Corinna Sager is an international, award winning director/producer and communications coach for Corporate Communications, Documentaries, TV & Video productions, Virtual Reality and Live Events. Corinna has produced and led multi-cultural teams around the world including Europe, Brazil, Turkey, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa, and even Togo. Her global clients include leading companies such as MSC Cargo, MSC Cruises, Bugatti Automobiles, KonicaMinolta, the German Economic Development Corporations and Kraft Foods.
Corinna coproduced the Academy Award nominated short documentary “Ferry Tales” and “Poetry of Resilience”, which was nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award at the Berlinale. As President of the Media Communications Association New York Chapter she founded “Stories from the Field”, the United Nations Documentary Film Festival, in partnership with the UN Department of Public Information and the New School. She has also coproduced and moderated the "Oscar Shorts - Celebrate the Underdog" Film Festival in Montclair, New Jersey since 2010.
As a speaking coach, Corinna has gotten her clients to be accepted at TEDx, received a personal thank-you note on a tennis ball from Billie Jean King and brought out the power of authenticity from executives, business managers and even her students to engage with audiences live or on camera.
Since 2010 Corinna has taught ‘Effective Speaking”, "International Communications” and “Producing” as an adjunct professor for the Masters in Communications and Digital Media program at Pace University. Most recently she created the “Let’s Be Frank” discussion series focused on the challenges of America’s ‘melting pot’ for Pace University’s first ever Social Justice week. In 2018 Corinna obtained a Masters of Science in Counseling to provide even further coaching and psychological insight and expertise to her clients.
Corinna was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany; attended the respected finishing school “Villa Pierrefeu” in Montreux, Switzerland, where she learned about etiquette, protocol and savoir faire in different cultures; spent a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and studied Theater at the University of Miami, where she graduated with a BFA cum laude. During that time she also brought an original play to Off-off Broadway as production stage manager and was assistant stage manager for the Florida Shakespeare Company’s summer tour.
Prior to founding Lifestyle International, Corinna worked as apprentice stage manager for the Greater Miami Opera, unit production production manager for the German television network NDR and Studio Hamburg, and producer and director for the multi-media event company Film & Technik.
It is this extensive international experience in all aspects of productions and visual communications that Corinna brings to the table for her clients: Tailored solutions and an understanding of the challenges of communicating with different cultures.