• About Jonathan
  • About Jonathan

About Jonathan

I help scientific and technical professionals, working in international environments, to communicate effectively, work together and lead teams.

Companies I have delivered training for include: Philips, FrieslandCampina, TNO, Jacob Douwe Egberts, The Lift Institute, Max Europe, International Baccalaureate and Maastricht University.

Although I can make entertaining and inspiring presentations when that is needed, in general I am a coaching and facilitating style of trainer.

My strong analytical thinking skills help me to connect with my often highly academically trained participants.

My calm listening approach, creativity and positive accepting attitude to participants, help to get the right subjects on the table for discussion. I can challenge and confront but with respect and safety so the defensive reactions don’t need to come up. Research in neurology shows why this approach works.

Originally from England, I am a native English speaker. Now living in the Netherlands since 2010, I also speak Dutch.

I have over 15 years’ experience in the area of communication skills training, including roles as a training department manager, senior trainer and freelance trainer / coach. 

I continue to develop myself professionally and have recently developed my skills further by studying at Phoenix Opleidingen in Utrecht.