Every successful international company needs managers who can easily adapt to different environments and effectively lead individuals and teams all over the world. You should be one of them.

In the global job market, trust, authenticity and high-quality relationships are the pillars of successful collaboration. These pillars empower us to manage teams, projects and organisations across cultural barriers and national borders and allow us to turn differences into an advantage. My mission as your mentor in cross-cultural leadership is to enable you to do just that and accompany you on your journey.

& teamwork
are based
on trust.

The 3 stages of your intercultural transformation


What specific requirements does your team have?

Every employee has different skills and also different needs. Therefore, even culturally homogeneous teams require the use of different management styles and approaches. This is even more true when working with people of different origins accompanied by diverging rules, expectations and codes. Moreover, the task of building strong team spirit may be impeded by being geographically reduced to virtual collaboration. Understanding and sounding out these basics are the first steps towards good management.


What is required for effective collaboration?

Trust is the basis for good cooperation in all areas of life, including in a professional context. Trust in turn is based on integrity, transparency, respect and inclusivity. The development of strong relationships, shaped by mutual appreciation and understanding, is pivotal. Central to this is fostering and applying practices and strategies that facilitate a culture of trust. This is the key for well-functioning collaboration that can overcome cultural barriers on the one hand and geographical separation on the other.


How can differences be used as strengths?

However, it does not end with creating awareness and establishing a basis for trust. Ultimately, teams that see new members as an opportunity are particularly effective and capable. Competent and prudent management allows different perspectives to supplement one another, enabling them to unleash their potential for the benefit of companies. In a well-tuned team under experienced leadership, differences become benefits rather than obstacles.

Oliver Parfi,
Cross-Cultural Leadership &
Global Team Management

My Vision

I assist managers in recognising cultural differences and understanding potential obstacles. I will show you how to adapt to these challenges and ultimately turn them into strengths – overcoming the geographical barriers and physical distances many organisations now have in place.

Throughout the process, you should retain your own personality, remain authentic and stay true to the ideas and convictions that you consider to be non-negotiable and form your professional identity. I would like to help you make the most of your potential.

Irrespective of who they work with, good leaders can manage any team with the right approach.

My Background

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by foreign cultures, their representatives and their history. From early on, I felt attracted by faraway places – I learned languages, discovered foreign countries and met people from all over the world. On top of this, I have always been driven by the idea of helping people to fulfil their potential.

Ultimately, this has shaped not only my academic career but also enabled me to make my great passions part of my professional career. I was able to pursue international avenues during personal stays abroad as well as during my professional activities. This resulted in many projects on every continent, the development of worldwide organisational structures as well as several global mergers, integrations and expansions.

Today, as the SVP Global Data Operations at a US-managed sports data and technology company, I am responsible for around 1,700 employees in our global subsidiaries and another 2,200 remote employees in 120 countries.

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of intercultural skills in management. That is why I am now using my experience and enthusiasm to help fellow leaders and managers from diverse sectors to overcome distances and cultural barriers and the managerial obstacles this entails.

My Competencies

  • Degree in Romance studies
  • History studies
  • Certified trainer
  • Leadership programmes in Austria
    and abroad
  • 5 languages (DE, EN, FR, IT, ES)
  • Diploma in human resources management
  • Project management & change management

Your Benefit

I do not preach a one-size-fits-all leadership solution because there is no such thing. Instead, I show you proven, tried-and-tested procedures, tools and methods for working with and managing employees and teams around the world.

While the course will naturally focus on cultural traits, your own principles, maxims, and personal style of management will also be incorporated.

If you are looking for a mentor or workshop supporting you in mastering cross-cultural challenges or collaboration between physically separated, hybrid teams, then I would be delighted to work with you. We will collaborate on solutions that help you manage your employees who are scattered around the world effectively, and to run your international projects efficiently and successfully.

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The Services I Offer


Individual or group mentoring
Online or on site

As a personal mentor and coach to assist with your professional challenges, I can support you in handling projects with intercultural context and in managing culturally diverse, hybrid teams that are scattered across the globe.

At the start of my professional career, I found it a Herculean task to develop and lead international teams. I would have benefited from somebody with many years of experience by my side to share knowledge, expertise and best practice. It is precisely this role that I would like to adopt for you.

Based on your individual situation, I directly focus on your respective challenges and help you understand your potential for improvement and development. Together, we explore central topics of cross-cultural leadership and find solutions that match your personality as well as your style of management. I take the time to advise you in a very personal way and to accompany you until your questions have been answered and your problems have been addressed.


Individual or group workshops
Online or on site
For either one or two days

In my workshops we create awareness of management and collaboration in a globalised working environment. You will develop an understanding of how cultural differences impact collaboration and learn to recognise, prevent and solve potential areas of conflict. During the discussion and analysis of your specific case studies, we develop efficient strategies for action.

I would like to make it possible for you and your team to tap into your full potential by showing you techniques and providing you with tools that are directly applicable to your situation. The workshops are deliberately structured in an interactive way so that you learn at first hand, how trust can be developed across cultural barriers. We will create a guide that helps you to shape better and more efficient work processes. This will enable you to build strong bonds within your physically separated, intercultural team and motivate them to achieve the best results.

We will follow a clear plan but also always leave enough space for interaction, discussion and for processing scenarios of your day-to-day work.

Would you like to develop your intercultural
leadership qualities further?
Then I look forward to your enquiry!

Please use the contact form
or give me a direct call.