Judith is a specialist in cross-cultural communication offering services to individuals, businesses, and organizations. Her work includes:
– Consultancy for cross-cultural issues
– Intercultural competence training
– Intercultural conflict resolution and conflict management
– Third-level tuition
Judith has personal and professional experience of living in seven countries and is fluent in six languages. This has taught her how to deal with cultural obstacles in order to communicate effectively.
Her postgraduate qualifications and many years in professional practice make her experience relevant to others with intercultural communication issues.
Qualified with an MA in Intercultural Studies and accredited as a mediator by the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University in London, she has addressed institutions such as the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, the Donau University Krems, the European Cultural Parliament, and others. Her publications include psycho-linguistic issues arising during cross-cultural mediation situations as well as experiential learning about identity in order to obtain intercultural competencies.
With a background and extensive experience in communication design and localization, she is aware of the importance of creativity to effective cross-cultural understanding. Creativity requires openness to the foreign and a welcoming of the apparently strange – both being essential to successful communication across cultures. Therefore, creative approaches are at the core of her work.
She has worked for Bob Noorda, Alessandro Mendini, Swatch, Google and many private clients in Europe and Japan. As an independent mediator she is a panel member of the Irish mediation group ONE~resolve (www.oneresolve.ie). She has been appointed as a member on the panel of experts for intercultural mediation at the ÖBM (Österreichischer Bundesverband für Mediation, i.e. Austrian Mediation Association) and also acts as a board member.
She teaches Identity Awareness, Intercultural Competencies and Intercultural Communication to postgraduate students and professionals, and holds experiential seminars.
In 2014 she was appointed as a Member of the European Cultural Parliament.