About Marianna

Intercultural Communication Expert

For over 25 years, Canadian former actor, Marianna Pascal has been helping ensure smooth collaboration and clear communication within organisations. Having helped over 100 companies, her speciality is overcoming the challenges organisations face when employees and other stakeholders come from diverse backgrounds and languages.

In addition to training employees of MNCs throughout South-East Asia, Marianna was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. She has been awarded the title of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an award earned by only 15% of speakers and trainers worldwide for continuous excellence in delivery.

She has delivered several TEDx talks on communication in a diverse workplace.  Her mantra, “English is not an art to be mastered. It’s a tool to get results, ” has made her TEDx one of the 90 most viewed worldwide.

Her viral speech on YouTube titled “Local English or Standard English” has been seen by over a million people worldwide.


Marianna’s is widely known for her humorous, interactive style. Married to a Chinese Malaysian for 15 years, with a Chinese-educated daughter, and having hosted over 60 Arabic students over 15 years, Marianna is a true authority on what works when it comes to raising the communication standards in a culturally diverse workplace.

One of the 90 Most Popular TEDx speakers in the world

“Local English vs Standard English” seen by over 1 million

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