interculture e.V. (recognised by the ECA-European Coaching Association)
  • 2014: Advanced training in Conflict Management 
  • 2010-2011: Certification as Intercultural Trainer, dgikt
  • 2002-2004: Master of Arts in German as a Foreign/Second Language, University of Kassel


Professional Background

  • Since 2018: Teacher Trainer at the VHS-Verband for teachers in higher level DeuFöV German courses with an occupational focus
  • Since 2017: Intercultural and Life Coach
  • Since 2010: Intercultural Trainer: Global Mobility, Talent retention
    General cross-cultural trainings for intercultural awareness and competence development, as well as country-specific intercultural trainings for the academic, business and public sector
  • Since 2016: Teacher trainer for language teachers for the VHS-Verband (Association of Popular Universities);
    Teacher Trainer for candidates of supplementary qualification of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) for integration courses (Zusatzqualifizierung für Integrationskurse)
  • 2011-2014 and 2015-2019: Lecturer, coordinator of the German section, Language Center, Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
  • 2010-2011: DAAD PROFIN-Project for international students, University of Kassel
  • 2008-2011: Language Trainer (Business English and Spanish) for multinational corporate clients
  • 2005-2007: Coordinator of the German section, Head of Language Lab, Teacher German and English, Tecnológico de Monterrey Puebla, Mexico
  • 2003-2005: Project Assistant for international projects, Language Center, University of Kassel
  • 2003-2005: Language Trainer (Business English) for multinational corporate clients



An overview of my work in the field of intercultural training since 2010


  • Lecture on intercultural communication - India at the Bauhaus University Weimar as part of the programme 'Cultures in Focus' (Bauhaus)
  • Intercultural Seminar: 'Cultural aspects in patient counselling' for employees of the city adminstration - Leipzig
  • Country-specific training seminars: India - Technical University of Dresden, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Semester Courses "Intercultural Communication in English" for advanced English learners and prospective outgoings - Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
  • Workshops on intercultural awareness for students and employees -
    University of Kassel
  • Intercultural training workshops for cultural mediators from different faculties -
    University of Kassel
  • Preparatory seminars for international Master students (freshmen) - University of Kassel
  • Lectures on Intercultural Communication and Business Culture in India as part of the UNIKIMS lecture series (HNA)



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