What exactly do I do?
I work with managers and directors from multinational companies all over Europe who have to give business presentations in English, their second language. I help them to feel more confident about speaking in English by helping them to simplify their message and discover their authentic persona. Together we take the fear out of presenting and (believe it or not), make it fun!
How did I get here?
That’s always an interesting question for all of us. My own ‘dots’ have been joined like this: A career in Retail Management brought me to Spain and this was a huge turning point in my life. I don’t know whether it was the blue skies or the good wine, but Spain gave me a particular energy that led me to creating and building three companies, each one focusing more and more on people skills and communication. And it was the communication side that really began to take off, particularly focusing on presentation skills training and coaching.
“Being able to help someone turn a flat and confusing presentation into something well structured and exciting is extremely fulfilling.”
Helping People To Discover Their Authentic Presentation Style
For me, being able to help someone turn a flat and confusing presentation into something well structured and exciting is extremely fulfilling, especially when the future of that person’s corporate career depends on them communicating their message well.
I found that many people in Spain seemed reluctant to ‘perform’ when presenting, especially if English was their second language. They have been held back by certain ‘shoulds’ around presenting, such as speaking perfect English, being ‘serious’ rather than entertaining, and not ‘selling themselves’.
Helping people to discover their authentic self when communicating is what I love to do because all of us recognize authenticity, we respond to it and warm to it and it is only then, that we can open the channels to effective communication.