- Cornelius Görres
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Cornelius Görres, PhD
Trainer, Consultant, Coach, Speaker
Founder / proprietor of CULTURE OPTIONS since 1995.
Clients, participants, partners from over 50 countries.
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Cornelius is into intercultural learning – as a professional, as a volunteer, as a practitioner.
He has worked with participants, clients, co-trainers, and other dedicated volunteers from over 50 countries on all continents: with (and in) international projects, to support virtual cooperation, to give orientation to expats and their families relocating abroad or immigrating in Germany, or in writing policy for the leading international non-profit provider in educational exchanges, Youth For Understanding, with its 50 national organizations.
His clients are organizations form many branches of business, public institutions, and NGOs (often pro bono). Since the year 2000 and to date, Cornelius is an associate lecturer at Applied Sciences and Technical Universities throughout Germany (Augsburg, Chemnitz, Heilbronn, Mannheim, Offenburg, Pforzheim).
As trainer, consultant, coach, and speaker, Cornelius works with executive officers and specialists, with students and youths, with seniors and families. Thanks to his clients’ global presence, Cornelius has had the opportunity to expand his professional perspective. His original focus on the United States (where he has spent 3 years) has broadened to include Canada, Asia and Europe (including Germany of course) as well as Africa, in particular South Africa. He has been consulting specialists and executives on cooperating with African countries since 1993.
Cornelius and his cooperation partners have acquired excellent references since 1995 – in industry and services, from banks and insurances, in government and non-government organizations, from consulting to education.
Cornelius is founder and owner of CULTURE OPTIONS.
Culture is our profession. Choose your options.
Cornelius' volunteer engagement for intercultural learning and international exchange spans more than 35 years.
German Youth For Understanding Committee:
1993-2003, member of the Executive Board (vice chairperson);
1982 to date, member of the Enlarged Board/Council of the Association.
Bavarian-American Center in the America House Munich: member of the Board, 1998-2003.
To his assignments with clients, participants, and partners from around the world Cornelius brings a sound background in theory. After Communication Sciences, Modern German History, and American Cultural Studies at the universities of Munich and Hamburg, he acquired his Ph. D. in 1996 with a dissertation on intercultural communication.
From 1987 through 1995, Cornelius was head of the Training and Seminars department of one of Germany’s largest exchange organizations, Youth For Understanding (YFU). He wrote seminar and training materials, organized and supervised implementation, and developed and ran two Training of Trainers series, first for YFU Germany, later for EEE-YFU (European Educational Exchanges).
- Nicole Kaczmar
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+49 (0)89 48 99 98 48
Nicole Kaczmar has worked for CULTURE OPTIONS as assistant to the Executive Board since November 2016 with a focus on internal and external company communications.
She holds university degrees in Business Studies, Philosophy and Languages-Literature-Culture from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Through her internships at Peripathetic Media LLC, New York, Breitenstein Consulting, Munich, and University of Applied Sciences, Munich, she has gained in-depth knowledge of communication strategies. Thanks to her extensive travelling, her intercultural family background and her former residence in Dublin, Ireland, Nicole Kaczmar is fascinated by the diversity of intercultural life.
Her creative ideas for companies internal and external communication strategies are now implemented by her in practice at CULTURE OPTIONS. As part of the team she will support current and future clients, handling all questions regarding the services and possibilities of partnering with CULTURE OPTIONS.
Culture is our profession. Choose your options.
Nicole Kaczmar is engaged into research projects for intercultural and sustainability approaches in society and businesses.
Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik (MKE), LMU
Member since 2014
After obtaining degrees in Business Studies and Philosophy and Languages-Literature-Culture, Nicole Kaczmar is currently enrolled into the Certificate Program of Environmental Studies at the Rachel Carson Center focusing on Diversity- and Sustainability Research.
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Nina Bratkoff Karlsruhe
Barbara Dudkowski Schwandorf
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Clauda Zysk Los Angeles
American Univ. Intercultural Management Institute
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Deutsches Youth For Understanding Komitee
DPWV Landesverband Bayern
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Goodyear & Dunlop
Hitachi Semiconductors Europe
Joachim Herz Stiftung
McKinsey / McKinsey Asia House
Procter & Gamble
Siemens / Siemens Business Services
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Youth For Understanding South Africa