Christine Behrens | Expert for Coaching Concepts in English
International Career Coach (icc), Magistra Artium, Anglist & Political Scientist
Christine Behrens studied Anglistics and Political Science for her master’s degree at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
The linguistic focus of her studies ‚Semantic structures in everyday language’ is utilized in bilingual coachings with international experts and executives to dissolve career relevant barriers on the linguistic level.
Her experiences in political systems and her expertise of political theories benefit in reflecting the handling of power proportions and dynamics in organisations. This is especially effective in the framework of strategic network analyses regarding international career development processes.
The main focus of her professional activity lies on communication and profiling. She is, for instance in charge of groups at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen in the topic of„Academic Writing and Research“. Furthermore, she acts as a translator and corrector in the English-German sector.
Christine Behrens conducts her coaching in English and bilingually.
strategic network analysis
STEM career fields
Writing yourself into the limelight
Positioning via academic writing
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.