Erika G. Bertling
Intercultural Educator & Consultant
I teach & train on themes such as:
racially conscious parenting
culturally responsive & inclusive pedagogy
increasing intercultural competencies such as awareness, communication, and leadership
creating and sustaining cultures of equity and inclusion
racial identity, including multiracial/ multicultural/TCK (third culture kid) identity formation
Hello! My name is Erika (she/her), and I'm an experienced intercultural educator, consultant, facilitator, and coach who partners with institutions and individuals to teach, engage, and transform.
My lifelong, in-depth cross-cultural experience in multiple arenas fuels my passion for the ongoing work of equity and inclusion, and empowering people to do their work of coming to new growth and understandings.
I partner with diverse groups on themes such as culturally responsive communication & leadership, inclusive pedagogy, racially conscious parenting, racial/multi-racial identity, implicit bias awareness, and racial justice. I'm also a licensed QA (Qualified Administrator) for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment for building cross-cultural competencies.
I've lived and taught in a wide variety of international settings, with a diverse array of learners, situations, formats, levels, and classrooms. Although I'm currently based in Los Angeles, I also enjoy working virtually with clients in an array of locations and countries. I approach teaching and learning as an interactive and dynamic process of collaboration.
WHAT PEOPLE are SAYing
Whether she is teaching a group, mentoring an individual, or in casual conversation, Erika is adept in empowering people to carve their own lifelong journey of cultural awareness and intentional living. She leaves participants with memorable tools and sparks lasting intrinsic motivation.
Joyce W., Executive Partner