#Integridad Inglés

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Present

Owner

#Integridad

I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I give English conversation classes and am developing my brands #Integridad inglés & #Integridad Vino.

1) My main focus at the moment is helping professional Argentinians improve their conversational skills. My clients generally have a good, understanding of English. However, recently I have been doing a lot of work improving those with a basic level of English and starting with some clients who could not speak at all. My USP (Unique Selling Point) is that my clients want to learn how to take their knowledge of English and learn to speak correct English.

As I am a Native English Speaker, I am creating my own niche market.

I have/have had clients who are entrepreneurs, Spanish professors, business people, DJ's, school children, teenagers who need help with private college exams, retired people, middle class professionals and government employees.

2) I help clients organise their CVs/Resumes from Spanish, or from their draft in English, to correct professional English, suitable for job interviews, meetings or other professional situations.

3) I advise on translating documents into "Proper English," so that the client's presentation doesn't look like a screenshot from Google Translate. That is, if an English speaker reads it, they will understand exactly what the client is trying to say.

4) I love Social Media and am my own community manager, developing the profile of #integridad on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Pinterest.

I blog, curate and share content/quotes/ideas/images and the lifestyle of #Integridad.

I have many connections in the world of wine in Argentina and use Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook extensively to increase my social network.

Blog: www.integridadingles.wordpress.com

Twitter: @Integridad Vino

Why #Integridad?

  •  #Integridad is important in everything that we do.
  • I am creating an idea, an experience, a lifestyle...of  #Integridad.
  •  #Integridad is Spanish for integrity and integrity is a powerful word.
  • My mother instilled in me a deep appreciation of  #Integridad, of the truth and of what is correct.

Integrity means sticking to what you believe in, no matter what. Saying what you believe and doing what you say – congruency.

in·teg·ri·ty

/inˈtegritē/

Noun:

The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

The state of being whole and undivided: “territorial integrity”.

Synonyms:

honesty – congruency - probity – entirety – rectitude – wholeness

For most of my life I lived in Enfield, North London, England. In 2006, I went to live in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy in 2006. Later on in 2008, I moved to Cancún, Yucatan, Méxicó where I met my partner Sabrina, who is from Buenos Aires.

I feel that I am in a unique position to use all of my influences and experiences from England, Italy, México and now Argentina to help my clients.

"Do everything with  #Integridad"

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Offline Transcription (English to English.)

Caption Group

I worked remotely, using server downloads, email and the Caption Group System.

I received daily and weekly assignments from my supervisors. They consisted of time-sensitive projects with short turnaround deadlines. My job was to download, check and convert the files. Television Series, Serials, Features, Movies, Foreign Programmes or Business Lectures. According to the assignment, the programme had to be transcribed in American English. Then according to one of four types of subtitle style, organised, spell and grammar checked and finally uploaded to the company system at Caption Group. After editing and proofreading, I received feedback based on my work and any advice necessary from my supervisors. Finally I saved and stored my Finances using Excel.

This process naturally required a very good working knowledge of various technologies:

I use Apple Hardware and software, but the company system was all Windows based, so I had to be able to work using the Apple Ecosystem, but also provide a finished document compatible with the Caption Group Windows-based system. I have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Exel, Word etc.) but also exclusively use my MacBook Pro/iPad/iPhone to carry out my work, as I believe they are superior products that allow professional, high quality results.

I am very familiar with Apple Yosemite OSX System and iOS8.

I also use Onedrive, Skype, Hotmail, Outlook and Office from Microsoft on OSX Yosemite and iOS8.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Asesor Financiero

HOPE FUNDS Financial Services S.A.

Asesoramiento integral en planificación financiera.
Asesoramiento a individuos y empresas.
Seguros de vida individuales y corporativos.
Pensiones personales.
Desarrollos inmobiliarios locales.
Agronegocios.
Real Estate

Jun 2009 - Aug 2011

VIP Concierge/Sales

Mr. Tickets

Cancun, Mexico

Personal attention of VIP clients from all over the world, vacation tour sales, sale and administration of nightclub VIP passes, high quality customer service.

Mar 2010 - Dec 2010

Promotor/Personal Concierge - Vacation Club Membership

Royal Resorts

 

Cancún, México

Promoting the company's Vacation Ownership Program to high quality clients, whilst providing a high quality concierge service.

2010 - 2010

Promotor/Concierge

Real Club Resorts

 

Cancún, México.

High Quality Promotion/Concierge Service for clients from all over the world.

