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Marina Ofner

Marina Ofner


“The purpose of life is to be happy.” (Dalai Lama)

As a professional trainer and Cambridge-certified coach, I help managers and employees of global companies to nurture and grow their intercultural competence. My training and coaching focus on communication, leadership, diversity and business etiquette with a special emphasis on intercultural awareness. Working for about a decade in diverse positions and industries provided me with an awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by my clients. The further training I undertook to become a coach has equipped me with the specialised knowledge needed to support my clients and their specific needs. This combination of professional experience, business studies, communication studies, positive psychology, training and coaching allows me to offer my clients a wide range of competencies. I train and coach managers and employees from leading international companies and also work in cooperation with renowned institutes and training providers.

Countries

Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Languages

German, English
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Professional background

  • Master’s degree in Business Consultancy – University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration – Open University
  • Certificate in Coaching – University of Cambridge
  • NLP Trainer – European Community for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Integrative Coach – European Association for Integrative Coaching
  • Interculturally Speaking – University of Oxford
  • The Science of Happiness – University of California, Berkeley (edX)
  • The Science of Happiness at Work – University of California, Berkeley (edX)
  • Several trainings in: team orientation, self management, communications, presentation skills, conflict management, application training, consultancy techniques, moderation skills, business etiquette
  • Member of the Association for Coaching UK

Experience as coach or trainer

  • Trainer and coach for leading international organisations
  • Cooperation partner for renowned training institutes such as Hernstein Institute, ICUnet Group, MIT – Machwürth Team International, Great Place to Work, ReloPilot, Haufe Advisory
  • Coach for the Executive MBA of Cambridge Judge Business School 2018 & 2019
  • Coach at the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017
  • Guest Observer for the University of Cambridge’s Undergraduate Certificate in Coaching 2019
  • Coach at XING’s Feel@Home Event Vienna 2018

Additional work experience

About 10 years of work experience in small, medium and large scale organizations in the areas of higher and professional education, finance/banking and business consultancy. Corporate communications professional, project manager and executive assistant to the board.

What people say about me

“Marina always delivers the best quality trainings and coaching. She has been accompanying our clients relocations mostly to Austria, UK and Switzerland helping them to successfully integrate into the new culture as well as achieve their goals, both business-related and private. She has been a great support as well as a highly professional partner. I highly recommend Marina to anyone who is looking for extraordinary quality and an innovative as well as client oriented approach.”
Petra Boteková, former Managing Director CEE, ICUnet Vienna, current CEO & Co-Founder, ReloPilot

“Thank you very much for contributing your time and energy to the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme at the Institute of Continuing Education. We could not run this programme without your input and very much appreciate all of your efforts. As you will know, in addition to their stay at Madingley Hall, the Young Leaders attended Buckingham Palace to collect their awards from Her Majesty the Queen.”
ICE, University of Cambridge

“My wife and I had an intercultural training session with Marina in preparation for our upcoming move to Switzerland. We experienced Marina as a very knowledgeable, emphatic and flexible coach. Due the different views – scientific and subjective – that were presented and discussed, the intercultural training was very helpful for us and will definitely ease the transition to Switzerland both in private as well as in business life.”
F. Hüthmair, Group Buying Director of Aldi Sued

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