Congratulations this month go out to Alex Morgan. Alex is Managing Director of True North GB Ltd and owner Director of Abbey Communication Ltd.
Both businesses work with global clients and inevitably inter-cultural understanding forms a key part of the training. Abbey Communications are a UK-based specialist provider of personalised intensive Business English language training
Alex has been a long term supporter of People against Poverty and an advocate member of Business against Poverty, a trustee and a participating member of our new Skills Academy, an advisor to us on HR issues and somehow still finds time to be a wife and hands on working mum to two young teenage girls. Her support for the charity and its objectives makes her a strong candidate for the 2014-15 member of the Year.
Abbey Communications provide an authentic experience which includes cross-cultural communication, practical business skills and management development. Course participants acquire language skills that are totally relevant to their work and careers, so that they can make immediate improvements in their communication in international settings.
Alex Morgan has over 15 years’ experience in HR, Leadership & Management Development, in industry, the health service and pharmaceuticals. She brings this wealth of experience into the language immersion arena, and creates real value added training contributing to both the professional and language development of the individual. She has a European Business Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Certificate in International Business English Training (distinction), and a Masters in Management. Alex is also an executive coach for international executives and a leadership development expert. She is a member of both the British Institute of Learning and Development and a Fellow of the International Management Centres Association (FIMCA). Alex has also lived and worked in Germany and Belgium and has worked with many international colleagues.
We asked Alex:
What motivates you? Being the catalyst for businesses and individuals to challenge themselves positively and be the best they can be.
What is your Business philosophy? We are in the business of learning and development, and my personal business philosophy is focused on continuous development – there is always something to learn, there is always something we can do better – and I enjoy surrounding with like-minded people who want to do the same.
Who do you admire in the world of business and why? I admire leaders who are authentic, focused and passionate. The people I admire the most are not famous: they are ordinary dedicated people doing their jobs really well and inspiring others while they do it.
What would be your advice to anyone wondering if their business could benefit from joining Business against Poverty? The most engaged employees are ones who feel their business and jobs make a difference. One way a business can show it makes a difference is to support a charity. Business Against Poverty isn’t just any charity though, it is also a business network which provides training and mentoring for the members, and opportunities to meet potential suppliers and customers. I don’t know of any other charity that does that. The work the charity does is also tangible and the results are visible, it is something your employees can relate to easily and be proud that they have helped make it happen.