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27.09.2018 - Join event ICF Chapter Meeting Basel & SIETAR.

Exploring the impact of culture in coaching settings & the impact of coaching in intercultural trainings

Speaker: Eva-Maria Hartwich & Veronica de la Fuente


As a coach, have you ever-experienced awkward coaching situations with a coachee from a different cultural background? 

As a trainer, do you believe that coaching could be a great asset for your intercultural training work, with assignees or multicultural teams, but wonder how to combine it?

Then, this highly interactive session delivered by two experienced coaches & intercultural trainers is for you. Our facilitators will shed some light on these questions for a mutual learning experience. 


During this joint event, coaches will learn from interculturalists and interculturalists will learn from coaches. 

Using a presentation format as well as small group discussions & short case studies taken from real life, this session will provide the opportunity to apply theory to practice.


Discover some of the factors that influence intercultural relationships and learn how to work through intercultural challenges in coaching situations. 

ICF Core Competencies

We will address the following core competencies that are relevant both to coaches and trainers in their daily client interactions:

  • Raise awareness of the impact of culture in coaching
  • Add a new coaching perspective to your intercultural competence
  • Allow for clearer communication between different cultures
  • Establish trust and intimacy with the client
  • Foster active listening 
  • Develop your powerful questioning techniques
  • Create awareness

About the speakers

Eva-Maria Hartwich – Embrace Differences

The Intercultural Trainer, Consultant & Coach behind Embrace Differences. She coaches and trains global teams, executives, expatriates and their partners. Her approach is personalised, interactive, solution-oriented and action-oriented. 

Eva-Maria, a German national, worked for more than 10 years within international companies in France and Germany. She speaks German, French, English and holds certificates in Intercultural Coaching and Intercultural Training from the University of Jena (Germany). She is an active member of the ICF, Sietar Switzerland and IMC-Coaching.



Veronica de la Fuente - “Passionate about Cultures and Coaching”

A Chilean and Swiss citizen, Veronica is an intercultural trainer and professional coach.  She holds a Business Administration degree from University Catholic of Chili, and she worked for over 12 years in the Finance Industry in Chile, at high levels of responsibility.  

Her career as intercultural trainer and consultant started 12 years ago in Brazil, during her expatriation experience. She gives cultural training and coaching to expatriates and their families, managers, and professionals with intercultural challenges. Verónica also has a large experience working with multicultural teams within the largest international companies in different sectors such as the financial, chemical, food, car makers, aeronautics, in Brazil and start-up companies in Switzerland. Veronica is a Professional Coach certified by ICF and an active member of ICF Switzerland, being the Chapter leader of ICF Suisse Romande. She is also member of Sietar Switzerland.  

She is the co-founder of Leman-Experience program which helps newcomers to better integration in Switzerland.

She speaks (and works) French, English, Portuguese and Spanish (mother tongue) 



Participants with ICF Certification, will receive 2 CCEUs. 


18.00 - 18.30   Apéro and Networking
18.20 - 18.30   Introductions
18.30 – 20.30   Workshop
20.30 - 20.45   Take-away round
20.45 – 21.00   Networking and close

Costs incl. Soft drinks

15 CHF ICF & SIETAR Switzerland Member
25 CHF ICF & SIETAR Global Member
35 CHF Guests/ Non Members

Organized by ICF Chapter Basel

Chapter Leader: Christine Billy, PCC

Co-Chapter Leader: Vinay Deshpande, ACC


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