Ever since he started studying languages at school, Joff has been passionate about engaging with different cultures and languages across the globe. He studied French, German and Spanish at Durham University, and facilitates training sessions in English, Spanish and French – ha also speaks conversationally fluent German.
Now based in rural Hampshire in the UK, Joff has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico, France and Germany. During his career as a Chartered Surveyor, he immersed himself in a number of different property sectors, managing projects and people within the UK as well as in continental Europe and India. His first experience as a trainer in 2008 made him realise that his passion was really people, not properties.
He has facilitated training programmes for clients such as Amex, Deutsche Bank, ExxonMobil, GSK, HP, Nike, RBS, SAP and Telefonica, and has experience training people at all organizational levels, from graduates and front-line staff up to board level.
He facilitates programmes on topics such as “Skills for Matrix Working”, “Remote and Virtual Teams”, and “Tools for Cross Cultural Success”, amongst others. He always aims to tailor the solution to the specific needs of each client, even though many of their development areas are not exclusive to their organization.
When not busy running or preparing training sessions, Joff embraces the natural world by cycling, hiking, skiing and sailing, and involves his little son in these wherever possible. He tries to combine this with his passion for food and wine whenever possible.