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There’s more to strong communication skills than just Business English. The English Speaking Experts Club is a corporate communication club designed specifically for non native speakers of English. I created it for down to earth but smart and (secretly) ambitious experts who are ready to take their career up a level. We’ll be learning and practicing how to do just that through clever, intentional and persuasive communication in a wide range of situations, there is a mix of individual coaching and group learning. This is hands on and upbeat.
If your organisation is working internationally, but English is not your first language, the English Speaking Experts offers you a practical and powerful power up. Instead of just winging it or Business English lessons, in our club you will have the virtual safe space to focus on the right communication to make a confident, professional impression.
At your level in your career, Business English lessons are simply too general. Specialists need more! I think it makes more sense to give you corporate communication challenges which increase your industry knowledge and network at the same time.
In 20 years of coaching, I have discovered that this is the only way that busy professionals are
realistically going to find the time or inspiration to commit.
As international experts, clearly we speak and practice in English, but you’ll automatically
start to use your newly acquired skills, tools and network in your own language too.
You’ll start ‘showing up’ more with confidence and clarity.
Grammar rules and Shakespeare won’t prepare you for heated discussions at work with often overpowering native speakers.
English Speaking Experts is designed specifically for people who take pride in their work, who are passionate about what they do, despite juggling a demanding career and other responsibilities. This community is a network of like-minded go-getters who are ready for a career boost.
Unlike other clubs with thousands of members, on a mission to ‘scale’, I’m on a mission to inspire non native speakers to claim their space as a decision maker.
Every conversation carves your reputation.
Whatever your next conversation is, you’ll be ready.
Whether your audience is an intimidating crowd of industry experts on stage with lights, a microphone and the press or “just” a couple of tricky personalities on the production line, your communication WILL make (or break) your career, one conversation at a time – so let’s work on it together.
One of the best things about being an English Speaking Expert is being able to practice in private and perform in public. In the communication co-working sessions, you’ll practice those awkward, important and complex conversations in pairs. That way nothing about being in an international team is intimidating or awkward. Communication makes multicultural teams an inspiring and rich working environment.
You’ll get detailed, top notch personal feedback from both myself and fellow business and technology experts – because giving feedback is an incremental leadership skill. Giving and receiving feedback is an integral part of the programme because that is what helps you to make progress faster.
By joining the English Speaking Experts, you are genuinely committing to your career in a sociable and supportive way.
If you want to say yes to opportunities but have to turn it down because your English isn’t good enough, change that. If you have been hiding behind your keyboard or making excuses not to attend English speaking events or meetings, that has to stop.
Soon you’ll be thinking no, but saying “YES!!!”, finally brave enough to leave that ‘comfort zone’.
Are you ready to focus on your career but you don’t want to be a jerk about it, you’re in the right place.
It’s time to refine the communication and leadership skills that you need to get the recognition that you deserve.
If you want to sound professional, when you are speaking to an international audience, practicing is not enough. You need honest, constructive feedback from a native speaking communication expert.
As a member of the English Speaking Experts Lounge, you’ll be able to practice from any device at your fingertips. You’ll discover what makes a stronger impression on people. It’s a reciprocal reputation boost.
Learning revolves around increasing your knowledge and network, so although you will definitely be improving your English, it won’t feel like you are ‘working on your English‘.
– Business English Refresher Course
– Communication Skills
– Thought Leadership
– C Suite
I’m going to help a minimum of 5 women to communicate their way into the C Suite. Will you be one of them?
Your goal, our support, your success.
To get a chance of being interviewed, you have to put “English: Fluent” on your CV but in business conversations that ‘fluency’ disappears. In fact if someone asked you what your English is like, you’d probably say, it’s ok, good enough to get by, average.
But is that really good enough?
Or is your English holding you back in a way that feels frustrating?
Do you feel that people don’t really take you as seriously in English speaking meetings?
When the sexy projects always go to someone else because you didn’t put yourself forward, then inadvertently you’re handing it to them on a silver platter.
Why push them into the limelight whilst you take, yet another step back?
The English Speaking Experts are improving in two ways.
First there are the online modules, which you can work through at your
own pace or help yourself to, depending on the situation you’re faced with – negotiation,
pitch, staff meetings, onboarding etc. These are bite sized and specific.
Then there’s the community, where together in live sessions and recordings of ourselves, we try out a broad range of different communication techniques. Away from your colleagues, boss or clients, it’s easier to focus on your communication when your audience is other supportive English speaking experts.
You’ll be creating your unique communication toolbox to take into any conversation.
You will learn how to:
– give powerful constructive feedback
– design a handover that makes you shine as a professional,
– give status reports that impress
– hire the best team members
– negotiate for a pay rise
– pitch that great idea of yours…
– ??? What do you need to be able to communicate well?
Together we decide which skills, techniques and business situations you want to prepare for, practice and improve.
Each month you get a new corporate communication mission if you choose to accept the mission you’ll be able to soak up the excitement in the community, to keep you on track. Team and Individual challenges according to your energy and schedule.
This creates career relevance and community, with the flexibility to work at your own pace. At the end of the month, we share our communication mission outcomes. (Video, presentation slides, text, post, article etc)
Through the power of the crowd, you will have more confidence to speak up in English to share your opinions, perspectives and ideas.
