Hi, I am Micaela.
I have been an expat spouse for over fifteen years, and I know first hand the struggles and difficulties of relocation and cultural adjustment. Being Peruvian with German ancestors, and having lived in four different continents, I have experienced culture shock in all its forms and shapes. I am no stranger to the challenges of a nomad life, but I know for a fact they can be overcome through appropriate coaching and professional guidance.
My professional background was mainly in Economics and Business Administration, but as part of my expatriation journey, I reinvented myself and chose a more suitable career path. I casually started helping friends and acquaintances with their expatriation challenges, and I realized that I could do more for them and others facing the same issues. That is why I became a certified intercultural trainer and expat coach and founded MiCulture.
During the training and coaching sessions, I use a mix of my personal experience and formal education to guide and advise expats and their families on their relocation and cultural adaptation requirements. I favor tailor-made solutions for every individual or small groups depending on needs and interests.
Do you want to make your expatriation a success? Do you want to integrate in the local community to a longer-term stay? Then contact me for a thirty-minute free initial consultation (with no obligation), and we will take it from there.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru
German school in Lima, Peru
1980 – 1991
Peruvian / German exchange program in Radolfzell, Germany
Economics baccalaureate at University of Lima, Peru
1992 – 1997
Professional experience at consultancy Think Tank in Lima, Peru
1996 – 1998
Language proficiency studies in Michigan, USA
Professional experience in Spanish Bank in Lima, Peru
1999 – 2002
Relocation to Montreux, Switzerland
Business studies online / Florida, USA
2003 – 2004
Professional experience in Spanish Bank in Geneva, Switzerland
2004 – 2009
Independent courses on Psychology online/USA
Relocation to Johannesburg, South Africa
Freelance consulting for African research company, South Africa
2011 – today
Postgraduate non-profit studies online / Minneapolis, USA
2011 – 2012
Relocation to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Relocation to Vaud, Switzerland
Intercultural Trainer and Moderator Certification in Freising, Germany
Life Coaching Certification online / USA