Ikigai Myth Busting

In the popular TV show, MythBusters, the team perform intricate scientific experiments often accompanied with fire, explosions and cool gadgets. I’m going to take a more sedate approach and base my Myth Busting on my experience as a coach and the examples I have seen of people who are on the journey of successfully integratingContinue reading “Ikigai Myth Busting”

Into the unknown! – Starting Year 5 as an entrepreneur

Writing this post reminds me of the recent meme, “Job interviews in 2015: No one got the right answer to the question “Where do you see yourselves in 5 years time?”” As a facilitator and a coach navigating a “With Corona” world, this feels especially relevant. And I know that everyone has been impacted inContinue reading “Into the unknown! – Starting Year 5 as an entrepreneur”

Are you faithful to your Ikigai?

Views on Ikigai – Mieko Kamiya Japan is known for both incredibly long work hours and one of the lowest levels of actively engaged workers in the world. It is no surprise that according to a 2010 Survey by Central Research Services,  73% of those Japanese surveyed stated that they “had an Ikigai”, but onlyContinue reading “Are you faithful to your Ikigai?”

Just Do It June

Make March Matter Part III: #makemagicinmay 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 May? Over 190 people in the Facebook group (soContinue reading “Just Do It June”

Make Magic in May

Make March Matter Part II: Action in April 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 April? Over 175 people in the FacebookContinue reading “Make Magic in May”

Shiawase2020シンポジウム –  Online, Japanese, Co-facilitation!

Early in 2020 I decided to support the Points of You® Japan Tribe by volunteering to be a facilitator at the annual Shiawase2020シンポジウム. I was excited to co-facilitate and introduce Points of You® to a new audience of people and to talk about happiness. And to do all this with a monolingual Japanese team wouldContinue reading “Shiawase2020シンポジウム –  Online, Japanese, Co-facilitation!”

COVID-19: Flexibility, Resilience and Action for the BCCJ

This content originally appeared on the BCCJ Website – Written by Written by Sterling Content March 27, 2020 Leadership and executive coach Jennifer Shinkai has shared tips on coping with the COVID-19 crisis—both personally and professionally—in the second webinar hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). In a lively Q&A format chairedContinue reading “COVID-19: Flexibility, Resilience and Action for the BCCJ”

#makemarchmatter

Found yourself with an empty book of business due to the Coronavirus? Join this free online community of entrepreneurs , freelancers, and professionals focused on accountability and action to make March 2020 meaningful to future success. Sessions are in English and based on Tokyo time – all are welcome! Join the Mailing List or theContinue reading “#makemarchmatter”

My Ikigai Journey: from slipped disc to jumping out of bed

So how did this lass from Bury, in the north west of England, become so interested in this Japanese concept of Ikigai? Of course, moving to Japan in 1999 with proximity to the culture would be a simple explanation but I did not become aware of the concept until 2017. It was only after IContinue reading “My Ikigai Journey: from slipped disc to jumping out of bed”