Jackie comes from Christchurch in New Zealand. She studied human resources and worked in various HR roles at banks in New Zealand. Gave up her job to travel. Worked for an investment bank in London for a year before coming to the Netherlands. Once in the Netherlands, she started learning Dutch at Regina Coeli, later going on to become a trainer here!
‘If you work in HR and want to learn English, chances are I’ll be on your team of trainers. The same goes for students who want to improve their English skills in order to find a new job—I often practice interviewing with them. I also role-play practical situations like giving bad news and negotiations with HR managers. I really enjoy keeping things as realistic as possible. I’m fairly good at reading people and I’m able to help them grow more confident in their ability to have professional conversations in English.’