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Ulrike Schlack

Ulrike Schlack


“One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.” (Japanese Proverb)

It´s my passion and desire to talk and teach about Japan: not only differences in behavior and mindset but also recognizing similarities. Japan is a wonderful country – it is very special concerning human relationship and trust building, what is essential to know and to understand when working with Japanese counterparts. During my time in Japan – what has become my asset – I learned how important it is to know about your own cultural background, to gather knowledge about the foreign culture and respect these factors in order to navigate easily through intercultural situations.

Countries

Germany, Japan

Languages

German, Japanese, English
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Professional background

  • Master degree in Japanese Studies at the University of Leipzig
  • 6 years working experience in Japan: Coordinator for International Relations in the local government, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1 year interpreter, translator and assistant of the Japanese Production Management in the pneumatic industry in Germany
  • 3 years leading the Japanese Consulate Honorary in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Since 2014 Intercultural Business Trainer
  • 15 years of experience in building bridges between Japan and Germany

Experience as coach or trainer

Working as an intercultural trainer for more than 10 years, acting in a German-Japanese working environment almost every day provides me confidence in supporting my coachees concerning Japanese business culture as well as daily life in Japan.

Additional work experience

  • Since 2015 I have been accompanying a German business school to Japan, where I support their dual master programme as a lecturer and coordinator on the spot twice a year.
  • Furthermore I operated as an advisor and translator for exhibitions in the three Hermann Hesse Museums in Europe, where Hesse´s link to Japan was the central theme. In this context I was invited as a speaker with a lecture about Japan´s daily life concepts.
  • Last but not least: travelling is my elixir of life: I organized and conducted two very special tours through Germany for my former Japanese colleagues – what made unforgettable memories.

What people say about me

“Dear Ms. Schlack, I would like to thank you once again for the great training. Now, I feel well prepared for the multicultural part of my new job.”
CEO, Marine and Offshore Industry (2-day Japan-Coaching)

“We enjoyed the very personable style of learning. Ulrike was very knowledgeable and the material, she provided was very good.”

“It was a really positive and enjoyable day! Recap quiz at the end was great way to show that we understood, what we learned. I loved the history lesson. It helped me to understand many things about Japan – why it is the way it is. Also the topics on manners and etiquette were extremely helpful.”
Participants Expatriat Training for Japan, Chemical Industry

“Ulrike Schlack lived in Japan for several years and, based on her own experience in Japan, she conveyed the differences in dealing with the other person very well. Highly recommended trainer!”
Participant Intercultural Training Japan, Automotive Supply Industry

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