I studied English Literature and Music in the UK, more recently I completed a Masters in diplomacy and international relations. I have been a performance coach, trainer and communications consultant in Italy for over 25 years.
After 10 years as a language trainer and coach in the corporate market, in 2002 I founded TLNet with my friend and colleague Anita and also started working for UN agencies on soft skills programmes and technical writing courses. I have authored and delivered these courses now to people in over 20 countries across 5 continents.
I strongly believe that adult training programmes have to deliver real world benefits rapidly. Much of my work is about giving participants a serious opportunity to explore and practice their skills in a safe, laboratory environment. We all need time to develop new skills and too often in the workplace we rush ahead, following habit or corporate culture, without giving too much thought to how we plan to write a text, organise a meeting or talk persuasively to a potential client.
This year has seen the covid-19 pandemic decimate face-to-face training. I have continued to work with Corporates in the IT, Publishing, Pharmaceutical, Telecoms and Public sectors and designed and delivered programmes for United Nations agencies online.
When not working I am with my 3 kids and I enjoy classical music, The Cure, rugby and most things about my Italian life!