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Do you experience a lack of alignment between your Global North and Global South team members?

Are you struggling to achieve your goals because of tensions and conflicts caused by different expectations and assumptions?


In today's globalized landscape, purpose-driven organizations are challenged to manage cultural diversity within their teams while pursuing their inclusive vision. Yet many struggle to foster connection and alignment, hindering collaboration and innovation. This lack of cohesion undermines organizational progress and effectiveness, requiring tailored strategies to bridge cultural divides, foster resilience, and unleash team potential.

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What we do

We empower teams within purpose-driven organizations to realize their vision of a world that works for all.


As Tuonane Upeo trainer team we offer customized tools and strategies that foster connection and alignment in culturally diverse teams and teams working in an intercultural context.


Our customized programs, offered in-person or online, enhance team building, cross-cultural and empathic communication skills, promote value alignment, and cultivate clarity of shared purpose.

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Who we are

We are Nonviolent Communication trainers, mediators, empathy facilitators and intercultural communication experts who bring our lived experience of bridging cultural differences between Africa and Europe to teams of purpose-driven organizations working in multicultural contexts.

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Contact us

Please feel free to email us or contact us on LinkedIn.

We'd be happy to start your intercultural empathy journey with you!

Tuonane Upeo [Swahili]: We'll meet beyond where the eye can see.

Samuel Odhiambo is a Nonviolent Communication trainer and mediator certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and Mediation Training Institute Eastern Africa (MTI). He grew up in Mukuru; an informal settlement in Nairobi where he developed a passion for social change especially co-creating structures in which eye-level collaboration spurs socio-economic development, he focuses on enhancing connection amongst individuals balancing care for self and others through needs and feelings consciousness. He is a board member of Tuzungumze Amani foundation, Peace Ambassadors Kenya and Baba Tree International. He was a co-organizer of the 2017 Kenyan International Intensive Training, and a trainer at the International Intensive Trainings in Austria 2018 and Argentina in 2019 respectively.

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Mareidi Pibernik was born in Austria and have always had one foot in other countries and cultures from a young age.

After studying Transcultural Communication, Translation Studies and Interpreting, I initially specialized in the success of communication. In the meantime, my focus is no longer just on pure communication, but on the connection that can be created through successful communication.

As a trainer and facilitator, I support groups and teams with methods of Nonviolent Communication, mediation and Intercultural Communication to build a culture of appreciation, understanding and empathy in teams and organizations.

With many years of experience in adult education, training design and community building, I support teams with customized offers on their way to a human, open and appreciative cooperation.

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