Ekaterina Matveeva

Ekaterina is a renaissance woman passionate about cross-disciplinary studies. She is on a mission to create a better connected multicultural multilingual world. Linguist, a best-selling author of books on language learning and multilingualism. Ekaterina speaks 9 languages at various levels and understands another dozen. For over 10 years, she has been conducting academic research on the theory “Language Alter Ego”, her TEDx talk explores this theory showing how people can learn languages with theatrical techniques.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland for a few years, Kate has become an award-winning entrepreneur with her main project Amolingua, focused on language and cultural training. Amolingua (former EuropeOnline) was named among TOP 20 start-ups of the world in 2015 by CNBC and StartUp Open. In 2019 Ekaterina was featured among TOP 30 Global leaders in the region of Europe-Africa by the PanAfrican Foundation.

At TalkBoutique she conducts group programmes and 1-1 sessions with international speakers helping them with phonetics, eloquence, and enigmatic performances. Using her theatrical background, together with the experience as a 3 Day StartUp facilitator, and mixing it with her teaching practice, she provides business and academic clients with insights on how their performance can be built for big multicultural audiences. She has been training top speakers across the world from TEDx to Singularity University to present their innovative ideas in foreign languages. Moreover, Ekaterina has become the first memory athlete with Russian roots competing at World Memory Championships, and she was featured in the TV Show “Incredible people”.

Kate is a university professor leading executive programmes in effective communication and soft skills in foreign languages. She often plays the role of an advisor, mentor, or judge in international startup competitions and accelerators.