April 2012 - After a number of months away from Ecademy, John Coupland is back!... ☆A Multi Award Winning Social Media & Networking Professional☆ and Author of ACCELerate Your Social Media, I enjoy engaging with people from all backgrounds and seniorities. With my extensive client board level engagement experience, I passionately provide my knowledge and consultative expertise and ADD VALUE to businesses. ► Why me? SlideShare & Recommendations on LinkedIn ◄ Professional & personal background With 28 years successful experience in retail and account management, I have increased profits for and on behalf of a number of blue chip companies ranging from retail & global brands to construction & manufacturing industries. These include Selfridges & Debenhams and - as an Account Director for BT Global Services - John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Burberry, Gap, Nestlé, EMI Music, Amey, Parsons Brinckerhoff, amongst many other major brands. My background is diverse and unique. Having lived and worked in S.E.Asia and travelled worldwide, I apply this grounding to my professional and personal life. Whilst studying, and prior to embarking on a business career, I spent 4 years intermittently training with the British Army in the UK & Germany and jungle training with Royal New Zealand Regiment in Singapore & W.Malaysia. Additionally, I was a Caseworker, for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Singapore & Indonesia, using my bi-lingual skills representing the Joint Voluntary Agency - an arm of the American Embassy in S.E.Asia. Blog. My wife, Angeline, is also from Singapore however we met in London 25 years ago! We have 3 children: 2 girls and a boy who are 18, 16 & 13. They certainly keep us busy and are simply a joy to have!
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