ABOUT TLP

About Toby Higson
Toby Higson 
Coach and Founder of TLP

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My Vision: 

I am passionate about what I do and am highly value-driven in my approach. All my training/coaching follows my quality plan, and I transparently publish my feedback. I have spent my career in training and coaching (over 20 years) and I believe training should be dynamic, engaging and fun without ever losing sight of clear developmental goals. You need to know what you have achieved and where you are going. 

I believe that powerful workshops focused on the unique context of the client can transform communication skills in a short space of time. For this to work I invest the time upfront to understand the needs of the client. I then create authentic scenarios in which you develop and practice the language and techniques that you really need. Crucially each workshop gives you a detailed template pack to take into your day to day working life.

Things I am proud about: 

  • ​That I have built my own business in something I care deeply about and that I can make a difference to the people I work with.

  • I have delivered over 10,000 hours of training and coaching but I still get the same buzz. 

  • That my clients are loyal and have stayed with me for many years and over periods of deep crisis such as Covid-19. 

  • That I blend coaching and training. I am a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and came top of my year group in completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at The Institute of Education, University of London

  • The feedback we get. I - together with the great trainers I work with - average well over 4.5 out of 5 across 10 quality areas, across 100s of corporate clients since I founded TLP in Luxembourg in 2013. 

  • The rich diversity of my clients. My clients range from individual to large multinationals, and have included factories, banks, investment funds, law firms, European Institutions, IT start ups and universities.

  • That I can use my own business experience in my work. I started my career at Unilever as a fast-track graduate trainee, and then worked as a regulator in the UK’s Qualifications and Standards Agency before creating my own business in 2010.

  • That I published a book on what I do. My book 'Qualifications in the UK, How to make the right choices' (Rivington, 2011) explains how to judge the quality of courses and language schools.

  • Contact me - toby@tlp.lu to have a chat. 

  • I am a nature guy who loves hiking and bird watching with my family! I also love good coffee and pretty much every sport! I can talk about football for hours on end - if I get the opportunity!!

TRUSTED PARTNERS

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Ineka Estabrook
 

Ineka has been an English teacher most of her life, first with immigrants in the United States, then with Business professionals after moving to Europe four years ago. She's an American based in Luxembourg and teaches English both online and in person to students from Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Russia, the United States, and Germany. She's completed a Master of Education in the United States, a TEFL advanced training in Prague, and has been trained in best practice approaches for English language learners all over the world. Her passion and priority is always her students and her greatest joy is helping them reach their goals.

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ineka-estabrook-9a60a2b9/

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Carlos Calvet
 

Carlos is a BACP registered counsellor. He integrates in his work a synthesis of separate models in a way which is meaningful to his personal values. These values centre on the autonomy of the client as the driving force for growth, using the counselling relationship as leverage for change. 

At times life can feel overwhelming and you may find yourself in a moment where all the options seem closed to you. Carlos offers you a stable and supportive place where you can talk about it, at length and without pressure. He will listen and help you to put into words all those things that you need to let out or that are holding you back. 
 

Carlos has experience with many issues, including: Loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, bereavement, low self-esteem, loneliness, abortion or miscarriage. He is bilingual and can offer sessions in English and Spanish.

For his approach and next steps, please visit his website.

 

Website: About – Senda Counselling

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Andrea Mihajlovic
 

Andrea is a qualified English teacher with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She's been teaching English for more than 15 years and her profession is her passion. She knows that learning a language takes time and determination and her aim is to help students to achieve their individual goals. She believes that learning together becomes easier if the atmosphere is relaxed and her and the students can be a team together. Her mission is to make the learning process smooth and to support students to achieve their goals. Her moto is "Learning together can increase motivation and success is sure to follow".

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-mihajlovic-91445544/

Website: www.andreamihajlovic.wordpress.com

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Anne Collins
 

After graduating from the National University of Ireland with a B.A. and a H.Dip in Ed., Anne landed in Germany in 1987. Since then she has been working in the multicultural Rhine-Main-Area as a teacher of English and German and a communication skills trainer. Anne has in-depth experience in coaching business people on all hierarchical levels, both in one-on-one and group constellations, both online and face-to-face.

Today Anne is a Neurolanguage Coach® and enjoys coaching language in a brain-friendly manner. In addition, she is an ICF accredited transformational coach, and assists people with the challenge of change.

Anne is very passionate about communication in interpersonal relationships, be they in private or business life, and she loves helping people feel comfortable in learning and working in languages outside of their mother tongue.

 

Website: http://www.talkopen.de/