Sonali and Viara joined hands in early 2014 because they found common synergies in their business, dreams and values. Their professional background and skill-sets complement each other and they truly believe that their portfolio as JOBCENTRIC will provide their clients the much needed support to start a successful career journey in Germany.
Sonali is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience in working with reputed conglomerates across Europe and India. She holds a MBA in Human Resources from University of Mumbai and is also a certified trainer from the Indian Society of Training and Development, New Delhi. Sonali began her career at IBM Mumbai in the Employee relations where she was solely responsible for supporting workforce over 500 employees staffed on projects with international clients from retail and airline industry.
She moved to Germany from India and successfully integrated herself in the German culture and attained visibility and recognition in the German work environment. In her most recent experience as a HR Specialist in Munich, she was responsible for the HR operations and the processes in the Employee Life Cycle across the DACH region, Sweden and The Netherlands.
In 2014 Sonali decided to transform her passion for working with different cultures and thereby Co-Founded Jobcentric. Sonali has diverse set of specializations from conducting webinars in topics related to job applications in Germany to coaching Jobcentric´s clients in contract negotiations and interview preparations. Her workshops, webinars and coaching sessions are purely experience driven and backed up with solid knowledge which she believes is the strong reason for her high credibility in her work.
Sonali relates her career life with the advice of Sheryl Sandberg quoted in her book Lean In: Women, Work and The Will to Lead “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”. In her spare time Sonali loves to travel to unexplored places with her bike and interact with the local folk. She is a gastronomic freak. When she is not working, you are mostly likely to find her enjoying a quiet lunch in a local Café or in her cooking den trying her hands on some fusion food.
Working proficiency in English, German and Hindi.
Viara Richter is an Intercultural Trainer and Expat Career Coach with over 10 years of training experience and international assignments. Growing up bi-culturally in Bulgaria and Germany, Viara learned how to decode culture in early years. She holds an University degree in Business Administration from the University of Munich (LMU) with a major in Intercultural Communication and a Certificate in Coaching for Life and Business (EQ Group, Sydney).
Going down the IT track Viara worked for 7 years as a CRM trainer and consultant with Accenture delivering trainings internationally (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa). She gained her business experience on IT outsourcing projects mainly with Delivery Centres in India and Eastern Europe for clients from the following industries: Communication & High Tech, Chemicals, Electronics Retail, and Pharma. In addition, she worked with Accenture’s Cultural Diversity Office and delivered trainings and workshops on intercultural communication and working in multicultural teams.
Viara´s approach to intercultural communication is: “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.” (M.Scott Peck). She is interested in all kinds of cultural backgrounds and supports culturally diverse people to genuinely connect with each other and celebrate diversity as strength.
Most recently Viara returned from Sydney, Australia, where she gained additional insights into expat life. Now she delivers Intercultural Trainings for Relocation & Training providers and coaches Expats on topics such as job search, cultural integration, presentation skills, and German business culture.
Viara loves acapella music – she started singing in Kindergarten and singing in choirs has always been a part of her life. She enjoyed singing in different acapella choirs in Bulgaria, Germany and Australia with focus on Soul, Motown, Pop-Jazz. Currently she is singing in a Gospel & Soul choir.
Working proficiency in German, English and Bulgarian.