In the space of three sentences: How did you come to do what you do (for a living)?
Already when I grew up in Korea, a peninsula without a land border to cross and flights being a luxury, I had been interested in people from abroad. I therefore decided to study in Germany and it was my professor who gave me the idea to become an intercultural trainer.
How might intercultures’ customers find you unique?
According to the feedback from my clients, my uniqueness results from being authentically Korean and at the same time knowing the German culture very well. Beyond my long experience as a trainer, many training participants appreciate my professional work and not least the fact that I speak four languages fluently.
What do you like about working with intercultures?
I particularly like the freedom I enjoy at intercultures – they really trust me and give me a lot of freedom in the way of designing my trainings. Their honesty and transparency are extraordinary. Not least, I enjoy that I find like-minded people among the intercultures network.
In a global context – why do you think is your work – and our work together important?
I am building bridges between people with often a very different mindset. Often I realize that my training participants feel relieved because finally they understand why difficulties have occurred in certain situations. My and all our work actually contributes to overcoming each other’s prejudices towards other cultures.