Accentuating August

Make March Matter Part V: #jumpstartjuly wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in July?Continue reading “Accentuating August”

#jumpstartjuly

Make March Matter Part IV: #justdoitjune is in the bag! This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. What happened in June? Over 210 people in the Facebook group . Yes, we hitContinue reading “#jumpstartjuly”

Increase collaboration with a Points of You® Experience in your workplace

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend for in-house collaboration spaces. With open space, coffee bars and modern designs, these co-working spaces encourage a different energy in the workplace. The goal of the space is to bring together diverse perspectives and communication across silos. I love visiting clients offices to see how they are making inclusive workContinue reading “Increase collaboration with a Points of You® Experience in your workplace”

Why I’m Leaning Out

After 5 years of moderating a monthly Lean In Circle, I’ve made the decision to “lean out” at the end of the month. For the record, I’m not leaning out because of Michelle Obama, or as part of the pushback on Sheryl Sandberg and her role at Facebook. I’m leaning out because I want toContinue reading “Why I’m Leaning Out”

Celebrate and Innovate

On June 29th, 2018, I’m celebrating the start of my third year in business as a Facilitator and Leadership Coach. I am extremely grateful to my family, community and clients for enabling me to bring so much energy to my work, to help so many individuals improve their own performance as leaders and professionals in Japan.Continue reading “Celebrate and Innovate”

How to Balance Careers and Caregiving in Japan – Event Report

Another conference I’ve attended several times in the last 19 years is the biannual FEW Japan Careers Strategies Seminar. 2 years ago I presented about Online Personal Branding drawing on my experience in marketing and recruitment. This year for the 20th CSS I moderated a panel on “How to Balance Careers and Caregiving in Japan”.Continue reading “How to Balance Careers and Caregiving in Japan – Event Report”

Interviews and Appraisals with Points of You (R)

Looking for a new way to engage with your team members around your core values or key competencies in annual reviews? Want to get beyond canned responses in behavioral interviews? Using Points of You (R) The Coaching Game, you will be able to connect with your counterpart at a deeper level. You can drill downContinue reading “Interviews and Appraisals with Points of You (R)”

Don’t accept the default – Lean In Tokyo GOF November 2017 Event Report

10 Lean In Tokyo Girls on Fire Circle members from Australia, Columbia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK met in November 2017 to get in touch with their creative sides with Adam Grant’s TED Talk, “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers” as the launching point of our discussion. With Lean InContinue reading “Don’t accept the default – Lean In Tokyo GOF November 2017 Event Report”

Resilience II – Spartan Sprint 2017

After Tokyo Marathon, it’s time to take on a new challenge and this time raise ¥400,000 for Resilience. On May 27th, the first Spartan Sprint ever will be held in Tokyo. Whilst the 7km run is no problem for me, I’ve never done any strength training in my life! With no regular access to aContinue reading “Resilience II – Spartan Sprint 2017”

April 2017 Lean In Creating Change Events

I’ve been facilitating Lean In Circles in English since 2015. Each group meets monthly and has a maximum of 12 members. The meetings are completely free thanks to our venue sponsors and are part of my CSR activities to support women’s empowerment in Japan. Lean In Tokyo Girls on Fire For professional, English-speaking women currentlyContinue reading “April 2017 Lean In Creating Change Events”