Ariane Agostini

Subject(s): Business & Management

Professional Biography

Mrs Agostini joined Regent’s University in 2010.  She has been teaching a variety of subjects at Foundation, Undergraduate and Masters Level.  She also supervises MA dissertations.


Prior to joining Regent’s, Ariane worked as an executive coach, trainer and consultant with clients such as Apple, Deutsche Bank, Ford Motor Company and Virgin, Unilever and Sandoz.  In 2009 she founded Mindful Interaction, a coaching and training company specialising in developing interpersonal and intercultural skills.  She has over 15 years of managerial experience in the corporate world.  Prior to working in the UK, she has also lived and worked in The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Caribbean. 

She is also one of two trainers licensed to deliver Gordon Training International courses, such as ‘Leader Effectiveness Training’ and ‘Conflict Resolution Workshop’. Ariane has been trained as a Co-Active Coach by CTI (The Coaches Training Institute) in the UK.


  • PgCert HE, Westminster Exchange, UK.  Awarded in 2013
  • Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Organisational Behaviour'; University of London (Birkbeck college). Awarded in 2007
  • MSc in 'Culture, Organisation and Management'; Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.  Awarded in 1994
  • BA Hotel Administration Hotelschool the Hague; Institute for Hospitality Management. Awarded in 1991

Relevant Past Employment

2010-2011       Visiting Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Management, Regent’s University

One key responsibility consisted of introducing more recent developments in the field of Cross Cultural Management and incorporating them into the BILCE course.  This resulted in the addition of two new topics: Motivation across cultures and Cultural Intelligence.

2007-2011       Founder/Director of Mindful Interaction

Offering coaching and training in intercultural competence and interpersonal skills.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • HEA Fellow
  • Member of the ICF (International Coach Federation
  • Member of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research)
  • Member of CMI (Chartered Institute of Management)

Teaching & Course Development

  • Module leader for ‘Principles of Human Resource Management’-BA International Business
  • Module leader for  ‘Leadership from Within’- MA in Global Management
  • Module leader for  ‘NLP’- MA in Global Management
  • Module leader for  ‘Mindfulness’- MA in Global Management
  • Module Leader for ‘Leadership’- Master of Arts, Webster University

Research Supervision

Research supervision for the MA in Global Management and the MA in International Management for the past five years

Research Interests


Somatic Leadership, Global Leadership, Cultural Intelligence, Intercultural Competence, Executive Coaching, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Mindfil Learning, Neuroscience and Learning

Other Outputs

Intercultural Training Consultant for Unilever, Sandoz and others.