Professional Skills

TANDEM & VIVA Intensive Summer Course 2016
2 weeks, 20 hours, 2 hours a day

Professional SkillsPersonal & Professional Skills

TANDEM Madrid, in collaboration with VIVA Innovation Academy, offers you an intensive summer course focused on developing the personal and professional skills that are most necessary when finding a new job, moving up in the career ladder, or looking for professional opportunities abroad. Gain confidence, create a positive first impression, give yourself an edge and make employers want to hire you.


  • 2 weeks: July 4 – 15 or July 18 – 29, 2016
  • 20 hours / 2 hours a day
  • From Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 11.00 or from 15.30 to 17.30
  • Price: 250,00 Euro


  • Know your next career move and determine how you will get there
  • Gain confidence both personally & professionally
  • Communicate your skills both orally and in written form to make yourself highly marketable to employers, colleagues, bosses, and in a global marketplace
  • Learn quick communication & management strategies that will boost your profile and your career
  • Create a positive first impression and impress others
  • Give yourself an edge and make employers want to hire you


  • You are working in a company and you would like to get a promotion or a job at a new company or
  • You have a post-graduate degree & want to work in a corporate environment or
  • You want to work outside of Spain or
  • You want to improve yourself personally and professionally, or make yourself more marketable


Before the Personal & Professional Skills course starts, we will do a Needs Analysis to best fit the content to the needs of the students in the course. The general course content will be as follows:

  • Evaluating your Strengths, Weaknesses, and Goals
  • Designing an Effective CV
  • Interview prep
  • Global Networking and Conversation Starters
  • Finding & Communicating Your Personal Story & Personal Branding Storytelling
  • LinkedIn Summary Makeover
  • 10 Simple Steps To Communicating With Confidence
  • Assertive Communication
  • Test & Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
  • 6 Positive Tactics To Influence
  • Constructing Your Personal Elevator Pitch
  •  Personal Branding: How Body Language Powers Your Brand

***This course will also include a linguistic focus.


Kelly Coogan is Co-Founder and Director of Operations for VIVA Innovation Academy.  As a career coach, serial entrepreneur, and startup community builder, she focuses on helping individuals to turn their ideas into startups and motivating them to develop their talent and reach their full potential. Kelly has performed over 30 workshop series for over 200 executives in multinational corporations, including industry leaders such as Capgemini, Indra, and Técnicas Reunidas. She is also founder and CEO of Coogan Talent Management– a coaching, training, and consulting firm focused on helping businesses and professionals reach specific performance objectives and see results.

Carly Mattefs is Co-Founder & Director of Communications for VIVA Innovation Academy. With a Master of Education degree from the University of Southern California, Carly has over 15 years of experience working as a career coach, teacher, and academicm
advisor on two continents, facilitating clients with their transition abroad. She has presented and hosted professional development workshops for a variety of organizations, universities and professional associations at career fairs, conferences, and recruiting events throughout California. Carly is focused on helping individuals
connect with the startup community, and has helped hundreds of expats develop and build networks abroad.


TANDEM, Escuela Internacional
Calle Marqués de Cubas, 8
28014 Madrid
+91 5322715
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