I have a mixed relationship with the word ‘student’ in the context of my work. I’m a language teacher: a German and Hungarian language trainer and coach. I run a boutique language training company called ProLingua Global. My typical clients are executives in the financial services industry. They turn to me not necessarily because they NEED … Continue reading Why I’d never refer to my clients as ‘students’
Before the pandemic, I used to say a lot: "Ok, I'm now back on track" whenever I overcame a challenging situation. And then, I watched Becoming - a Netflix documentary on Michelle Obama's book tour. At one point, Michelle says this: "Get back on what track?It's a whole new track.It's not going back.It's just all … Continue reading Back on what track?
You probably know how you see the world. But do you know how the world sees YOU? How can you make the best possible first impression? How are you most likely to be seen by others … at your best? Sally Hogshead, the founder of How to Fascinate, just got a gift code that allows … Continue reading How the world sees you
I'm reading a beautiful book called Man's Search for Meaning. The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust. The author, Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. He survived the Holocaust. The lessons he shares in this book are especially poignant in the times we are in. He says: “Humour is the soul’s weapon in … Continue reading A book recommendation for the times we’re in
First and foremost, I hope you, your family, and loved ones are safe and well. 🙏 I'm in London, in our apartment, with husband. We cancelled all travel plans, we closed our hair and beauty salon, and we’re prepared to hunker down inside for the next 6-12 weeks, or as long as needed. We are determined to … Continue reading A personal update from me during Corona times
I'm a language teacher first and foremost, yet, recently, I've hardly shared anything here in my blog related to language learning. The reason for that is that I'm trying to keep this a personal site here, where my goal is to share lessons learnt on my personal, professional and entrepreneurial journey. But I don't want … Continue reading Need inspiration for language learning? Head over to ProLingua Global
Our journey through the Himalyas was a transformational one in many ways. I've written here extensively about some of the cultural, historical and spiritual lessons we’ve learnt. It’s now time to address the physical side of the story: life at high altitude. I’ve read books and guides on how to prepare, but I wish I … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of altitude
"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist (1883-1931) Great teachers are masters of expressing complicated things in a simple way. As are great copywriters. Or mentors who hold a mirror to you. I'm wondering what other professions can you think of … Continue reading Simplicity
A documentary with intrepid economist and social scientist Arthur Brooks who travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we live a good life and lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society?
If you offer your services to anyone and everyone, you might end up speaking to no-one.