Martin Norling

    My family comes from eight different countries, so have first-hand experience of communicating across cultures. I’m from Prague, but since 2010 I’ve lived with my Swedish wife just outside Stockholm. In 2013 our son Samuel was born and I founded LOS Language Online Services. I used to call myself a Diaper CEO; changing diapers and making my business plans went somehow hand-in-hand. My passion for teaching, combined with the personal leadership and sales experience described below, enables clients to achieve better results. Being an entrepreneur, I find it easy to bond with business-savvy professionals, but I can also discuss the Arts with the more culturally-inclined.

    Martin Norling

    Language Consultant & LOS Founder

    About

    My family comes from eight different countries, so have first-hand experience of communicating across cultures. I’m from Prague, but since 2010 I’ve lived with my Swedish wife just outside Stockholm. In 2013 our son Samuel was born and I founded LOS Language Online Services. I used to call myself a Diaper CEO; changing diapers and making my business plans went somehow hand-in-hand. My passion for teaching, combined with the personal leadership and sales experience described below, enables clients to achieve better results. Being an entrepreneur, I find it easy to bond with business-savvy professionals, but I can also discuss the Arts with the more culturally-inclined.

    Work Experience

     Founder & CEO at LOS Language Online Services, 2013-present

    I offer 20 years of teaching and management experience in the area of language education.

    My daily responsibilities include:

    • the provision of training, support and feedback to LOS clients
    • the development and coaching of my team of 15 language consultants
    • teaching English, Swedish and Czech to LOS private and corporate clients

    Clients: Sweco Architects AB, Ovako AB, DHL, Melpia, HSBC, Czech Invest, University of Economics Prague, UCB, Business Sweden, Charles University in Prague, Novartis, Cruise Industry News, STRV, ZOOM International, ChyronHego, Erste Group, KBC, Sun Mircosystems, Strabag, Metrostav, ArcelorMittal, Bosch, Airadio, Siemens, CPI Property Group, Google

    Freelance Leadership & Sales Trainer at BTS, 2008-present

    I have trained hundreds of managers in how to lead and develop their teams and improve company business results. I have worked in industries such as semi-conductor design and manufacture, paper merchandise, beverages, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology product development, energy and ICT. I particularly focus on the areas of sales performance, sales acceleration, collaborative negotiations, strategic selling, key-account management, building and aligning value, leadership development and first-line management.

    Clients: Paperlinx, Philip Morris International, Sara Lee, Douwe Egberts, ThermoFisher Scientific, GSK, Texas Instruments, UPM Raflatac, UCB, Hoerbiger, EATON, Ericsson, Trelleborg AB, Ball Corporation

    Education

    BTS Program Certifications: SAT4 Delivering Sales Results, SAT2 Sales Pipeline Simulation, Core3 Ways of Working Program, Customer Engagement Workshop, SalesTeam, Sales Accelerator, Aligning Value, Sales BluePrint, Collaborative Negotiations, First Line Leader Experience Program, Essentials of Business Leadership, Strategic Value Selling Program, Trelleborg TIMP 1, Ball Corporation ICA Activate Workshop, 2008-present

    Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Psychology, 2000-2005

    AKCENT International House Prague, Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), August 2004

    Other

    I like playing the guitar, jogging by the sea outside Stockholm, listening to HBR IdeaCast and watching TED.

    I teach

    • English
    • Swedish
    • Czech

    I have also studied

    • Russian