Communication & Language Coaching

“Those who know, do.
Those who understand, teach.“
- Aristotle -

I want to do
business with
people who believe
what I believe.

       If you feel you
       need to improve
       your language skills,
       please think of me.

Phone
+421 903 124 201

Home
Bratislava, Slovakia

Thanks for your interest.

“Awaken people’s curiosity.
It is enough to open minds.
Put there just a spark. If there is some good
inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.”
- Anatole France -

Believe it,
Do it,
Live it

Marián Chrvala,
Language Coach
and Founder of TALKFLOW

As a language coach I work with people
from different countries who want to improve
their English or Slovak language skills.
I am a result-oriented coach driven by
passion and with THE ART OF TALK 
I offer new insights, assist in removing
language barriers and motivate
sustained learning.

Background
A graduate degree in English Language Teaching & Training
Passed British Council CPE, CAE, FCE Certificates
10 years of experience as a language trainer and coach of business English and Slovak
Over 10 000 hours taught to management and staff at the largest names in several industries
Demonstrated experience in a multitude of activities

Sectors
Pharmacy, Game Development, Advertising, Cosmetics, Marketing,
Insurance, Public Service, Energy, Banking & Finance, IT & Software,
Telecom, Oil & Gas Refining, Education,
HR, Power & Automation

Business
Departments

Human Resources,
Finance, Sales,
Marketing, IT,
Management,
R&D

Positions
Ambassadors, Directors, Project Managers,
Account Managers, Team leaders, Analysts,
Assistants, Engineers, Sales Staff

Profile

Hobbies
mountaineering,
marathons, badminton,
analogue photography,
books

Writers
Peter Jones, Khalil Gibran, Paulo Coelho,
Jack London, Simon Sinek, Murakami

Languages
English, Korean

Music
Iron Maiden, Bob Dylan,
Alexander Rosenbaum

Films
Rocky series, Rambo series,
Dragons’ Den, Touching the Void,
Everest beyond limit,
Korean dramas

Quotes
Don't tell me what I can't do.
(John Lock, Lost)

People buy people first.
(James Caan)

“ A's attract A's while B's attract C's.“
- Karen Marie Moning -

Values

Authentic, relevant and up-to-date

MISSION
With tailor-made language 
coaching I inspire those who 
need to improve their 
communication skills 
to realise their dreams
and maximize their
full potential.

VISION
To live without
language barriers where
communication is not
only possible, but fluid.

Claim
Communication matters.

Key Terms

TALK
It means to articulate
words, to speak or discuss
something. When you talk
face to face, you want to interact
with your environment, that is
with people. You want to express
your ideas, feelings and emotions.
Perhaps you want to tell a story.
Or maybe you just need
someone to do something.
Persuading people around you
is a vital skill in the
workplace. Without it,
you’ll simply
be ineffective.

FLOW
Flow is the fluidity of something.
I think of lava flowing from a volcano,
the music flowing through you or water
flowing down a riverbed. I also think of
a rapper not pausing between words.
He just flows. A good guitar player flows.
When you watch someone flow
it seems effortless, almost like art.
When you flow, your attention
is fully focused, you are in the zone,
you push yourself to excel and you are
so absorbed that you lose track of time.
Your action is automatic. You experience
total enjoyment, which will also
result in increased confidence
and better performance.
That state of total concentration
is called "flow" and those
who love their jobs enter
it very often.

To optimize your performance,
I challenge you to flow today.
Go ahead and flow.

"We are the average of the five people
we spend the most time with.”
- Jim Rohn -

My clients come back to me time and time again.
I take great pride in delivering outstanding coaching sessions.
It’s been a privilege working with the top people from different industries.
Thank you for your support and encouragement as I’ve built my business
over the past years. You probably don’t realise how powerful
an impact you have had on me.

Clients’ Experiences

“Spoločnosť die Berater®
spolupracuje s pánom
Mgr. Mariánom Chrvalom
už niekoľko rokov. Jeho individuálny
a moderný prístup ku každému zákazníkovi
spolu s využívaním interaktívnych metód
výučby mení klasický kurz anglického
resp. slovenského jazyka na moderný
tréning jazykových zručností.
Aktuálnosť tém z politického, ekonomického
a spoločenského života ako aj zohľadnenie
potrieb zákazníka je v jeho tréningoch to,
čo zákazníci najviac oceňujú.”
Mag. Andrej Steiner,
Geschäftsführung
Slowakei
die Berater®

“Marian is a tutor supporting me to improve my
Slovak language skills since the end of 2011. My target was to better
understand and be understood, without focus on grammar or 100% correctness.
Marian managed this very well by using topics which are applicable in my daily
discussions in business and also outside the office. He helped me to reach higher
level of understanding, which also increased my self-confidence.”
Marcel van der Hoek,
Country Manager at ABB

