Alexandra Sitch

Main focus: Public diplomacy


Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew

City: Koln, Montpellier,

Country: France

Topics: team mediation, mediation, european integration, international relations, public diplomacy kommunika


Mit einem international vielfältigen multikulturellen Hintergrund kombiniert mit verschiedenen Sprachkenntnissen sowie europäischen und nahöstlichen Studien an der Universität,
hat Dr. Alexandra Sitch verschiedene Organisationen in Managementskompetenzen beraten und Teams trainiert, um ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu verbessern und ihre Position in Europa, Japan, China und Israel zu stärken ;
With an internationally varied multi-cultural background combined with diverse language skills and European and Middle Eastern studies at university, Dr Alexandra Sitch has consulted and coached a range of management competencies to various organisations to improve their competitiveness and strengthen their position in Europe, Japan and Israel;

Passionate about society-related developments in their broadest sense: truly understanding trends in their historic setting and its respective cultures and speaking several languages fluently- she also worked for years as an International and Intercultural mediator and writes articles on international and systemic conflicts and universal, people-connecting, healing , reconciling elements in communication, relations and personal development; the basis of a thriving society !

Leidenschaft für gesellschaftsbezogene Entwicklungen im weitesten Sinne:
Wahres Verstehen von Trends in ihrem historischen Umfeld und ihrer jeweiligen Kultur und spricht mehrere Sprachen fließend.
Sie arbeitete auch jahrelang als internationale und interkulturelle Mediatorin und schreibt Artikel zu internationalen und systemischen Konflikten und die universellen Elementen die Menschen verbinden und heilen, fuer eine bessere
Kommunikation, Beziehungen und persönliche Entwicklung;
die Basis einer blühenden Gesellschaft!

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Authentic leadership; What can systemic coaching with horses do for you?

More than ever the professional, political and private world has a need for soft skills and emphatic leadership: Very different coaching programmes are being offered and HR departments implementing team or personal trainings do not know anymore what is the most efficient kind of coaching, which really improves communication and flowing good relations both with colleagues and clients, as such.

In my professional career, I came to know different kinds of coachings and conflict resolution/prevention support services. Many of these programmes work on the level of the mind and offer rather nice entertaining games, role plays and game time. Several events included fun-days: doing sport together, but in a way stayed superficial as where real empathy or positive communication skills should be developed.

In the field of mediation, one would notice different parties or team members starting again a dialogue, but there was always the danger that they would remain entangled in differences of interpretation of certain ideas: the idea of ‘Respect’ or ‘Cooperation’ can be interpreted in different ways by different personalities. The parties may like to reconcile, try to do this merely on a rational level, discuss the different points of view, but the heart or intuitive system is not included in this process. Somehow these people will always clash again because the core of the conflict has been looked at in only a rational way but not felt in an intuitive way…

On top of that, many conflicts of persons in teams are a result of a conflict with themselves: patterns from the past, education, family, friends can have an effect on us for a long time, mostly fully unconsciously.

This talk is in: English
Mediation in der Gesellschaft; eine Notwendigkeit fuer die Demokratie

This talk is in: German
The role of culture in conflict resolution and peacebuilding

The role of culture in conflict-resolution

When following the news, we are bombarded with non-stop crises: has our world become indeed so apocalyptic after all? Or is it perhaps, because we somehow increasingly seek action, thrills and shivers and media is thus responding to our demands?

Even political trends follow this fear-mongering approach to reach the electorate, and with a considerable success, unfortunately, as can be seen with Brexit, Trump becoming president, Orbán in Hungary, Kurz in Austria, the rise of nationalist parties all over, and even established liberal parties tending towards a dangerous populist nationalism.

Let’s take a small step back and analyse a bit: what has triggered such trend and where could we find a balance?

This talk is in: English