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Eva-Maria Hartwich is the Professional Coach, Intercultural Trainer & Consultant behind Embrace Differences. She helps companies, organisations, teams, executives, expatriates and private individuals embrace change, value diversity, develop soft skills and intercultural intelligence through intercultural coaching, team coaching, business coaching, cross-culture trainings, expatriation trainings & team development in international contexts. Her approach is personalised, interactive, systemic, solution-oriented and action-oriented. 

Eva-Maria 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. She has a wide range of work experience in training, translation/subtitling, customer service, communication, web, PR, marketing, managing transnational projects & events as well as coordinating multinational and virtual teams from Europe and the US. Her personal experience of change and cultural misunderstandings within a wide range of industries (tourism, media & language services, outdoor clothing & gear) helped shape her realistic and hands-on approach that takes into account both economic and emotional factors. Her seven years with Patagonia and first hand experience in one of the most inspiring and pioneering companies in terms of mission, values, management style, environmental and CSR policies continue to influence her coaching & consulting work, especially when it comes to values-lead approaches, visions and team development.

Eva-Maria studied languages, translation and international relations in Grenoble (France) and Edinburgh (UK),andholds certificates in Intercultural Coaching and Intercultural Training from the University ofJena, Germany/ interculture.de, a training institute recognised by the European Coaching Association.She has lived and worked abroad for more than 17 years in 10 countries, including 15 years in France.


  • Certified Intercultural Trainer

  • Certified Intercultural Coach

  • Qualified translator

  • Communication and marketing expert

  • Languages: German (mother tongue), French (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (basics)

  • Countries of expertise: France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, USA

Active member of

  • ICF (International Coach Federation)

  • Intercultural & Mobility Coaching - IMC Coaching

  • Sietar Switzerland (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research)

  • Sietar France

  • Interculture Network e.V.