Coaching, training and consulting for internationals aiming to settle in germany
Hi, I am Nevena Paesler
Business, Intercultural and Career Coach
12+ years of corporate expertise and expat life in Germany have inspired me to embark on a mission for more satisfaction, belonging, and better quality of life for expats in Germany.
Do you feel like being happy in Germany is just out of reach?
Does this sound familiar to you?
having high expectations of yourself
Although you have learned the language so well, you are not yet satisfied with your language skills and feel confident working in German.
no time or energy
Besides work and family, there is no time for social contacts, breaks, learning new skills. It’s too dynamic, too stressful, no drive or time. You just feel unbalanced.
difficult to adjust
You may see Germany as an individualistic culture of rules, deadlines, silence, directness, little appreciation for personal opinions, too much emphasis on security and prediction of every life event. Or it is difficult to adapt to the calm and patience of the Germans.
high level of frustration
You feel frustrated by the way how Germans make friends or when neighborhood exchanges don’t work. You don’t want to make more friends with pressure.
difficult to communicate
You are often misunderstood and don’t feel any more confident with your communication, not having the courage to speak your mind. Or sometimes you find it difficult to express what you think, and you don’t want to disappoint anyone or experience rejection.
Within 6-months of intensive support, you can:
become happier and more confident with your life in Germany
feel more connected to the society and culture
expand your intercultural and business knowledge
build your support system
successfully find a job in Germany that matches your qualifications
Yes, Let's start.
Do you sometimes find yourself worrying about whether you will be successful in Germany and feel like you belong?
Do you want to be successful in your job, and feel good with your social and private life in Germany?
Based on my extensive analysis of survey responses from expats, feedback from clients, and social media listening within the expat community, I have found that:
You are not alone – this is the everyday life for many expats
Hi! I’m Nevena.
I’m a certified business and intercultural coach. My vision is more satisfaction, belonging and a better quality of life for internationals in Germany.
I bring my empathy, expertise, experience, and commitment to accompany you with an effective, culturally reflective, and holistic approach. Through my passion for listening to people, encouraging, networking, and implementing promising ideas together, my business has become my vocation.
Through my own expat experiences, I understand the struggles and joys of being an expat in Germany. I came in 2007 after my bachelor’s degree in Bulgaria. The beginning was exciting but challenging in many ways. Today I feel happy and connected – after 12 years of career in Germany in different fields and industries, I found my vocation. I have my own family, and Germany has become my second home.
I am glad I’ve walked this path myself, but through it, I have learned many lessons that became valuable resources I use today to support other expats.
Read more about my qualifications
The following qualifications, professional and life experiences complete my profile as an Intercultural Coach and Trainer. They are the basis for my professional, intercultural, business, personal and psychological competencies.
2023 – Train the Trainer certification (IHK)
An intensive 8-week training to become a certified online and face-to-face trainer.
2022 – Ongoing coaching supervision
It focuses on further developing my capacity as a coach and it provides a richer and more comprehensive opportunity for support and development
2022 Consilia cct in Frankfurt, Germany
An intensive one-year advanced program to qualify as a certified intercultural and culturally reflective coach.
2021 IfAP – Institut for Applied Psychology, Germany
An intensive one-year program to qualify as a systemic coach, including online coaching practices, based on the standards of the German Federal Coaching Association (DBVC) – the German Coaching Association (DCV).
2010 SHB School of International Business Berlin, Germany
MBA in General Growth Management
2010 Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Cross-Cultural Program, part of the MBA
2008 University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria
Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Economics and Management
2007 University of Economics Katowice, Poland
International Academic Program in International Business
2007 University of Glamorgan, Wales Trinity Saint David
Associate Student in Entrepreneurship, „Starting and Developing a New Enterprise.“
2023 – Intercultural Trainer for international specialists and leaders in Germany in group settings
2022 – Business coach for international specialists and leaders in Germany, more than 200 time hours coaching with 21 clients
2019 – Lecturer M.A/MBA International Management and Globalization, Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Berlin
2016 – 2019 Global Product Manager Industry Power & Beverage at Hach (Danaher Corporation). Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
2015 – 2015 Head of Product Job Market at meinestadt.de GmbH (Axel Springer SE). Location: Cologne, Germany
2010 – 2015 Senior Product Manager at 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH (United Internet AG). Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 – 2010 Project Manager International Marketing at Deutsche Telekom AG. Location: Bonn, Germany
Imagine you could…
feel comfortable living in Germany.
