With more than 20 years experience working in manufacturing, training and consultancy, John has a wealth of experience and expertise helping companies and their people succeed globally. He currently provides business communication and intercultural skills training and consulting, in such areas as meetings, presentations, negotiations and intercultural skills to startups, SMEs and global companies.
Before establishing Link Global Business Solutions in 2012, John spent 6 years in Asia (South Korea and Japan) where he set up and ran a global leadership training unit working for a renowned global education company.
John honed his communication skills in international meetings, presentations and negotiations for 10 years as an engineer with Daewoo Electronics. While projects in and with people from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea taught him the importance of communicating well to work successfully with people from other countries.He holds a BEng with Honours in Mechanical Engineering, has a TEFL certified Cambridge CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from International House, Budapest. He is also a COA Practitioner (Cultural Orientations Approach) with TMC (Training Management Corporation) and is an IBCT Certified Associate Trainer.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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