Oct 2006 - Sep 2008

Hotel Manager

Hotel Kadampa


Montecatini Tèrme, Toscana, Italia.

Administration of all aspects of small hotel in the spa town of Montecatini Tèrme, Toscana.
Including accounts, maintenance, transport, bookings etc.

1994 - 2006

Proprietor

Scorpio Tiling & Design

Enfield, North London.

Design & Installation, supplying, fixing and maintaining high quality floors & walls for kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, including a high level of customer service before, during and after the installation.

Skills

Skills

English Conversation Classes

My main focus at the moment, is helping Argentinian professionals to improve their conversation skills. My USP (Unique Selling Point) is the fact that my clients want to learn how to take their knowledge of English and learn to speak English. I can give them an opportunity to speak with me and practise their English. I have met many clients who know the facts, but lack the confidence and ability to speak English.  As I am a Native English Speaker, I am creating my own niche market by helping people to:    "Speak proper English, with #Integridad."   I blog, curate and share content/quotes/leadership advice/self-improvement tips and anything that I consider fits the brand/idea/image/lifestyle of #Integridad.                               Web: www.integridadingles.wordpress.com Twitter: @IntegridadVino I help my clients remove bad habits & misunderstandings.  Improve their travel experience, through better English. Give them confidence to communicate in English. Explain English eccentricities and idioms. Improve the quality of their CV/Resume. Increase their opportunities and abilities. Help with everyday English language. Improve their pronunciation. I have a blog where I share content, quotes about #Integridad, advice and useful tips:                                    Design & Social Media:   I do all my own design work for my #Integridad publicity, business cards and social media. I use many different applications and Programmes, but always with Yosemite OSX and ios8 using my MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad.                                             Knowledge of C.A.B.A.   I have a good working knowledge of the city of Buenos Aires. I know Palermo, Belgrano, San Telmo and Zona Norte particularly well. I also know Villa Crespo, Abasto and parts of Once.

Digital Image Manipulation.

I am passionate about Black & White photography. I capture images of shadows in and around Buenos Aires on my iPhone and use Apple software to take them out of context and create Digital Black & White artwork from my surroundings.   I also photograph the myriad examples of Graffiti in Buenos Aires and collect them.   I have many ideas to produce digital e-books to develop #Integridad arte in the near future.

Design, Marketing & Publicity.

I design and implement all my own #Integridad branding from business cards to my Wordpress Blog home pages. I use my Apple hardware and software which makes things simple quick and easy.   I use a combination of my many influences from the worlds of music art and photography. I particularly like to use my original Black & White imagery to evoke high quality, the simplicity of truth & the experience of #Integridad.    

Social Media

I take care of my Social Media profiles and accounts as my own community manager - creating, curating and sharing quality content on both my blogs. I also actively use Twitter to promote, connect and share content related #Integridad inglés and #Integridadmusic and am also developing #IntegridadVino.

Organisation, self-motivation.

Necessarily to develop #Integridad as a brand in general and #Integridad inglés in particular, I have to be very organised and self-motivated.   For many years in England, I ran my own business which I started with no capital and grew into a successful bathroom, kitchen wall & floor tiling business. I was owner and sole trader doing the quotations, finances, actual refurbishment work, marketing, advertising and sales.   I actively develop the awareness of #Integridad using different physical and digital marketing platforms including all Social Media. 

Spanish (Mexican and Castellano)

As I help Argentinian clients, I have to be able to communicate in their language.   I lived in Cancún, México from 2008-2011 and have lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 2011 until the present. Therefore, my daily life involves speaking Spanish. I have a good understanding of the differences between Mexican and Argentinian Spanish (Castellano.) I have worked at several Spanish speaking companies in various capacities and have many Spanish speaking friends and aquaintances.   I am able to use my MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad in English and Spanish and use my Social Media accounts in both languages.

#Iintegridad Social Media Community Manager

#Integridad   Most of the developed world is connected.   I have two Twitter accounts (Music and Vino) two Facebook accounts, LinkedIn,  two Pinterest, two Instagram and three Wordpress Blogs to market, publicise and grow the brand awareness of #Integridad.    I have a very clear vision of what #Integridad is, so this is reflected in my Social Media. I administer all the accounts myself, do all the design and marketing/publicity and love the challenge.  

