About Us

Actually, It Is All About You

Every intervention is written just for you, your company, your sector and your objectives using the vocabulary that you use everyday in your company and industry.

We help you overcome that feeling of not performing at your best due to language and guide you to be Perceived As You Wish To Be In The Workplace.

We provide many free resources on this website so you may easily verify our capabilities before signing any deal.

 

And if you are still wondering who we are?

 
 

Mark Olding

…..is a coach, speaker and broadcaster who helps world-class organisations dramatically improve their performance by altering the behaviours of the people that work for them. Great results stem from incremental improvements in professional behaviour and we work with our clients to: Discover where the most effective incremental changes can be made; Develop specific interventions to tackle any knowledge gaps; Communicate training strategies that rapidly improve the bottom line; Motivate their people with compelling reasons for being professional; Establish accountability for the training strategies used; Provide a reliable support after the primary initiatives are complete

Though some of his interventions are in Italian, the vast majority of his programmes are conducted in English so as to combine qualified language training with a content that really makes a direct impact on clients’ effectiveness, relationships and contentment. All of this work will improve effective behaviour and accelerate the development of solid professional relationships for the people for whom English is a second language.

The individuals he coaches, and therefore the companies they work for, are able through his work to become more productive, more directed, and significantly more presentable. This has led to not only direct benefits such as increased orders, better external client relationships and more effective behaviour but has also produced ancillary benefits such as increased teamwork through improved internal client relations and the greatest driver of team building: better results.

Before moving to Italy Mark worked for some of the largest financial institutions in the world, such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan where over a 20 year career, he directly led to profits in excess of $400 million. As a proprietary trader the experience of having to produce positive results in a rapidly changing environment was a challenge and has given him a great deal of respect for those individuals, whether or not involved in the financial world, who consistently produce profits for their companies.

Outside of family and work Mark has always enjoyed martial arts. He is the holder of a third dan grade in Kyokushinkai karate and has competed internationally in that sport. Since 2008 he has been involved in judo where he has also appeared in competition, though less successfully!

 

Martino Valbusa

…..is a CELTA qualified teacher of English and didactic professional who helps individuals and groups dramatically improve their linguistic confidence. On the one hand, he contributes to the creation of pleasing and productive professional rapport; on the other, he focuses on language content that will really make a direct impact on clients’ effectiveness and satisfaction.

Martino has gained professional experience within multicultural environments in a range of settings, sectors, and countries. With nearly 15 years’ experience through studying, living, and working in countries including Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Serbia, Ethiopia, France and Belgium, he has developed his professionalism both in the private and public sectors. During this time he has collaborated with SMEs as well as with some of the world’s most respected employers including United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Volkswagen Group.

  • When planning his sessions Martino can identify the aim of the lesson, including receptive skills sub-skills. He follows logical procedures for receptive skills that support and guide participants. He presents materials professionally and is able to analyse language items for teaching purposes.
  • When teaching, he easily creates a strong rapport with groups and individuals and is aware of everyone’s needs. He elicits effectively and gives clear instructions; he is able to adjust his speech to the level of the class. He provides abundant practice of new language items and it is particularly good to see him monitoring and doing useful correction.

Outside of family and work Martino has always been an avid music lover. His band is currently finishing recording their third album; the fourth is in the pipeline.