These Monthly Missions are massive confidence boosters. It forces us to step out of our comfort zones and to try something new.
At work, you’ll find yourself taking part in more business conversations that are driving success in your company or business. You’ll be looking for opportunities to contribute in English, to learn in English and to expand your career internationally.
The club provides you with an inspiring virtual space to learn, experiment and improve.
As well as learning to speak up, we’ll also be becoming better mentors by giving better instructions and feedback. All great leadership skills to get the most out of your team.
Together we practice in private behind closed doors, taking advantage of other people’s experience and industry knowledge, from a wide range of cultures and situations. Once you are ready, you can perform in public, at work with more confidence, energy and impact.
As an English Speaking Expert, you’ll learn how to speak up in a way that gets you recognized as the expert. We focus not only on what you say but how you say it to get maximum impact.
Through practice and constructive feedback from me as your native speaking coach but also fellow English Speaking Experts, your performance will improve in a range of business situations.
This isn’t just for extroverts though. It’s for passionate people that want to make a difference and there will be techniques for the quietly spoken people and introverts that put you on the radar without the limelight.
With English as the lingua Franca in an increasingly international business world,
I am determined that this club’s membership will reflect that.
You will be surrounded with people from a broad range of industries and cultures, meaning that we can draw upon an impressive range of perspectives and ideas from other down to earth experts. That makes this a rich and rewarding networking and learning experience. Securing the career that you deserve will feel natural and right for you and your personality.
You’ll be spending more time with smart, results orientated, communicative people that have your back, who genuinely want you to succeed – from all over the world.
This intercultural, diverse membership inspires you to work more internationally.
Together we are determined to be exceptional at what we do and make a difference, using
communication as a means to connect, convince and collaborate internationally.
Great communicators are ideal leaders so as an English Speaking Expert, you’ll be setting yourself up for success with the right
– communication skills,
– thought leadership and
– leadership skills
to stand out and get the recognition that you deserve.
Every conversation counts and yes, even on the stage or as the author of your own English book, course or LinkedIn article, it should feel like a conversation for your audience.
As an English Speaking Expert, you also get access to 1 hour of personal coaching per month. As a native speaking Business English trainer (British English) and a certified ICF business coach, you get the best of both worlds. A double whammy!
As a native speaking communication coach. I can look over your shoulder to make sure that your communication is free of mistakes BEFORE you hit send. This saves you time, energy and sleepless nights. You can take advantage of proofreading and buddy translation support (from both British English and American English professionals) in addition to
If like me, you love to benefit from other people’s experience, then this club is exactly that – a ‘power of the crowd’ haven.
Learning how to communicate effectively requires practice, feedback and improvement. You’ll start seeing results quickly, which feels great, but to genuinely build confidence, fluency and the freedom to perform instantly, you’ll need to commit.
The reality is that for sustainable learning you need to persist and focus on these skills for months not weeks. That’s incredibly powerful with other English Speaking Experts from other industries and cultures. This cumulative knowledge building is what lets you proactively move the needle on your career.
We GO BEYOND knowing what to say (Business English) and together we work on HOW to say it for maximum impact (Communication skills & Leadership)
– Co-working Sessions for Thought Leadership
– Monthly Missions
– Leadership Level Up Masterminds with hot seats
– Business English Q&A/Proofreading
– Business Book Club
ANNUAL Live Event EU (Learn, Laugh, Level up)
– Industry, culture and regional hubs
– LIVE Business English Refresher Course
– Business English Reference Desk (From BE Q&As)
– Feature in the English Speaking Experts Directory
– Communication tool demos and discounts.
– Media Training
– Certificate of International Business Communication
THE GRAND FINALE
English Speaking Experts get an opportunity to be interviewed on my podcast, Clever2gether Communication.
Having established yourself as an English Speaking Expert this will be the one of many media appearances. In the pre-show coaching we’ll make sure you make a professional impression in front of an international audience in English.
Then I help you to maximize on this media exposure for more opportunities in your career.
WHEN? Originally planned for 5th May, but good things come to those that wait, bear with me, why not join the waiting list.
€89 per person per month >>> or >>>
€69 per person per month for the first 10 people to sign up
My regular hourly rate for One to One work is €150/hr
HOW MANY MEMBERS? 50 Members in the first 12 months
WHAT LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE?
This will be a very international membership of experienced experts, all with at least 10 years of industry experience, ideally at management level.
LANGUAGE LEVEL? You need to be confident reading and understanding English, there will be access to a Business English refresher course if you haven’t used your English for some time, or to refer to the grammar, glossary, phrases etc
LEVEL OF ENGLISH Intermediate/advanced. This is NOT a business English club, it is a Corporate Communication club specifically for non native speakers of English
Originally I planned to open the doors on the 5th of May but to be respectful of your time and a commitment to your communication goals I feel that it is only fair to make sure that the onboarding system etc is really well thought through because that is what makes or breaks online learning.
Forgive the delay but it will be worth it. Click below to be the first to find out more and get the opportunity to be a beta tester.
Intrigued? If you would love to have instant access to native speaking coach plus an international crowd of incredible experts, you’re in the right place. If you would love to connect and communicate more effectively, then may I personally welcome you to our international community.
Quite frankly, it’s going to be flipping awesome! So if you want to be one of 50 English Speaking Experts, click below to get your name on the waiting list now.