“I appreciate very much working with tostig and having them as my coach ‘in the background’ for preparing various meetings, presentations and statements, as well as for the continuous improvement of my English language skills with ‘on the job’ issues; and not to mention the highly flexible arrangement of our lessons on Skype entirely according to my needs.”

I am pleased to recommend Peter as a very skilled coach and professional communications trainer… at all times, whether during coaching sessions or other activities, he was attentive to my needs and provided me with the exact opportunities in terms of performance development and skills training, which were required, in order for me to reach highly specific professional and personal goals.  In addition, over the several sessions, he ensured a smooth continuance of learning with the integration of fresh challenges. All in all, Peter showed an acute awareness of my needs and great acumen in guiding me towards a deeper awareness of my communicative competence and furthermore, to building the techniques suited to meeting my goals.”

“Peter has demonstrated and led result-driven sessions of coaching with satisfaction. Following his NLP training re-ignites an intuitive reflection of who we are, what we ought to have and the challenge to strive against what we may see as hopelessness. Thank you Peter, for being your trainee.”

“Having received coaching at different times from Performance In English by Skype and face to face, and for some while now, I am happy to say that they quickly uncovered my problems and contributed significantly to my learning curve. In doing so, they provided effective tools for the correction of my mistakes. Moreover this helped me to gain a better understanding of how to communicate with others more calmIy and effectively. Nowadays I am able to see myself more objectively and I’m much more relaxed with my business communication. I always rely on their coaching and I highly recommend tostig to you.”

Experience ….


Peter Zoeftig BA Hons (European Studies) PGCE dip.NLP; LCoach.dip;  dip.HYP;  dip.body language Former Member of the AMT (Association of Meridian Therapists) Some interesting milestones of Peter’s

  • Wrote and delivered cross-cultural courses to SABIC and SWCC employees,  at SLS International, York, UK.
  • Co-wrote and delivered communications course built on discourse analysis to the Saudi Civil Service, Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh
  • Ran the English Institute, Lille
  • Co-wrote and delivered cross-cultural course to Orange, @ Berlitz UK
  • Managed EISS, Taunton (Immersion summer school)
  • Participated in and led scores of training seminars at CERAN, Spa.
  • Certificated with distinction in NLP coaching, Kinesics, Life Coaching.
  • Lead trainer at Sherborne Priors, Warwick
  • Delivered training in scientific writing to the Geo-physical institute, Messina
  • Stage managed several musicals and stage shows inc Nightshriek, The Roses of Eyam and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
  • School Hockey coach to national championships
  • Coached sailing NYA level 5 (Laser 2) in racing competitions
  • Hill climbing in the Pyrenees, Picos de Europa; Pilgrims’ way to Compostella; expedition to Baffin Island…
  • Managed EFL centre Bromsgrove School (University entrance)
  • Organised Careers fairs and conferences, including “Careers in Europe” with keynote speaker Edwina Currie MP; Sir Anthony Meyer and John Corrie MEP
  • Worked with leading lights in “the early days” of company-tailored business EFL (Jeremy Comfort, Rod Revell, Trish Stott et al at York Language Centre; SLS – Visitron)
  • Published book link also here
  • Created fine art portfolio
  • Published a series of articles on Outcomes-Based Coaching and Attentive Listening.
  • Produced and directed theatrical comedies inc One Wild Oat at University of Manchester
  • Participated in Brightlingsea Regatta Yacht race; Cycle tour of France

Julia Charnley BA Hons (English Lang and Lit) ALCM (TD) Associate of the London College of Music and Drama LTCL (PD) Licentiate of the Trinity College of London Some interesting milestones of Julia’s

  • Regional Sales Director Tie Rack UK
  • Location scout South East England NSSDS
  • Company Director and Secretary Hermetica Consulting ltd
  • Area Sales Manager Tie Rack UK
  • Training branch manager Martin Ford retail group
  • Regional training manager Jean Jeanie retail group
  • Flagship store manager Oxford Street Benetton UK
  • Area manager Falmer Jeans
  • Speech and Presentation Skills Consultant, Petal Model Agency, Whitechapel, London
  • Top UK Diploma Ranking at the London College of Music and Drama
  • Owner C-F School of Speech and Drama, Chesham
  • Secretary of the Chesham Poetry Society
  • Treasurer of the Chesham District Federation of Arts (Grant Making Body)
  • Area Rep for the National School of Speech and Drama Studies, London
  • Review-writer for ‘The Buckinghamshire Examiner’
  • Acting, in plays, comedies and pantos, at St George’s Theatre, Blackburn; The Blackburn Arts Club; The Elgiva Theatre, Blackburn
  • Modelling, Petal Model Agency, Whitechapel, London (Including advertising features for Saudi Arabia!)