Paul Emtsev
Better cooperation & conflict at work.

Together works better.

Ten years ago, I started my first job in professional communication. Since then I have worked for political and economic representations, international organisations, global corporations and companies, print media and television, foundations, communication agencies, ministries, non-governmental organisations, political consultancies, cultural institutions, moderation offices and public speaking studios. In all these years, I always had the same goal: to improve how people communicate and cooperate.


Scientifically proven & practically tested

During my studies in social sciences at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and Université de Montréal (B.A.), I initially focused on discourse theories, international cooperation and diplomacy. In my postgraduate degrees at the Higher School of Economics Moscow (Magister) and University College London (M.A.), I specialised in conflict studies, public communication, and discourse analysis. Above all, my academic research made me realise that the world depends on how we deal with each other.

After completing my studies, I initially worked as a crisis communications consultant and strategic advisor at different communications agencies in Berlin. I was then employed as a consultant for public engagement and participation, accompanying large dialogue processes in the transition to sustainable energy and mobility. Subsequently, I have also been working as a conflict moderator and consultant for public dialogue processes and organisational development. Since 2021, I provide my services independently as a facilitator, mediator, consultant and trainer for better cooperation and conflict at work.

Your intercultural partner for cooperation & conflict at work

As a facilitator and mediator, my goal is to improve communication between people, strengthen dialogue in teams and transform internal conflicts. In addition to my practical experience in various dialogue settings and conflict situations, I have completed advanced training in methods of large group facilitation, intercultural facilitation and mediation. I would like to see myself as an all-party support to lead professional cooperation in a constructive direction. 

As a qualified trainer for professional communication, I share both my academic knowledge of social science and my practical learnings from my work as a dialogue facilitator and conflict mediator. What motivates me is to help professionals become a positive contribution to their working environment. The approach of my trainings, workshops and seminars is straightforward: Experience yourself what works for you. 

Finally, my experience in communication and organizational consulting around the world has made me a reliable contact person and sparring partner for my clients. As a strategic consultant and intercultural coach, I believe that the most important qualities are to listen carefully and to ask the right questions. Because in the end, only your own way is the right way.

Focus on future issues
I have particular industry knowledge within the following sectors.

Climate & environment

urban & regional climate protection, circular economy, public administrations, NGO's


automotive & car sharing, aviation, public transportation, cycling

Urban development

future cities, real estate, buildings & construction

Renewable energy

power supply, energy grids, wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy

Science & social services

education, scientific research, health care, charity & welfare

International & intercultural cooperation

foundations, international organizations, think tanks, NGO's, political & cultural representations


  • University College London (M.A. Economy, State & Society)
  • Higher School of Economics Moscow (M.A. International Relations in Eurasia)
  • Université de Montréal (B.A. International Studies)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (B.A. Social Sciences)
  • Universität Passau Law School (Intermediate Law Exam)

Certificates and qualifications

  • Mediator (Heidelberg Mediation Institute) 
  • Large Group Facilitation (Leadership Academy Baden-Württemberg)
  • Intercultural Coach (Institute for Educational Coaching)
  • Communication Trainer (German state-certified degree)
  • Facilitator in Nonviolent Communication (NVC Academy)
  • International Facilitator (CISV)
  • Professional Voice and Speaking Training (Voice and Speech Practice Heidelberg)
  • Speaking Training Masterclass (Speakers Academy Vienna)

I provide my services in the following languages.

Professional stages
Who I worked with.

APCO Worldwide

internal & crisis communication consulting

Arcadis NV

consulting for communication and public engagement

Bavarian Representation in Québec

interpreter for foreign delegations

Berliner Energietage

event moderation

CISV International

delegation leader and intercultural facilitator in Egypt

Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy (KFIBS)

author and researcher

Diakonie Deutschland

integration facilitator and language mediator

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

negotiation and leadership training

German Embassy Tbilisi

international cooperation

Goethe Institute Torino

cultural cooperation and event management

Hans Bellstedt Public Affairs

strategic communication consulting

Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)

conflict researcher

Information Office of the European Parliament in Luxemburg

public relations for the European Union

Konrad Adenauer Foundation Tashkent

political and cultural cooperation with Central Asia

Münchner Merkur

cultural journalist

New York Speech Coaching

consulting and development of public speaking programs

Physicians Association for Nutrition International

communication advisory

Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft

public speaking training

Team Ewen

conflict mediation and organizational consulting

Universität zu Köln

public dialogue facilitation

World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action

communication advisory

ZDF German TV Studio Paris

television journalism

Professional memberships 
I am a member of the following associations.


Phone/WhatsApp/Signal: +49 177 77 47 548 


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