“People are like birds,
each with their own song
and God understands them all.
But each person understands only part of God
Therefore one cannot say: only Jews are right or only Muslims are right or only Christians
Yet it is important for each person to know their own song
and try to understand songs of others”
Encounters is a boutique business tailored to follow your interests, needs, curiosity and dreams.
It transforms cultural differences into strengths.
I founded Encounters for sharing the way I live, work and travel. I believe that the Cross-Cultural perspective underlines the power of curiosity and creates a place for all humans just the way they are. It is about everyone and everyplace. This perspective enhances the satisfaction and delights of life.
I am a Cross Culturalist, Mediator, Urbanist, Entrepreneur and Writer. I am deeply fascinated by the ways in which cultures lead people to think certain thoughts, feel certain feelings and express them in their actions.
For over a decade I have been leading, training and guiding diverse individuals and groups in Cross-Cultural fields in English, Hebrew, French, Spanish and Arabic. I have lived and worked in the United States, France, Spain and Argentina while bridging cultures, researching them and initiating and leading entrepreneurial projects. Influenced by the Tel-Avivian start-up eco system, I have founded Encounters which is my innovative and exciting business that allows me to celebrate Cross-Culturalism in Tours and Workshops.
I hold an MA in Mediation & Conflict Resolution from Tel Aviv University.
Each Cross-Cultural Tour is a celebration of humanity, diversity and stories. Embracing the Cross-Cultural perspective allows an honest and respectful discussion touching upon the most crucial and sensitive topics of local cultures and their underlying cultural logic. Being Cross-Cultural enables you to engage in meaningful hands-on experiences – beyond prejudice and with elevated curiosity.
I find that experiencing a place based on its cultural logic broadens one’s sense of self and sense of others. You sharpen your senses, live the moment, enlarge your range of possibilities, gain knowledge, receive practical tools for tackling the complex Cross-Cultural reality. It is your reality too. Curiosity is the motor leading from one cultural encounter to another and engraving long-lasting insights and memories on your mind and heart.
The Cross-Cultural Training Workshops are interactive customized sessions. They present practical tools and methods anchored in experience, current case studies and publications. Following your specific needs and interests, I accurately orchestrate fieldwork and academic analysis for equipping you with an innovative set of skills. Practicing your Cross-Cultural skills will lead you to ask the right questions and achieve sustainable and effective international impact.
After many years of gaining knowledge and experience while working with people from diverse cultures and living in many places, I invented my profession: a Cross-Culturalist. As a Cross-Culturalist I aspire to be the person I yearned to have met and consulted with numerous times in my life. My mission is to assist you and your organizations in crossing cultural thresholds and barriers and transforming cultural differences into sustainable competitive strengths.