CEO, Director of Studies and Senior Business Coach
Ian Nock’s multi-faceted entrepreneurial career spans Business Consultancy, Business Communication, Healthcare, IT and Education. With years in experience in clinical pharmacy in the UK and as Chief Pharmacist at the renowned Matilda Hospital, he later moved to become Director of Medical Technology at eHealthcareAsia where he created and ran consumer and B-B internet portals for this listed health care company.
His entrepreneurial flair led him to set up his own business consultancy focusing on helping foreign based businesses become established in China. Seeing the need for improved communication skills in the global marketplace, he later started HKEnglish.Com. And in the middle of all this he found time to teach in major universities.
Ian’s people-focused acumen now focuses on the development of English language business communication skills to Asian executives, as well as corporate language and communication skills training solutions.
He has provided business skills coaching to numerous organisations in Asia, including multi- national banks, financial institutions, technology, legal and accounting firms. His decades in Asia contribute to Ian’s strengths in building bridges between businesses in China and those who want to flourish there.
His premise for life is to help people and at the head of HKEnglish.Com he is successfully achieving this every day.
Director of Language Services and Senior Communication Skills Trainer
She later moved to the China Internet Corporation – china.com - (the first Chinese company to list on NASDAQ) and ultimately was hired by ehealthcareasia.com as their Director of Corporate Communications.
Her career in journalism spans years and continents, and as an avid private pilot she is deeply involved in aviation journalism.
She has decades of experience in corporate internal and external communications, web writing and marketing under her belt. As Director of Language Services she is responsible for HKEnglish.Com’s editing, proofreading and copywriting services as well as being senior trainer and Business Coach.
English Language Teacher & Business Skills Coach
In Hong Kong, he has taught at various universities for over 10 years and also trained and examined for the English Proficiency Assessment for Teachers of English. He has extensive experience in corporate training and has led business skills courses at the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Peninsular Hotel and SWIFT to name a few. Tony has also led training programmes for teachers of English on the Mainland.
He has extensive experience as an IELTS trainer. In addition, he has been a BULATS examiner and TOEFL trainer.
He considers himself: an accomplished photographer (his former profession); a competent boat builder (though they usually sink!), and an expert crossword solver (because he knows the language).
A resident of Hong Kong for nearly twenty years, Tony has a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney, and holds language teaching qualifications from RSA (Cambridge), UK.
Senior Business Skills Trainer & English Language Tutor
John has over 15 years experience in English education and Business Skills Training.
He started off his career in South East Asia in the 1980s when he moved from England to teach Business English to adults. After a short period, John relocated to Hong Kong where he took up a senior management position.
After a distinguished career in management, John joined one of the world’s largest companies specialising in global business skills training. John has been a Senior Business Skills Trainer with HKEnglish for over two years and his specialty is personalised business coaching for senior executives. He is an expert in the field of Business Presentation Skills and Public Speaking.
Senior Business Skills Trainer & Chinese Mandarin / Cantonese Tutor
Stephen is a native Chinese speaker born and bred in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in Sales and Marketing in the hi-tech and semiconductor industries. He has held senior positions up to General Manager (GM) Vice President Level with several multi-national corporations including Kras (Asia) Limited and Daitotusin.
During his time in business he organised and led sales, marketing, business presentation and negotiation skills training for his managers. He is an expert in the field of Sales and Marketing Negotiation Skills.
He is an accomplished artist of Zen Abstract Art and enjoys fishing.
Stephen holds an MSc in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling, UK
Business Skills Trainer & English Teacher
Barbara has 25 years of private banking experience in international banks such as Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank, HSBC and Barclays based in Hong Kong. Barbara’s role as a manager not only required good interpersonal skills for general management but also included mentoring and coaching team members in best practices when dealing with private banking clients.
From her experience as a manager and on the marketing side, Barbara sees one of the most important criteria for success in the corporate world is good communications skills. Barbara has mentored in areas such as presentation and communication skills, business English, customer service and complaints and the need for integrity and due diligence.
Hong Kong is an international city with many international banks and companies with a need for excellent communications skills. Barbara, with her international background and experience in the financial workforce understands the difficulties Asian executives face using English in the corporate world. Barbara looks forward to working with clients to enable them to achieve communication competence in English in their own fields/disciplines and to develop their interest to learn independently so that they can attain even more accuracy and concision in speaking English.
Since retiring from the banking field, Barbara has focused on her other interest, education.
Barbara has taught English as a second/foreign language in various local schools and the Institute of Vocational Education. Barbara has proved herself to be a very personal individual who is capable of achieving high student satisfaction by adapting materials to suit her teaching requirements and to meet students’ needs. In addition, as a competent Cantonese speaker, Barbara is familiar with the difficulties Cantonese speakers have with the English language and is able to address these issues early on enabling more efficient learning.
Barbara has particular interest in English in the workplace and Persuasive Communication.
Barbara has a BA (Honours) in Accountancy, a MBA in Finance/International Business from New York University, a North American Montessori Teaching Diploma and a Cert. TESOL (Trinity).
In her free time she enjoys hiking, the theatre and travelling.
Chinese Translator and Calligraphy Teacher
Miss Laisee Wong is an expert translator in the field of Chinese to English translation. She provides customised writing services for both individuals and companies.
She also gives One to one Chinese Calligraphy Lessons in Hong Kong(HK). Miss Wong has held annual exhibitions at the HK City Hall for many years and has won international awards for her stunning calligraphy art masterpieces. She is an experienced calligraphy coach for all levels of students from beginners to advanced.
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