find an exciting job that suits you and your skills.
integrate well in your company and get to know more German colleagues.
feel comfortable with the way you communicate, and your opinion is valued.
be successful in your job whilst having time for yourself, friends, family, hobbies.
be able to speak more confidently in German and finally make progress in working in German.
have German friends who are interested in you and social contacts in your neighborhood.
professional, goal-oriented, and reliable
There is no one-size-fits-all solution: depending on your needs, we will find out what is most important for you. In one-to-one sessions you can express all your thoughts and feelings. You work creatively and undisturbed on your topic. We meet virtual, from the comfort of your home or anywhere. Based on your preferences, we can hold the sessions in English, German, or Bulgarian language.
Intercultural & Business Coaching
for step-by-step intensive support over time to work consistently on your goal.
for consulting on job application, belonging, network, you benefit directly from my intercultural knowledge, experiences, and my personal support.
Interested, but unsure?
Book a free clarity call to find out if I am the right coach for you! You explain to me your concerns, wishes and needs. We discuss all available options and have both 24 hours to think and decide.
Workshops, programs, and trainings
shared resources, collective support, peer learning
Join the upcoming workshops, programs or training sessions:
DECISION MAKING: PERSONAL WORKSHOP
+ COACHING SESSIONS
Boost Your Confidence in Decision Making in a Situation of Uncertainty
Click here for more details
Sometimes it can be hard to make tough decisions because you might doubt yourself or feel unsure. Other times, when you’re really excited about something, you might only focus on the good things and rush into a decision.
Let’s Strengthen Your Decision-Making Skills in Just Four Steps
1) Clarity call
2) Coaching Session (1) – We’ll look at your situation and reflect on the challenges you face when making decisions
3) One-to-one Workshop – I’ll tailor the workshop to your needs, based on insights from cognitive science, psychology, and behavioral economics. It’s simple, effective, and personalized for you
4) Coaching Session (2) – We’ll make sure the solution ideas are practical for everyday use and create sustainable strategies to achieve the desired results
You’ll get to enjoy:
- 1 clarity call to review your situation
- 2 individual coaching sessions
- 2-hour Decision Making Workshop
- Working materials between sessions
- All sessions are virtual via Zoom
- We’ll set the dates together
Sign up today for a clarity call and take advantage of this special offer.
399 EUR (regular 549 EUR)
*After clicking on „Let’s get started!“ you will go to the Decision Making Introduction Page. There you can choose a time slot that works for you.
Expat Coaching Programme in Bonn
A pilot with the goal to make intercultural coaching accessible to expats locally in NRW.
Working with me you will be:
understood and valued
You feel equal and well-understood, having a sparring partner, a like-minded person who has walked a similar path.
gender & culture reflective
If an intercultural, gender, or systemic challenge affects you in any way, you will be able to recognize it quickly and deal with it more confidently.
You get new impulses and coping strategies to be able to deal with your situation. And you will be empowered to think and act in self-determined instead of “what others expect” way.
you get access to resources, trainings, business networks and experts – all appropriately aligned with your goal so you can work more effectively and come up with new ideas quickly.
You can try out new approaches with me as a sparring partner with coaching expertise, business, and life experiences abroad. You broaden your horizon and feel empowered to grow beyond yourself.
working together, you have a protected space in which you can safely speak, think, and work creatively. You can be yourself.
Latest & Upcoming events
Karrieretag in Bonn
Next event: 11.04.2024
As a coaching expert on-site, I offer short coaching sessions on a wide variety of topics related to jobs and careers. For the perfect start, I also help in the application process, e.g., preparing for the interview and possible contract negotiations. Join me again on 11th of April 2024.
Expats Programme in Bonn
Next cohort: May 2024 – October 2024
We have started the first Coaching and Training Programme for Expats in Bonn. We are grateful for the group of 12 highly motivated and driven international professionals with different cultural backgrounds who join this programme out of 23 applications.
Interested? Apply for the next cohort in 2024!
Sticks & Stones
As a business and intercultural coach, I had the pleasure of running some speed coaching sessions on career counselling, how to stay true to yourself, and making decisions when there is a situation of great uncertainty. Join the next local SXS Event, in Cologne on 20th of January 2024.