About Us

Our mission : Support global business through executive coaching and training 

Team

Our Team

Our coaches combine years of practical experience in their professions with coaching & training expertise

English Connection team 2015
  • 10+ years international business experience
  • University degree and professional qualifications
  • Skilled at remote training and distance learning using video-conferencing, e-learning platforms
  • Certified in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA ...)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and engaging personality

Jennifer Cortright is a bilingual Executive Coach and business trainer based in Paris for over 25 years. She works closely with business leaders to tap into their strengths, adapt to new cultures, and enhance leadership in a global context. Decoding cross-cultural expectations, using interpersonal skills to inspire and persuade, and building strong multicultural teams are all part of her professional expertise.

Founder and Director, Jennifer created English Connection in 1992 to meet the growing need for specialized programs in English for executives. She is currently earning ICF certification at the HEC Paris Global Executive coaching program.

Jennifer Cortright
Jennifer Cortright Founder and Director, Executive Coach

An avid volunteer fundraiser, Jennifer also uses her skills to steer multicultural teams in fundraising and development initiatives for international and American institutions in France.

Education: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA – B.A. International Relations; L’IEP de Paris (“Sciences-Po”) – Certificat d’Études Politiques (CEP); HEC Paris – Global Executive Coaching and ICF certification (currently underway).

Board experience: Lycée International de Sèvres, France – Board member in charge of Fundraising; American Cathedral in Paris – Board member, Legacy Gifts Chair, Capital Campaign Co-Chair.

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Caitriona Dunne-Delacroix Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
Law and Legal English, Corporate Governance, Leadership Coaching. 

Professional background:
Geopolitics, Ecole de la Guerre; Legal English Trainer; National Security, Ecole de la Magistrature; Lecturer, Anglo-American Law, Ecole de Formation du Barreau (EFB); Paralegal, Saint Gobain.

Education and qualifications:
M.A in French history, University of London; B.A. in Law, University of Paris 1; Translation and interpreting certification, Institute of Linguists (London); CELTA Certificate, Cambridge University.

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Ginny Slocum Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
Public speaking, International Seminars, Media Training, Making the Pitch.

Professional background:
Communications trainer for keynotes, public speaking; Event coordinator for the IMF; Communications and development for humanitarian associations.

Education and qualifications: 
B.A. in French, Hood College (USA), Certificate of public speaking, Communication Center (USA).

Board experience: President, Steering committee, Toastmasters International (Paris).

Duncan Ashworth
Duncan Ashworth Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
Finance, Banking, Financial presentations, translations, and roadshows, Annual reports.

Professional background:
Business angel and investor; Institutional asset management, Société Générale (London); Development director, interest rates, ForEx and derivatives, Natexis (Paris, New York), Delta Global Trading (Boston); Financial analyst and adviser (New York).

Education and qualifications:
B.A. in Economics, University of Manchester (UK).

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Claudia Iselin Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
English for Human Resources professionals, Career Transitions.

Professional background: Christie’s (London, New York); Gallery manager (New York); Antiques dealer (Paris). Career transitions guidance for executives (CV, social network profiles, job interviews…).

Education and qualifications:
M.A. in Art History, University of St. Andrews (UK); Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), WICE (Paris)

Vanessa Bellendir
Vanessa Bellendir Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
FLE (French as a Foreign Language), cultural adaptation for expatriates.

Professional background:
French training and orientation for expatriates from Europe, China, India and the United States; Introduction to French language and culture; Practical workshops for everyday life, role plays and French corporate culture.

Education and qualifications: 
M.A. in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, B.A. in Linguistics, University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne.

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Emily King Consultant-Trainer

Areas of expertise:
Business English and exam prep (Cambridge Linguaskill, TOEIC), brand management, wine and spirits.

Professional background:
Business English training and certifying exam preparation, Interpreter for international organizations and conferences, Translator for websites, brands, marketing support.

Education and qualifications: 
MBA in Luxury Brand Management, INSEEC Paris; TEFL Certification, AUP ; Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Norbert College, USA; Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET N2).

Our Clients

English Connection is proud of the long standing relationships it has built with a prestigious list of clients:

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