Fanny Matheusen has worked as a trainer and team coach for over more than 20 years, mostly in her home country Belgium.
She works in a range of settings including the arts, social sector organisations, NGOs and private businesses. Her special area of interest lies in intercultural communication and intercultural competence, conflict management and (ecological) transition.
Fanny is a social worker and educationalist with a specialization in anthropology. She followed courses in systemic work, coaching and mediation, conflict management and transition work.
Fanny worked as a process supervisor, trainer and as a coordinator in the fair trade sector and in childcare. She did research, taught and provided social services in an academic center of expertise on interculturality. She teaches as a (guest) teacher at various colleges on themes such as intercultural competence. For five years now she has her own company Goesthing where she guides people, if difference matters.
Fanny wrote about her work in the ‘Handboek Interculturele Competentie’ (a publication by Politeia) and contributed to the book ‘Positief omgaan met diversiteit’ (a publication by Kluwer). In September 2016 she published her book “Mijn held is een hulpverlener” (a publication by Lannoo) in which she guides care providers from heterogeneity to heterogenius .
Fanny Matheusen is a practitioner, instructor and supervisor in the Deep Democracy Lewis method. She gives Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 training courses. Besides being an instructor she is an experienced trainer and coach. She facilitates processes in groups with the Deep Democracy method. In October 2018 her second book is released, now on Deep Democracy.