Business English
– Coaching one to one

Learning Business English with Straight Talking is a completely different
process to taking a Business English course online and here’s why:
1.

You always work with the
same Business English coach,
Angus Mackenzie

It’s impossible to underestimate the value of individual coaching, which is tailored to your needs, based on your life, and focused entirely on your personality and learning style. Unlike the standard ‘English language course’ approach, which requires you to learn to a format – and often to learn things that are peripheral to your requirements – working with Angus at Straight Talking gives you the undivided attention, personalised learning and complete focus that helps you make the most rapid progress and develop total confidence in your abilities.

2.

Your Business English
vocabulary will be
specific to you

Busy adults with demanding lives have clear objectives. Angus explores these at the beginning of your course and guarantees they are central to your work together. This may mean working on skills such as more effective presentation giving, report writing, negotiation style, creating better emails or chairing meetings with more confidence. Angus also ensures that as new needs emerge, they are incorporated into your learning, so that you continue to grow in Business English as your career progresses.

3.

High energy, high
performance, high
achievement

Whether you’re trying to learn Business English, or honing specific areas of your English-speaking practice, fully collaborative working is essential to achieving the most from your learning. Angus makes sure you get the benefit of coaching and ‘sparring’ – intensive one-to-one language work that supplies you with all the cultural, social and business idioms and nuances to use your new language skills correctly, in appropriate situations and with sensitivity to context. You will learn from a native speaker with experience in business over many years. Above all, Angus helps make your Business English language come alive! In other words, you grow not just in language but also in your 360 degree understanding of the business world in which you operate.

4.

Excellent choice of
Business English
materials

Working individually with a coach like Angus means that he selects books, online resources, and business materials that will help you make the best progress: this could be anything from materials from your own working life through to presentations or worksheets designed specifically for you.

5.

Location: courses can be given
either in-house, externally,
or via video conference

Busy people often find it hard to prioritise the very skills that will move their careers forward. Angus knows this, and gives his clients a range of ways to work together effectively.

Better Business English, whatever your business

If you’re ready to take your Business English to the next level, then contact Straight Talking
to find out how Angus Mackenzie can help you build the skills you need.

Have a question? Talk to us

Your details
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Our details

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

Straight Talking
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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

Straight Talking
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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

Straight Talking
5
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

Straight Talking
5
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)

Straight Talking
5
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!.
I was looking for a native speaker teacher who could be able to help leverage my creative English writing skills. After going through Angus Mackenzie's profile on Linkedin, I was confident that he would correspond to my goals given his amazing expertise and curriculum vitae. He not just succeeded my expectations but went far beyond. He is very knowledgeable and wise and through our wonderful exchanges, I really felt an improvement towards my writing process. He not only has a very good teaching method but also, importantly, was the way in which he would let me be comfortable to choose the course of the classes.

We had lessons together for three months in Amsterdam. The only reason that made me stop having tutelage with Angus was because of his moving to Spain. Otherwise I would have certainly carried on! I can strongly recommend his work!

Malu Neves - Head Of Content at Guide Me To

Straight Talking
5
2020-10-05T08:56:55+00:00

Head Of Content at Guide Me To

I was looking for a native speaker teacher who could be able to help leverage my creative English writing skills. After going through Angus Mackenzie's profile on Linkedin, I was confident that he would correspond to my goals given his amazing expertise and curriculum vitae. He not just succeeded my expectations but went far beyond. He is very knowledgeable and wise and through our wonderful exchanges, I really felt an improvement towards my writing process. He not only has a very good teaching method but also, importantly, was the way in which he would let me be comfortable to choose the course of the classes. We had lessons together for three months in Amsterdam. The only reason that made me stop having tutelage with Angus was because of his moving to Spain. Otherwise I would have certainly carried on! I can strongly recommend his work!
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