The Ikigai in Going with the Flow, with James Nepaulsingh

On the latest episode of the podcast I chat to the multi-talented James Nepaulsingh. James is a lawyer, executive coach, painter, music producer and host of the Plus Future Podcast! James joins us to discuss his ikigai and we have a great discussion about his approaches to life and to pursuing new hobbies and learningContinue reading “The Ikigai in Going with the Flow, with James Nepaulsingh”

Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb

Trigger Warning/Content Warning:  In this episode of the podcast, we talk about mental health, mental illness, as well as suicide ideation. We don’t go deep into the topic, but we just wanted to let you know that that is what is coming up in case it is something which might trigger you. So, I hopeContinue reading “Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb”

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”

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”

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”

Lonely old men and ikigai

In November I attended the Mashing Up Conference again. I really love this event because it’s “cool”. It has a casual vibe and is just a bit edgier than your average D&I “empowerment” conference. The team do try to bring some different ideas to the stage as well as some local legends. I was happyContinue reading “Lonely old men and ikigai”

The fragility of systems and getting back on the horse

I remember learning early in my career that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (although that myth may have been busted). I think we can all agree that it takes much less time to break one. Over the period of the Rugby World Cup my sister and her family visited us. AbsolutelyContinue reading “The fragility of systems and getting back on the horse”

Talking Ikigai and Gaman in my podcast debut

Whilst I’ve done plenty of public speaking and a couple of YouTube videos (Thrive Tokyo and about the Wor Watthana Muay Thai gym in Thailand), I’ve never been on a podcast! I’m always talking about the importance of getting used to hearing your voice as other people hear it but hadn’t recorded myself recently –Continue reading “Talking Ikigai and Gaman in my podcast debut”