onno was founded by
Kellie Noon MA, BSc+MSc, FHEA, MITI
If there's one thing Kellie knows, it's how to navigate
linguistic and cultural barriers.
She completed her undergraduate degree abroad in a second language, whilst studying a third, and living in a foreign country and navigating life in a
language that wasn't her own. Phew!
Her experience and academic qualifications have given her a
privileged position and insight into working globally.
Her career started in Spain with high-profile clients across the peninsular, including the army and the bar association.
She then established a language training centre in Manchester which led to work with a range of clients and organisations throughout the UK as well as international collaborations and projects.
Kellie’s experience encompasses intercultural communications and language training as well as international business development,
including cross-cultural management.
Kellie also works as an assessor for the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and regularly collaborates with organisations including the charity RefuAid.
Say hello to the team
Kellie is the founder of Onno and the Head of Training
Omar is our lead Consultant
Annette is our
Head of Business Development
Nice things our clients say about us
"Having done some similar training before I thought I was already pretty knowledgeable about how unconscious bias affects our decisions, but I learnt a lot more. Kellie had taken the time to learn about Jetstack and our culture, and was able to offer a whole load of tips specific to how we work that nobody had previously considered."
"Kellie did a really great job of breaking down a tough topic into a day which was both informative and engaging. It was very interactive and I enjoyed taking the time out to talk about the issues and ideas."
"This was a really enjoyable session. Kellie obviously knows her stuff and highlighted a number of things that I wasn't aware of previously, and that we could put into practice straight away. Recommended."
Kellie takes the time to really understand your business and needs in order to personalise her approach to what will help you the most. Her knowledge of international business relations is unmatched and she really opened my eyes to how small changes in communication can make a real difference. We work with customers all over the world and it can be difficult to switch from one culture to another when writing emails and calling clients.
I truly believe the experience will help deepen relationships with companies we have struggled to relate to in the past providing us with more opportunities. Definitely recommend to any SME's looking to
widen their horizons!
We absolutely loved working with Kellie and Onno Training for our Managing Across Cultures Webinar event.
The event covered cross-cultural communications and management and allowed our participants to gain a true insight into cultural understanding and the importance of communication skills in employability thanks to Kellie's expert knowledge.
The event was extremely successful and we look forward to hosting more online sessions in the future.
LiNCHigher have worked with Kellie on some great projects, but mainly with supporting schools, and their teachers and staff, with how best to work with cultural minority students, particularly around raising their aspirations!
Kellie is engaging, informative, and a pleasure to work with, and here at LiNCHigher, we cannot wait to do more in the next academic year!
Other lovely people we've worked with
University of Lincoln
Griffin School Trust
Spanish Bar Association
Gobierno del Pais Vasco
University of Manchester