John Held

Consultant, Trainer

Project Description

I’m a husband, a thinker and a mentor. Like any good trainer, I love helping people grow and develop. I’ve been helping people learn, grow and develop since I started leading Bible studies during my university studies.

My move to Poland in 1988 gave me many opportunities to learn—especially such things as patience and the ability to adapt to the constantly changing environment of post-Communist Poland. The experience of establishing or being part of the start-up team of 10 organizations in Central and Eastern Europe has taught me about working with people, setting and achieving goals, and leading teams.

Sitting on the Board of Directors of 5 organizations has taught me how to find ways to evaluate “unmeasurable” soft skills and to help people see how it’s possible to measure the “unmeasurable”.

Intercultural Competence, Interculturals, 2016
Effective Intercultural Interventions Seminar, EIFIC, George Simons, 2014
Leadership Development Intensive, 2012
School of Management, University of Economics, Krakow, Poland and Teeside University, England (MBA), 2000
Systematic Management & Leadership Course, Krakow, Poland, 2000
Board Development Course, Budapest Hungary, 2000
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1995
British Council TELS Training Seminar, Poznan, Poland, 1988
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA (BA in German), 1983

Specializes in the following programs:
Executive Business Presentations
Communicating in Cross-Cultural Teams
Managerial Communication Coaching
Management Trainings
Tailored Solutions

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“Communication is the real work of leadership.”