Rob Howard, after a 20-year business career in the US training Sales, Management, Customer Service, and Communications, is online as an active Facilitator of Advanced Communication Skills, an EFL Teacher and training teachers to build their own freelance businesses. Rob is the owner of Online Language Center and managing partner at Business Language Training Institute.
Having run successful businesses in the US and Brazil, he sheds a different light on the business of business English. He has taught in companies such as Petrobras, Vale, Odebrecht, PWC, KPMG, CVM, over 50 of the largest and most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in Rio de Janeiro, the military, as well as to university professors at UFRJ, UERJ and FGV.
He is now in Poland providing UX and Client Centered Solutions to IT professionals throughout Russia, Europe and South America.
He is a speaker worldwide on Business English, Customer Service, English for Specific Purposes, Teacher Development, Teaching Online, Online Business and Retention, Technology, and Image Utilization.
He is joint coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG, past co-coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Web and Online Team, Online & Video Coordinator for the Visual Arts Circle, and organizer of the Independent Authors and Publishers. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. Rob is also the creator of EFLtalks, teachers teaching teachers, nominated for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources.