Åsa Lindvall is a Cross-Cultural Trainer from Sweden. Her multicultural skills and expertise include specialising in the Swedish and Chinese cultures.
Åsa has been working in an international environment for many years, which has given her the knowledge of how to manage cultural diversity in the workplace. Her years residing overseas have given her a unique insight into the challenges facing expatriates. With experience of living and working in China, Australia and Thailand, she has first hand experience of many of the language and cultural adjustments facing foreign nationals. She also has practical experience of what is involved in repatriation after spending several years abroad – and the difficulties that can arise both on a professional and family level.
Åsa has a Masters in teaching (Kristianstads University, Sweden) and has studied Intercultural Communication at Malmö University and participated in cross cultural workshops in England.
Currently based in China, Åsa has been delivering newcomers’ orientation programmes for many years. In addition, she works with international assignees, spouses and multicultural teams as well as business cross-cultural awareness seminars and international team training. She has also worked as a Swedish language teacher for expatriates in Sweden.
Åsa has among others done cross culture seminars and conducted expatriate trainings for Swedish Board Academy, Volvo Cars, European Spallation Source, PWC, BorgWarner, Thermo Fisher and McDonalds Executives.
Åsa’s native language is Swedish, but she also speaks English and has a basic understanding of Chinese (Mandarin).