Intercultural Training – France

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You work for a German company and are attending a meeting with your French partners to discuss the XY concept. The French come to the meeting with just an idea. You think to yourself: “They are underprepared. This doesn’t bode well.”

Are they really so underprepared? What do the French think?

So close, and yet so far away. The German and The French perceive the word “concept” very differently. Their vision of “successful team work” is also very different. Collaborating with the French can present many obstacles for German teams: a different way of working, different time management, different rules, different ways of communicating – the list goes on. Such obstacles are often invisible on the surface, but they can create palpable tensions and even cause irreparable damage.

Would you like to work smoothly and successfully with your French partners? Pas de problème! I will gladly let you in on the rules of the game.

My approach is personalised, interactive, solution-oriented and action-oriented.

Examples of topics covered during my intercultural training workshops for France:

  • Basic knowledge (definition of culture, perception, stereotypes/prejudices and intercultural competence)
  • Reflection on our images of ourselves and people from other cultures – how others perceive the French and how the French perceive themselves, and why this has an impact on collaboration
  • Initial contact and relationship development
  • Definition of communication and communication styles and assessment of their impact
  • Time management, work rhythms, planning approaches
  • Hierarchy, rules and authority
  • Meetings and decision-making processes
  • New intercultural action strategies

Learn more about my intercultural training approach.

I also offer coaching services for personalised professional support.

My strengths

  • Qualified Intercultural Trainer
  • Over 15 years’ experience in international contexts
  • France-Germany specialist
  • Communication expert
  • Familiar with the daily life of companies and teams
  • Committed to ongoing training and learning
  • Hands-on approach with a scientific foundation
  • Learning by doing – interactive workshops to develop and practise your own strategies
  • Looking beyond stereotypes – culture is complex
  • Integrated coaching methods for sustainable results
  • Training in English, French and German
  • Customised workshop, tailored to your needs

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information.