“Diversity: The Art of Thinking Independently Together”
My name is Litzy Baeza and for over 15 years I have dedicated my career to helping others understand culture and intercultural interactions.
I have always loved learning about new cultures and people and started travelling at a young age, becoming curious about how people lived and their countries. After finishing my degree, I embarked on a journey through Latin America and my passion for cultures grew.
I started working with International students, mostly from Japan and Korea and teaching them about living in Canada, however, they ended up teaching me more about their own cultures and my fascination and passion of intercultural communication grew.
From then on and since 2007, I have been facilitating my own training and coaching around topics related to intercultural competency and communication for various organizations and institutions in Edmonton, Alberta.
I have had the opportunities to not only travel but to also live and work abroad, which has helped me immerse myself into other cultures and understand the processes that ex-pats go through when transitioning into a new culture.
I currently teach an online course titled ‘Cross-Cultural Intelligence’ for College students and am a freelance intercultural competency trainer for individuals coming to live in Canada. I have also worked providing repatriation training to individuals going to live in Cuba and in Chile.
I have my post-graduate certificate in Intercultural & Diversity Studies offered through the University of British Columbia. I have also attended the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication, located in Portland Oregon on various occasions to continually learn from some of the best interculturalists.
I am also a freelance writer and editor and speak English and Spanish fluently.