Claudia Ritter

Faculty PictureClaudia Ritter is a Senior Executive and Leadership Coach, Consultant, Facilitator, and Mentor, specializing in Global Leadership Solutions, Cross-Cultural Communications, and Strategic Communications.
Claudia is an ICF-certified executive and leadership coach, and an EU-accredited trainer and facilitator. She brings to MCE more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the EU institutions and other international organisations.

Professional background

Claudia became an independent coach, trainer and consultant in 2010. Before that, Claudia worked as a cross-cultural trainer and facilitator with Ansor sprl, a Brussels-based consultancy specialising in global leadership solutions.
Previously, Claudia held senior positions in the EU institutions:
She was Managing Director of the Council of European Dentists in Brussels, operating as a lobbyist with the European Commission, Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
She was Director of Communications at Eurocities, representation of major European cities vis-a-vis the EU institutions. She worked with the EU and regional/local public administrations developing the organisation’s multi-level communications strategy.
She served as Communications Expert at the European Commission, advising the Unit elaborating the strategy to change the orientation of EU disability law, which represented the basis for the EU’s mainstreaming approach to equal opportunities for all.
In 1989, Claudia started her career as a journalist, covering EU policies for the German and Belgian public television and radio. She wrote articles, and produced TV and radio news items and programs.

Education and qualifications

Claudia has earned a Masters of Arts from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany), and a postgraduate Masters in Science of Leadership from Boston University (US), including Postgraduate Certificates in International Relations as well as Human Resources. She is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (Coach Training International) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF), of which she is an associate member. She is a certified Insights Discovery Practitioner. She is also an Authorised Facilitator of the Coaching Across Cultures Framework (Rosinski), a Certified Facilitator of Virtual Teams (Nomadic), and a Certified Instructional Designer (American Society for Training and Development). She is furthermore a Certified Teacher of both English and French as a foreign language (Cambridge, Lausanne). Being passionate about lifelong learning, she regularly upgrades her skills and competences as a trainer and a coach, in addition to engaging in coaching supervision.

Personal

Claudia lives in Brussels and has German and Belgian nationalities. She is fluent in six European languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian).

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