About John


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.