Marina Reuchlen

Marina Reuchlen

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” (Galileo Galilei)

Hello everyone, my name is Marina and for more than 20 years now I have been enthusiastic about consulting, training and coaching people in international and cross-cultural contexts. I was born and raised in Southern Germany. Early on, I grew curious about human behavior and foreign cultures – two fields that since then have become my very passion. Extended travel, student exchange programs, semesters abroad and several international assignments have enabled me to develop a truly global, yet unconventional, mindset. I studied Business Administration, Communication and Intercultural Management and worked in the marketing industry for several years before moving to the consulting field in 1998. Since then I’ve never stopped learning – about cultures, work processes, human cooperation, trust and leadership skills. I have worked with specialists and managers from over 30 nations and from a variety of industries and functions – for international projects, effective cross-cultural teamwork, international assignments or leadership development programs. I think what my customers appreciate about me is my analytical, yet very compassionate, eye on human interactions combined with an encouraging and solution-oriented coaching style. I pursue a distinct goal: to bring my clients forward, to enable them to increase their self-knowledge und to use their full potential: for their own well-being, their professional goals and a better cooperation in dealing with others. Most importantly: I love what I do!


Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, General


German, English
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Professional Background

  • Business Coach & Trainer for leadership & career development
  • Founder and Managing Director of Crossing Cultures, an intercultural management consultancy
  • Lecturer on “Managing Cultural Diversity” & “Multi-Cultural Teamwork”
  • Business Trainer and Consultant; Cendant Corp.; Chicago, USA
  • Key Account Manager, BSS Advertising, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
  • HR Training & Development Specialist, Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

Experience as Coach

  • 22 years professional training, consulting and coaching expertise
  • 750 completed workshops/trainings
  • 150 completed coaching sessions
  • Worked in Germany, UK, USA, Mexico & Canada with professionals from over 30 different nations


    • Inpatriation and Expatriation trainings
    • Intercultural communication & competence
    • Multicultural teams and cross-cultural leadership
    • Executive development training on self-awareness & feedback management
    • Workshops on emotional intelligence and collaborative behavior across cultures

Additional Work Experience

  • Key Account Manager, BSS Advertising, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
  • HR Training & Development Specialist, Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Product manager for an educational foreign language program (“Language Odyssey”) at private schools in Chicago, USA

What Clients Say About Me

“I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with Marina on a Behavioral Intelligence training project. Marina has an acute intelligence. She is meticulous and professional in whatever she does and has real presence in the training room. Her presentation style is clear and accessible and she enjoys connecting to people. She is a truly safe pair of hands to ask to deal with any project, especially related to cross-cultural matters.”
Louise Evans (Italy/UK), Founder and Director of The 5 Chairs

“Marina has got very deep knowledge of both, home and host culture. The training was an excellent mixture of theory and link to real life. She was extremely well prepared and well organized. I would always work again with Marina.”
Arne Schröder (Germany), Director of Mergers, Acquisitions and Licensing, Johnson & Johnson

“Ms. Reuchlen led the training very professionally and exceeded our expectations to a high degree. She has an extremely pleasant and engaging communication style and uses her well-founded intercultural experience effectively.”
Friedrich Paprotka (Austria), Country Finance Manager, Procter & Gamble


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