Meet Our Team
Annemarie is the founder of Speak Confident English, which she launched in 2014. She has worked with adults learning English for over 20 years and has her MA in TESOL.
Annemarie created Fluency School and Confident Job Interviews because she is committed to helping international women live life in English with confidence.
Since launching Fluency School, she has helped hundreds of students from 55 countries and every Wednesday, she shares Confident English lessons with 130,000 followers in her community.
She also provides coaching to teachers running an online business.
Fun Facts: I’ve moved 13 times in my life so far and I’ve lived in 5 different countries—the U.S., Pakistan, Czech Republic, Germany, and France. And I’m not finished! I love living in new places. After a few years in one place, I’m ready to go. Also, for a few years I had a small yogurt-making business with my best friend. Yep. That is a real fact. And finally, French is my second language.
Teacher & Feedback Specialist
TEACHER & FEEDBACK SPECIALIST
Kelly is a teacher, feedback specialist, and content contributor.
She left Australia for China after graduating with her Bachelor of Business and BA in Chinese. Not knowing what to expect when she arrived in China in 1998, she found herself teaching English and really enjoying it.
She returned to Australia in 2009 to get her CELTA and then her Master of Teaching. She spent 4 years teaching international students, preparing their language skills for university and life in Australia.
Fun Facts: When I was a child I never stopped talking, I even talked in my sleep. So my family could not believe I managed to stay silent for a full 10 days at a meditation retreat in India in 2010. Actually, I was somewhat disappointed when we were allowed to start talking again, I was really starting to enjoy the quiet. I also speak Chinese and a little Italian.
Courtney is a teacher with Speak Confident English.
She has taught for 12 years, including teaching students in North Carolina Public Schools for 11 years and teaching English in Athens, Greece. In 2013, she received her Master of Education with a focus on TESOL. For the past 3 years, however, she has coordinated a video program that helps small businesses and non-profits share their story through video.
Courtney has traveled to and lived in many countries including Australia, Greece, Mexico, Uganda, South Africa and Poland. Her experience learning different languages, such as Greek and Spanish, has helped her to identify with language learners of various backgrounds.
Fun facts: My husband and I are passionate animal lovers, especially dogs! We have one Corgi/German Shepherd/Basset Hound mix named Clover. We also foster for a local Corgi rescue and have helped re-home 3 precious Corgis since 2017. We will be taking a break from fostering, however, as we will be adding a human to our family in the near future. Our baby boy is due in Fall 2019!
Customer Happiness Specialist
Community Manager & Happiness Specialist
Tanya is a passionate English language learner and speaker from Kyiv, Ukraine.
You’ll find Tanya active in all of our courses to support students and in our social media groups. In addition to managing our online communities, Tanya is a mentor to new students in the Fluency School course.
We also like to call her our happiness specialist because of her optimism and positivity, which we believe is essential to confident English skills (and she makes our team happy too!).
Fun Facts: I have a sweet tooth. I can barely live without a piece of a dark chocolate. I usually eat it with my morning coffee. Also, traveling is my passion. I have a dream to visit all countries and meet new people. My favorite place, where my soul has a rest, is in the mountains! I speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
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