are you Looking for change, success and performance ?
We help businesses, teams, managers, expatriates and private individuals reach their full potential and develop their relational, collective and intercultural intelligence with tailored & multilingual coaching, training and consulting services.
– a question of attitude
Regain motivation and confidence
Develop success strategies and an action plan
– a question of relational & collective intelligence
– a question of mindset
Give meaning to your actions in order to reach your goals
The keys to success
Transform issues and difficulties into opportunities with personalised support.
Professional coaching is a powerful tool to look at things from a different perspective, realign yourself with your core values and give meaning to your actions while enhancing motivation, self-reflexion, autonomy and responsibility.
Solve professional issues
Give meaning to your career
Set your own goals
Leverage your resources
Take on new challenges
Implement strategies and solutions tailored to your needs
Be a driving force in the change process
Develop your full potential
Adopt strategies that foster involvement, cohesion and motivation
Stimulate co-responsibility and co-creation
Build trust within your team
Develop collective intelligence
Develop your global leadership
Make your expatriation a success
Manage a multicultural team
Strengthen your relational agility
TRAINING & CONSULTING
Make a difference
Whether you are a manager or an employee working abroad or in your home country, whether you are managing multicultural teams or about to welcome and cooperate with international partners, intercultural agility is key.
Working globally entails many challenges: different communication, management and working styles, different approaches to time management, decision-making, trust and ways of handling disagreement. What may seem “normal” here isn’t at all out there, and often we aren’t aware of it.
Without support, such invisible but significant differences can lead to demotivation, financial losses and the end of a collaboration or mission.
as intercultural experts, we can help you:
✓ become aware of how we all think and function differently
✓ develop intercultural intelligence
✓ adapt quickly to an unfamiliar environment
✓ develop interpersonal skills (soft skills)
✓ manage diversity
✓ minimise the time spent on managing frustrations and conflicts
✓ perceive differences as assets and bring together everyone’s strengths and particularities
✓ create synergies between co-workers and teams
✓ boost collective fulfillment and performance
✓ make your international partnership a success
professional integration & expatriation
Understand the context, mentalities and ways of working in your host country
Overcome the cultural shock
Maximise fulfillment and performance
Become aware of the impact of cultural differences
Decode cultural codes
Prevent issues due to cultural differences
Learn the keys to working with other cultures
multicultural team synergy
Reveal the values behind everyone’s behaviour
Encourage mutual understanding
Define a common framework
Gain motivation, involvement and trust
Develop your intercultural competence and your interpersonal agility
Adapt your leadership to a target culture
Learn how to manage a multicultural team with trust and efficiency
they trust us
in their own words
Your contact person
Eva-Maria Hartwich, founder
Eva-Maria Hartwich is a Certified Professional Coach, Intercultural Trainer & Consultant. A German native, she has been studying, living and working in international contexts since 1999. She worked for more than 10 years within international companies (Titelbild/Ericsson, Patagonia) in France and Germany before founding EMBRACE DIFFERENCES.
Her personal experience of change and cultural misunderstandings within a wide range of industries helped shape her holistic, realistic and hands-on approach. Her seven years of experience at Patagonia, one of the most inspiring and innovative companies in terms of corporate social and environmental responsibility, still inform her vision of coaching, training and team development.
Her approach is personalised, interactive and solution-oriented.
Her countries of primary expertise are France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and USA. She works in English, French and German.
Claire ivins, founder of Cikaår in toulouse
As an american citizen who spent 17 years in China, Claire Ivins’ life experience lead her to study Intercultural Communication and Linguistics in the USA. Her love for cultures and languages took her to France, where she has been working since 2010 on business intercultural issues, most notably on French-Chinese and French-American projects. She works in English, French and Chinese.
Stephan Hild, founder of Cultural Consultant in munich
A German citizen, Stephan Hild is an Intercultural Coach, Trainer and Mediator. He has 25 years of cumulated experience in management positions at international companies. His countries of primary expertise are Portugal, Brazil, India, The Netherlands and the USA. He works in German, English and Portuguese.
IMC-COACHING - Intercultural & Mobility Coaching
IMC-Coaching is a network of experts specialised in Intercultural & Mobility Coaching. Each coach has extensive experience and knowledge about one or several countries, and past experience at companies, consulting firms and management position levels.
EMBRACE DIFFERENCES is an active member of: