Grant Kitchen

is a native English speaker born in Sydney, Australia. Grant has studied acting at N.I.D.A, The Actors Centre, Faith Martins and The Ensemble Studios (The Ensemble Theatre) where he graduated in 2003 with a 3.5 year Diploma in Performing Arts.
Grant formed GK Speaking in 2006 after participating in PSA (Professional Speakers Australia) seminars. There he met his first mentor Doug Malouf (one of the founders of PSA). Originally Grant created GK Speaking around his desire to understand and share his passion for human behaviour. After a year of free keynote presentations Grant became a ‘Rapport Building’ specialist and facilitated courses to ‘ACCA Australia and New Zealand Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ and ‘Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd’ (PIS) one of Australia’s Leading Network of financial advisers and accountants.

Not long after Grant’s entry into the corporate market, Grant was introduced to BSI Training and Development. Here Grant met his second mentor Scott Henderson (Director of BSI Training and Development). Scott employed Grant as a full time facilitator and to this day, continues to have a huge impact on Grant’s success with GK Speaking. Through BSI, Grant became an accredited facilitator in DiSC, travelled around Australia and abroad learning many soft skills topics delivering to all levels of management. Some of the training programmes Grant delivered were: Leadership and Management (Cognitive and Emotional Leadership), Presentation Skills, Change Management, Assertiveness, Performance Management, Time Management, Negotiation Skills, Customer Service, DiSC, Conflict Resolution Skills, Team Building and Communication Skills.

After the generosity of Grant’s mentor and the development of his own material, GK Speaking now specialises in many different soft skills programmes and has facilitated over fifty Business English and Soft Skills training programmes to German multi-national companies.
In 2010, Grant completed an 800km walk ‘The Pilgrimage of Santiago Compostella’. There he unexpectedly fell in love with his German wife and now he resides in Bavaria, Germany.

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What our clients say

FLORINA CLAEYS
Personalreferentin | Human Resources NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH
„Wir planen nun bereits für das 3. Jahr Englischkurse mit Grant Kitchen. Von unseren Mitarbeiter haben wir bislang ausschließlich sehr gutes Feedback erhalten. Diese schätzen ganz besonders die individuelle Anpassung der Inhalte auf die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmer, die Interaktion in den Kursen sowie die thematische Behandlung arbeitsrelevanter und interkultureller Themen. Grant versteht außerordentlich gut, die Teilnehmer für die Kurse zu begeistern und zur aktiven Mitarbeit zu motivieren.“
STEPHAN TH. GREIF
Referent Personalentwicklung Hamberger Industriewerke GmbH
"GK Speaking und die Hamberger Flooring GmbH arbeiten seit 3 Jahren zusammen. Herr Grant Kitchen führte für Auszubildende unserer Firma einen Englischkurs durch, der die vorhandenen Englischkenntnisse vertiefen und ausbauen sollte. Herr Grant Kitchen gestaltete die Kurse als lebendigen, praktischen und abwechslungsreichen Unterricht. Durch seine offene und aufgeschlossene Art konnte er sich sehr schnell auf neue Mitarbeiter und Situationen einstellen. Wir können Herrn Grant Kitchen mit bestem Gewissen weiterempfehlen und freuen uns auf weitere erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit."
SCOTT HENDERSON
Registered Psychologist Managing Director BSI Training & Development
"Grant’s ability to forge relationships with participants at all levels, engage their attention and motivate them to action, all while entertaining them has proven to be a real asset. Probably Grant’s greatest strength is in his ability to build rapport and lasting business relationships. I can strongly recommend him for whatever position he chooses to pursue."
CARLOS DOTT
Event Coordinator ACCA Australia and New Zealand The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
"On behave of ACCA Australia and New Zealand, we would like to extend our sincerest thank you for taking the time to generate deliver an exceptional and extremely insightful presentation which keep our participants engaged for the entire session. We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from our members and students regarding the quality of your presentation, and the way in which it was delivered. I am sure that all attendees learnt a great deal in becoming an effective communicator."
KATRIN ENGELHARDT
Executive Secretary, ALPMA Alpenland Maschinenbau GmbH
"... Firstly, Grant facilitated an intensive two week workshop to ALPMA installation mechanics who travel the world and use Business English on a regular basis. It is no easy feat to facilitate such a workshop as it is very intensive for the participants and their concentration levels. Not to my surprise Grant reached and exceeded my expectations with the workshop, ... Also during this period, Grant facilitated two coaching programs to our Sales and Spare Parts departments. It became obvious to ALPMA that Grant and GK Speaking was/is our 'go to' company when we require professional and results focused Business English and soft skills training... I can strongly recommend Grant and GK Speaking's Business English and Soft Skills training services to any multi-national company who is looking for a professional company with a track record in achieving successful results."
VIKTORIA ENGELMANN
Export Sales Assistant, Schörghuber Spezialtüren KG
"... not only is ‘Grant – the teacher’ worthwhile to associate with, but Grant’s personality and character makes the lessons so pleasant and motivational. Grant has a great knowledge and skill to evaluate participants, which gives him the ability to be exact and precise with his feedback. This has helped me learn and develop my own way of using my daily Business English skills. Finally, Grant has a very positive, open and respectful entity. I have rarely met a person before with comparable qualities. These characteristics were very often confirmed to me by the participants at Schörghuber. All participants enjoyed every lesson of the GK Speaking courses for the entire 2 years they were together. Subsequently, I can warmly recommend Grant to anyone and any company who is seeking to improve their Business English in combination with Soft Skills Training. I hope that GK Speaking continues its way upwards and I personally wish Grant Kitchen all the best for the future."

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Dear GK Speaking Customers, Colleagues and Business Partners, I am very pleased to inform you, GK Speaking has launched its new website!!!! Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrea Mittermeier (www.andreamittermeier.de) the creator of my website and all social media advertising

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