Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought fast-moving and unexpected variables to businesses. Companies are struggling to find solutions to stabilize and return to work. Therefore, now is the time for companies to have a training program and prepare their staff with critical skills to work effectively during this tough time. That is why SmartR and the professional trainer Thijs Van Loon have been working together and developing online training courses for individuals as well as businesses that in need.   


SmartR (i.e. pronounced SMARTER) is an EdTech company/platform providing skill-based training solutions for individuals and organizations. SmartR applies technology to solve real-world challenges in the Learning and Development industry. SmartR offers online and offline courses covering a wide range of topics that include language learning, business skills, computer science, and personal development.  

The partnership between SmartR and Thijs Van Loon recently has been a great collaboration since the micro-training series was successfully organized and recommended by the participants. The series focused on various skills including sales, time management, public speaking, and delivering challenging feedback. 

With over 15 years of experience as a Mentor trainer and an NLP Master Practitioner, Thijs Van Loon has been providing professionals in over 60 countries with the newest skills in Sales, Communication, Team Management, and Train the Trainer courses. Having worked at Apple and Google for most of his training career, Thijs embodies the best practices used in these companies throughout his workshops. As an experienced coach and a founder of Betterworks Asia, he focuses on making things practical, so trainees can immediately apply what they learned in their working or personal environment. His training program has been field-tested and has helped businesses thrive.  

SmartR and Thjjs believe this partnership along with these development training programs will continue to help individuals and businesses make a bounce back even during this global crisis. 

Uyen Ho

Uyen Ho