Jennifer Shinkai, ACC, MA (Oxon)
Originally from the UK, Jennifer holds an MA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
With an interactive facilitation and coaching approach, she focuses on integrating ikigai (life purpose) into daily work, inclusion in a diverse workplace, resilient leadership development in times of change. As an ICF Associate Certified Coach and Points of You® Expert, participants can experience “unexpected but precise” moments of insight and action.
With almost twenty years experience in Japan, she has held a variety of management roles across Learning and Development, Marketing, Sales Operations and Sales. Jennifer is a driver of change supporting her previous organisation’s development from a 25-person privately-owned Tokyo office to an 800 person listed company connecting great people to great companies across seven countries in Asia-Pacific.
Her hands on experience in change management and communications for a cross cultural team gives her a unique insight in how to operate effectively as a professional in Japan.
Jennifer is known for her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to continuous improvement for both processes and people. She is passionate about developing women’s participation in the workforce and founded and ran two monthly LeanIn Circles for English Speakers in Japan in Management and Entrepreneurial Roles from 2014 to 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys training for Spartan Races and morning runs with a local running club.
Jennifer is a also a frequent public speaker and panel moderator on diversity and inclusion, work style reform, empowering women and coaching related topics.
Certifications and Courses
- 2020 ICF Associate Certified Coach
- 2019 Points of You® Level 4 Top View Program
- 2018 Certified Points of You® Master Trainer (November), Trainer (May), Tara Mohr Playing Big Facilitators Training
- 2017 Certified Professional Coach: International Coach Academy
- 2016 Saville Consulting International Accreditation- Aptitude and Wave
- 2007 Temple University Continuing Education, Certificate in Human Resources Management
Jennifer Shinkai is a member of the International Coach Federation, Japan Chapter.