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Susanne Kruger

Susanne Kruger


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes". (Marcel Proust)

Susanne is an Intercultural Trainer & Coach with over 20 years experience in international business and 10 years in Training & Development. She works closely with Executives and teams at MNCs to develop globally-minded leaders. Her motto is “challenge the status quo & see more opportunities”. Susanne spent most of her life working and studying across the globe bringing a unique combination of professional and personal insights to her work. She is recognised for her solution oriented and holistic approach – focusing on self-awareness as a stepping-stone to personal and leadership development. In her work she combines foundational cross-cultural knowledge with current science based methodologies, techniques and tools drawing from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavioural Science, amongst others. What drives her? Witnessing people change – changing their perspectives, their mindset, their behaviour – being happier and open up and feeling encouraged to go to places where they wouldn’t have gone before.

Countries

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Germany, Namibia, General – no specific country

Languages

German, English
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Professional background

Education

  • BA (Hons) Business & Cultural Studies (in London and Melbourne)
  • Positive Intelligence Coach (Mental Fitness) tbc
  • ICQ Global Disc Licensed Practitioner
  • Certification in Executive Coaching (University of Cape Town, SA)
  • Emotional Intelligence Certification (Positive Psychology Org)
  • Intercultural Management in Africa (itim)
  • Time To Think – Transforming Meetings

Professional Experience 

  • Worked at MNCs (Hospitality, Financial and Automotive Industry), leading multi & cross-cultural teams
  • Worked as an independent consultant across various industries in Western Europe and Southern Africa
  • Travelled independently for almost 3 decades visiting 50+ countries
  • Continuous personal development through training and coaching

Experience as coach or trainer

  • 28 years of field (hands-on) experiences of many different cultures
  • 25 years of expatriation (lived, studied and worked) in 5 countries / cultures (3 continents)
  • Professional experience in multinational companies
  • 30 years of independent travelling world-wide & extensive business travels
  • Worked with and managed cross-cultural teams at all levels
  • Trained foreign students and interns
  • Trained and guided expatriates / executives and their families for 8 years
  • Coached executives and family members for 4 years
  • Advised managers, business owners and community leaders on leading across cultures

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Special Offers

The Coaching Package Global DISC™ Assessment + 90 min Debrief includes the Global DISC Assessment plus one 90 min Coach Call for the debrief. When choosing a suitable date for your Coach Call in the booking process, please allow sufficient time for receiving and taking the assessment beforehand. We recommend at least 72h.

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