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Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz

Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz


“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” (M. Bobak)

Multilingual Intercultural Communications & Leadership Skills Trainer with relevant Project Management and personal relocation experience delivering training to expatriate employees, their spouses and families. Additionally, working with international students. Focus on cultural awareness, development of intercultural competences, personal and professional integration in the new environment, virtual collaboration, working in and managing multicultural teams.

Countries

Poland, Germany, Switzerland

Languages

Polish, German, English, French
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Professional background

  • Since 2017 – Independent Intercultural Communications & Leadership Skills Trainer (Switzerland) in collaboration with diverse relocation and training companies and universities
  • Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication
  • Attended courses:
    • 2020 – Workshop: Storytelling for Intercultural Trainers and Coaches, SIETAR Austria, Vienna
    • 2019 – Certificate in Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Training, Train-to-Trainer Course, BAMIK GmbH, Berlin
    • 2017-2018 – Certificates in Design and Delivery of Intercultural Training. LTS Bath, UK
    • 2013-2016 – Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication, USI, Lugano, Switzerland
    • 2011 – Leadership for Project Leader, ZfU International Business School, Thalwil, Switzerland

Experience as coach or trainer

  • Intercultural Communications & Leadership Skills Trainer: effective communication skills, working & managing across cultures, diversity and inclusion, development of intercultural competences, personal and professional integration after relocation to Switzerland, studying in Switzerland
  • Delivered workshops/courses:
    • Development of Intercultural Competencies; core module at SUMAS (Sustainability Management School) in Gland, Switzerland, as of Spring Semester 2020
    • Secrets of successful project teams: How to stay unbiased in a biased VUCA world, Practitioner Workshop at the IESEG-IACCM Conference, Paris, 2019
    • East meets West – Europeans working together with Japanese, Workshops for JTI, Switzerland, 2017 & 2019
    • International Mobility, Training for expatriates and their partner, mandated by CERAN, Switzerland, since 2019
    • Effective Communication Skills; Managing Across Cultures training for aviation companies, mandated by IATA, Dar es Salam, Tanzania & Geneva, since 2019
    • Principles of working in multicultural teams, training for ANDEA Solutions, Krakow, Poland 2019
    • Living and working in… (target culture), training for expatriates, mandated by LearnLight, Switzerland, since 2018
    • Deine Bewerbung kennt keine Grenzen / Ta candidature ne connait pas de frontières – Préparation à la candidature tri-nationale, student’s workshops, EUCOR, Université de Strasbourg, Breisach i. B. 2018, Strasbourg 2019
    • Culture and Management, workshop for InterNations, Lausanne 2018

Additional work experience

  • 2007-2012 – Project Manager at BAS Abrechnungsservice GmbH & Co. KG Germany (multi-utility sector), system implementation and business process reengineering projects, in charge of compliance with PM guidelines, peer coaching
  • 2001-2007 – Senior Consultant at IDS Scheer GmbH, system implementation and business process reengineering projects, internal QM-Auditor, diverse clients in Germany, Poland, Luxemburg and Switzerland, telecommunication, multi-utility, FMCG sectors

What people say about me

“Thanks to Katarzyna’s workshop, I could get to know the fundamental values of people from each nationality and culture. It was a worthwhile, fruitful experience for the people who started working in international circumstances for the first time in their life.”
Japanese participant

“Katarzyna est une personne fantastique! Elle a pu me donner des exemples clairs et concis pour illustrer les points importants auxquels il faut faire attention pour ma candidature en Suisse. Cela en gardant une atmosphère très agréable! Merci beaucoup!”
Magdalène Kosfitskas, Researcher PhD Candidate

“You were truly authentic… you used well your techniques and expertise to professionally bring together a group of participants from three different nations to warmly and actively participate in the classroom and that made the course interesting.
For us new instructors, you have left us with some good tools and techniques that can be of advantage in both our personal and professional life when it comes to communication skills. Thank you, keep it up!”
Stanslaus MAGANGA, Manager Quality Engineering, Precision Air Services PLC (Tanzania)

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