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Elisabete P. Ferreira Koeninger

Elisabete P. Ferreira Koeninger


“The most important thing in communication is hearing, what isn’t said.” (Peter Drucker)

I’m a former journalist, born in Rio de Janeiro, now a translator and trainer living between Germany and Brazil. When I came to live in Germany, all I knew about it was they have somehow recovered from a terrible past, they drink beer, have great literature and film makers. I have now spent half of my life understanding the Germans better. That helped me to understand my own culture better, to perceive what it means to live in a multicultural world and what an enriching experience that can be.

Countries

Brazil, Germany

Languages

Portuguese, German, English
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Professional background

  • Intercultural trainer since 2003
  • Translator and interpreter since 1993
  • Partner at Koeninger & Partner International Business Development since 2013
  • Teacher for Portuguese as a foreign language between 1989-1999
  • Economics Study at the University of Hohenheim 1985
  • Degree in Communication Studies /Journalism at the University in Rio de Janeiro 1982

Experience as coach or trainer

  • Developed language training with focus on intercultural issues as a teacher for Portuguese
  • Substitute of Prof. Dr. Michael Schugk at the Aalen University for Applied Sciences teaching Intercultural Communication
  • Since 2003, country seminars and expats training for Brazil and Germany

Additional work experience

I’ve have worked many years as a journalist and also had a very insightful experience working as a civilian employee for the US Army in Germany. During that time and later as a teacher and translator, I’ve learned to see things through the eyes of my counterparts and to ask myself “why is that so?” before jumping to conclusions.

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