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Coordinator - Cultural Intelligence

Coordinator

Coordinator

Brenda Padilla Ericksen

Coordinator Cultural Intelligence
Phone: +34 678 649 137 (Spain)
E-mail: info@icultural.es

 My name is Brenda Padilla and I specialize in intercultural training. I’ve lived and worked in Spain for over 20 years and trained more than 1,500 people for cross-cultural experiences.

Brenda Padilla

  • In the USA I worked in Adult Basic Education teaching ESL and culture crossing skills to immigrants and refugees. I also prepared international students to mainstream into university.
  • At North Seattle Community College, I worked in a writing center, coaching students in English writing skills and developing teaching materials and software.
  • In Spain I’ve worked in print, web and radio journalism, publishing and broadcasting reports and programs about current issues and contemporary Spanish culture in English and Spanish.
  • In Málaga, Spain I’ve taught numerous public speaking courses and founded a Toastmasters International club to provide participants with the opportunity for ongoing public speaking practice.

Currently I provide Cross Cultural Training and Counselling for a Spanish company that sends exchange students to the USA:

  • I’ve prepared over 1,500 people in Spain to participate in educational cultural exchanges with the USA.
  • I’ve developed a cross-cultural distance course and teach workshops in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and Bilbao.
  • I also provide practical and cross-cultural support to all participants throughout the exchange program experience.

Here’s a peek at my educational background:

  • Western Washington Universidad – Spanish Degree
  • University of Alicante – Semester program through CIEE, New York
  • University of Seville – Semester program through CIEE, New York
  • University of Oslo – International Relations, Summer Program
  • Seattle University – Teaching Certificate
  • California Reading and Learning Association – Master Tutor Certificate (North Seattle C.C. Writing Center)