Are you a data professional who wants to speak English more confidently?
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Here's What You'll Gain in the Session:
Identify the weaknesses in your communication skills in order to address them successfully.
Understand how communication frameworks can be utilized to speak English more confidently in any situation.
Receive a customized plan for improving your English communication skills so you can advance rapidly.
Learn how storytelling can be used during interviews, presentations, or when speaking with non-technical individuals.
My name is David Gates.
Here's why I work with data professionals:
I’m sitting at my desk after a long day of work and I realize that I don’t like my job.
I had been teaching English for over 10 years and loved working with diverse students, but at this moment I started to lose my love for teaching.
That day, I taught an accountant from Mexico, a doctor from France, and a child from China.
I was spending a huge amount of time preparing for these classes. I was frustrated. My lessons were too general. A French doctor has very different communication needs than a Mexican accountant.
Worse yet, these general classes meant my clients were not advancing their skills rapidly so their motivation to learn decreased.
I glance at my schedule. The following day I have to teach an IT professional from Germany, two children from Korea, and a hotel manager from Spain.
As I sat at the desk, overwhelmed, I wonder whether starting my own business was a mistake.
I realize this business is not sustainable. There's no way I can be an expert in dozens of different fields.
I decide to make a change.
I know to truly benefit my clients I need to focus on one industry and develop a curriculum based on their needs.
I spend the next few weeks thinking about the situation. Ultimately, I choose data professionals as I had worked with several in the past. I loved using my background in Journalism and Education to help them tell stories.
I immediately start working. I take courses. I read books. I speak with dozens of data professionals to better understand their communication needs.
I've been working with data scientists, data analysts, business analysts, and data engineers ever since.
This change has helped immensely.
Since March 2020, I've helped data professionals from over 12 different countries speak English more confidently.
I've taught clients from international companies including Facebook, IBM, Tesla, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, and Ernst & Young.
I've worked with students, interns, seasoned professionals, and even Kaggle Grandmasters.
My curriculum can easily be tailored for any professional's specific needs.
Best of all, my clients are advancing their skills rapidly.
They're excited to learn. They're improving their skills during interviews, presentations, and meetings.
They're able to tell great stories in English.
Many are receiving promotions or getting their dream job.
Now every day when I begin work, I'm optimistic, knowing I've helped someone move closer to their English communication goals.
It has made me remember my love for teaching.
Data professionals around the world have seen value in improving their English communication skills.