Why Sukavana

Why work with SUKAVANA?

  • we ensure that DIVERSITY becomes an ASSET, adds VALUE to your business.  we support you to gain cultural AWARENESS, develop Emotional & Cultural INTELLIGENCE and embrace DIVERSITY, hence foster INCLUSION.  the trainings equip you with the KNOWLEDGE, tools and SKILLS to flourish during times of CHANGE and TRANSITION.
  • our approach is HOLISTIC, not *band-aid*. 
  • our programs are tailored, using a blend of science based techniques & tools: EQ, CQ, Positive Psychology, NeuroScience, latest Adult-Learning approaches.

     step 1: SELF-AWARENESS. know yourself. learn your VALUES.
     step 2: knowledge + skill-building + skill-mastery.

  • continuous support - sounding board for any challenging situation.  

what is an interculturalist? i support you:

  • understand your own cultural values / belief systems and how those influence your behaviour
  • learn that our own concept of “normal” is not always others' “normal”
  • learn to manage your biases 
  • make sense of the unknown in any new environment
  • understand the unique set of norms and behaviours within a specific culture
  • develop strategies and practical skills to operate more efficiently and balanced

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” (Maya Angelou)

sukavana why profile

  • 24 years of field (hands-on) experiences of many different cultures
  • 20 years of expatriation (lived and worked) in 5 countries / 3 continents
  • professional experience in multicultural companies (incl. their sub-cultures, customs and business protocols)
  • 24 years of independent travelling worldwide (to date 41 countries, some several times)
  • extensive business travel across europe and u.s.a. 
  • born and schooling in east-berlin
  • hotel management course, berlin, germany
  • intercontinental hotels & resorts, berlin & london, gb
  • ba (hons) cultural studies at westminster university business school, london & r.m.i.t. university, melbourne, australia
  • volkswagen group (investor relations) for 7 years, london
  • international business consultant, berlin & cape town, south africa
  • intercultural training & development consultant, cape town

Countries Experienced

australia – austria – azores - belgium – botswana - burma - cambodia – cuba - czech republic – denmark – egypt – france – germany - great britain – greece – hungary - hong kong – indonesia – ireland – israel - italy – japan – jordan – laos – lebanon - lesotho – malta – morocco – namibia – netherlands – palestine – portugal – singapore - slovak republic - south africa – spain – syria – thailand – turkey – u.s.a. - vatican city - zambia -

Associates

  • culture audit - corporate assessment 
  • cultural coaching
  • language courses
  • relocation support
  • business opportunities / company set-up
  • visa & immigration solutions
  • immigration lawyers
  • legal advise
  • administration support