Davey, Founder & Principal at Cultural Confidence – Intercultural Business Training & Culture Curation.
Anna Katrina has a passion for peace, plurality and perspective. Bridging cultures through intercultural training and cultivating the culture of the future through intentional leadership programs, her life’s work is dedicated to supporting humanity towards its next level of being.
As Founder of Cultural Confidence, Anna Katrina helps Fortune 500 and smaller companies across the world succeed in global markets by training their people to recognize, manage and leverage cultural differences, equipping them with the skills necessary to work effectively in an ever-evolving and culturally-complex work environment. Through the Cultural Confidence Mastermind, Anna Katrina furthermore helps leaders expand into their fullest expression and access genuine connection, meaning and perspective so they can be of greater service to others as they embody a more nurtured, fulfilled and evolved version of themselves.
Born and raised in Trieste, Italy, Anna Katrina is a dual citizen of Italy and the USA, and also holds a German diplomatic passport. She has extensive international living and work experience on three continents and has traveled over 50 countries. Along with native fluency in Italian, German and English, she has studied Vietnamese, Spanish, Latin and Ancient Greek. She earned a Master’s degree in Geography and Cultural Anthropology from Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany and received further professional training in Intercultural Communication from InWEnt, the German government’s organization for human resources development.
Anna Katrina has consulted on behalf of numerous global training providers and prior to relocating to the USA, lived in Hanoi, Vietnam, working as an intercultural consultant for the German Development Service (now GIZ), creating a first-time intercultural training for Vietnamese counterparts of German international cooperation. Before moving to Vietnam, Anna Katrina had worked for the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as for the German Development Service of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn, Germany.
In addition to founding Cultural Confidence, Anna Katrina served for four years as President of SIETAR Austin, Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research, bringing an array of thought provoking intercultural programs to the local community.
Anna Katrina is also a sought out international speaker at business and educational conferences such as SIETAR in Buenos Aires and TEDx in Paris.
Watch Anna Katrina’s Paris TEDx Talk on “Cultural Competence as a Paradigm for Peace”: http://culturalconfidence.com/tedxtalk/