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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Mitsuko Okamura, Regional HR Manager – North East Asia, H&M

We invited Jennifer as a facilitator of training within my HR team on the subject of change management. I have also privately asked her to coach me to improve my presentation skill.

What I appreciated Jennifer as a facilitator is that when we approached her, she listened to our challenges and suggested the contents which exactly matched our needs.

She was open to customize or share the contents with us according to our requests. We encourage our leaders to be catalysts, and the idea of moving out of drama triangle, and instead empowering people was exactly what we wanted to promote.

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

As a coach, she put focuses on why, purpose, and vision. And this was powerful to me. Envisioning who I want to be after completing the coaching sessions was not totally comfortable at the beginning, but once I overcame the insecurity, I was finally able to focus on how I could improve myself. She shared the technical skills with me, but what I appreciated the most was that she was there as a mental support.

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

Jennifer is bilingual and understands the challenges in the workplaces in Japan. She is able to suggest how best we can approach specific problems. My team and I also appreciated that she is such a warm, cheerful, and inspiring facilitator!

How did you feel after the presentation skills coaching?

I feel much more confidence with presenting/speaking in public in general. Initially selecting the image of “who I want to be” was powerful. The repetition of preparing my speech, practicing on my own, presenting, receiving feedback, and implementing the feedback and trying again was a great exercise for me.

Catherine O’Connell, Principal, Founder & CEO, Catherine O’Connell Law

When did you work with Jennifer Shinkai? How did she add value to your organisation?

I have worked with Jennifer as a client of mine.

In addition she has facilitated two Points of You programs for Women in Law Japan (WILJ) in 2019 and 2020. I am also a member in her Make March Matter online community.

As a client, Jennifer is very easy to work with, asks intelligent and on-point questions and is prompt with responses and payment.

In the WILJ facilitations we received feedback from the attendees that they had a unique experience and found Jennifer to be an excellent facilitator. Organizing the workshops with her was a breeze. She was very well prepared in the lead up and executed the workshops efficiently (strict on time!) and made them fun as well.

Driven from her own inspiration she created the Make March Matter (MMM) community as the State of Emergency descended on Japan as a result of Covid-19. This online community is for supporting and encouraging the entrepreneur community. Jennifer could have let the MMM group disband at the end of March but continued the community through April, May, June, July and now August as I write this.

MMM is a clear example of the absolute commitment Jennifer has in her approach to any project. Her core inner as a coach is brought to the forefront in this group through her leadership, empathy, cultural intelligence and ability to collaborate and communicate clearly with a range of personalities. I thoroughly recommend Jennifer for coaching, facilitation and for her other passion of Points of You.

What were her strengths as a facilitator/moderator/coach?

Empathy | Patience | cultural intelligence | inclusivity | receptive to new ways of doing things | open to other’s ideas | curious to receive feedback to do better next time | committed

Jennifer is trustworthy, keeps a confidence and integrity is a value I observe in her by her actions

Alison Kim, Team Leader InfoSec, PMI

Jennifer conducted an Internal Team building workshop as a facilitator in August 2020.

How would you describe her style?

Strong positive energy and happy virus sharing. Happy virus means you make other people around you also happy like you. (not harmful virus, of course 😊)

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

She can help the team build strong teamwork even in a Covid situations. She also has nice tools to facilitate workshops remotely. This is especially beneficial for the teams in different (remote) locations.

Team Collage Online with Points of You® Tools on Mural

Aya Yamanouchi, Learning & Development Manager, LVMH Japan K.K.

When did you work with Jennifer Shinkai (event, date, her role, areas of expertise)? How did she add value to your organisation?

Presentation Training for DARE TOKYO, Virtual Workshop L>C Covid 19 Initiative

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

Jennifer is very open minded professional coach and facilitator. She is flexible in creating contents by listening carefully our needs, and deliver workshops and training which encourage talents to dare to act and transform.

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

Flexibility, Understanding of cultural diversity, Creativity, Empower talents by her passion for people development

Asami Matsumoto, CEO/Founder, Active Connector Inc.

How did Jennifer Shinkai add value to your organisation?

After consulting with Jennifer about the company’s situation, Jennifer made a proposal of training details. Then she planned and led the training workshop.

We started to move into sudden full remote work while there were some communication issues in the team. Facing this current challenging external situation, it was critical for us to create a strong team foundation first. We asked Jennifer to remove some of the issues caused by miscommunication in the team.

Her session enabled us to see the situation really clearly and made each one of us, individually, grow as a person. She taught everyone of us great framework on how we should perceive our communication issues. Her training gave us some foundation for our future talk in the team members.

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

She has great empathy and very good at all kinds of online technical training tools. She carefully designed the session so as to ease the tension as well as nerverousness of the team members.

She successfully made the team members aware that the training that she was going to provide is not for the company’s purpose but ultimately about each individual’s growth opportunity. She definitely set the right tone in the very beginning with her attitudes as well as words.

The whole session was online, through zoom, but she used all kinds of online training tools very effectively and professionally. We were very impressed how much we can do trainings in remote setting. We even feel like the training was very effective because it was remote/on zoom.

She gave us great homework that enabled us to deepen our understanding of our training sessions and have a great self reflective time!

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

Definitely yes!! Especially if the team consists of multicultural members and use English as a main language, she is the great facilitator! She also has a great understanding of Japanese culture, so even the session is going to be in English, she pays attention to Japanese participants and be mindful of how the training should be conducted with the consideration of Japanese culture aspects (as well as some English difficulties those non-native speakers tend to face)

Hendrik Kwee, Manager, Talent Management & Development, Philip Morris Japan K.K.

We work with Jennifer to ensure that our employees are engaged and also that we look after their social wellbeing amid covid19 pandemic where most our employees are working from home. Jennifer was able to provide solutions for us to achieve just this.

Using some tips from Points of You®, Jennifer was able to customize a solution tailored to our needs.

We are thankful for her facilitation and passion to ensure that our participants get the most out of the program.

Jennifer is flexible and is able to work with our requirements. She facilitates workshops well in both English and Japanese languages.

Jennifer is an experienced facilitator and easy to work with and has also worked in corporate environment.