The English Sessions

Engage and Connect

Being able to communicate effectively is probably the most important skill you can develop.

Almost everything we do involves relationships, so the better you can connect with people, the better chance you’ll have of getting what you need or want, and of understanding what others need or want.

This involves much more than "knowing" a language.

The ability to communicate effectively has more to do with confidence, interpersonal skills, and strategic thinking.

What I do

I show people tools and strategies to communicate more confidently and effectively in English.

My approach is based on six interconnected pillars:

➤  Confidence
➤  Fluency
➤  Structure
➤  Focus
➤  Listening
➤  Conversation

Each pillar is a key element of successful communication, and together they form a powerful framework for all types of speaking situations.

The ability to communicate clearly and confidently is a skill, or rather, many skills that can be learned and trained.

I was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, which is almost the exact antipode of Madrid, Spain, the city I've called home since 2002.

I arrived in Spain with almost no knowledge of Spanish, which was humbling and challenging to say the least. Years later, I would be doing professional translation and interpreting for a multinational record company, but I'll never forget those initial difficulties and feelings of discomfort.

That learning journey has directly influenced the way I think about both language and communication, helping me develop and refine my approach. After more than two decades working with business professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries, I'm fully aware of the challenges people face when communicating in English, and I'm particularly attuned to the needs of native Spanish speakers.

For more about my background and experience, see my LinkedIn profile.

Contact Me

Get in touch if you’d like to know more
or to book a free 30-minute consultation.