“It is not our differences that divide us, it is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.”
My name is Litzy Baeza and I use the pronouns She/Her. I reside on Amiskwacîwâskahikan territory but my ancestors are from the Mapuche territory in Chile.
For over a decade I have dedicated my career to helping others understand culture and intercultural interactions and working with diverse others.
I have always loved learning about new cultures and people and started traveling 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 cross-cultural communication for various organizations and institutions in Edmonton, Alberta and abroad in other countries.
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 when transitioning into a new culture.
I am a full time Intercultural, Cross-Cultural/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Racist Educator and Consultant located in Edmonton, Alberta. I focus on training, curriculum and program development, strategic guidance and coaching on all of those topics in my title. Why so many you may ask? Because each aspect of the above mentioned concepts incorporate different learning related to this space, with Equity being the final goal.
I have my post-graduate certificate in Intercultural & Diversity Studies 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 and on a daily basis I immerse myself in the development of this field.
Let me know if you have any questions – I would love to work with you!
‘Because of Litzy’s training, I have started to appreciate other cultures and understand how one’s opinion is never wrong and how much of their culture can play on one’s life and the decisions they make.’
Litzy’s course material itself was thought provoking and I found what I learned to be practical; something I could and have applied in day to day life.’