The business Oasis for language professionals

About this Event

It’s always a great idea to follow people in your industry on social media.

Joining a live webinar is so valuable.

But there really is nothing like the BUZZ of a business conference!

Pro.Languages 2019 is the must- attend event this autumn designed for driven language professionals.

Get some inspiration – Make some connections – Learn from the best

If you…

 

  • are thinking of starting out on your own
  • own a language business
  • are simply looking to invest in yourself
  • want to get a better focus on your ambitions
  • spend a day or a even a weekend with like-minded people
  • have fun!

Then join us this November for the first edition of Pro.Languages 2019!

What can you expect from this 2-day conference?

Friday Agenda

Friday 15 November

10 am Start

Pro.Network – Welcome, Meet the Crew and Structured Networking (so you get to grow your connections fruitfully!)

10.45

Pro.Talk001 – Nathalie Danon, French & English Business Coach & Mentor

“How to Start and Run a Sustainable Language Business Without ANY Money!”

More about Nathalie.

11.30

Pro. Questions001 – Ask Nathalie! Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business or professional aspirations – Bring a notebook and get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON yourself and your business asap!

12.10

Pro.Talk002 – Mirela Sula

Networking and Growing Connections in the Business World

More about Mirela.

12.50

Pro. Questions002 – Ask Esther! Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business or professional aspirations – Bring a notebook and get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON your business asap!

PS: Esther will be staying for lunch with us; if you’d like to meet her privately, please ask.

13.20

LUNCH BREAK *

*This is not included yet food and refreshments can be found at the bar or nearby coffee shops. Plenty of yummy ones in Kensington!

14.30

Back in the room – More Networking Opportunities! This time, ‘free’ networking.

15.00

Pro.Talk003 – David Garcia-Gonzalez, English & Spanish audivisual translator turned multi-award-winning entrepreneur and business owner .

“The Fondamentals of Marketing in the Language Industry”

More about David.

15.45

Pro. Questions003 – Ask David! Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business or professional aspirations – Bring a notebook and get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON your business asap!

16.15

Book Signing!

David often speaks at events and conferences in the UK and overseas . His talks tackle the existing gap between being a linguist and entrepreneur. He has a fabulous book called “Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing your Arm” available on the day and David will be staying behind for book signing and photos!

16.45

Professional Photos!

Would you like to have a nice professional shot taken? Our Junior Photographer, Sam will be onsite and happy to help.

This is FREE with your ticket! All we ask for is a donation of your choice to our chosen charity.

17.30

Let’s wrap up for the day!

Meet Nathalie and her crew at the bar !

19.00

FINISH

Saturday Agenda

Saturday 16 November

10 am Start

Pro. Networking – Welcome Back! Structured Networking (so you get to grow your connections fruitfully!)

10.45 am

12.10

Pro.Talk002 – Esther Limberg-Birks , Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach

“How to Manage Stress in a Busy Professional Life”

This is an educational piece, leaving you with tangible tools to implement in your daily life.

More about Esther.

11.30

Pro. Questions004 – Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business or professional aspirations – Bring a notebook and get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON your business asap!

12.10

Pro. Questions005: Tara Morris, Business Owner at Abstract Print & Design

“Branding & Design for Language Professionals”

More about Tara.

12.50

Pro.Talk005 – ASK Tara! Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business or professional aspirations – Bring a notebook and get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON your business asap!

13.20

LUNCH BREAK *

This is not included yet food and refreshments can be found at the bar or nearby coffee shops. Plenty of yummy ones in Kensington!

14.30 Back in the room – More Networking Opportunities! This time, ‘free’ networking.

15.00

Pro.Talk006 – Nathalie Danon, French & English Coach & Mentor to Language Professionals.

“How NOT to fail: avoiding the 3 mistakes most language businesses make.”

15.45

Pro. Questions006 – ASK Nathalie! Q&As from the audience so attendees can ask specific questions relating to their own business – Get ready to receive guidance to help you work ON your business asap!

16.15

Professional Photos!

Would you like to have a nice professional shot taken? Our Junior Photographer, Sam will be onsite and happy to help.

This is FREE with your ticket! All we ask for is a donation of your choice to our chosen charity.

17.00

Nathalie will stay at her stand for another 30 minutes to connect with you and answer any questions you may have.

17.30

Let’s wrap up for the day!

Sunday Agenda

Sunday 17 November

Nathalie will open her diary to up to 7 language professionals potentially looking for help and guidance via a coaching programme and will be available for private 1:1 consultations at the hotel.

You can apply by sending a note here.

More details on Nathalie’s Coaching Website.

Mastermind Agenda

BONUS EVENING!

Radisson Blu Hotel Edwardian Hotel.

Vanderbilt Suite

19.30

Mastermind Dinner

  • A 3-course diner including coffee and chocolate
  • A Hotel Suite
  • 20 Serious Business Owners
  • Come with a question, an idea, a project, a concern, a challenge and 19 other professionals will help you elaborate it, fix it, encourage you and hold you accountable!
  • Masterminds are a goldmind for any business owners and with a lovely diner and wine, it is even better!
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

23.00

FINISH

Please Note: whilst all speakers have confirmed their participation, the agenda may vary near the time.

Our Speakers

Mirela Sula

Mirela Sula

Global Woman Club

Mirela is a self-made businesswoman.
She has worked in media and education for 20 years and has speaking experience all around the world. She’s the founder of Global Woman Club with a mission to create a global movement to improve women’s future, or economically empowered woman at a time.
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Global Woman Club idea came when MIRELA SULA was given a target to run 2 workshops per week – whilst working for a women’s organisation.

