Our Professional English Coaches
Patricia, who is American born, has spent a good part of her life living in the US, Europe and the Far East. She turned business English coach after years of leading successful careers in human resources, security and law. In addition to her law degree, Patricia holds a BA degree in Psychology and a certification for teaching English for business purposes. Patricia’s vast experience conducting business all over the world provides her with an added value and a world of knowledge when teaching about intercultural awareness and global business issues as well as when working with senior executives from a myriad of industries. Her remarkable life story, along with her extensive business experience and charming personality, have proven to be valuable with her many corporate clients and professionals. Her trainees are embraced by her unique teaching style and are driven to advance their goals with confidence.
Heidi, American born, earned her BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Since most of her U.S. business experience comes from the retail field, she has a wealth of knowledge related to customer service and negotiation skills as well as to relaying messages with a positive perspective. Heidi employs these skills when teaching her students about international communication with their overseas colleagues. Heidi’s business teaching experience covers individual and group courses for beginners, mid-level learners, and advance English speakers who are looking for that extra push to get to the next level. Heidi knows how to modify the level, pace, and content of each student’s program so they can accomplish their specific business English course goals. Heidi’s warm and open personality encourages her students to quickly fall in love with the English language and enjoy their learning experience.
Karen was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was lucky enough to travel the world extensively during childhood, which continues to influence her love of learning about new cultures. She received her BA in psychology from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and her MA in psychology from Boston College. Karen began her career as a clinical psychotherapist, working with individual clients, conducting group work, and facilitating workshops. Branching out, she began writing articles about emotional well-being and spirituality, which she continues to do today, as a featured writer for several international websites. As an English educator, Karen has a demonstrated history of successful results in diverse milieus. Leading groups and working individually, she integrates her background in psychology, philosophy, and language instruction for clients that have included the Office of the Prime Minister, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics and for corporate clients and organizations that have included TEVA Pharmaceuticals, OrCam Technologies and Yad Vashem. She is passionate about unifying people from different cultural and religious backgrounds and creating transformative experiences.
Sharon, a native of the United States, completed her BA in social work in Tel Aviv University. She began teaching English in 2012 and successfully completed the CELTA program through the University of Cambridge. Sharon also completed a teaching certificate program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to integrate into the education system, and recently completed a professional course in neurolanguage coaching. Sharon has experience teaching in both formal and informal settings and has worked with diverse students ranging from police officers at the police academy to families traveling abroad. Sharon’s exposure to diverse business cultures brings a rich teaching experience and a wealth of knowledge to her business English students. Her niche when teaching English with both individuals and groups includes spoken business communication skills and small talk, email writing, presentation skills and English-led meeting skills.
Keren was born and raised in the U.S. She has earned both her BA and MA degrees in occupational therapy from Boston University in Massachusetts. Keren has facilitated learning and skill enhancement in both individual and group settings and is able to incorporate those skills into the domain of language instruction. In addition, Keren has been teaching business English to groups and individuals, as well as teaching graduate students in the academic arena. As a language coach, Keren is articulate and charismatic and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in bridging intercultural gaps in the business context. With her positive attitude, comprehensive knowledge and the capability to connect to each client on both professional and personal levels, Keren is a true asset to TriEnglish.
Ilana is a bilingual business English coach born in the U.S. and living in Israel since childhood. After gaining her BA degree in Psychology at Tel Aviv University, she continued her studies at State Teachers College, from which she obtained a teaching certificate in English as a second language. Her own intercultural challenges and overseas experiences have led her to specialize in the fascinating realm of intercultural communication, gaining an MA degree in anthropology. She has been a Business English coach for fifteen years, in a variety of settings, including the academic and private sectors (hi-tech and industry) and has been teaching by Zoom for the past year and a half. Before specializing in Business English, she led qualitative research in a business consultancy in Tel Aviv. Ilana is also a certified group facilitator, and has worked with mixed groups of Arabs and Jews. Her endeavor to learn Arabic has contributed to her empathizing with language trainees; she gets great satisfaction from helping them overcome their “language blocks”, in a supportive atmosphere, using humor in accordance with cultural sensitivity.
