With individuals, the first priority is to identify the nature of the difficulties the speaker or writer is experiencing. This will depend on how the individual is using the language, for example in oral or written communication. What are the user's key objectives? Are there structural issues (grammar)? Is selection of appropriate lexis poor? How confident does the user feel? Is there "baggage" created my negative previous experiences? Having agreed objectives, a plan is set up and followed carefully. Instruction, practice and drilling are provided. No two individuals are the same. Progress is carefully monitored and measured. At the end of the course, an assessment is made and follow-up recommendations made. For groups the same basic process takes place, but of course each and every individual's needs has to be assessed and acted upon, but with agreement from the entire group on the objectives to be prioritised and remedial measures employed.
Since the late 1970s, I have been teaching, coaching and mentoring Scandinavian business professionals in Stockholm, as well as government department officials, politicians, union bosses and military personnel. While back in the UK during the 'nineties, I worked at managerial level with financial services. I have worked with both employees but also with private individuals, children and adults.
Not with respect to the level of the student, but if there is travel of more than one hour in each direction, I would require a measure of compensation. Cancellation notice ideally 48 hours.
DOB: December 28th, 1957 (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK)
Civil Status: married
1976 – 1977: Eagle Star Insurance Company Ltd, UK: Clerical Underwriting, marine and motor
1977 – 1978: Alf Hamrin AB, Sweden: support role for export of industrial air drying systems
1978 – 1979: TBV Stockholm: English language conversation course groups
1979 – 1983: Studiefrämjandet Stockholm: English language training courses for international staff
at LM Ericsson, Telefonplan Headquarters
1979 – 1985: AB Företagens Språkkonsult Stockholm: intensive individual training in English for
Swedish government departments, defence contractors, financial services operatives
and other members of the Nordic business community
1980 – 1981: Berlitz School of Languages Stockholm: intensive individual training in English using the
patented Berlitz method
1986 – 1987: Sky Home Improvements, UK: marketing of proprietary home improvement products
1988 – 1989: Chanctonbury Home Improvements, UK: Sales Manager responsible for marketing of
proprietary range of home improvement products
1990 – 1991: GA Life, UK: Group Financial Consultant responsible for marketing financial services to
purchasers and vendors at a group of the insurance company’s real estate agencies
1992 – 1993: NFU Mutual, UK: Managing Financial Consultant (Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire,
West Sussex) responsible for marketing financial services and products to members
of the agricultural community. Full Financial Planning Certificated
1994 – 2002: Harness Grove Giftware, Arts & Crafts/Printing Services: joint proprietorship with
former spouse running own company with two separate businesses
2000: Företagsuniversitetet: training course for telephonists at Stångåstaden in Linköping
2000 – 2007: Richard Lewis Communications Stockholm: individual and group training in business
English for Swedish government departments, defence contractors, financial services
and the business community in general
2007 – pres: Mike Ward English Coach ((dold information) Principal of Stockholm-based
consultancy providing business support via coaching and mentoring to Nordic and
international business professionals. Swedish to English translation service also
2016 – pres: Engelskatips från Mr & Mis Understanding ((dold information) Partner
2019 – pres: Triangulum HB ((dold information) Business English Language Partner
Avison Communication AB
Sino-European Association for International Cooperation (SEAIC)
Association and club memberships:
Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (2018)
Association of British and Commonwealth Servicemen and Women in Sweden
The Swedish-British Society (Council Member)
The American Club of Sweden
Scandinavian Club of Lincolnshire (Treasurer) (1999-2002)
International Relations, internationalisation (cross-culture), history, music, ornithology, commercial aviation, motors
Golf, pool; formerly: cricket, football, squash, table tennis
1961 – 1966: The Pickeridge School, Fulmer Village, UK. 1966 – 1971: Perrott Hill Preparatory School, North Perrott, Crewkerne, UK.
1971 – 1974: Malvern College, Gt. Malvern, UK. (English Lang, Lit, French, Latin, History, Divinity,
1974 – 1976: Davies College, Hove, UK. (English Literature)
1998 – 1999: Lincoln University, UK. (Journalism/International Relations)
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