My name is Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat…

I am passionate about transforming English Learning professionals into confident, effective and successful business communicators in English.

I spent 20 years in the finance world before retraining as a Business English Trainer in 2010. I am the living example that a new, flourishing career can start in your mid-40s and that you’re never too old to learn new things.

I am half Sri Lankan/Malaysian, half Italian. I was born in London (by chance), grew up in Malaysia and Italy and have lived in the UK since 1985 (when I attended university).

My family is scattered around the globe – Malaysia, Italy and California (with links to Barbados) making the word “globe-trotting” truly meaningful to our family.

I am wife to an Englishman, aunt to five gorgeous nephews and ‘mummy’ to our pet dog “Buster”.

I am an ex-cancer sufferer who used her illness to turn her life and career around.

If I don’t have a book to read, I feel lost.

I go running (ok, snail jogging!) three times a week.

I’ve been trying to start yoga and meditation for years but who knows…maybe my sixth decade ( I am in my 50s) is the time I finally start and persevere).

I enjoy ironing and housework ( I know….I am weird, but I find it mind-numbing which is a welcome distraction after work where my brain never stops ticking).

I love foreign cinema and grab any chance I can to go to the theatre.

My mantra in life is live for the moment and seize every moment to learn and grow. We’re never too old to learn something new every day no matter how small. That’s what makes life so precious.

I can’t wait to see you there.

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