The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family

On this episode of the podcast, for the first time I interview a family! The Kumagai family are an amazing and inspirational family that believes strongly in family togetherness. Through individual projects and family projects the Kumagais are bringing their philosophy of togetherness, inclusion and connection to their neighbourhood and wider community. This conversation isContinue reading “The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family”

Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada

This week on the podcast I talk to Saori Okada, Founder of Mogami (最上), a Japanese wellness brand headquartered in London (U.K.). Saori’s work is focused on wellness that is centred around longevity and empowering people to achieve sustainable wellness. In the episode Saori will share with you about her work in this field, herContinue reading “Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada”

Year 6 in review – Evolving the business

Year 6 wraps up today so I’m taking my most important stakeholder out for lunch – Mr. Shinkai! He’s always supportive of my crazy plans and trusts me to build the business that will support our family as equal partners. He doesn’t get involved so much but is always there for me and since COVIDContinue reading “Year 6 in review – Evolving the business”

“Don’t think ! Just do!” L1 Hello Points Recap: May 2022

Jennifer Shinkai and Keiko Kakiuchi hosted an online L1 Hello Points Academy Program in May 2022. 6 participants joined from 4 countries (Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand). Some were brand new “Explorers” and some were retaking L1 and reconnecting with the global tribe for the first time in a long time. Some were native EnglishContinue reading ““Don’t think ! Just do!” L1 Hello Points Recap: May 2022″

Adventure, Ikigai and Coming Home with Cory McGowan

Welcome to another episode of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai! This week I had the pleasure of talking with Cory McGowan, half adventurer, half transformational coach, half bear dancer. Cory currently lives in scenic Minakami, and is actively involved in the rural revitalisation movement in the area. Listen to this episode to hear a fantastic conversationContinue reading “Adventure, Ikigai and Coming Home with Cory McGowan”

The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese

This week on the podcast we talk to the wonderful Tiziana Alamprese. Tiziana is an infectiously positive and energetic person, who loves to share her joy with others. Tiziana has spent decades as a top marketing professional and now is embarking on a new journey with her own company, Tiziana Alamprese Consulenza, bringing love, innovationContinue reading “The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese”

Quill Podcast Awards 2022 Finalist: Best Society and Culture Podcast – Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai

Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai has been selected as a finalist in the Quill Podcast Awards 2022 in the Best Society and Culture Podcast category. A full list of the nominees across all categories can be found on Quill’s website. The Quill Podcast Awards is a yearly digital awards event that celebrates podcasters and industry professionalsContinue reading “Quill Podcast Awards 2022 Finalist: Best Society and Culture Podcast – Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai”

Audacious Dreams and Ikigai with Lowell Sheppard

This week on the podcast I talk to the inspirational Lowell Sheppard. Lowell is the Founder of HOPE International Development Agency Japan, author of the book Never Too Late and Founder of the Never Too Late Academy, and an avid sailor. He is currently training for his dream solo voyage across the Pacific, by sailingContinue reading “Audacious Dreams and Ikigai with Lowell Sheppard”

Hello Points: Simple but Deep

“The process was simple but very deep. I enjoyed sharing with people and listening to their stories. The atmosphere of the workshop was very lively and comforting, thanks to the beautiful facilitation!” L1 Hello Points Participant In February 2022, I was delighted to co-facilitate a Hello Points Level 1 Points of You® Academy Workshop withContinue reading “Hello Points: Simple but Deep”

Ikigai and Community: Make March Matter

On February 27th, 2020 Make March Matter (MMM), the best, most supportive online network of people came into being for small business owners struggling to make sense of what was happening as the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Now two years on, that group set up by Jennifer Shinkai just to get through March, has blossomed intoContinue reading “Ikigai and Community: Make March Matter”