Agata Szkiela

Global Mindset & Culture Transition Coach and Intercultural Communication & Relocation Trainer in Warszawa, Polska

Agata Szkiela

Global Mindset & Culture Transition Coach and Intercultural Communication & Relocation Trainer in Warszawa, Polska

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Coach, trainer, Orient lover, traveler, freelance writer and photographer, translator and event organizer.

I have over 30 years of multicultural experience, including 15 years of career in diplomatic environment and UN and over 11 years of work as an intercultural business communication and relocation trainer. As a Culture Transition Coach for international professionals - diplomats, their spouses and other expats - I help them with their intercultural encounters. I am a mentor for intercultural trainers who start their training path. I am also a freelance writer, photographer and a translator with over 18 years in this profession.

I specialize in the countries of Asia and Pacific region. I visited several dozen countries of the world, took thousands of photos and wrote many articles on the cultures and civilizations of the East. I traveled to Asia many times and left my heart there. I was Deputy Chairwoman of the Polish-Japanese Association, Secretary of the Poland-Sri Lanka Friendship Association and Chairwoman of the Asia-Pacific Group of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats. I also covered Olympics in Beijing 2008 as a member of Polish Sports Writers Association.

Interacting with different cultures is my life and is not only limited to Asia, especially that I am married to a Canadian. I studied Turkish at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw and worked all together for almost 10 years at three Embassies of Muslim countries, so I know Islamic culture very well.

I also studied European Integration at the Center of Europe at the Warsaw University and EU decision-making process at Vrije Universitat in Brussels and Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. I participated in many international sporting events in Europe and was involved in some cultural projects, including my longest one in Tampere, Finland. I am a co-author of a book on internships in the institutions of the European Union. I am very much familiar with European customs.

If you need my expertise, don’t hesitate to contact me. I work globally via Skype and by phone.

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    • TRANSLATING CULTURES©