Logo Intercultural professionals ENGOn behalf of the Royal Tropical Institute, I have trained many different parties, including diplomats and expats before their move to Egypt, Dubai, Oman and Morocco. They worked for KLM, FrieslandCampina, Vopak Oil and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
I have also trained staff of Royal Haskoning DHV who were new on projects in Saudi-Arabia. I worked with staff of NEM Energy to prepare for working in the Gulf and with staff of Damen Shipyards, active in Libya.

‘We worked with Dafne on several training programs aimed at people with professional contacts in the Middle East. We greatly appreciate her professional attitude and her ability to present a nuanced and balanced view of the Arab world and its people, while giving concrete tips and advice to participants.  Dafne is a dedicated, accurate, very cooperative and flexible professional. She is actively involved and has always proven to be reliable. As a trainer, Dafne, is known for her ability to connect on a very personal level with participants while never losing sight of the bigger picture and theoretical framework, thus facilitating individual learning outcome and effectiveness.  Her evaluations by participants have been excellent. The KIT Intercultural Professionals, can strongly recommend Dafne as a trainer and a Middle East Expert.’ Eva van Ooijen, KIT IP


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In November 2013 handelsroute.nl organized a trade mission to the United Arab Emirates for fast growing Dutch enterprises with the ambition to expand their business in the Middle East. As an expert on the Arab world, I advised on the set up, joined the delegation, shared my knowledge on business culture and opened my network for the participants.

‘Thanks to Dafne, the delegation was able to better understand the business culture and to discuss their individual business strategies for the Arab world with a passionate professional. ‘ Jessie Brockhoff, Handelsroute.nl


Landal logoIn summer time, guests from the Arab peninsula stay at chalet-park Landal Hoog Vaals in the south of The Netherlands. I have trained the staff of Landal Hoog Vaals in order for them to understand better where these guests come from and what drives them. Also, I have advised on several issues.

‘In de zomerperiode verblijven op Landal Hoog Vaals een aantal gasten afkomstig van het Arabisch Schiereiland. Om onze medewerkers inzicht te geven in deze cultuur, hebben wij ervoor gekozen om samen te werken met Dafne van Baarle. Dafne heeft ons met haar workshops meegenomen in de kennis en cultuur van het Arabisch Schiereiland en ons de verschillen in gewoonten doen inzien. Dit heeft ons team enorm geholpen in de communicatie met onze gasten. Bovendien heeft het onze medewerkers geholpen in het begrijpen van de gewoonten van deze gasten. Wij hebben de samenwerking met Dafne als zeer prettig en leerzaam ervaren en kunnen dit aan iedereen aanbevelen!’ John Coerver, Landal Hoog Vaals

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