“I must salute to
Marian’s people skills.
His intense all-encompassing creative
and enjoyable approach to English, made
me develop each of my language
skills evenly and motivated me to grow
my fondness for English beyond
the realms of a simple classroom.
Marian’s determination and attitude were
a great eye-opener to me. Thanks to the
versatility of used materials,
Marian’s coaching will satisfy every taste,
whether of a future technologist
or a businessman. I hope many more
students will have the privilege
of being taught by Marian and share
my enthusiasm and gratitude
for the priceless time spent together.“
Filip Jelinek, MEng, PhD
Student at TU Delft,
Netherlands

In our one-to-one training focused
on communication skills, Marian proved
to be an open-minded, outgoing
and yet professional language trainer
and therefore I recommend him to
anyone who wants to improve in
the area of business English language.
Mag. Yvonne Janko,
Head of Branch
at Oberbank AG

I've been working
with Marian Chrvala
for several years and I am grateful
for his English Language coaching.
As a language coach, Marian has done
an outstanding job in helping me to
understand and successfully manage
some of the many challenges related
to the use of English language
in my working environment. It is thanks
to his professional yet supportive style,
innovative web-based approach, wide
range of business related videos&articles
and focus on speaking skills, that I've
improved the way I communicate
with people at all levels.
Ing. Luboš Sirota, MBA,
Chairman of Board
of Directors,
Trenkwalder,
a.s.

“Spolupráca s pánom
Mariánom Chrvalom
bola pre mňa úplne nová skúsenosť,
ako sa dá pristupovať k učeniu
a zdokonalovaniu sa v slovenskom jazyku.
Výber a prispôsobovanie aktuálnych tém bez
použitia tradičného spôsobu výučby a literatúry,
bolo pre mňa veľmi pútavé a motivujúce.
Každé stretnutie bolo konverzačne a konzultačne
zamerané na konkrétne príklady z mojej praxe,
čo vnímam ako najväčší prínos pre môj rozvoj.
Pána Mariána Chrvalu odporúčam
nie len ako trénera, ale aj ako plnohodnotného
partnera pre výučbu slovenského jazyka.”
Florin Vodita,
M.A., Ph.D, Ambassador
of Romania

Marian adds real
value to individuals and
companies who want to achieve
outstanding language results in
an efficient way. By using sample
scripts of famous speakers, rehearsing
of real-life situations & surefire strategies,
Marian provided me with everything
I need to do business in English.
I am amazed how easy it is to express
myself and how well people respond
to the right words at the right time.
Marian’s extraordinary combination
of emphatic coaching, language
expertise and business insight will
provide an accelerated path to any
professional who is serious about
language development.
Ing. Tatiana Civáňová,
IBM

Marian is an amazing
person who is full of inspiration
for me and others as well.
After each coaching session I feel relaxed,
motivated and ready to deliver
another presentation in English language.
He has worked hard and shown
commitment beyond what is normally
expected of a language trainer.
I thank him for that commitment
and hard work and would not hesitate
to use him again.
Ján Mišovič,
regulatory expert
at ZSE Distribúcia,
a.s.

“I find Marian exceptional because
of his ability to help students become
passionate about English and
I love his highly professional approach.”
Kristína Krištúfková Bc,
Slovak Technical
University

Marian´s style of teaching English is totally
different from the traditional boring classes you have experienced
at your secondary school. Lessons with him were both exciting
and motivating for me. The selection of up-to-date topics in combination with
his excellent people skills and clear explanations are a guarantee of a quick progress.
If you want to pass your school leaving examination
and shine in your class, just study with Marian.
Tomas Labuda Bc

Marian’s tailor-made
training methods go way
beyond the standard language
school lectures.A clever mix of up-to-date
materials from the web reflected my
field of work and professional needs.
Not to mention, the focus of our meetings
was not grammar as such, but business
English skills and speaking strategies.
Having attended Marian’s lessons
I successfully passed a BEC Vantage
exam at British Council and I confidently
use English in everyday business
communication. Delivering important
presentations to the top management has
become a breeze and I am able to defend
my ideas in tough business discussions.
Looking back, it was one of the best
investments I have ever made
and it has clearly paid off.
Mag. Miroslav Lidak,
IT Project Manager, 
Erste Group

마리안 흐르발라는 저의 슬로박 선생님입니다.
항상 긍정적인 마인드로 적극적으로 가르칩니다. 마리안과 공부하는 동안 저의
슬로박은 큰 진전이 있었습니다. 마리안에게 배운다면 유쾌한 마음으로 공부할 수 있을
것입니다. 지금은 또한 저의 베스트프렌드가 되었네요.
박강구, Arirang 매니저

S Marianom absolvujem
kurz anglického jazyka. Oceňujem najmä
vysoko profesionálny prístup a metódy
výučby, ktoré však zároveň dokážu
zaujať a riešiť individuálne jazykové potreby,
ktoré odo mňa vyžaduje moja profesia.
Ing. Mária Berithová,
Generálny sekretár,
Slovensko - Rakúska
obchodná komora

