Melanie Poraj-Zakiej

  • Trainer-/Referent-Profil
"My trainings are entertaining, vivid and active. They are tailored to your needs and give you tried and tested tools for success in everyday life. My aim, above all, is to facilitate self-knowledge, change and growth."


Master’s degree in business administration (University of Passau). Many years of international experience in HR consulting. Certified intercultural trainer and certified business coach, with expertise in intercultural management, communication and leadership skills.


Cross-cultural management and intercultural skills, successful communication, personal development, self-management skills, leadership skills, intercultural coaching and mediation.


  • 1997-2000 Associate/Consultant, Moscow & Frankfurt
  • 2000-2000 Recruiter, Frankfurt
  • 2000-2002 Consultant, Munich
  • 2002 onwards: freelance trainer, consultant and coach
  • 2010 onwards: lecturer for Intercultural Management and Psychology of Motivation and Communicaton at various universities


  • Master’s degree in business administration (University of Passau, Germany)
  • Certified intercultural trainer and coach (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Certified Business Coach (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • Stress management trainer (AHAB Academy Berlin)
  • Business Coach (ICF International Coach Federation, Coaching Center Berlin)


  • German
  • English
  • French, Russian and Spanish in Coaching


  • Automotive
  • Wholesale trade
  • Fast moving consumer goods
  • Electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Logistics & transportation
  • Packaging
  • Life science & health care
  • IT & telecommunications
  • Financial services
  • Professional services
  • Education, Colleges & Universities