Christine Behrens | Expertin für englischsprachige Coachingkonzepte

International Career Coach (icc), Magistra Artium, Anglistin & Politologin


Christine Behrens studierte Anglistik und Politologie auf Magister an der Carl von Ossietzky  Universität zu Oldenburg.


Den linguistischen Schwerpunkt ihres Studiums ‚Semantische Strukturen in Alltagssprache’ bringt sie in den bilingualen Coachings mit internationalen Fach- und Führungskräften ein, um auf der sprachlichen Ebene karriererelevante Barrieren aufzulösen.


Ihre Erfahrungen mit politischen Systemen und ihre Kenntnisse politischer Theorien nutzt sie, um den Umgang mit Macht- und Mächteverhältnissen in Organisationen zu reflektieren. Dieses ist besonders wirksam im Rahmen der Netzwerk-Feldanalysen in Bezug auf internationale Karriereentwicklungsprozesse.


Das Hauptaugenmerk ihrer Tätigkeit liegt auf Kommunikation und Profilbildung. So leitet sie zum Beispiel auch für die University of Applied Sciences Bremen Gruppen zum Themenfeld „Academic Writing and Research“. Sie ist zudem als Übersetzerin und Korrektorin im deutsch-englischen Bereich tätig.


Ihre Coachings führt Christine Behrens auf Englisch und bilingual durch.



strategic network analysis | internationale Karrierefeldanalyse

career profiling | Karriereprofiling

negotiation | Macht- und Ressourcenverhandlungen

Coaching Concepts of karrierekunst | Language, Networks & Career in Academia

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Writing yourself into the limelight

Positioning via academic writing 


Positioning yourself within the internationalised science community via writing is one of the key pillars of a career within the academia.
Although post-docs worldwide already have a broad history and experience in academic writing ranging up to their PhD thesis there still seem to be mysteries and obstacles to tackle and overcome. Publishing in the academia can result in an increase of your visibility. While an increase of your visibility is important to advance your career within the academia it also brings challenges with it that are not to be underestimated. Criticism, high expectations, the pressure to succeed, the pressure to publish in English to increase the international impact of your research, being discussed within the international science community... these amongst others may lead to the infamous writer's block or even the temptation of plagiarising.
Some researchers seem to be more successful in writing and publishing than others. In which ways do their strategies differ from the ones of so many others? Are they simply more talented, more intelligent or is their field of studies more popular? 
Or could they secretly or openly work with and have support from their network to position themselves in the internationalised academia via writing?
In this concept we would shed light on the "side-effects" of international academic writing and publishing and therefore would focus on your resources to position yourself adequately via writing in the global science community.
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Career Structures – Career Networks – International Careers

Strategic network analysis for international researchers pursuing a career in German academia, industry, commerce and politics and German researchers reaching out for an international career


Worldwide academia, industry, commerce and politics benefit from the diversity of their communities and the brain gain that accompanies this. Yet, there seem to be obstacles or difficulties especially for international researchers to pursue a career in another country. This seminar aims to shed light on the special challenges international researchers are facing within the German science community while pursuing their career here and the challenges German researchers are facing when going abroad for an international career.


Mostly, professional strengths and expertise are put in the focus when planning your career, seeking the right job or the appropriate and desired position. That is a good approach, but it is often just not enough. Only a fraction of vacancies/positions are advertised, while quite a number of positions are created for instance by one’s own initiative, third party funded projects or the skill to be “accidentally” in the right spot at just the right time, for example if an informal (small) talk at a conference suddenly turns into a promising idea for a co-operative project...


Therefore, not only the goal-oriented research activities, but also the skill to form, maintain and use effective strategic networks in communities is among the key competences for successful careers in academia, industry, commerce and politics. For international researchers pursuing a career in Germany these network activities often reveal structural weak spots which will be identified within this seminar, while activation exercises will offer strategies to decrease those weak spots.


Within this interval training and coaching you will have the opportunity to analyze your network activities systematically, to optimize it purposefully for your career path and to gain routine to authentically put your strengths into practice.


  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of their current network
  • Introduction to the diagnostic tool “Strategic Network Analysis”
  • Quality analysis of their current network activities using the tool “Network Map”
  • Developing strategies for their mid-term to long-term career planning and structuring
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