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Speaking confidently at meetings

I remember when I first came to Germany many moons ago and had to attend my first meeting in German … total panic and I think I said precisely NOTHING. I’m sure a lot of you know how I felt … that is why I think these tips are really useful, particularly the one about good […]

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The highlight of a British Christmas

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Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I spent New Year in England and my definite highlight was the Pantomime ‘Snow White’. Now Pantomime is definitely a false friend and NOT a mime artist! It’s a very lively musical show based on a fairy tale, with lots of audience participation. Check out […]

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Christmas is coming …

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I love this time of year! I love the lights, the markets, baking Christmas cake and mince pies (see below) and writing individual Christmas cards. If you’re not sure what to write in your English Christmas cards, you can find nice messages here. Enjoy!

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‘The Time is Now’

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. Was the title of this year’s event by TEDx Frankfurt. Very inspirational talks, particularly Inna Braverman of Eco Wave Power.

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Coaching into motivation

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I think the participants of my workshop ‘Coaching into Motivation’ had great fun repeating the five domains of David Rock’s SCARF model – Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness which I am convinced are vital to keep students and their brains happy. Read the article – it is fascinating. Once again, I felt inspired by […]

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An explanation for Brexit?

Reformation Day was celebrated yesterday in Germany. I was fascinated by this Guardian article comparing the Reformation to Brexit … I also wished I had paid more attention in history lessons at school!

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Job Coaching/2

I am really excited about the launch of the website sj-jobcoaching. Susanne Senft of Senft-Coaching and I have realised there is a real demand for German/English interview training with experienced native speaker coaches but not many experts who can provide this kind of dual service. This is our USP – two coaches with a similar […]

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Senft & Jolliffe Jobcoaching now on air!

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Had the pleasure to activate the new website on Suturday, 14th of October 2017.

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Coaching workshop in Biel/Bienne

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It was an honour to be invited by ETAS, The English Teachers Association of Switzerland to present my coaching workshop on their annual Professional Development Day. It was a very inspiring day in the pretty town of Biel/Bienne and good to catch up with some familiar faces in the world of ELT.

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