Microsoft Office

Caption Group: offline transcription.   I receive daily and weekly assignments from my supervisors. These consist of time sensitive projects with short turnaround deadlines. My job is to download, check and convert the files. These may be Television Series, Serials, Features, Movies, Foreign Programmes or Business Lectures. According to the assignment, the programme has to be transcribed in American English. Then according to one of four types of Subtitle style, I organize, spell and grammar check and finally uploaded to the company system at Caption Group. After editing and proofreading, I receive feedback based on my work and any advice necessary from my supervisors. Finally I save and store my Finances using Excel.

Apple Products

I am a fanatic of Apple products. I use a MacBook Pro, an iPad and an iPhone, this covers everything. I do all of my photos, publicity, marketing, artwork, design, presentations and lessons for #Integridad with Apple hardware and software.   Transcriptions for Caption Group: I use Apple products, but the company system is all Windows based, so I need to be able to work with my Apple Products, but provide a finished document compatible with the Caption Group system. I have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Exel, Word etc.) but also exclusively use MacBook Pro/iPad/iPhone to carry out my work, as I believe they are superior products that facilitate high quality output.   I use all the Apple software for Mac - Yosemite OSX (The most advanced operating system in the world.) I also use ios8 for iPad and iPhone.   I use all the desktop apps and many iso8 apps on the iPhone and iPad daily.   I am able to set up the products for new accounts and arrange the setup according to client's needs.   Apple is ingrained in my everyday life.   Steve Jobs was a genius.  

Courses

HOPE FUNDS Financial Services S.A.

Hope Funds Induction Course:

  • Financial Planning principles; Life Insurance & Investment 
  • (13 of August - 27 of August 2012.)

Zurich Argentina Induction Course:

  • Life Insurance - Concepts & Terminology of Life Insurance.
  • Products: OPTIONS/INVEST.
  • Calculation.
  • The Professional Sales Process.
  • Prospecting.
  • (30 of August to 27 of September 2012.)

Royal Resorts - How to Sell by Influence, not Manipulation:

  • Joel Piñero, Royal Resorts - Cancún, México - "How to sell by Influence, not Manipulation.”
  • The Professional Sales Process (November 2011.)

Introductory Wine Course CAVE (Centro Argentino De Vinos Y Espirituosas) 06.01.14 - 29.01.15

Advanced Wine Course CAVE  (Centro Argentino De Vinos Y Espirituosas) 02.02.15 - 25.02.15

Objective

  • To "Do everything with #Integridad."
  • To "Make a difference with#Integridad."
  • To "Help people communicate with #Integridad."

Interests

My Interests:

#Integridad - Wine (studying & drinking), cooking, food & wine pairing, professional sales, business psychology, music, Kadampa Buddhism, photography, art, sharing, teaching, learning, speaking & learning foreign languages, listening, culture and architecture.

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Curso Avanzado de Vinos

CAVE (Centro Argentino de Vinos y Espirituosas) http://www.cave.com.ar
El curso avanzado de vinos y cata está orientado a las personas que hayan realizado un curso inicial de vinos y que quieran profundizar en los conocimientos sobre vinos y las técnicas de cata. Modalidad y duración: 6 clases teórico-prácticas de 2 horas cada una.
1974 - 1980

Ordinary Level Certificates

The Latymer School, Edmonton
French, German, Chemistry, Film Studies, Geography,  Mathematics, English Language  Physics, Technical Drawing , Pure & Applied Maths.
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Curso Inicial de Vinos

CAVE (Centro Argentino de Vinos y Espirituosas) http://www.cave.com.ar
El curso está orientado a las personas que quieran iniciarse en el mundo del vino, ya sea para aplicarlo en su ámbito profesional o como aficionados que quieran adquirir conocimientos sólidos. Modalidad y duración: 8 clases teórico-prácticas de 2 horas cada una.

Education

Education
Sep 1974 - Jul 1980

Ordinary Level (O' Level) Certificates

The Latymer School, Edmonton.

The Latymer School was founded in 1624 when a City merchant Edward Latymer bequeathed certain property to trustees on condition that they were to clothe and educate "eight poore boies of Edmonton". The trustees are under a duty to carry out the provisions of his will "unto the end of the world”. The Old Latymer on Church Street closed in 1909.

 100 Years on Haselbury Road

Friday 24 September 2010 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the move of The Latymer School to Haselbury Road.

Throughout 2010 we celebrated this important milestone. The first main event was the opening of the Seward Studio (the conversion of a gym into a state of the art multi-use performance and gallery space) on Tuesday 23rd February 2010. Others were concerts highlighting music from the Edwardian period, an original play written by the Head of Drama about the move in 1910, a whole school photograph and the production My Fair Lady in November.