A small town Wisconsin native with an unrelenting desire to explore the world has led Patti to find work and later obtain an MBA in Germany. Pursuant to this, she garnered professional experience in New York City in the realm of sales and marketing. For the last eight years, she has lived in Milan where she has happily made her home. CELTA qualified, she has worked with a wide range of professionals around the city. One of the main rewards for her is helping students to succeed in their careers whether it be nailing an interview or a presentation or successfully acclimating in a culturally diverse work environment. At the same time, Patti always has an empathetic ear and an upbeat, can-do attitude which she has found to be helpful in motivating learners, meeting specific needs and goals, and finally building the confidence needed in today’s world.