During the virtual classes on effective emails for GlobalLogic EU and Ukraine Legal teams Joanna shared some very practical hints that have improved our communication skills. We all appreciate how the materials have been tailor-made for our teams of non-native English speaking lawyers. Joanna's support is definitely something anyone using emails in their everyday work could greatly benefit from!
Kamila Koszewicz, Global Privacy Counsel, EU Head of Legal
Many thanks to Joanna for sharing her insights and tips on professional email writing. The entire legal team of India thoroughly benefited from her sessions. Her coaching methodology is straightforward, practical and informative. My team members rated the sessions as "Excellent" and some of the words they used to describe it include; thoughtful, meaningful and practical.
Diljeet Singh, Associate Vice President, Head of Legal-India, GlobalLogic
A very useful course that gave me practical tools to make my communication with customers more effective. Joanna is super experienced and enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge. Thank you!
Cecilia Rázquin, Export Director CATENA ZAPATA
Joanna is a leader in plain-language instruction. I have attended some of her courses and talks and cannot recommend her enough. Her students can expect to learn from one of the foremost professionals in the field while at the same time having fun with an engaging, committed teacher.
Mariano Vitetta, Research Associate - Center of Civil Law Studies, Louisiana State University, USA; Certified Legal Translator and Attorney-at-law, UBA, Argentina
Joanna is an excellent and perceptive language coach who guided me on delivering a 10 minute virtual presentation and various projects beforehand. She is attentive to both detail and individual words as well as overall verbal and non-verbal presentation. Joanna's virtual coaching was relaxed and professional and is highly recommendable for fine-tuning your skills and projects.
Lucas Rodd, MPhil student at Cambridge University
Joanna was a great help in preparing for an online presentation. She gave me lots of useful advice on how to make my delivery more clear, confident and professional, which made a huge difference to my presentation. I highly recommend her coaching!
Ollie Pearson, King's College London, candidate for M.Sc. Affective Disorders
Realmente un deleite compartir con Joanna Richardson varias jornadas de aprendizaje hands on! Súper interesante y práctico. Joanna tiene un estilo muy efectivo para comunicar, correctísimo y a la vez flexible y abierto al diálogo. Supo coordinar y encaminar un grupo diverso de personas remotamente, de edades y latitudes distintas y hacerlo atractivo y llevadero. GRACIAS Joanna Richardson, Marcela Gola y Sanofi por esta oportunidad!
Dr Ivana Blazevic, M.D. Rheumatologist & Internist, Medical Affairs Manager, Sanofi Argentina
I had the opportunity to first meet Joanna in Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal when I was starting my career as a lawyer. I took all of her courses -which are GREAT- and kept in my treasure chest a lot of the material she shared with us. Her mentoring skills and teaching strategies were key for me to improve the value of my deliverables not only in my professional life but also for my communication skills in other scenarios. Now, we are working together again! As a Legal Team Leader in GlobalLogic, a US company with stakeholders around the world, I decided to introduce her to my Team so they can take advantage of all of the super useful things she has to offer. She was even chosen by our General Counsel to give virtual lessons to other Legal Team Members in different countries!
Tatiana Bobbio | Head of Legal - LATAM, GlobalLogic
Like many people I was not comfortable with the idea of speaking in front of a group of people I didn’t know, even if the subject was one I knew well and felt passionate about. Joanna coached me with some virtual public speaking lessons which has made a significant and positive difference in my ability to do this. I learnt a lot and the information and helpful tips Joanna gave me have proved to be very useful. The lessons have really made a difference to me.
Helen Flynn, Oxford, U.K, May, 2020
Joanna’s coaching was incredibly helpful. I won confidence in my public speaking skills in English as she supported me with her technical and emotional knowledge. She has a broad experience and we practiced with modern techniques and very interesting material."
Alejandra Naughton, CFO, Grupo Supervielle, Buenos Aires, June 2019
Joanna's virtual classes were very useful. She helped me grow to a higher professional level in my English expression and realize my potential."
Florencia Iannantuoni, Financial Analyst - Center of Financial Insights, Roche, Basel, Switzerland
Joanna has extensive experience in corporate environments, and every one of her virtual classes includes specific knowledge about the language and a practical application to real-life business challenges. I've been looking for a teacher like her for years. Definitively she is more than an English teacher: she is also a good coach."
Natalia Vecchio, Senior Product Manager at Eventbrite, Argentina
Our legal team had a big challenge this year: to give a group presentation in English to the Chief Legal Officer. The task was facilitated by the expert guidance and coaching of Joanna Richardson and Marcela Gola from Gola & Asociados, who empowered the team to maintain a consistent narrative while allowing the voice of each individual lawyer to shine through. The final group presentation was a great success, and I would like to recommend the services of Gola & Asociados for this type of group presentation."
Paula Morrone, Legal Director Southern Cone at Unilever, August 2019
In my daily work I don't do presentations, but I've found your course very useful for conference calls with people of other countries."
Patricio Costa, Amadeus, Buenos Aires, August 2018
Joanna’s “Plain English Course” is a must for my team. We sometimes forget about the importance of being simple and straightforward when we write. Joanna makes the course easy-going and fun. I even recommend to take it more than once !!!"
Juan Pablo Rothschild (Partner at Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal)
I highly recommend Joanna Richardson’s plain English courses to all my team. Her courses are a must for any lawyer who wants to be able to express themselves concisely and effectively in English. She has a strong grasp of the different legal terms both in American as well as British English and is extremely didactic.”
Elías Bestani (Partner at Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal)
Effective Presentations is a very dynamic course created by Joanna Richardson and tailored for the client’s needs. It takes into account cultural differences and both content and activities adapt to different workplace needs. We have delivered this course to groups of managers from countries like Argentina, Romania, Italy and Mexico, with excellent results."
Cecilia Pesce, Tenaris Corporate Employee Communications Manager
We asked Joanna back a second time to teach Public Speaking to our Managers in Tenaris, Romania, because I was sure that having Joanna as trainer for this course, I would not make experiments – I was sure that the course would be the best we could find.”
Florin Dulgheri, TenarisUniversity Regional Coordinator, Romania.
Joanna’s track record in teaching and helping lawyers gives her unique expertise in this field. Her workshops/courses cover issues and tasks that are always useful for lawyers, in particular, and for business relations, in general. The materials provided by her are of daily usage."
Maria Lorena Schiariti, partner Marval, O’Farrell Mairal
I really enjoyed the 4 day workshop with Marcela and Joanna. What I consider the best were all the role-playings just because I could put in practice all the knowledge of "public speaking" training. My team also performs better thanks to the training."
Ing. Fernando Pablo SOTERO, Customer Focus Manager