Jana HolláIntercultural Consultant and Facilitator
Jana Hollá is a freelance intercultural consultant, facilitator and trainer focusing primarily on intercultural competence building, relocation training and support, and multi-cultural teamwork. She works both for the profit and non-for-profit sectors, drawing on her experience of living and working internationally for over eighteen years
Jana holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and has a Masters in Ethnology. She worked on, and her passion still lies in, (Arab) East-West intercultural relations and dialogue. Over the past decade, Jana has designed and facilitated trainings and workshops in some twenty countries predominantly in Europe and the Middle East, drawing heavily on the latest findings in Developmental and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, Sociology and Business Studies.
A former president of the Young Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (Young SIETAR), she maintains an active membership. Jana regularly cooperates with the Karlshochshule International University in delivering their Intercultural Summer Academy program; currently, she also joined the teaching faculty at the Summer Institute on Intercultural Communication in Portland, USA. She recently published her first book on intercultural competence practice in study-abroad context – Us and Them. On Belonging, Difference and Cultural Adaptation.
A native of Slovakia, Jana has taken up residence in Cairo, Egypt, in 2004 where she’s been enjoying living what she preaches.