My name is Barbara Dohr, I live in Graz, Austria and I'm an experienced and dynamic trainer in adult education, fluent in German, English and Italian. 


My service

I support companies and individuals to build a thriving team culture and a positive attitude at work offering language and soft skills training as well as retreat and workshop facilitation.


My experience

I’ve been teaching and working with people from various professional backgrounds over the past 10 years gaining valuable insight into the personal and interpersonal challenges and needs of employees in today’s business world.


My attitude

Strong language and soft skills are vital to be successful in an increasingly competitive world. Companies who value their employees and who know that their success depends on ensuring a productive, collaborative and healthy work environment, train and support their staff accordingly.  


Web meetings and webinars have become an integral part of everyday life for many of us. What are the basic differences to face-to-face meetings and face-to-face seminars? What do I have to pay attention to in order to convince online and to guarantee that my participants can stay focused?


I can support you in preparing your meetings or trainings for online use and holding them successfully.




Your productive company retreat


Why organize a retreat? There are many possible reasons why companies choose to organize a team retreat. It improves team communication and collaboration, solves tensions between team members, brings together your remote team for a bonding experience.


With a retreat you boost the team spirit, performance and collaboration of your established or newly set-up team. 


I assist you in planning, organizing and facilitating your next successful company retreat in English and/or German. 


P.S.: 30, 50, 100 staff members to go on a business retreat? No problem, I've got that covered: the Kraftwerkerinnen are four facilitators experienced in leading business retreats for larger groups. 



Soft skills trainings

Successful working relationships


What are soft skills? In a nutshell, soft skills are how competently people navigate the world. It is how they solve their problems, how well they communicate, and adapt to challenges in their lives.


While many people are brilliant at their jobs, some fall short in the area of soft skills, which are a key component in successful working relationships.


The good news is there are countless ways you can improve and teach soft skills in the workplace.


I can support you and your company in developing and improving soft skills at work with trainings and workshops.


English conversation hours

Speaking English fluently in the workplace 


English has become the global language in business and more and more companies are choosing English as the common corporate language.

If you speak English well enough, it opens doors, if you do not, it can prevent you from moving ahead at work. 


The good news is you can improve your English skills immensely with good personalised training, the right mixture of learning techniques and regular speaking practice. 


In my individual English conversation hours I support and motivate you to quickly improve your English skills and speak confidently no matter your level.    

NEWS Corner 

English in the zoom pub

Let's have a chat in English - on Zoom


Barbara's zoom pub - self-catering  
9 June 2020, 6-7PM
If you'd like to join us, please register with me and you'll get the zoom invitation!

Next 1-day trainings in German



Webmeetings und Webinare erfolgreich halten

Freitag, 25. September 2020, 14.00-20.00 Uhr

VHS Köflachergasse 7, 8020 Graz

Freitag, 2. Oktober 2020, 14.00-20.00 Uhr

VHS Bruck-Mürzzuschlag, Schillerstraße 22, 8600 Bruck/Mur


Erfolgsfaktor Körpersprache

Samstag, 3. Oktober 2020, 9.00-16.30 Uhr

VHS Köflachergasse 7, 8020 Graz


Schlagfertigkeit und kommunikative Kompetenz

Samstag, 17. Oktober 2020, 9.00-16.30 Uhr 

VHS Köflachergasse 7, 8020 Graz

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