> Ursula Brinkmann has been delivering seminars, coaching, and presentations for a number of public and private organizations, among them Bosch Thermotechnik, the Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce, CHAMPS Chalmers Advanced Management Programs, ESCP Europe, Essent, Seco Jabro, Siemens, and RWE <

In her consultancy and training, she focuses on communication and teambuilding in national and international contexts, and the effective management of Dutch-German cooperation in mergers and acquisitions. Ursula has coached numerous expatriates for their responsibilities abroad, based on IBI's unique expatriate assessment and coaching approach.

Ursula Brinkmann

One of her recent assignments consisted of a series of workshops on Managing Dutch-German cultural differences for the integration teams of RWE and Essent. Together with Lisa Newson, Ursula has been responsible for a key integration program for a major European merger, which combined training, assessment and coaching as well as networking events for over 180 managers. The programme is now in its second phase, and due to its success, IBI has been asked to design and deliver three additional integration programmes for managers and management teams of the organisation.

Together with Oscar van Weerdenburg, Ursula developed the Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), a self-assessment tool measuring intercultural competencies and allowing for in-depth personal feedback on intercultural communication and leadership competences. The quality and practicality of the IRC has been widely recognised by members of the academic and business community, and its database by now is one of the world's largest databases on intercultural competences.

Ursula received her degree in Psychology from the University of Heidelberg and completed her Ph.D. in the Social Sciences at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the University of Nijmegen. She regularly publishes on IBI's research findings and presents at international conferences.

Ursula can be contacted at ursula@ibinet.nl

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