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A self-paced course that gives you the confidence to communicate fluently & effectively with colleagues, customers & business partners

Go from “I don’t feel comfortable speaking English at work” to “Wow - I can really do this!”

Making conversation with colleagues and customers in English can be a huge challenge. Sometimes it’s hard to follow people or to react quickly and be part of the conversation. Maybe you can do this very well in your first language, but you feel that your English is stopping you from making progress in your job. You have colleagues who are more fluent and confident and you want to be like them – you want to have great conversations and build great relationships at work. After all, great relationships can lead to great opportunities.

Another problem I often hear is that people have very little time to invest in learning English – they have busy jobs and find it hard to arrange lessons at the same time every week.

So, what if there was a flexible and effective way to boost your English conversation skills. Something that would help you have those “Wow – I can really do this!” moments at work. Well, that’s exactly why I created Confident English Conversation For Professionals. I wanted to create a flexible and effective video course that helps busy professionals become more confident and fluent when making small-talk at work.

Why small-talk? People often ask me to coach them in English for meetings, presentations, email writing and so on, but the request I’ve had most often over the years is: I want to feel more confident making small-talk and conversation at work.

Small-talk and conversation is so important for building good relationships at work and I want to help as many people as possible to do that with confidence.

It’s time to finally do something about your English! Let me help you make small-talk with confidence!

course feedback

Derek’s teaching methods help me to get out of my comfort zone and speak English with confidence. Interactive and entertaining without thinking about grammar rules and mistakes.”

Sira, Accountant from France

“The course was great! I really like the method, I learned a lot and now I feel more confident when I have conversations with clients. Thanks so much, Derek!”

Michael, Property Developer from Austria

“I have immediately found catchy the course created by Derek, first because you have all of Derek’s tips just in one element and second it is user-friendly, it has helped my attitude and behaviour towards colleagues and customers, I recommend it.”

Paolo, Client Group Manager from Italy

“Derek’s lessons are very practical and useful in everyday life, both for informal conversations as well as the more formal ones at work. The course is really enjoyable and interesting for busy people. It’s worth the investment.”

 Gustavo, Accountant from Brazil


Hi there! I’m Derek and I come from Ireland. My career as a professional English Coach started back in 2004, and since then I’ve been lucky to work with and help thousands of people to achieve their professional English goals.

In the last few years, more and more people wanted to learn with me and the number one request was “I want to be more confident when speaking English, I want to have conversations without constantly thinking about what I want to say or how to say it”. Unfortunately, I can only be in one place at one time. That’s why I created this course – I want to help as many people as possible to have those “Wow – I can really do this” feelings.

I’ve been coaching conversation and small-talk skills for business for 18 years, and I’ve put all of my experience into creating this course. The content is authentic, the methods I use are very effective and the big advantage is that you can learn whenever you want. You can also review the content as often as you like. Learn at your own pace and don’t worry about blocking time in your busy schedule for classes at fixed times.

And another big plus is that you’re not alone. When you enroll in the course, you’ll be invited into a private online community where you can meet and interact with other motivated learners and have fun at the same time! I’ll also be there to support you and answer any questions you have!

So take advantage of my experience, stop being frustrated with your English conversation skills, and start working on them today!


WHAT you'll be able to do after the course:


Speak with Confidence

Feel more confident and use a wide variety of phrases when making small-talk and having conversations with English-speaking friends, colleagues, customers and business partners.


Connect with People

With improved confidence and speaking skills, you’ll be able to connect with people and build stronger relationships in your private and professional life.


Understand English Speakers

Through practice and repetition of the 10 key skills in the course, you’ll be able to better understand people who speak English at a high-level, including native-speakers.


Respond Easily & Quickly

Use common phrases to respond to questions and comments easily & quickly.


The course is designed for intermediate (B1) learners. However, if you have reached an upper intermediate (B2) level but still struggle with conversation and small-talk at work, this is an excellent option for you.

The main focus of the course is on speaking skills and mastering the most important phrases for confident conversation. You will also improve your reading, listening and pronunciation skills by actively working through the different modules.

What's included in the course fee:


40+ Interactive videos. In each video, I teach you the most important phrases for confident conversation using my simple 4-step interactive method. And don’t forget – you can watch all of the videos whenever you want and as often as you want!


100+ quiz exercises. After studying all of the videos, try out the quiz exercises and see if you can get a high score! A really fun and practical way to review the video content!


50+ pages of downloadable and printable study notes including clear explanations of all the key phrases and techniques you learn in the videos. 


Mp3 audio files. Listen to all of the course content on the go – when you’re in the car, on the bus going to work, or even when you go jogging!


10+ hours of content. The interactive videos, quiz exercises, downloadable study notes and mp3 audio files add up to over 10 hours of content!


Lifetime access. You can watch the videos  and study all of the other materials as often as you want. This also means you can start the course whenever you want. You don’t have to start it tomorrow. You can start next week or even next month.


When you enroll in the course, you’ll be invited to our Private Online Community where you can interact with other motivated learners – share your progress, make friends and motivate each other as you work your way through the course.


