Christiena Kirchhoff grew up bicultural and bilingual in the USA as a child of German parents. She graduated in International Business Administration and German Studies from Colorado University at Boulder in the USA. Following her studies, she worked for several years in Japan, where she continued to gain valuable international experience. Christiena Kirchhoff then worked for many years as a product manager for international companies in Germany before becoming a self-employed intercultural business trainer as part of her certified intercultural training.
Her core topics include intercultural training and coaching in order to develop and promote the intercultural competencies of her participants and coachees, as well as to sharpen the intercultural action competencies of global specialists and managers. Furthermore, she supports and accompanies people in the context of expat coaching in preparing for a stay abroad or, in the form of impat training, in integrating into German companies. Her special focus is on the USA, Japan and Germany.
Another focus of Christiena Kirchhoff is international and intercultural team and project work and cooperation.
Christiena Kirchhoff draws her motivation and passion for the intercultural world and for supporting people in their intercultural competence and international standing from her wealth of experience in dealing with cultural diversity and the challenges it brings.
Christiena Kirchhoff's working method is strongly oriented towards the needs of the customer. It is important to her to fully grasp and understand the wishes and ideas of the respective customer and the target group in the briefing discussion in order to conceptualize and implement the measures accordingly in line with the needs. She also methodically and didactically addresses the needs of her target group and, if necessary, uses tools such as the Intercultural Readiness Check or Lego Serious Play. With her empathy, authenticity, cordiality and flexibility she succeeds in winning the individual as well as the group for this so important topic of "Intercultural Competence".