“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 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 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.
Currently I develop curriculum and programs related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism and Cross-Cultural Intelligence.
I am also a freelance writer, editor and project manager.
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.’