About Angela Harwood, Elocution and Etiquette Coach

Angela Harwood is an experienced, well respected coach and mentor in the fields of Elocution, Etiquette, Protocol, British Culture and Language Tuition. Angela is an Italian Countess, having married an Italian aristocrat who was a Director of the World Health Organisation, Copenhagen, and who had Diplomatic status.

Angela joined the United Nations aged 21, commencing her interest in different cultures. She speaks five languages, and has worked with many British and International men and women, business leaders, diplomats and their families.

Angela is CELTA qualified (Teaching English Language to Speakers of other Languages), having trained at Regent Language Training School in Oxford. Her teaching career has included appointments as Senior Tutor and Programme Director for the Oxford International College, preparing foreign students for entry into British boarding schools and leading universities; Expeditions Director at the Oxford Summer Academy; teaching students English for the various levels of the Trinity Examination Board; and teaching Business English to senior executives in multinational companies. She was instrumental in introducing the International Baccalaureate programme at the American International School of Florence.

In the past, Angela worked for Anglia Television, Norwich, and also set up a successful International Property business in Florence. She was formerly Executive Assistant to the Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and has also worked in a fundraising capacity for a number of charities, including the British Schools Exploring Society and Invalids-at-Home.

Angela is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass in the City of London. She is also a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of the City of London.

Get in touch

To discuss specific requirements, please contact Angela Harwood using the details below:

Mobile +44 (0) 7770 738 977
Telephone +44 (0) 1491 577 068
Email angela@angelaharwood.com
Web www.angelaharwood.com

What people say...

“Angela Harwood is a remarkable person with a great many talents.  First and foremost is her combination of interest, enthusiasm and good nature.  She has a naturally outgoing and generous minded personality and it would not be an exaggeration to say that the mood in the Balliol College Office has been transformed while she has been here.

She has been unfailingly optimistic and cheerful and combined energy, skill and tact.

She loves organising events and, with her outgoing nature, she does so with aplomb.  This was especially true of a set of seminars that I run to which Fellows, students and Old Members are all invited.  These run for some 5-6 hours and have a complex set of arrangements with people moving from plenary sessions to dinner to small discussion groups and back to plenary.  Angela organised all of these in an exemplary fashion.

Her interest in people and in ideas, her breadth of experience (she has run her own company and has worked in Italy), her energy, her knowledge of food and wine and her seemingly limitless ebullience would equip her well for a wide range of demanding occupations.”

Andrew Graham
Master of Balliol, 2001-2011
(reference relating to position as Master’s Executive Assistant, 1999-2003)


“Given my involvement in the Primary School sector, I greatly valued Angela’s knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment as I developed my skills in Elocution, Etiquette and Interpersonal Communication, and particularly appreciated her straightforward and understanding approach in mentoring me through a difficult time.  She has an abundance of common sense, and made the lessons interesting and enjoyable.”

Mrs M
Republic of Ireland (Primary School)

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