James Shirreff

James Shirreff

James has 25 years experience as a communication skills/management development trainer with wide international experience. He is a specialist in international presentation skills, business writing skills, negotiation skills, and cross-cultural communication. He has designed and run successful programmes for blue chip companies, the professions and the public sector in 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America. He is based in Brighton, and has lived in Kenya, Sudan and Italy.

He has worked extensively with many business sectors, including oil and gas, insurance and reinsurance, medicine, telecommunications, financial services, logistics, information technology, electronics, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, engineering, health and body care, food and drink, and consumer goods. He has also worked with public sector organisations and the voluntary sector.

In the past two years, he has delivered training programmes that include international presentation and negotiation skills, influencing skills, international teambuilding, remote team working, leadership, facilitation skills, business writing skills, international communication skills, working across cultures and working with specific cultures (the Italians; Swiss; French; Germans; Arabs; Indians). He leads team of trainers at big events for the oil and gas, engineering and pharmaceutical sectors.

James believes strongly in making his training style tailored, practical interactive and relevant to his participants’ business needs. He ensures his participants are challenged, yet have fun while they are learning. He has a deep understanding of how cultures communicate, and gets impressive results in improving peoples’ confidence and communication skills.