Jem and Hertha Scanlan - Founders of InterConnect
Jeremy Scanlan, co-founder of InterConnect, MA (Oxon), helps people to develop their full potential and focus on what they are good at for the benefit of themselves and their environment. He spent his initial 30 years in business with international High-Tech companies in the UK, Germany and France. From 1995 until early 2000, he was Human Resources and Training and Development (T&D) Director for VLSI, taken over by Philips Semiconductors, then NXP Semiconductors,and now ST-Ericsson in Sophia-Antipolis.
Since 2000 he has been Director of InterConnect, working with his wife Hertha and a network of colleagues. During this time he has developed and delivered many different training programs including Influencing Skills, Life Design and Career Development, Leadership, Change Management and Project Management in English, French and German in various countries worldwide.
He has facilitated many Leadership and Change Management workshops for Senior Executives and their teams. These entail participative processes, Myers Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI) and FIRO-B, and are followed up with individual coaching with specific members of the management teams. He has run several workshops focusing on the Multicultural and 'otherness' aspects which are key when several companies integrate into one organization.
Jeremy believes in continuous learning and sharing knowledge. He is Co-Director of Learning Consortium, a group of Senior Consultants, Trainers, Coaches and Facilitators, who learn and work together helping people move on (see www.learningconsortium.eu) for more information.
Hertha Scanlan, co-founder of InterConnect, is German and has been living and working in France for over 20 years. She complemented her initial education in linguistics and pedagogy with professional training in intercultural communication and coaching techniques. She has been certified as an NLP practitioner. She is committed to promoting intercultural awareness and understanding as well as the acceptance of differences.
She facilitates workshops for French, German and English teams to help them work more productively together and overcome their cultural barriers to allow better mutual understanding. She has prepared French employees for their expatriation to Germany and facilitated cultural adaptation for incoming Indian engineers. Travels to Japan, India and China as a participant in Franco-Japanese as well as Chinese cultural exchanges have developed her interest in working with Asians. This made her team up with Coaching Corner/Asia Coaching to provide intercultural training on working with the Chinese and Japanese. In the last two years she has followed the demand for India training by organising training sessions facilitated by an Indian intercultural expert.