Anna Letitia Cook
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Anna Letitia Cook's professional experience
(14 years, 6 months)
- Jul 1999 - present
- 1991 - 2010
- 1987 - 1988
- 1984 - 1987
- 1980 - 1984
Anna Letitia Cook's education
- 1978 - 1980
- 1977 - 1978
About Anna Letitia Cook
About Cook Business English:
Cook Business English is for busy, motivated senior executives, directors, managers and fast-track professionals, (particularly those in Defence, Diplomacy and Law), working with international clients and colleagues, who are worried that their lack of Business English skills is damaging their career. I help them rapidly improve their speaking and understanding of Business English. At the same time I help them discover and work towards their aspirations and innovate new career growth.
Some of my clients find it difficult to speak English clearly, or have problems understanding what is being said. Some have no experience of the other countries’ culture, they don’t understand their different mentality, values and beliefs and find it very difficult to adapt to the different way of working which is essential to be effective, efficient and produce good results.
Others may be concerned that they are only one who didn’t excel in English at University or Ecoles Superieures. Even though they are smart at so many things in their job, they fear they have a mental block in English. They think they are too old, no good at languages or even that their brain doesn’t work the right way for languages, that they need an ‘arts’ brain, not a technical or engineering brain.
Many of my clients wish to change, develop or fast-track their career. They know speaking English is fundamental to this, but they would also like to understand the different mentality and culture, they would like to discover their full leadership potential, follow their aspirations and innovate change to attain their goals.
Cook Business English has helped many professionals and companies in France, Spain and other countries, to improve their skills and professional relationships with international contacts and companies. I offer industry specific language learning, international cultural communication training, focus on professional aspirations and career development and innovating ways to attain these.
About Anna Letitia Cook
British born and bred, educated at New Hall and St Mary’s Cambridge, a passionate globetrotter, I love exploring and embracing new cultures. Before setting up this business I worked for 25 years in energy, defence, investments and commercial real estate being in the fortunate position to head two companies since 1991. I have lived and worked in several countries in Europe, namely, UK, Spain, France, Italy, as well as the other side of the pond, Canada, USA and particularly Bermuda!
Cook Business English developed from having taught and coached colleagues and clients in the various countries where I worked. Discovering a great passion and fulfilment doing this led me to change career and specialise in teaching Business English and using my coaching skills full time.
Other core competencies: I am also an International Business Skills Coach as well as a ‘Speak Like a Native’, Genuine Language Fluency Coach using and introducing the visionary OPAL Methodologydeveloped by Yves Thevenot.
I originally studied Business Management & Marketing (with options Politics, Economics, Translating/Interpreting). As well as my native English, I speak Spanish, French and some Italian.
When I’m not working, I’m relaxing in a lovely longère in the heart of Brittany. Having temporarily ‘retired’ from my favourite sport, eventing (I love all three parts, Dressage, Showjumping and Cross-country), I try to keep fit and supple with pilates, ballet and yoga as well as pottering in my garden and roaming the countryside. Passionately interested in all things architectural, design and decor, my greatest fun is descending on my children, family and friends for some really wonderful moments in their company.
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