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(Photo taken during
Toastmasters contest,
November 2005)
Your Coach and Catalyst


William Parks M.A.
Education
B.A., Mathematics, North Texas State University, 1968
M.A., Germanistik, Linguistik, Anglistik; Uni Heidelberg 1979
Training in Suggestopedia, 1985 (Charles Schmit)

Background
US citizen, born in June 1945 in Portland, Oregon
Service in US Army 1969-71
Move to Germany in March 1969
Residence in Heidelberg since 1971

Experience
German Language Instructor, GfbA, Heidelberg, 1981-82
Seminars on presentations and negotiating, 1991-present
BASF, Business English, 1998-present
Lufthansa Systems, communication seminars, 2000-2001
DaimlerChrysler, cross-cultural coaching, 2003-present

Publications
QuickCheck Amerikanisch, Klett-Verlag, 1995
Travellerís Language Guide German, Klett-Verlag, 2000

Professional Organizations
American Chamber of Commerce
American German Business Club
Toastmasters International
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