Gaëlle Piernikarch

Gaëlle is the founder and managing director of Cambiana. She brings over 20 years of international experience in marketing communications, business development, project management and workshop facilitation for local and global companies. In the past ten years, she has worked as a management consultant, coach and facilitator for international firms, designing and facilitating workshops and intercultural learning programmes for more than 4,000 executives and their teams worldwide. Also a painter, she strives to liberate creative energies into the work reality and uses visual arts in some workshop designs.


Gaëlle’s professional goals include facilitating change in organizations, and helping leaders and teams grow in a multicultural business environment. Through coaching and facilitation, she strives to help business professionals who need to drive successful initiatives on an international level to develop a profound understanding of different processes and cultural backgrounds as a basis for effective cooperation. A French national based in Munich, she works in English, German, French and Spanish.


Gaëlle has also given lectures on intercultural psychology and communication for several universities in Germany, including the University of Regensburg, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Bamberg.


A trained business coach (“European Academy of Business Coaching” SYNK Group) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) practitioner, Gaëlle holds a Master’s degree in business and economics from the Business School (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce) of La Rochelle in France along with international management studies at the Turku School of Economics in Finland. Gaëlle also holds a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in social history and demography from the Paris Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).


Philosophy: I believe in exploring new landscapes to create an inspiring vision and turn it into action, and as a way to find powerful solutions.


Favourite quote: “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” – A. Einstein

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