Sona Karikova (founder)
Sona’s expertise and passion lies in intercultural mediation, negotiation and facilitation. She believes these tools are fundamental to conflict resolution, effective communication and the protection of all parties’ interests, which ultimately positively affects the health of society as a whole. Sona comes originally from the heart of Europe, Slovakia, and has been based in London for the past 11 years. Her Masters degree in Social Education was completed in Slovakia and her Masters degree in Business Psychology, in the UK. Sona has previously facilitated meetings and liaisons between international investors (especially investors from Middle East) and Eastern European markets which has equipped her with an invaluable sensitivity for developing understanding and relationships across cultures.
“I feel that the current challenging socio-economic-political situation requires the effective and intense use of intercultural conflict resolution and communication techniques to protect and enhance the welfare of citizens, the success of businesses and the sustainability of the society. I hope that the work and activities of UK CEE Mediation Consultancy will provide a strong platform for doing so.”