I find that language is something that interests just about everyone, and no I don’t mean grammar! I mean insights about why we say the things we do and how culture influences our words and vice versa. Believe it or not, there is usually some explanation for everything we say, although sometimes it is far too technical to explain or understand.
Originally from Elizabeth, Colorado in the United States, my professional life started in marketing-related positions, including public relations, marketing research, consulting and strategic planning. Prior to moving abroad I worked for several companies including Corona Insights in Denver, CO where I played a lead role in many of the qualitative research projects targeting the Latino community in Colorado and other states. I have also worked with GutCheck primarily for market studies in Latin America. In 2012 I finished my masters in Linguistics with some coursework at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I currently work as an English coach and trainer for adults learning for professional development purposes as well as in companies and international institutions. Current clients include the European Parliament and Commission, the Belgian Foreign Ministry, and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), among others. In addition to teaching, I do other language related services including meeting and conference facilitation, translation, and editing.
In recent years I have become a Family and Systemic Constellations facilitator. You can find me here on my website for Constellation circles and other events in Brussels. It was teaching and language that led me into therapies and the psychological side of learning in fact. In a new project called "Mindful English" in Brussels I aim to combine language learning with personal development, giving a more holistic approach to learning. The program was launched in Barcelona in 2017 where I called it "Inglés Consciente." Mindful English calls for greater attention while learning combined with learning to be kinder to ourselves as we learn.