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Sven VAN VLIET

Communications Expert, Business Developer, Public Speaking Trainer, Adventurer

Sven is a Franco-American born and raised in Southern California. Sven holds a double bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in Business Management and International Business. During his time there, he also performed a two-year study program in Environmental Science.

He has worked in a wide variety of positions with different countries such as the U.S., France and the UAE. His positions have included restaurant manager, communications and events assistant, business developer, public speaker, English language consultant and trainer, and freelance translator and business consultant.

Sven is also a part-time professor of Public Speaking and Business Communication at IAE Lyon University, as well as founder and past president of the Toulon regional public speaking club, Toastmasters.

Sven moved to France in 2012 after completing his business policy and ethics studies at Lund University in Sweden. He is a firm believer in curiosity, openness and determination as keys to improving one’s intelligence and success. His training practices are based on these same principles as he is open, dedicated and genuinely curious in each person’s professional objectives and personal goals.

In his free time, Sven is an avid outdoorsman and loves hiking, camping, exploring, traveling, golf, tennis, snowboarding, water polo, and swimming amongst other activities.

One of his favorite quotes:

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”