Maria-Gabriele Doublesin

Founder & Director

Intercultural Counselling & Competence Development Ltd

Management Consultancy
Management Consultancy

Intercultural Counselling & Competence Development Ltd

San Pawl tat-Targa, Naxxar, Swieqi

"Build bridges between the old and the new to advance prosperity"

Business Profile

Business is not only about selling your product. Business is about people, their stories and their interactions. Intercultural competencies go far beyond simply avoiding stereotyping and exposing internalised bias. Intercultural competencies can be far more practical. They are basic re-engineering tools for every business, even a local one - because wherever there are people, there are differences. Over 30 years of practical experience of working in the Middle East, South America and European countries, as well as for Maltese companies and NGOs gave me a good understanding of challenges as well as opportunities on the road ahead. This, combined with my academic background in psychology and intercultural counselling shaped my know-how which I am now using to help Maltese and international organisations and businesses to review their vision and adjust their strategies as well as their internal and external interactions. All services offered can be carried out on site or online.

Business Activities

  • Mentoring on Strategic Re-engineering
  • Executive Masterclasses in Intercultural Skills Development
  • Lecturer at Malta Leadership Institute
  • Design & Development of CSR Skills Development projects since 2016

Previous

  • 1996-1998 - Coordinator, General Executive Committee, Peace Centre at University of Eindhoven
  • 1997 to present - Visiting professional to the firm of Prof. Hashem Bahry, Professor of Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry, Al Azhar University
  • 1998 to present - International Executive mentoring Middle Eastern–American companies
  • 2013-March 2020 - Psychological Assistant and Senior Counselling Professional service provider at Corradino Correctional Facilities
  • 2016 to present: Project design & development in collaboration with CORE Platform
  • 2017 to present: Lead Trainer for Executive Skills Development in collaboration with MEA, FHRD & CORE Platform
  • Lead Trainer in managing cultural diversity at the workforce for Maltese and International companies
  • Personal Mentor to leading Egyptian Entrepreneurs

Education

  • 2011 - B.Psy (Hons) University of Malta
  • 2013 - M.A. TCouns University of Malta
  • 2013 - M.A. Couns. Psychology, Ed. Psychology, Counselling Education (Community), University of Maryland, College Park

Society

  • 2018 to present - Honorary International Advisor to NWAMI (Networking for World Awareness of Multicultural Integration)
  • Chair NWAMI International Group
  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Member of the Chamber of SMEs
  • Member of Rotary Club La Vallette

Official Partners