Junko Ohara, Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

I worked with her for career coaching session from June 2021 to June 2022.

What were her strengths as a facilitator/moderator/coach? How would you describe her style? What was it like to work with her?

She was a wonderful career coach. She made me realize who I am, what I am passionate about and what I truly care of.

Through the coaching sessions, she asked me various interesting questions that I’ve never thought of, such as “what is your theme song for your new ‘you’?” and “what would you like to be if you can be anyone?”.

It was really amazing that by thinking through and answering those questions, I came to discover the core value in me.

She also has a deep knowledge and insight working in organizations and her comments were all very persuasive and motivational to me. After the coaching session, I can affirm my life than before and am confident of my life choice.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

If you want to know yourself more, I would recommend taking Jennifer Shinkai’s coaching sessions! It would be truly precious time to take time for yourself to think deeply about your life. You might discover your “hidden gem” through her interesting coaching method and process.

Ryo Shirai,Executive Director, HRBP G&A Lead, HRBP G&A, Astellas Pharma Inc

How did ORSC® Trained Systems Coaches Jennifer Shinkai and Rieko Aiba add value to your organisation?

As System Coaches they facilitated (the 120 minute online session for a global team) very well, bringing the voice of our team quite effectively.

What were their strengths as a facilitator/moderator/coach? How would you describe their style? What was it like to work with them?

They were good at asking questions in the right timing. They facilitated the session in a well balanced way, both proactively interacting with us to bring our idea, as well as taking a good pause to give us a space to think about something. And they are good at understanding of culture difference.

Why would you recommend them to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

I strongly recommend them as they both have international experience knowing different culture and they are good at/well take care of not only session facilitation but also preparation and post-session follow up.

I very much appreciate their work and want to ask them for next session in the near future!

Ryo Shirai, Executive Director, HRBP G&A Lead, HRBP G&A, Astellas Pharma Inc

Kristen McQuillin, Mediatinker

I attended an Ikigai workshop on June 10, 2021.

What was it like to work with her?

Jennifer has an uncanny ability to find the heart of the matter in any rambling discussion. She holds space for everyone and shares her insightful comments with care and compassion.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

Aside from knowing her topics well and presenting them with personable charm, Jennifer is able to open hearts and minds to ideas that are motivating and life-affirming.

Mira Simic-Yamashita PhD, Psychologist, Therapist & Academic

I participated in Jennifer’s Ikigai & Points of You® online workshop on June 10th, 2021.

What were her strengths as a facilitator/moderator/coach? How would you describe her style? What was it like to work with her?

She is very warm, intuitive, and incredibly knowledgeable facilitator. She guides gently, listens with open heart, and makes you feel comfortable and accepted. Before this workshop, I knew a little about the framework of Ikigai, but didn’t know how to put it in practice and arrive to insights by myself.

However, with Jennifer’s masterful guidance, using visual prompts from Points of You® cards, I was able to look deeply and discover new things about myself, some more obvious, some more subtle, and to come to some important realizations.

I learned that Ikigai can be many things in life, and that I am actually very close to living that life fully.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

This is a nice, gentle, warm exercise, that I would recommend to anyone who is curious to learn more about themselves. It will open some new questions, but provide many meaningful answers as well.

Aki Ozaki, Aryzta Food Solutions

How did Jennifer Shinkai add value to your organisation?

Project: a bilingual #IWD International Women’s day online event for our Women’s Network across Asia Pacific

“We enjoyed to have her. we experienced to have relax and think positively about our future goal.

She is friendly and a great facilitator. The event is so well organized and she could deliver in both English and Japanese. So for our international event, she is really great!!!

Jennifer brings really peaceful atmosphere and her words easily get into our attention. Her work session was really easy to get in and joyful and memorable.”

Wanda Ruiz, Head of Strategy and Business Operations Japan, Merck Biopharma

How did Jennifer Shinkai add value to your organisation?

Jennifer led a training session for our group from Oct 2020 to Feb 2021. Her invaluable comments, advice, and insights helped the team members get a better understanding of themselves, their role in the group and the organization, and their influence on other members of the group and organization

What was it like to work with her?

Jennifer has a particularly exceptional method of making people realize things they did not notice previously and always follows this “discovery” with what to do with that new information/knowledge. Her methods always directly lead to concrete actions and are more effective than typical training methods we have undergone to date.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

As previously mentioned, Jennifer’s sessions are not just about gaining new ideas/realizations/knowledge, but what to do with that so that it makes a bigger impact in future activities/life/work, and are thus far more effective than just simple “training.”

I would recommend giving Jennifer’s specialized sessions a try. I can guarantee you will not regret it.

Mamoru Sugie, General Manager, EMS Japan K.K.

Jennifer Shinkai was my executive coach in 2020. She added value to our organisation by helping me to think out of the box.

What was it like to work with her?

She was my first coach and I have no one else to compare her style with. As a man who is believed to be tough, her approach was an ice breaker.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

Any leader in an organization can be lonesome. Her coaching helps you to release your stress and take you to see yourself in the different angle/view.

Lotta Lipponen, Lean Agile Coach, DNA Plc

In November 2020 Jennifer delivered 90 min remote interactive session for our Lean Agile Leaders community at DNA Plc in Finland. Topic for the session was Ikigai and personal purpose. Participants did love it, including me.

Jennifer was able to engage diverse group of participants with her positive and empathic style and professional facilitation skills.

Lotta Lipponen

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

Jennifer was able to grasp our goals for the event quickly. The whole process was extremely smooth and delivery very professional. As an organiser, I did not need to worry about the technicalities, just enjoy the event.

Yumi Murakashi, Culture Team Leader, Uzabase Inc.

We asked her to make presentation about D&I on 9th of October, 2020. She has made clear points on why the D&I is important to our company which we especially deal with “information” which was an eye opening phrase for us.

What was it like to work with Jennifer Shinkai?

Her strength: she is so open to receive feedback, has experience in working with diverse environment. Can customize well based on our company’s values etc. I felt comfortable working with her.

Why would you recommend her to facilitate workshops/ offer coaching for other organisations?

She has experience in D&I with various global companies and can add those inputs to the workshop.

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Sarah Goretta, Regional Regulatory Manager, Bayer South East Asia

I usually work with Jennifer when I am stuck and need to broaden my horizon. I usually come with a lot of mess in my head and she helps me sort it out, starting with clarifying the issue itself! And then we go with the game (coaching process) she thinks is the best adapted to my situation. I really leave it all to her and just let myself be guided through the process! I never fail to be amazed by the outcome!

What is Jennifer Shinkai like as a coach?

Jennifer is a very accessible, enthusiastic and luminous coach! Her love of her work and Points of You® really shines through making me feel very comfortable to go deeper into myself and to be honest with my struggles!

Why would you recommend Jennifer Shinkai as a facilitator/coach?

Jennifer brings light and energy into a room and when coaching with Points of You®, it is very powerful! There is always a new window opening after a session with her. Discovering about oneself or finding ways to overcome hurdles become really fun! Her coaching style and the games Jennifer do are so compelling that you come back for more!

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