I possess wide experience in business and project advice in the intercultural context as well as experience in the formation and management of business enterprises and coaching.
Following my study of business administration (Betriebswirtschaft) and an additional course in agricultural development at the Technical University, Berlin, I worked in various areas of development cooperation between 1983 and 1999, largely for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (gtz) GmbH – (the German Agency for Technical Cooperation). My areas of work ranged from the promotion of co-operatives, to rural development, institutional development, food and nutritional security and gender. During this time, I gained varied experience in advisory, moderation and training services, both in German and Spanish. I spent a total of eight years on three consulting assignments in Honduras, with intermittent stays in Germany. In addition, I set up two businesses with partners: a ballet school in Frankfurt/Main (‘Dance Project’ with Malaika Kusumi) in 1986 and a tour operator in Honduras (‘La Moskitia Ecoaventuras’ with Jorge Salaverri) in 1992.
Since 1999 I work free-lance as coach, trainer, facilitator and management consultant.