the perfect time is now



the perfect time is now

My skills

  • Ability to connect with people 95%
  • Language coaching experience100%
  • Neurolanguage Coaching®90%
  • Experience teaching English 95%


Every client is different, therefore, unlike in ordinary language training, I focus exclusively on your needs, taking into account your language level, preferred learning style and specific topics. This is achieved through setting objectives and integrating coaching techniques. This results in quicker and more effective understanding of the language, and its application in the required topic area.

By setting clear goals and objectives you reach your targets more quickly, and deepen your language knowledge and skills continuously, so that you feel empowered and confident using English. I enable you to attain higher levels of skill in the language in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Through one-on-one coaching, you will increase your ‘mastery’ (use & application) of the language and gain understanding of the ‘mechanics’ (grammar & structure).

Common Language Topics


Whether you are a resident of an English-speaking country, or not, and English is not your native language, I can help you improve your:





As a coach, some of the changes I have seen in my clients with English Language Coaching include:

Better personal and business performance; More focus on what is important to them; Increased motivation to get things done; Improved communication skills; Greater self-confidence in using the language; Better working relationships with international counterparts; Raised team performance in international teams; More energy and enjoyment.


I am orginally from the UK and live in California, and have lived and worked in many countries. I have a great ability to connect with people, languages and cultures.

My Experience

I have extensive experience teaching English, mainly for professional purposes, and I am also a corporate trainer and coach in management skills. I am also trained in Language Coaching and combines both disciplines.

I have a Degree in Training & Development as well as a Certificate in the Teaching of English for Specific Purposes. I am also an ICF Accredited Language Coach.

I am highly qualified to help clients who will be using English in the workplace in an international setting, having many years successful experience working with managers of multi-national organizations as well as ambitious students looking to enter the job market.

I have lived and worked in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic, speak French, Spanish and Italian with knowledge of others and have solid experience of helping clients of many different language groups.

Above all, I am passionate about cultures, languages and the field of language learning.

My Approach

My approach is communicative and practical, and tailored to the individual’s specific needs. To achieve the best results I use the medium of Neurolanguage Coaching®.

"Neurolanguage Coaching® is the efficient and fast transfer of language knowledge and skills from the Language Coach to the Language Coachee with sustainable effects facilitated by brain-based coaching and coaching principles and neuroscience."(© 2012 Rachel M. Paling)


Improve your language skills in a challenging and fun way in an English-speaking environment!

Do you already speak English and would like to improve but only have a little time available?

Do you feel that an English-language course would be too standardized and would not meet your individual needs?

Do you want to practice the language in an English-speaking environment on a one-on-one basis with native speakers away from a classroom?

Would you like to optimize your time combining this practice with other activities?

Do you have an interest in culture, history, art, nature or maybe a particular sport?

Do you need to strengthen your English skills for specific work situations, e.g. Presentations or Negotiation, …?

Would you like to get to know and explore a beautiful part of California?

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may find that the TARGET LANGUAGE COACHING California Getaway is what you are looking for.

What is the California Getaway Experience?

The California Getaway experience is the opportunity to spend some days in the San Francisco Bay Area, a beautiful part of Northern California, where you can visit San Francisco and its surrounding area accompanied by an experienced language-coach/guide. You would meet up with us in the morning, and we will be with you for the rest of the day. You would get to see places of interest, such as museums, galleries, places of natural beauty, restaurants and pubs, shopping areas and other places of interest.

Mornings are typically dedicated to working on your language needs and skills, and afternoons are spent visiting places of interest and meeting local people. We discuss what you are seeing together, we continue helping you to improve your language skills by skilfully correcting your mistakes, as well as making note of them, and helping you to broaden your current means of expression.

At the end of your stay, you will receive a language audit, which will advise you on which areas of language you should work and how you can concentrate on this once you get back home.

Follow-up sessions on Skype would be advisable and helpful to maintain good progress. This can be arranged.

Also, be reassured that if you consider that your English-language level is too elementary, you can ask questions in your own language when the need arises.

Some commmon questions
1How is the methodology different from regular language courses and what are its benefits?

Principles and tools of advanced language coaching are integrated into the learning process

We help you to discover how your brain likes to learn

You understand what is the perfect learning state for your brain

This means that:

You gain knowledge and skills more quickly and with lasting effects

You are empowered with this approach and you take ownership of your learning

You save time

You gain in self-confidence in the use of the language

All the while having fun!

2What is the content of the sessions?

The approach is communicative and practical, and tailored to your specific needs. The sessions are challenging and dynamic; designed to bring out the best in you but they are also fun.

I help many of my clients with areas such as:

  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiating
  • Meeting skills
  • CV/résumé preparation
  • Job interviews
  • Telephoning
  • Grammar improvement
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary building
  • Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills
  • Finding jobs/changing directions
  • And more…
3Where will I stay?
If you prefer, you may stay with an American host family, which we will arrange for you. This also means a total immersion in the language. If not, we can book a hotel or bed-and-breakfast for you, or you may decide to find one yourself.
4How will I get there?
There are direct flights from most major cities to San Francisco or Oakland where you can be met and accompanied to your residence.
5How will I get around in the San Francisco Bay Area?
We will walk between places and use public transport, taxis or the coach’s private car.
6How long will I stay and when can I come?
It is up to you. Most people come for a week or two, but any length of stay can be arranged. Just let us know when you want to come and for how long.
7How much does it cost?
Our clients receive our personal attention, so it depends on what you want to do and whether you wish to come on your own or with family, friends or colleagues. Let us know, and we will design a program for you, and send you without commitment some examples of cost.
8I have a particular hobby or interest. Can this be included?
Let us know what your interests are and we will take this into account.
9What's the investment for california Getaway?
Let us know what your interests are and we will take this into account.
10I really like the idea of the program, but would I have some time to myself?
Of course. Tell us if you want some free time to see friends/go shopping, rent a car, etc..
11What do I do next?
Contact us with the dates you want to come, what you want to do and how many you will be, and we will send you an outline of a proposed program. Contact:


My base price is $60 per 60 minute session. However, if you commit yourself to 5 sessions, I’ll give you a sixth session FREE. The initial session to discuss your needs and test your level is of course at no cost.