CHILIPEPPER YOUR ENGLISH
– with Christine –
THE Community For Those Who Want To Improve Their English To Offer Their Services To International Clients
Is This You?
You're a German-speaking trainer, coach or consultant and an expert in your field, but you just don't feel secure enough communicating in English.
You want to feel much more confident and competent when speaking English to your clients and other experts.
You are willing to give and receive guidance, advice and support.
You would like to share your ideas, experience and expertise with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
You like the idea of being part of an exclusive and supportive Community—and talking about business, helping each other find solutions and growing.
ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A CHILIPRENEUR?
You’ll have me at your side as your English Conversation Coach—and the other experts in the Community.
With your support, we can build and shape something very special together.
So let’s learn, grow and connect!
What’s in It for You?
4 x 60-minute Zoom meetings a month—with me and your mastermind group of not more than 6 Chilipreneurs.
Each Zoom meeting includes a weekly 10-minute presentation delivered by a Chilipreneur, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session and feedback from me—and discussions on business topics, entrepreneurship, marketing and so on.
24/7 access to our exclusive Community platform where Chilipreneurs can connect and interact with each other.
The opportunity to find an Accountability Partner and/or a Conversation Buddy to practise speaking English in between live sessions.
WHAT IS A MASTERMIND GROUP?
It’s a small group of peers who meet regularly to support and learn from each other.
Join us, and you’ll get new ideas and insights, share your challenges and successes, receive instant feedback, get help making decisions, and create new opportunities by growing your network.
And this is me—Christine.
If you want to get to know me better first, come to one of my free Speed Networking sessions or book a free strategy call. You’ll find the details on my business website.
I’m an English Conversation Coach and an expert in helping business professionals to speak English effortlessly and with confidence to their trainees, coachees and other experts.
I’ve been an educator and an entrepreneur for over 22 years now. I have a Master’s degree in teaching modern language to adults and am a certified Live Online Trainer.
Unlike many English coaches, I focus more on International English—an English that is understood by both native and non-native English speakers. Why? Because communication in international business arenas often involves at least one non-native English speaker.
As a trainer and coach myself, I just love to work with trainers, coaches and consultants who are ambitious and motivated, and have the courage to offer their services to the world.
Last year I had this vision to create something special:
What if I could bring groups of trainers, coaches and consultants together to share their stories and challenges, while improving their English effortlessly and effectively.
What do you think?
I think it could work. But we can only do it together!
Let’s do it.
When you join, you get access to:
Weekly Live Online Session
4 x 60-minute Zoom meetings a month in your small group (of not more than 6),
Each week a Chilipreneur delivers a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session and feedback from me. With lots of opportunities to engage in deeper business discussions.
Once you've logged in, you'll have access to:
- the calendar with links to all Zoom sessions
- the forums where you can connect with me and other Community members
- a library or resources (still in the making!)
Forums (“spaces” in the Community) have organised topics and threads—and is where we have text conversations, and can help, inspire and connect with each other. Ask your questions on language- or business-related topics and share your ideas and views with other members.
Find an accountability partner and mutually agree to coach each other and provide feedback on a regular basis. It's a great way to practise your English skills in between live sessions.
Thoughts from our very first members:
I first met Christine in one of her «Lunchtime Speed Networking Sessions» and just loved this easy way to start speaking English with a group of business owners. I am quite comfortable with reading English, but I wanted to expand my vocabulary and get more used to speaking fluently. The weekly Chillipepper sessions are uncomplicated and fun and you meet interesting people!
Dr. Gerda Oswald
Talking in English with business owners gives me insights in their business and their daily live. I really enjoy this exchange. In combination with Christine´s subtle help to use the correct vocabulary and grammar my English as well as my mood are improving during the sessions.
I can strongly recommend to taste this chilipepper. Join the groups!
At first I wasn’t sure whether Christine’s Chilipepper Community would help me with my English skills. But since the first meeting, I’ve been taking a number of new vocabulary, idioms and grammatical corrections with me from each session. At the same time, I am getting to know new self-employed people.
Last but never least: Christine is welcoming, always positive and very professional.
A year and a half after leaving my job in an American company, I realised my English skills were no longer up to scratch. I didn’t want to lose my skills. But I also didn’t want to attend classic English lessons.
Thank goodness I met Christine. Her incomparable way of teaching English to our small but nice group is great. She playfully lets us talk, corrects us very charmingly, and flexibly adapts to us. I very much enjoy attending the weekly sessions!
Help! I can't find my question.
Not a problem. Just email me, and I’ll get right back to you as soon as I can!
How do I know if this is for me?
You're a trainer, coach or consultant. Whether you've been in business for years or are just getting started, the main thing is that you are serious about improving your English skills.
What does "Chilipepper your English" mean?
I could have written 'improve', 'boost' or 'supercharge' your English, but I wanted to paint a more vivid picture. When we think of chili peppers, we often think of some of the most spicy cuisines in the world. And this is the picture I wanted to create in your mind. Think of improving your English with me, as giving your English that 'certain something'—that 'extra spice'! 😊
What level of English do members have?
Community members have intermediate to advanced levels. However, what is most important is that you are prepared to speak openly about your work and your business. Mistakes are welcome! You want to improve, right?
If you’re unsure of your level, just email me at email@example.com and we'll organise a chat.
When do the live sessions take place?
At the moment, we have different options. This is something we can talk about when we get together.
How might the Community change when the numbers grow?
As the Community grows, you'll have more times to choose from. And I would like to offer additional sessions, such as monthly Boot Camps, Brown Bag sessions, Lean Coffees, Bar Camps and Q&As with other experts. But this very much depends on the number of participants we can attract.
What accent do you teach?
I’m originally from England, but I don’t say that my English is the best in the world. I strongly believe the best English is what is understood by the person you are speaking to. This means you need to know how to adapt your language according to your conversation partner. You don't need to master a specific accent. In fact, focusing on one accent or style can actually cause communication problems.
I'm a firm believer in Plain English. It's something we can talk about when we meet.
Is this a Facebook group?
No, it’s not. I find Facebook fairly distracting. That's why we've set up an exclusive Community platform. It’s an extra place to go to, but I’ll do my best to make it worth your while to participate.
Our weekly sessions are held on Zoom, but we're open to trying out other platforms, too.
How many people are in each group?
To ensure that each session is interactive and engaging, the number of participants in each mastermind group is limited to 6*. This gives you more opportunities to communicate and interact with each other. And I have plenty of time to focus on your needs.
Of course, as we are working in Zoom, we are flexible enough to form even smaller groups of twos and threes during our hour-long sessions.
* There might be times when we need to allow one or two more participants into a group for a short period of time!
Are you there to correct my English?
The focus of this Community is on communicating clearly and confidently, so I won't be correcting each and every mistake.
I will, however, be giving the group written feedback, corrections and new vocabulary in the chat box during our sessions. And I’ll be answering any grammar-related questions in the Resources section of our site—either in written form or in the form of a video.
How long do I have to commit?
The membership runs for a month and can be cancelled at the end of the billing period. No questions asked. It's as simple as that!
Of course, I hope you'll stay for a bit longer. If there's something missing, do come and tell me.
How can I cancel my subscription?
If at some point you feel that the Community is no longer a good fit, you can cancel your subscription*. Of course, you’ll have access right up to the end of your subscription period, and will not be charged again.
*Click on the first link in Digistore24's confirmation email. Then choose "Frage zur Bezahlung" and "Ich möchte die Zahlungen kündigen".