"Success is a journey. Every day and every minute we progress a bit. Successful people will also do things that less successful people cannot motivate themselves to doing. We have two allies on our side – inspiration and discipline. I have come to embrace the power of discipline by treating 'her' like my best friend. Every day, it helps."
Linda Pichler

LINDA

Bio

Passion, inspiration and courage have guided my thoughts and actions since my college days in Vienna when I made this passion for languages, foreign countries and its people my profession.

After holding various positions in international tourism from Spain to Latin America and the Arab countries I moved into international consulting where I was responsible for setting up a network of branch offices in the south of Europe. After graduation form an Executive MBA in 1999 with a Master thesis in „Banking and Finance“, I founded my own consulting business in Vienna in 2000, where I consulted Austrian SMEs in their international expansion.

At the same time I developed training and coaching

  • English for international Business, Finance and Technology
  • Coaching methods to unleash personal talents and potential and how to develop a suitable career path and to translate vision into practical use in life and work
  • Intercultural expertise in negotiating and communicating with Chinese

In the past 13 years communication with Chinese partners has been part of my daily routine, either via Skype and email or on site in China. In 2003 I was invited to lecture in Webster University's joint MBA programs in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu in China. Since late in 2011 l have been responsible for China Business Development of Hemera International GmbH in Munich.

Formal education

  • BSc. in translation for English and Spanish, Vienna University, Austria.
  • Executive MBA Hayward University California, USA,
  • European EMBA of IMADEC University, Vienna, Austria
  • Certified Management Consultant for international strategy
  • Systemic Consultant and Coach for process and organizational development: Certificate from TRAIN ACADEMY, Vienna, Austria
  • Intercultural trainer, Certificate from ICI Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Train-the-trainer, Certificate from Langevin Institute, Washington D.C., USA

Academic experience

Lecturing Engagements

EU Munich Business School 2016/17

  • Career Development
  • Human Resource Management

SBS Swiss Business School Zurich Kloten
EMBA Program, since Fall 2015

  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership

University of Applied Arts, Salzburg since 2015

  • Career Coaching
  • Team Training and Leadership

Adjunct professor in the joint MBA Programs of Webster University:

  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • University of Science and Technology Chengdu
  • Shenzhen University of Finance
  • Webster University Vienna

Courses taught were

  • Global Business Policies and Strategies, including an online business simulation game
  • Global Competitive Strategies
  • HR: Employee Training and Development

Philosophy

Every human being has a set of talents, skills and preferences that distinguish it from all other human beings. It is my desire and competence to help others in expressing these qualities in their lives.

My Vision

I recognized my personal vision when I was only 15 years old. It has since led me across the globe to many different places and people. I consider this my contribution to an understanding and communication in different languages and across different business cultures.

Social Responsibility

Supporting and promoting women and young girls is a deep need for me. Still today in many parts of the world, girls are excluded from many areas of life and are deprived of the human right for education. This forces them to lead lives in circumstances and dependent on people, which are not to their benefit. Therefore, I support Plan International e.V, with a sponsorship for 2 girls in Ecuador.

In Munich I serve on the board of the European Professional Women Network, EPWN and am also a mentor in our mentoring program. These are pro bono functions where I devote part of my time and my experience to young women.

www.plan-deutschland.de – in many countries

www.pwn.net