BA Hons (TESL) ,MESL ,CITP
After graduating with a degree in English and Mass Communications, Sumathi’s career took off at Universiti Sains Malaysia as a language tutor. Here she was exposed to a vast range of experience including developing and coordinating courses for universities, government and corporate sectors.
The desire to be more knowledgeable and better qualified prompted her to pursue her Masters degree in English As A Second Language. Having read her masters, she worked in a number of organizations, developing and conducting language programs.
In 1998, she was head hunted by a communication skills training company Rogen Malaysia to be the resource person for Business English programs. Her odyssey as a trainer for Business English continued.
Her job stint at Rogen Malaysia involved tailoring and designing Business English / Business Communication programs to meet each client’s training and development needs, to make the training relevant and practical for each of their clients.
At Regen, she was also groomed and trained professionally to conduct other communication skills programs, such as Presentation Skills, Customer Service Skills, Effective Telephone Techniques, Effective Communication & Interper sonal Skills, E-mail Etiquette and Business Writing.
She is the Principal Consultant Stratford Training & Consultancy, a communication skills training & consultancy outfit. Sumathi strongly believes in personal development and has completed a course in training practice with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK. She is also a Certified Executive Coach and conducts “Coaching Skills For Managers” program. Sumathi has worked with clients from diverse industries.