What can I do for you? Was kann ich für Sie tun? Que puis-je faire pour vous?
Facilitation, Workshop Design & Training
WORKSHOP DESIGN & FACILITATION
I co-design and facilitate meetings, webinars and workshops, on/offline and outside. Topics:
For CIRCULAR ECONOMY, BIOMIMICRY & CLIMATE CHANGE – see ‘Circular Economy‘ page.
COMMUNICATION in the WORKPLACE
(1-1 & groups)
As a language expert and certified Neuro Language® coach, I have facilitated and conceived workshops in groups such as Mylan, Novartis, Rothschild’s and Berlin Foundation EVZ recently on themes such as: Communicating in a Global Workplace in English, Writing Business English, Improving your Emails, Writing for Social Media, Negotiating & Persuading, Improving your spoken English and Public Speaking Coaching and TEDx training (7 TEDx speakers coached).
As a former CSR and Communications Manager in one of the world’s largest energy groups, EDF Group, in the UK and France, I am very aware of communications issues and challenges in the workplace. I have coached CEOs, managers, executives and artists, start-ups, in social enterprises, NGOs, corporates, start-ups and the public sector, online and offline, for over ten years.
Pricing: email me with your needs for a quote.
Editorial, Storytelling & Translation
EDITORIAL and STORYTELLING
I help organisations produce meaningful, concise and impactful copy in English.
Recent projects include: copyediting a book on marketing, copyediting academic papers, a position paper, copyediting a book for GIZ on Blockchain and developing a communications strategy and tools for a major global NGO on certification, ghost-writing a Whitepaper on flexitarians, editing a Linked in article for a sustainability expert. See Testimonials for references.
Specialities: As below.
Pricing: per hour, half/day, project/document-based.
The digital world means translation often happens via Google translate and other software. However, if you want a professional, tailored service, and you’re producing a document for a high-end audience (CEOs? your clients? if you’re an artist, a collector?) where nuance, register and tone are key, this is unreliable.
My service includes checks with clients, context and audience/client-specific language use (English vs US English for instance). I have an Oxford first class degree in French & German literature, including translation, and 20 yrs living in France, 18 in the UK, and 7 in Germany, and work in all three: this ensures I have a feel for each language, for nuance and potential linguistic ‘faux pas’.
Recent projects: translating a website for an NGO and a catalogue for a German artist from German to English and a book on art history from German into English, a study on Circular Economy actors in Europe into English, legal and HR contracts into English and French, Linked in articles.
Specialities: Sustainability and Circular Economy, Energy & Waste, Social Enterprises & Start-Ups, HR, the Arts/Culture, General Business English, Academic English.
Pricing: per word/hour, depending on volume, technicality, timeframe, publication.
Language Coaching & Presentation Skills
LANGUAGE TRAINING & PUBLIC SPEAKING
Lacking confidence, key expressions or just practice to deliver that presentation, after-dinner talk, keynote speech or TED talk?
Have a look at my references and experiences, and I’d be happy to have a chat to see if I can help you or your organisation improve your communication in English, vital to increase the impact of your key messages.
I COACH CEOs, EXECUTIVES, START-UPS, ARTISTS & OPERA SINGERS, NGOs and TED SPEAKERS to inspire them to present better in English/French/German.
I can do 1-1, groups and specialised workshops, online, offline and outside, usually in ‘blended’ learning formats since this is more effective.
I can coach in French and German on request, or a mix (I am completely trilingual).
I said ‘coaching’? : yes. In 2017, I completed an ICF accredited coaching certificate as a Neurolanguage Coach, using the principles of neuroscience and coaching to transfer language skills. I have the skills to help clients unblock their fears, get them to a positive learning state and understand how they like to learn, and express themselves freely in a language not their mother tongue. I have worked at high level in corporations, so can empathise with the situations and stress that my clients face. I also use my 25 years of singing and voice work and a recent course on sustainability and stand up comedy – humour and impro help to relax and deal with the unexpected.
Specialities: Sustainability and the circular economy, NGOs, Corporate Responsibility, Energy, Waste & Recycling, Social Enterprises & Start-Ups, HR, General Business English, Arts & Culture.
Pricing: individual, group and company rates, from 1 week intensive to several months, mix of languages also possible.