Welcome to Be-a-Chameleon Global Consulting, my name is Nadège Welsch and I am a Franco-German cultural consultant living in the UK.
BA in Strategic Marketing and International Finance, Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, Paris-France
MA in Global Risk Management, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid- Spain
Argonaut online certified Practionner
Global Disc™ licensed Practionner
MSc in Business Psychology, University of Westminster, London – UK
Systemic coaching fundamentals certified
After finishing my studies in France and Spain I started my career with Siemens Financial Services in Munich working as a Structured Finance Advisor and had the opportunity to work with clients from Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and Africa.
When Siemens Financial Services joint ventured with Nokia I was expatriated to Singapore where I pursued my career and was responsible for the South East Asia region comprising of Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.
I have had the opportunity through the years of working with Siemens Financial services to work with different cultures, learning how to negotiate, communicate, learn about the importance of hierarchy in certain countries, learn about how work practices can be different from one country to another, it was fascinating.
Being in Singapore I realized some managers had issues working with their teams, understanding their working culture, how to convey information and feedback and that really interested me, which is why, I decided to change my career and become a cultural consultant.
My previous experience in the corporate world is very handy as I don’t only understand what working globally means but also I understand what expatriates and managers leading global teams face.
To upskill myself I enrolled in an MSc in Business Psychology to give me the right tools to help individuals whether they are managers, expatriates or students, to adapt but also learn about themselves and enable them to excel in their job.
I have quickly realized that the key to being able to adapt to other cultures or personalities is to first understand who we are, where we come from, and from there we can understand that there are differences and that we can be flexible and adapt to different cultures and situations without having to change who we are.
This is the beauty of what I call “cultural consciousness”, and that is also why I use the metaphor of the Chameleon. The Chameleon can blend into any situation and still stay true to himself/ herself.
After my MSc I founded Be-a-Chameleon Global Consulting, and have over the past decade delivered country specific sessions, team building, cultural awareness, negotiations skills training as well as coaching to expatriates, managers, teams and students.
Being fond of languages, which I noticed throughout my career were a great asset, I also delivered sessions in French, English, German and Spanish.
I have worked with multinationals such as Unilever, Total, Sony Entertainment, Euler Hermes, Standard Chartered Bank to name a few, please feel free to go to our Client section to find out more about who we served.
Over the years I upskilled myself to deliver the best service to my customers, and through these courses I have met amazing entrepreurs that today are my partners. We complete each other, so if you need any translations, or career coaching or specific cultural training on Latin America please feel free to check our Partners page to learn more.
I am also a member of the following associations: The International Association of Facilitators, SIETAR UK, founding member of the Human Conductivity Institute and the ICQ Global entrepreneur network.