Career Coaching
& Sparring

Making the next right career step can be challenging. Angus Mackenzie has over 25 years experience offering career advice that’s helped individuals fulfil their ambitions.

Focused career acceleration is one aspect of what he offers, along with calling on his vast range of international executive search and recruitment experience to give clients practical coaching, insight and tools, and – above all – the best competitive advantage.

Translation
& Editing

Angus Mackenzie is passionate about the power of language – as a native English speaker who is fluent in Dutch.

With an educational background that has been largely about the nature of language (English, Philosophy and Law) – Angus has always focused on the precision, vitality and clarity of language.

About
Straight Talking

With a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Graduate and Postgraduate Diplomas in Law, he practised law for five years in the City of London, experiencing the cut and thrust of legal argument at the highest levels.

Experiencing the cut and thrust of legal argument at the highest levels – a skill he calls on when ‘sparring’ with his language clients, to help them not just speak a second language but to excel in clear and precise communications. He is CELTA trained and has also undertaken a specialised Business English Language Training to Adults course.

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Realengracht 24
1013 KW Amsterdam

 +31 (0)20 707 3636

+ 31 (0) 651 220 306

angus@straighttalking.eu

What they’re all saying

Angus’ approach is truly unique as he is focused on really understanding the core values: he asked the right questions and highlighted the key issues we were facing. Angus was engaged and readily available as well as being open to feedback. He is also not afraid to challenge you when he sees strong potential that may have been overlooked. I would thoroughly recommend his services.

Sarah McMaster - Senior Recruitment Business Partner EMEA

5.0
2019-11-22T08:44:09+00:00

Senior Recruitment Business Partner EMEA

Angus’ approach is truly unique as he is focused on really understanding the core values: he asked the right questions and highlighted the key issues we were facing. Angus was engaged and readily available as well as being open to feedback. He is also not afraid to challenge you when he sees strong potential that may have been overlooked. I would thoroughly recommend his services.
Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be difficult. But starting the journey with someone who has always stayed at the forefront of career coaching helped make up for lost ground very quickly. The mentoring I got from Angus made a difference: the sessions were fit for purpose, personal, interactive and full of ‘a-ha’ or ‘light bulb’ moments. Leaving the final session, I felt re-energized and confident to tackle the market.

Calvin Qui - Global Finance Business Performance Leader

5.0
2019-11-25T14:34:03+00:00

Global Finance Business Performance Leader

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be difficult. But starting the journey with someone who has always stayed at the forefront of career coaching helped make up for lost ground very quickly. The mentoring I got from Angus made a difference: the sessions were fit for purpose, personal, interactive and full of ‘a-ha’ or ‘light bulb’ moments. Leaving the final session, I felt re-energized and confident to tackle the market.
Angus took the time to ask relevant and targeted questions to understand fully and clearly the requirements of the brief. All in all Angus did an excellent job for this
important brief and I would thoroughly recommend his services to partner with.

Steward Warburn - Human Resources Director EMEA

5.0
2019-11-25T14:35:59+00:00

Human Resources Director EMEA

Angus took the time to ask relevant and targeted questions to understand fully and clearly the requirements of the brief. All in all Angus did an excellent job for this important brief and I would thoroughly recommend his services to partner with.
At a time when I had decided to make a significant change in my career, the career coaching with Angus was a great help in the self-analysis and market analysis processes which were necessary to define my new direction. Angus provided a well-structured series of coaching sessions tailored to my requirements. He has the ability to ask precisely the right questions to highlight one’s strengths, passions and areas of expertise, as well as revealing conflict areas and threats. I can thoroughly recommend Angus as a career coach for anyone looking for a new challenge in their career either within their existing organization or as a step to moving outside.

Ian Gronbech - Strategic Planning Manager EMEA

5.0
2019-12-02T10:00:37+00:00

Strategic Planning Manager EMEA

At a time when I had decided to make a significant change in my career, the career coaching with Angus was a great help in the self-analysis and market analysis processes which were necessary to define my new direction. Angus provided a well-structured series of coaching sessions tailored to my requirements. He has the ability to ask precisely the right questions to highlight one’s strengths, passions and areas of expertise, as well as revealing conflict areas and threats. I can thoroughly recommend Angus as a career coach for anyone looking for a new challenge in their career either within their existing organization or as a step to moving outside.
Angus is a highly experienced career coaching professional. He brings a well-balanced and focused view to his work and shows special enthusiasm and empathy in coaching
professionals to maximise their chances of finding new career opportunities. Angus has a very sound understanding of what his customer needs are derived from his excellent listening and communication skills. With his own international profile and years of experience on the Dutch market, he is also ideally suited to mentoring international expats located here. Highly recommended for professionals looking to find a new career opportunity!.

Maria Cecilia Martina Martínez - Higher Education Professional (Banking & Financial Services)

5.0
2019-12-02T10:01:45+00:00

Higher Education Professional (Banking & Financial Services)

Angus is a highly experienced career coaching professional. He brings a well-balanced and focused view to his work and shows special enthusiasm and empathy in coaching professionals to maximise their chances of finding new career opportunities. Angus has a very sound understanding of what his customer needs are derived from his excellent listening and communication skills. With his own international profile and years of experience on the Dutch market, he is also ideally suited to mentoring international expats located here. Highly recommended for professionals looking to find a new career opportunity!.
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