Mariána poznám
už viac než štrnásť rokov a za svoje
jazykové znalosti vďačím práve jemu.
Hodiny nikdy neboli monotónne.
Témy vyberal s ohľadom na najnovšie
správy zo sveta z rôznych oblastí a neraz
som informácie z hodín angličtiny využila
aj v bežnom živote. Marián ma však naučil
oveľa viac než len cudzí jazyk. Naučil ma
dochvíľnosti, precíznosti, ako sa správne
vyjadrovať v písomnej i slovnej komunikácii
v angličtine, a tak mi skutočne
dal možnosť uplatniť sa v dnešnom
neustále súťaživom svete.
Veronika Horváthová,
Media Researcher/Analyst
at Embassy
of the Republic
of Korea

Marian is very well
prepared and highly motivating. His teaching
style is very energetic and geared towards acquiring
usable language skills. He also pays attention to conveying
insights about Slovak culture, economic and political life. Thanks to
his tuition I was able to develop a basic command of Slovak which
enables me to cope with everyday situations and work-related tasks
Dr. Guido Glania, Managing Director,
Deutsch-Slowakische Industrie
und Handelskammer

Thanks to Marian and his
coaching skills I am more self-confident and
fluent in business English. Marian's enthusiastic
personality and charisma make him an outstanding
language coach whom I fully recommend
to everybody.
Ján Badžgoň, Chairman of the Board
and General Manager,
Castor & Pollux a.s.

One-to-one language
coaching with Marian brings many wonderful
benefits. It's dynamic, effective and more interactive than other
traditional language courses. It offers fresh perspective on business topics
while still focused on the transfer of language knowledge
and business culture..
Ing. Stanislav Molčan,
Country Manager, GTS Slovakia, s.r.o.

Thanks to Marian's passionate
approach I have dramatically improved
my English and I feel more comfortable when conducting
business in English. I regard Marian as an experienced
language coach who I fully recommend to those who want to
brush up their language skills and boost their self-confidence
Ing. Marek Kottman,
Finance Director, GTS Slovakia, s.r.o.

“Do not mistake speaking for communicating.
One involves ability and the other mastery."
- JoJo Tabares -

the art of talk
Language coaching of English and Slovak

I have carefully devised it,
put my heart into it, tested it over time and now
I have results. It is my language coaching
and I genuinely believe in it. I want to make
a difference and raise the bar
in education standards.

I can help you with

SLOVAK
LANGUAGE

ENGLISH
LANGUAGE

A unifying element of all my coaching
 is COMMUNICATION and the  focus on
information RELEVANT to your situation.This typically
involves reading internet articles and watching videos
where it is the information itself which is interesting and
 thought-provoking. Only after discussing the CONTENT
and analysing the style of how the individual points
 are presented, we take a look at the grammatical
structures which are PRACTICAL for you
and can be immediately put into use.

THE ART OF TALK
for Companies
The practical, down-to-earth
approach of the coaching is
uniquely tailored to the needs of the
individual and their organisation. Not
just ‘academic’ knowledge but also
interviews and presentations by famous CEOs
and a variety of up-to-date business topics
will spark your interest. Whenever possible,
we will use your own authentic documents
as a source for your coaching. Thus,
you will not just consume but also 
co-create the content as we together
rehearse and practice all aspects
of business English or Slovak.
 Working in this collaborative
 way, combining language 
study with work on real 
business issues, produces 
 exciting results.

THE ART OF TALK
for Students
The design is tweaked to reflect
students and their circumstances.
All thinking begins with wonder. I
will captivate your attention with different
topics so you can see how individual
arguments are presented and defended.
You don't learn much by just listening,
memorising and spitting out answers. 'Dry'
grammar won't do either. I know that. YouTube
videos, inspiring TED speeches and film 
scenes will help you to connect your prior 
knowledge and apply it to your daily lives.
We will write essays together, read different
articles, debate and share our views so  
you can form your own opinion about 
the world around you and decide
for yourself what your are  
 going to do with your life.


AS A RESULT YOU WILL
Gain self-confidence
Eliminate confusion
Be more assertive
Sound more convincing
Learn inspiring ideas
Unleash your skills

BENEFITS FOR COMPANIES

Master the essential written and spoken 
language skill so  you can fit in perfectly

Delegate, negotiate and
motivate like a professional

Deliver excellent presentations
& public speeches

Run meetings efficiently

Improve networking
& small talk

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

Excel in the classroom

Improve your writing skills

Pass your school leaving exam

Pass university entrance test

Pass Cambridge English
Examinations

 THE ART OF TALK
will keep you in the right workflow and provide you
with the right support at the right time so you can
respond effectively to the challenges of a constantly
changing world. When you get the issue of language
  off the table you will have bigger chance to stay 
one step ahead of your competitors.

 

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