Born in Cologne I was instilled with keen multicultural awareness from an early age. And it was my fascination with diversity that prompted me to study French Language, Pedagogy and Economic Geography at the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and Clermont-Ferrand (France).
Shorter periods abroad and extended trips to various continents brought me many new impressions and experiences of other cultures.
After successfully completing my MA I spent a number of years in the business sector (banking and industry). Since the mid-1990s I have had the great pleasure of working as a freelance consultant and business coach for the most varied corporate cultures.