I am a lecturer, trainer, coach and researcher, specialised in critical thinking and leadership skill development for academia and business. I hold a doctorate in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2011) and possess more than two decades of international research and training experience. During 2004-2006 parallel to academic pursuits I was running cross-cultural training courses for executives in Finland. In addition, I am also an International Coaching
Federation (ICF) certified coach, supporting people in career and life transitions.
Since 2008 I am teaching Critical Thinking and Argument Analysis courses at the Master programmes at the Rotterdam Business School as delivering trainings for businesses. My teaching style unfolds more in asking questions, discussions and exercises to stimulate the audience to reflect and connect theoretical constructs to real-life cases.
As an expat myself for more than two decades, I have first-hand experience of challenges and advantages of working in a multicultural environment. My academic background and personal insights provide a solid basis for the design of the courses I conduct. I am passionate about the need to promote inclusivity, resilience, mutual understanding and critical thinking for better performance, either in a corporate setting, public institution or an educational establishment.