Access to our Virtual Networking & Conversation Room. Get to know people inside the private community and then arrange to meet here and work on your conversation skills. The room is open 24/7!


Another key feature is that you can access the whole course on any device – you can work through the course on your phone, tablet or computer.


I’ve also included progress trackers to help you keep on track and be focused. You can print these out and use them to motivate yourself as you go through the course


If you have any questions or need extra clarification, contact me inside the course platform, per email, or in our private community and get my support. I’ll reply quickly and help you in the best way I can.


30-day guarantee – if you enroll in the course but then you find that it’s not the right fit for you, just contact me and I’ll give you a full refund. I want all of my learners to be completely satisfied.

what the course looks like:

This video takes you inside the course so you can see what it looks like.

The course is divided into 12 modules – 10 skills modules and 2 review modules. Each skills module contains interactive videos, quiz exercises, downloadable study notes and an mp3 audio file.

You can study the modules in any order you like, but I highly recommend doing them in the order given. I also strongly recommend that you watch each of the videos at least twice to get the best learning result. Are you ready to get started?

the 10 key skills you'll learn:

Have you ever wondered how to start a conversation with a complete stranger or an important customer? Module 1 is all about starting the conversation and you’ll learn how to do that in 7 different scenarios!

Asking questions and keeping the conversation going is such an important part of effective communication.  That’s why I’ve included a Bonus PDF and Mp3 in module 2! (Find out more about this bonus further down the page)

In module 3, the focus is on changing the subject in a conversation – for example, what can we say if we want to change from a difficult or even boring topic to a more interesting one? Another really important skill!

And what about showing that you’re interested? How can we do that effectively and really engage with people? That’s what module 4 is all about!

In module 5, you’ll learn lots of useful phrases to show surprise during a conversation. This is followed by our first review module where you’ll review everything from the first 5 modules.

Another very important skill. You’ll learn lots of very short, simple but effective phrases to show agreement in different situations.

Sometimes people share bad news so it’s important to give the right response. This is exactly what I teach you in this module.

This is something that we often need to do in conversations. What can you say if the person you’re talking to says something that confuses you or that you don’t quite understand?

What happens if you mention a topic that the other person doesn’t like to talk about? How do you react? Or what if they mention something you don’t want to talk about – what do you say?

So, you’re having a conversation, but you need to be somewhere else – you have to go. This is just one of many reasons for ending a conversation, but how can we do it politely?

This is followed by our second review module where you’ll review everything from modules 1 – 10.



Module 2 of the course is all about asking questions – a really important part of conversation, so …

I’ve included a bonus PDF and MP3 with over 100 great conversation questions to help you really make small-talk with confidence!

more feedback:

Short and very interactive lessons. The dialogues are very useful and really happen in real life. The course is simple, direct and objective. Perfect for those who don’t have much time to study or need to review specific topics. 

Robert, Accounting Technician from Brazil

“LOVE the way you express courses which is effective and remindful. Real conversation examples make people remember your lessons easier and make it more influential. Can’t wait to watch the next lesson, thank you.”

Onur, Mechanical Engineer from Turkey

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This is the lowest price the course will ever be! Sign up now and become proud of your English at work!

questions people ask:

The course is designed for intermediate (B1) learners. However, if you have reached an upper-intermediate (B2) level but still struggle with conversation and small-talk at work, this course is an excellent option for you.

There are no live classes included. The main component of the course is the interactive videos, which are pre-recorded so you can watch whenever you want and as often as you want.

This is a huge advantage as you can learn whenever it works best for you. You don’t have to worry about finding time in your busy schedule to attend a class at a fixed time every week. 

When you sign up for the course, you get lifetime access – it’s yours forever! Watch the videos and study all the other materials whenever you want and as often as you want!

No. I open the course for registration just 2 or 3 times a year.

The deadline to join the course is Sunday, March 6th at 10pm CET (Vienna Time).

And remember – the current price of $97 is the lowest price the course will ever be!

You only pay once and then you get immediate access to all of the course materials forever.

You can pay using any credit or debit cards which are enabled for online payments. You can also pay with PayPal.

Yes! The system will automatically convert your local currency in USD (American dollars) at the exchange rate of the day you made the purchase.

When you actively go through all of the course content – watch each video at least twice and study all of the other materials, there are 10 – 12 hours of content.

I recommend you spend at least 1 hour per week on the course and finish it within 10-12 weeks. 

If you’d like to progress faster, study 3 hours per week and finish the course in 4 weeks.

Don’t forget – I’ve also included progress trackers which are very useful tools to help you keep on track and stay motivated.

I’ve been teaching Business English for 18 years and I’ve helped thousands of people to reach their professional English goals.

In my career so far, I’ve completed over 10,000 hours of in-company training at a wide variety of companies, so I know what busy professionals need.

I’m also very well-respected in the community and have a social media profile with over 100,000 learners.

I teach professional English because I love helping busy professionals to achieve confidence and fluency when communicating in English at work.

I don’t think that will happen, but there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. Just let me know if you’re not happy with the course and I’ll organise it for you.

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