I am a Business Communication Trainer and Consultant based in Tokyo. Since 2009, I have been working with foreign and Japanese multinational companies with a focus on professionals seeking to expand business overseas or work globally. I have expertise working with professionals at the executive and managerial level with a focus on improving business communication in speaking and writing with a focus on presentations, pitches, discussions/meetings, negotiations and mail/report/slide writing.
I work closely with clients to pinpoint business communication needs, and provide real-life solutions through instruction and practice. My value lies in not only improving participant business communication skills for speaking and writing. It also lies in advising and consulting clients on how to be successful business persons and create the mindset to be impactful global leaders. I help clients crystalize goals through self-branding to achieve organizational/personal/external client aims and objectives.
I also work as an MBA Interview Counselor for Japanese professionals applying to overseas MBA programs at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford and London Business School, and as an Adjunct Instructor at Temple University.
Aside from work, I serve as Program Chair of the JALT Business Communication SIG in Tokyo, a group focused on gathering global training insights for leadership, strategy and intercultural communications.
Leading teams in different countries and cultures.
Practical tips and examples that can be applied today.
'The bottom line? Although you may have been a very successful leader in your own culture, if you hope to motivate and engage people around the globe, you will need a multifaceted approach. Today it is no longer enough to know how to lead the Dutch way or the Mexican way, the American way or the Chinese way. You must be informed enough and flexible enough to choose which style will work best in which cultural context and then deliberately decide how to adapt (or not) to get the results you need.*
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An interesting algorithm for political speeches developed by UMASS Amherst.
'All the user has to do is specify whether the speech is for a Democrat or a Republican, and whether it is in support of or in opposition to something. Armed with this information the program produces a speech that falls into one of four categories: Democrat for <x>, Democrat against <x>, Republican for <x> or Republican against <x>.'