I offer intercultural communication and language training and coaching for companies and institutions in both Germany and Brazil. For more than 10 years I have been providing individual, realistic, customized support in both countries.

Through my professional and private links in both countries, I have detailed knowledge of the social processes and conduct relating to both the service mentality and manufacturing processes in Germany and in Brazil.

I can accompany you with customized training and coaching attuned to your assignments, your branch and your company culture. In cooperation with sp-expat (Campinas, São Paulo), I can give you the support you require right from the preparation for your assignment abroad, to your professional stay in Brazil up until your reintegration back in Germany.

For staff from companies and institutions in Germany and Brazil and their families, I offer the following activities:

Intercultural Communication
  • Training for skilled employees and executive managers
  • Training for accompanying families – including their children
  • Training and information about culture and society in Brazil and in Germany
  • Workshops and lectures about “Negotiating with People from other Cultures” for entrepreneurs and trade fair exhibitors
  • Intercultural Security Awareness Training
  • Trainings in moderation and presentation with an intercultural background
  • Support and consulting for negotiations between German and Brazilian decision-makers

Intercultural Coaching

Intercultural training can be deepened through coaching. Intercultural Coaching opens new perspectives, individual expertise and action strategies. I can support you in:

  • the decision-making process
  • Your further development as an executive manager
  • questions of team/project cooperation
  • improvement of your personal skills and abilities

Language coaching
  • Language preparation for your working assignment in Brazil
  • Different ways of addressing and talking to your business contacts
  • Improved understanding of your business partner
  • Presentations and meetings
  • Development of management skills in the Portuguese language
  • Cultural and country specific small-talk and etiquette
Own articles:
  • „Um bom papo“.
    In: Länderprofil Brasilien – GATE 2009. More Info
  • „Rezension Management Guide Portugal“.
    In: interculture journal 2008. More Info
  • Wirtschaftsdialog Brasilien
    More Info

  • August 2013 –Leila Fontenele, O Povo Economia /Rádio CBN
    In: Interview with Cristina Ramalho. More Info -mp3-

Press reports:
  • Duale Hochschule.
    In: BW Juni 2010. More Info
  • Offen für Neues – Brasilien (Interview).
    In: DAAD Online-Magazine Januar 2007. More Info
  • Dicas de Viagem.
    In: Revista Capital Aberto März 2006. More Info
  • "Ja" muss nicht "Ja" heißen.
    In: Panorama | Deutsche Welle 26.09.2005.
  • A importância da comunicação intercultural.
    In: Economia | Deutsche Welle 20.09.2005. More Info
Cristina Ramalho

Born in 1967 in Fortaleza, Brazil
Since 1992 working in Germany

Professional stages:
Since 1999 Trainer for intercultural communication in companies and institutions in Germany and Brazil
Since 1998 Trainer for Brazilian Portuguese in companies and institutions
2015-16 Trainings in intercultural communication and presentation for the Confederação Nacional da Indústria in different regions in Brazil (by order of the German Society for International Cooperation - Bad Honnef)
1994-97 Preparation of and guide activities for study tours to Brazil
1996-00 Brazil workshops for students and professors at the University of Applied Science, Cologne
1992-96 Lecturer for Brazilian Portuguese and Brazilian culture at the University of Cologne
1989-92 Employment at a solar energy project from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Ceará/Brazil
Education and further education
2018 Change Management, Denkmodell Berlin
2011 Language Coaching, GIZ, Bad Honnef
2011 Project Management,IHK Cologne
2010 Coaching, European Business School Rheingau (certificate)
2008 Basic Training in Theme Centered Interaction (TCI) (certificate)
2006 Intercultural Trainer/Coach, University of Jena (certificate)
1991 Language Studies – Portuguese and German (Teaching degree), (romance philology and German studies) University of Ceará/Brazil

Since 1999 I have been working as a trainer and coach for intercultural communication and the Portuguese language for the following companies and institutions in Germany and in Brazil (extract):

  • Balluff, Neustadt a.d. Fildern
  • Balluff, Vinhedo, Brazil
  • Bosch, Stuttgart
  • Ford, Köln
  • Mercedes-Benz, Vaihingen
  • Lanxess, Leverkusen
  • FIEC, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • GIZ, Bad Honnef
Cristina Ramalho

Kreibohmstr. 16
50968 Cologne
Mail: ramalho@cristinaramalho.de
Office: +49 22193453564
Mob.: +49 1705537864


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