12-Day Reflection Habit Programme for Busy Professionals

Want to improve your business English but don’t have the time? Uncover harmful communication habits and adopt more effective strategies without leaving your workplace.

This programme is for you if:

  • You’re a senior business professional who uses English to communicate with their co-workers every day
  • You already know the basics of English grammar and have a reasonable vocabulary
  • It’s expected from someone with your seniority level to communicate confidently in English or you need good English skills to advance your career
  • You don’t feel your confident self when communicating in English, but you are too busy to work on your English skills

You will:

  • Learn to observe the way you communicate in English with your colleagues without criticising yourself
  • Uncover harmful communication patterns that prevent you from communicating effectively
  • Adopt new strategies that will help you communicate in English with greater confidence

Bonus: A 30-minute follow-up session a week after the end of the programme.

You will:

  • Learn to observe the way you communicate in English with your colleagues without criticising yourself
  • Uncover harmful communication patterns that prevent you from communicating effectively
  • Adopt new strategies that will help you communicate in English with greater confidence

Bonus: A 30-minute follow-up session a week after the end of the programme.

“I feel much more confident in my English communication skills”

I feel much more self-confident and enthusiastic about my communication skills. I clearly see my weaknesses, but now I know how to address them. 

Shanthi is an inspiring coach who gives you a fishing rod instead of cooked fish soup. The assignments helped me learn how to analyse my performance instead of destructively criticizing myself, and to think instead of panicking. I am deeply grateful for all the strategies Shanthi taught me.

Oksana S., Interpreter from Ukraine

“This programme helped me understand my real problem”

I feel more confident because the programme has helped me understand what the real problem was. It wasn’t my English skills but my attitude towards the process itself.

Shanthi helps you dig deeper and discover your strengths and weaknesses. This is a precious and valuable process we professionals need to progress in our professional life.

Alessandra B., Lawyer from Italy

How it works

This programme lasts for 12 days. I’ll ask you to observe two particular situations at work where you have to communicate in English. We’ll analyse them together to uncover harmful communication habits, and I’ll show you new, more effective strategies to help you communicate more effectively and with more confidence.

Step 1

Discover where you stand

At the beginning of this programme, you’ll get a workbook with some questions that will help you get more clarity about your current situation and the goals you’d like to achieve with respect to your English communication skills.

Step 2

Prepare

After that, I’ll ask you to pick two particular situations at work where you have to communicate in English in the coming two weeks – a conference call, a meeting, a phone call, etc. Your workbook will help you prepare to observe yourself and your peers and be clear about your goals.

Step 3

Observe & analyze

During your meeting, you’ll observe yourself, your peers and their reactions. After that, I’ll ask you to reflect on the situation using the questions in the workbook to understand what worked and what didn’t, and why.

Step 4

Break harmful habits & adopt new strategies

You’ll send your notes to me and I’ll come back to you within 2 business days with my feedback and observations. I’ll analyse your notes to uncover harmful communication habits and will suggest new, more effective strategies that will help you communicate more effectively in English.

After you get my feedback, we’ll repeat this process for the second situation.

Bonus

30-minute follow-up session

A week after the programme, we’ll meet for 30 minutes for a follow-up session via Zoom where I’ll answer the questions you may have and give you more tips to help you become your confident self while speaking English at work.

Meet your coach

I am Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat, a certified Business English Coach.

Before becoming a language coach, I spent 20 years in the corporate world of finance and was surprised to see that the coursebooks used in Business English classrooms didn’t reflect reality.

While working with my clients, I discovered that many of them had good language skills but lacked clarity and structure in their approach while communicating in English. 

That’s why instead of speaking more, I’ll encourage you to reflect on how you communicate. 

As you reflect, record and analyse your communication habits and learn to approach your everyday situations at work strategically, you’ll be able to make small but powerful changes that will boost your confidence and help you achieve your career goals. 

Compared to the standard approach in teaching Business English that is focused on grammar and vocabulary, this approach may sound unusual. Yet, in the 10 years I’ve been teaching it, I’ve never once had a client for whom this approach didn’t work.

Meet your coach

I am Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat, a certified Business English Coach.

Before becoming a language coach, I spent 20 years in the corporate world of finance and was surprised to see that the coursebooks used in Business English classrooms didn’t reflect reality.

While working with my clients, I discovered that many of them had good language skills but lacked clarity and structure in their approach while communicating in English. 

That’s why instead of speaking more, I’ll encourage you to reflect on how you communicate. 

As you reflect, record and analyse your communication habits and learn to approach your everyday situations at work strategically, you’ll be able to make small but powerful changes that will boost your confidence and help you achieve your career goals. 

Compared to the standard approach in teaching Business English that is focused on grammar and vocabulary, this approach may sound unusual. Yet, in the 10 years I’ve been teaching it, I’ve never once had a client for whom this approach didn’t work.

Your investment

Limited offer:

£120 (one-time payment)

  • Unlimited support, advice and feedback from a certified Business English coach during 10 business days
  • Reflection questions to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses
  • Bespoke communication strategies to help you communicate in English with greater confidence

Bonus: A 30-minute follow-up session a week after the end of the programme.

Now booking August – December 2020 season.
August: 8 spots; Sept: 4 spots; Oct: 8 spots; Nov: 8 spots; Dec: 4 spots

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