Executive Summary My primary areas of focus include intercultural understanding and communication, Psychology as well as diversity management and gender issues in the work-place. My seminar, “Managing and Accepting Change in the Evolving American Workplace”, was well received at Henry Ford Health System throughout the Metro Detroit area as its primary focus was helping employees understand the part each one plays in constituting their work environment through increased self awareness opposite others and with change processes. I hold a Doctorate in Psychology through the University of Manchester (UK) and have been honored with invitations to present selections from my dissertation at three international conferences this coming year: The International Conference on Dialogical Self in Athens, Greece and Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues as well as Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners which are both being held at Oxford University. My main research focus has been the Psychology of Intercultural Communication and I am interested, among other topics, to understand the presuppositions and consequences of foreign experiences upon the self-conception of expatriates. I aim to broaden the scope of my work and move into marketing and brand research by applying my expertise in ethnographic methods. Adjacent to my doctoral work, I have lectured on research methods in psychology and interculturalism, coached and evaluated students at the University of Manchester and currently participate in an adjunct faculty capacity in the evaluation and assessment of Coaching Master and Postgraduate Certificate students with the I-Coach Academy in London, UK. I have worked as a trainer, coach and program manager with a German-based consulting company whereby my expertise in the development of training programs for multi-national teams was utilized. I speak fluent English and German.
Considerable, advanced knowledge and expertise in ethnographic and linguistic research, communication and interculturalism as well as change processes. I am adept at presenting, teaching, writing and research.