Who I am

karen darmonKaren Kotler-Darmon. 
Born in Manhattan, a native New Yorker, I have been living in France since 1990. I have both American & French citizenships and speak French as well as English. 
A former N.Y. marketing research executive, I have been teaching business communication in fortune 500 companies and universities as well as facilitating workshops over 30 years in France.

Since 1990:
Business English Communication Trainer and Seminar Facilitator
Companies taught: Accor , ADP, AOL, Banque de France, Cegetel/SFR, Chanel, Coface, Cogepa, Dell, EDF, Esso, Euroclear, General Electric, Google, Gras Savoy, Hasbro, MSD Merck, Pfizer, Renault, Sanofi Aventis, Seagrams, Strategic Research, Volkswagen …

In addition, starting 2008:
English Professor of Communications and Business
Currently at Celsa - The Graduate Communication and Journalism School of the Sorbonne
Also coached on SOPs at Polytechnique and taught at HEC and Supelec.

Previously, in the United States, 1979-1990:
Acting Interim Director / Manager Market Research
AHP/Wyeth/Pfizer, WPP, Grey Advertising, Interpublic/Lintas Advertising, Omnicom/BBD&O Advertising.
Accounts Managed: Pepsi Cola Company, Unilever, General Electric, Procter and Gamble, Kraft-General Foods, Fort Lauderdale Tourism, Carnation, Olin Chemicals, New Products.


. Diploma in Experimental Psychology, SUNY University at Stonybrook (New York, U.S.A.) 1976
. Dale Carnegie Institute – Training Leader (New York) 1988 – 1990
. Certified NLP trainer; French Studies at the Sorbonne