Ariane Curdy, M.A.
Founder and Principal, Ctrl Culture Relations
A bilingual French-Swiss raised in German-speaking Switzerland, Ariane Curdy is an organization development consultant and intercultural trainer. She has 20 years of international experience, working in over thirty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Ariane is a skilled facilitator who likes to strategically introduce experiential learning tools drawn from the circus, the theater, performance, and the visual arts in her work.
In 2001 she founded Ctrl Culture Relations, a training and consulting company based in the Lake of Geneva Region, Switzerland. Ctrl's clients include corporations (Centerpulse, Magenta SA, NestlÔøΩ, Novartis) and humanitarian agencies (ICRC, UNITAR), as well as academia (ÔøΩcole HÔøΩteliÔøΩre Lausanne, FH Liechtenstein).
Ariane is a frequent speaker on inter-cultural topics (OIF, PROMOVE, SIETAR USA/Europe, Whidbey Institute). Her intercultural column "Embracing Cultures" in the magazine Field Exchange is distributed among U.N. Organizations. She contributed to Margaret Oertig-Davidson's book Beyond Chocolate ÔøΩ Understanding Swiss Culture (Bergli Books, 2002).
Co-author of Cultural Detective Switzerland