The target was to bring 20 women to each workshop – with just six weeks to do this. Week 1 workshop had 3 women – but by week 6, Mirela had 75 women per workshop. This is what motivated Mirela to start Global Woman Club. Within 1 year, there were 14 clubs and 100,000+ subscribers.

Tara Morris

Tara Morris

Design & Branding Expert

Tara is the owner of a design company called Abstract Print & Design. She loves to use her skills to work with others to create a piece of work to be proud of. She has a creative flair and great attention.
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Tara is the owner of a design company called Abstract Print & Design
She loves to use her skills to work with others to create a piece of work to be proud of. She has a creative flair and great attention to details to allow her to be critical with her clients yet constantly delivering high-quality work.
Tara wants to help language professionals understand the true value of good branding and design to stand out.
David Garcia-Gonzalez

David Garcia-Gonzalez

Marketing for language professionals

Spanish-born David Garcia-Gonzalez, is an English and Spanish audiovisual translator turned multi-award-winning entrepreneur, business owner and author of Child Biting, Chorizo and Chancing your Arm. He has been based in London for over twenty years. 
Stay for David’s book signing on Saturday at 4:15pm.
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Stay for David’s book signing on Saturday at 4:15pm.

As London’s leading Voice Over Agency, we produce top quality sound for anything that requires the recording of voices in English as well as in foreign languages.

Our two state-of-the-art studios boast the latest technology for the professional dubbing of films for the entertainment, education and corporate industries. You can rest assured you will end up with a perfectly localised product you can be proud of.

The voice over process is overseen by language directors (native speakers) who ensure the correct delivery, pronunciation and intonation of the script, saving valuable studio time and reducing the overall costs.

Our portfolio of voice over and dubbing artists covers more than 80 languages. All our talents record in their mother tongue or, if required, in English with their foreign accent.

Esther Limberg-Birks

Esther Limberg-Birks

Calm, Confidence & Control in Business

Esther is a Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach and runs Gym for the Mind; providing you with the tools to remain calm, confident and in control of your emotions, your life, your happiness and success.
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When the student is ready the teacher will appear and Fusion Therapeutic Training arrived with impeccable timing.

My 40th birthday was a massive turning point and sadly was not celebrated sipping cocktails in New York as once hoped. Like so many of us my life was a juggling act, feeling overwhelmed, drained unsuccessful and under valued in all areas of relationships, work and life in general.

Frustrated and frightened I found myself experiencing poor physical health which I now understand this was a huge indicator of how unhappy and over stretched I was, it was time to jump off the mundane treadmill of my life and training as a Fusion Therapeutic Coach gave me the tangible tools, the self belief and confidence to do so. It was time to live my life as evidence that it is never too late to change the direction of your life.

Soon after completing the Fusion training all areas of my life improved at home, my relationships, my health and my achievements. My career propelled as a Learning and Development Executive within the corporate world and consequently my skills and experience grew.

Fusion was the springboard that launched me into a happier more confident me and to fast forward five years I now have vastly improved my health. My role as a combined Counsellor and Coach embraces my passion to support, guide and help others at Gym for the Mind. I am fortunate to be trusted in sharing my training, my learnings and my belief that we are able and all deserve to live our best life.

No longer restricted by the corporate world my days are spent focusing on Gym for the Mind, Home Schooling our son, walking our dogs and most importantly living my 13 year old dream and owning my first very own pony, I am living my purpose and my dream!

Your Host

Nathalie Danon

Nathalie Danon

Business coach & mentor to language professionals

Nathalie arrived in the UK in September 2000 after failing her degree at a French law school, with just a suitcase in her hand, a little money in her pocket and big ambitions to make the most of her bilingualism!
Two years later and deluded by office jobs, she placed an ad in a village shop offering French lessons. One call came in and that was it!
By the end, she was working with 625 students every week! But she began to be frustrated by the limitations that came from being on the road (term time only sessions, limited resources etc) and started to explore ways of improving the learning environments, through immersion and consistency.
The result was to grow the business into a language academy and The Vici Language Academy was born in July 2008.
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Six years after forming her first language company, she was working with 625 students every week and business was thriving…but she was frustrated by the limitations of being on the road, term time only sessions, and limited resources.
She started to explore ways of improving learning environments through immersion and consistency, and in 2008 took the big step of evolving the company into VICI Language Academy.
Now in it’s 11th year, VICI is a successful and profitable Language Academy, going from strength to strength.
During this time, she’s discovered success requires being open to continuous personal development and willing to ask for help when needed.
So for the last five years she’s been providing coaching and mentoring to language professionals, drawing on her first hand experience to help people with a similar background get the leg up they need to make a success of their business.

Come and Join Us

between the 15th and the 17th of November 2019 in a luxury four-star hotel in Kensington London

Book Your Place

Friday 1-Day Pass

£34

Saturday 1-Day Pass

£34

2-Day Pass

£47

Mastermind Dinner + 1-Day Pass

£124

Mastermind Dinner + 2-Day Pass

£137

About the Venue

Luxury 4* Venue in Kensington, London

68-86 Cromwell Rd

South Kensington

London

SW7 5BT

Luxury 4* Venue in Kensington, London

68-86 Cromwell Rd

South Kensington

London

SW7 5BT

Luxury 4* Venue in Kensington, London

68-86 Cromwell Rd

South Kensington

London

SW7 5BT

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