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”

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”

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”

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”

L2 Creative Practice Workshop December 2021

Jennifer Shinkai, Points of You® Master (Japan) and Topa Hashimoto, Points of You® Expert will co-facilitate L2 Academy Creative Practice Online in English from Tokyo in December 2021. This rhythmic workshop, decorated with our personal touch, is packed with both experiential and practical knowledge that will be easily integrated into daily professional use.Get ready forContinue reading “L2 Creative Practice Workshop December 2021”

Improving lives and Ikigai with Henry Seals

We all want to instinctively move away from pain, it’s in our DNA. My guest today is Henry Seals, a man who spends his time helping people to do this and to live better lives. Henry gives us an open and honest account of how he navigated divorce in Japan to achieve the best outcomeContinue reading “Improving lives and Ikigai with Henry Seals”

Let’s Escape! 5th Anniversary Celebration

On July 16th, a group of intergalactic explorers joined me for a virtual escape room in space. Hosted by The Super Fantastic Company (great name!), we had an intense and fun 60 minute experience with code cracking, quizzes and laughter. “Who is the scribe?” “What is going on?!” Sometimes I felt a bit lost butContinue reading “Let’s Escape! 5th Anniversary Celebration”

The rest is the work – the art of “Time off” and your Ikigai with Max Frenzel

Max Frenzel makes his own sourdough. What a guy! He obviously makes time to do this. In Episode 11 of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai, he talks about the benefits of rest and something he refers to as (Insert American accent here) “Noble leisure”. If you have ever wondered how you can improve your life throughContinue reading “The rest is the work – the art of “Time off” and your Ikigai with Max Frenzel”

Year 5 in Review – Curating the business

Today marks the start of my sixth year as an entrepreneur. With 50% of small businesses failing in the first 5 years, it is a milestone I can give myself a pat on the back for! I’ve really had a blast this year and am so grateful to my clients for trusting me and inspiringContinue reading “Year 5 in Review – Curating the business”