Liza made Aliyah from the UK after a successful career as a recruitment manager in a hi-tech company in London. She holds professional certificates in Graphic Design, User-Experience Writing and both the TEFL and CELTA English teaching certificates. She is currently in the process of completing a BA in Graphic Design. In recent years, she has been working in the fields of resource development and marketing writing. She voluntarily established and manages a food pantry project to help single parent families in her community in Bet Shemesh. Her experience as a Business English teacher is broad and rich and includes coaching senior executives in France through Zoom, as well as teaching a variety of individual and group courses at leading companies, both via Zoom and face-to-face. Her competitive advantage is her ability to combine her comprehensive knowledge in international business and intercultural communication, along with her vast experience in teaching English. Liza is a professional teacher who believes in the effectiveness of dynamic teaching tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client.
Brian is an American lawyer with degrees in law and political science from the University of Virginia. Following graduation, Brian enjoyed an active trial practice in his native Richmond, Virginia for eighteen years. During this time, he spent his days in courtrooms arguing cases ranging from business litigation to criminal defense. Brian enjoys helping managers and senior executives use business English with precision and in a persuasive manner, particularly under high-pressure and adverse circumstances. For the past five years, he has also been coaching English-language debate and public speaking teams at various area high schools, including training for the National Debate Tournament.
Sarah was born and grew up in Manchester, England. She holds a BA in social work from Bar-Ilan University, a teaching certificate from the Ministry of Education, and an MA in Education from Derby University. In addition, she has undergone various professional seminars in such areas as teaching methods, emotional intelligence and computer applications. As a professional English teacher with over 30 years of experience, she has a rich background in teaching adults of all levels. She teaches parliament members, senior airline managers, hi-tech workers, bank employees and more. The knowledge and experience she has acquired throughout her career, enable her to identify the unique needs of each client and to customize the learning program and teaching style. Sarah is open, sensitive and friendly – three vital characteristics which yield an effective and enjoyable learning experience.
Yonatan was born in London, England and earned his BA degree in political studies from Nottingham University. He worked in the field of horticulture at the botanical gardens for many years. As a business English teacher, he has taught beginner, intermediate and high-level learners in different professional backgrounds, including military retirees transitioning into the public workforce, hi-tech employees and business professional in the finance arena. Yonatan’s business knowledge and experience along with his enduring commitment to his students’ progress are the perfect combination for success. His personal motto that is conveyed to his clients is “You can do it”.
Gill, born in Zimbabwe, earned her BA in psychology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She received her BEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from Beit Berl College and later successfully completed the EMB (English Means Business) Program in 2016. She has worked as an English second language educator for over twenty years to diverse groups, including children with learning disabilities and young adults preparing for their English matriculation examination. Gill has moved into teaching business English, as she believes it is a necessary skill for business professionals who work in global environments. Using her strong teaching experience, she is ready to prepare her learners for key business meetings, to strengthen their grammar and professional vocabulary, and to increase their self-confidence through simulating relevant business conversations. Gill’s patient demeanor and strong belief in her learners’ abilities makes for a successful learning experience for her business English clients.
Luay is a British born language coach who obtained his professional CELTA English teaching certificate in 2011 and has been actively helping individuals and groups achieve English language proficiency since 2019. He also has a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K and has accumulated over a decade’s worth of engineering experience in various sectors including maritime, water, automotive, construction and environmental management. His charismatic approach combined with his industrial experience can assist business professionals obtain a range of language skills including those needed for complex project management, contract negotiation and senior management presentations. In addition to 1-to-1 and group instruction, he also offers English language proof-reading and editing services for businesses.
Robin, born in the United States, earned her BSc in Education with a minor in English at The University of North Carolina. She has worked as a second language educator for over twenty years to diverse groups, including adults in factory settings, hi-tech professionals and young adults in the public-school system. In addition, Robin has worked as a technical editor for professional pediatric medical journals. She employs her strong teaching experience as well as fun and innovative teaching techniques to strengthen her students’ grammar, expand their professional vocabulary and improve their self-confidence while speaking. Much of her teaching is done through simulating business conversations and role-playing situations from each learner’s relevant professional world. Robin’s patient demeanor and strong belief in the abilities of her students make for a successful learning experience for her business English clients.