Intercultural competence is about connection, recognizing the yin and yang of our culture-based values, being mindful of a plurality of views, an acquiring a holistic perspective and approach.It's a path to global peace.
Born in Trieste, Italy, Anna Katrina Davey is a multicultural and multilingual intercultural trainer based in Austin, Texas. She is principal of Cultural Confidence, helping companies succeed in global markets by training executives and staff to work effectively across cultures. Anna Katrina has lived and worked on three continents, traveled 45 countries and is fluent in Italian, German and English. She also speaks Spanish, has forgotten much of her Vietnamese, has studied Latin as well as Ancient Greek. She obtained her Master in Geography and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Freiburg, Germany and received her further professional training in intercultural communication in Bonn prior to working for the German Development Service in Hanoi, Vietnam. Anna Katrina has furthermore served for four years as President of SIETAR Austin, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.
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