Ben Dobbs: International Training and Coaching

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About Me


Originally from York in the UK, I am now based in Dublin and working with companies, organisations and universities throughout the world; I am an international leadership and communication trainer, and executive, leadership and academic coach delivering training across the whole spectrum of soft skills and leadership.


My areas of expertise include intercultural communication, interpersonal skills training, virtual communication, Business English, leadership development, negotiations training, presentations training, coaching and training for creative problem solving. I am also an accredited course provider for the English UK / Trinity College London Cert IBET (Certificate in International Business English Training).


I am an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 7 coach (Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring) with an MA (Language Learning and Education, Univerity of York) and a Cambridge CELTA.


Under my BD Communications brand, I and my associates and partners offer a wide array of training to suit a diverse set of needs and objectives. I have extensive experience of working internationally, including across Europe - in Ireland, the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Austria - as well as in Russia, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and in the Middle East and GCC where I have significant experience in the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al-Ain, Sharjah), across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman and Qatar.


I am a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and ELT Ireland.


I am also a frequent conference speaker and writer on communication, coaching and leadership matters producing a wide range of articles over the past few years.


If you are looking for a reliable and engaging training provider, are unhappy with your current training partners or want to try some new and great value training solutions anywhere in the world, contact me directly to arrange training or to discuss your training and coaching needs.


Connect with me on LinkedIn here.



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