Manije has been working as an intercultural coach and trainer for over 20 years. Living as an expatriate for 15 years, she started her career as a teacher in international schools in different countries. She then moved on to helping expatriates and their families relocate, by designing and running transition workshops. Her work has exposed her to many different cultures with a diverse set of working and communication styles, customs and traditions. As a member of the Cambiana team, Manije provides expertise on eastern European cultures together with strong analytical and mediation competence.
Now based in Munich, Manije’s work has expanded to intercultural conflict resolution and mediation in institutional contexts, from process design to facilitation. In the past eight years, she has also developed and conducted business training and executive coaching workshops for various international companies.
Throughout her assignments, Manije consistently ensures that people development and the seamless transfer of knowledge stand at the centre of her focus.
She is an expert on Hungarian and Polish cultures, having worked and lived in the two countries for a total of 12 years. Manije is half German, half Iranian and speaks various languages (German, English, French, Farzi, Polish). She works in German and English.
Manije holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from the Landegg International University in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Pedagogy and Psychology from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Manije has further qualified as an “Intercultural Business Trainer and Moderator” (IBTM) and is a certified Culture Orientation Indicator® (COI®) practitioner. She is also a professional coach having trained at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in Warsaw and a professional mediator having trained at the Institute for Transformative Mediation in Munich.
Philosophy: I believe, above all, that personal development, change and action all start with awareness – about oneself and the complexities of the multicultural world. In order to grow, we must be ready for change and cultivate the ability and courage to break through entrenched paradigms.