Interculture: Opening our “Windows on the World”
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Opening our “Windows on the World”*
An introduction to cultural life positions**, a concept from Transactional Analysis, to explore how we perceive our own and other cultures, to enhance awareness and develop assertiveness in our cross-cultural interactions.
Cultural life positions illustrate different views that we may hold of our culture and other cultures based on our assumptions and experience. From each position we see the world in a different way, which impacts our behavior and attitude, bringing insight to cultural incidents and how to develop our intercultural sensitivity.
*Julie Hay 1992
** derived from the OK corral (Ernst 1971)
Karolina Ehretsmann is a certified executive coach and intercultural training consultant. Her
multicultural background, experience as an expat (United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, UK and Kenya)
and over 20 years of experience working in and with organisations, have given her in-depth
practical knowledge and a profound understanding of the challenges of adapting, interacting and
finding one’s place in a multicultural or foreign environment.
Fuelled by her experience, insight and curiosity, Karolina accompanies individuals and groups in
developing their potential and autonomy by facilitating awareness of self/others, shifting
perceptions and enhancing intercultural sensititivity.