The APT Team

Meet our experienced international APT Team



Steve Dillingham, American, Managing Director of APT Présentations

Steve is a high level presentation coach who sees over 600 presentations per year.  He has over 20,000 hours of training experience and has developed extensive knowledge in the aviation industry. His engaging and unique marketing oriented style for content organization and presentation coaching has proven successful with international firms for 30 years. Steve is best known for his capacity to simplifying communication in presentations and speakers, while boosting self-confidence among speakers.







Patrick Cossar, French, Senior Director of Strategy and Change Management

Patrick brings concrete managerial operational experience and aeronautical expertise to coach managers faced with communication challenges linked to Change Management programs. Patrick is also a professor of Change Management and Strategy for the Masters programs in various business schools, and has over 30 years of management experience. He specializes in coaching managers in the development and communication of strategic messages with an operational goal to train managers to create motivating and mobilizing communication for their teams.










Tom Babits, American, Senior Engineering Consultant

Tom is a former IT engineer in the aerospace industry who shares his 40+ years of engineering and coaching with engineers for conferences, internal road shows, and technical assessments. His engineering credentials allow him to challenge and coach engineers for internal and external presentations. Tom has coached hundreds of different speakers ranging from Research & Technology, Structures, Flight Tests, and Flight Physics.









Eric Graër, French, Senior Training Consultant

Eric specializes in Speaking and Persuasive Skills, Interpersonal Communication for Trainers and Managers and Customer Relationships. He has a certification in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), has thorough command of Non Violent Communication concepts (Thomas Gordon methodology) and is well versed in the Palo Alto problem solving approach. Eric specializes in training trainers to master their capacities in efficient knowledge transmission for better participant motivation and performance.









Peter Lake, British, Senior Training Consultant

Peter is specialized in relational presence coaching where active listening and interpersonal connection are required for both large and small group presentations. He has trained engineers for over 20 years and has a vast experience in communication skills needed for professionals. Peter coaches the soft human communication skills of building eye connection and storytelling to create a more cooperative atmosphere in presentations.










Myriam Babits, Franco-American, Stress Management Consultant

Myriam is specialized in training and coaching managers, engineers and executives in dealing with stress management due to presentations and public speaking.  As a qualified Caycedienne sophrologist and relaxation therapist, she addresses the human factors linked to stress in public speaking to allow speakers to better cope with the anxiety related to presenting business and technical subjects to small and large audiences. Myriam allows speakers to identify and concentrate on the origins of their stress to better learn how to reduce the negative effects and envision positive outcomes for their presentation situations in front of any audience.









Jack Brooks, English, Training Consultant

Jack’s energy and compassion makes international speakers feel confident, especially when English is not their mother tongue.  His multicultural training experience offers concrete connections to help presenters build their self-confidence when faced with formal and informal speaking situations.  He has developed speakers’ soft skills in Brussels, Barcelona, Cardiff, Toulouse, Munich and Moscow.









Pierre Steffen, Luxembourgish, Senior Director Leadership and International Sales

As a regular speaker in international conferences and plenary events, Pierre has accumulated a wealth of experience in preparing symposia and plenary speeches, and delivering capturing content to international expert and general audiences. Pierre has over 34 years of executive level international management experience in the aviation and power generation business with major multinational firms around the globe. Managing international teams abroad as an expatriate in Malaysia, Algeria, the USA, China, the UAE, France and Germany has exposed Pierre to a multitude of national and corporate cultures which is the basis for Pierre’s international sales and negotiations training experience.