I worked with Jennifer as my executive coach as part of the Integrating your Ikigai coaching journey programme in 2019/2020.
For me there is a lot of inspiration in term of creating materials, structure of the online cooperation (which is significantly different from 1:1 live sessions), I loved how structured and organised the communication was.
Jennifer has a great sense of business and also very kind approach. The sessions inspired me to do many changes in term of organizing my coaching online practice.
She has a personal approach, is kind, and very professional.
“I first got her presentation training for my business idea pitch in Oct.2019. It was group session and she improved every participants’ pitch significantly. She is really good at facilitating group collaboration as well as improving individual skill. Her class is interactive and fun! She teaches in Japanese and English so participants can learn also communication in English. Her workshop includes multiple benefits and different from simple coaching.”
– Participant in Opening with Impact (part of The Presentation Skills Programme)
Jennifer led a really useful ‘points of you’ session for our team at the start of the year. She focused us all on the priorities for the upcoming year and enabled us to visualize end results. Jennifer’s ability to deliver training in both English and Japanese was a real plus for our bicultural team.
She put all participants at ease and engaged each team member. I would absolutely recommend Jennifer for workshop facilitation and would use her services again without hesitation.
“Jennifer provided facilitator role with concepts as Points of You, 4 Tendencies and Appreciative Inquiry in Japanese and English. Focus on Self Awareness as the source of change that needs to enable the whole organization for the transformation in the Automotive industry. Create creative ideas and sample process to MVP with out-of-box-thinking and Design Thinking Methods, customer centricity and fun in mind. We all left the day of facilitation exhausted, but happy with a smile for the different perspectives we had a chance to enter.
Jennifer is empathetic and strong in group management, Jennifer always knew what the group needed (we started with a meditation! :-)) and set the tone with different tools throughout the day. Her bilingual language skills were highly appreciated and were one of the main reasons for many managers to actively participate throughout the whole day
Highly recommend Jennifer, great investment of budget and time into a more inclusive and empathetic team!”
Jennifer understands something critical for good facilitation: that not every workshop participant is 100% convinced of the process, and that everyone in the room is starting from different initial conditions. She has a keen perceptiveness about people, and about diversity of mindsets, that enhances her efficacy as a workshop leader. Jennifer is approachable and “real,” and is able to connect to individuals in diverse groups. Her workshops do not push participants too hard to “buy into” the content. As a leadership instructor, I value that quality as it is one that I try to cultivate myself.
“Jennifer is really bright and quick to see things from new perspectives. At the same time she is accessible and creates an environment where it is easy to share. A delightful combination that allowed me to have several powerful “ah-ha” moments. Not to mention that the tools she uses are excellent!
Hope I’m in Tokyo on the right dates again and I can “play” more with the tools. Truly lovely day. Thank you!”
MaryAnne joined the Ikigai X Points of You® and Points of You® Experience Taster Sessions in July 2019
“It was great session with many thanks. I think that we understand each other by scientific approach, which are more information than the one from usual communication. Showing our tendency helps to understand what we are missing this stage, and give us some findings and hints to improve them in future – but I think that perfect circle is not always necessarily as it would create unique company culture to become strength. This gives us great opportunity to consider what company’s shape we are setting out in the future.”
Participant in Senior Leadership Session using Saville Work Roles Psychometric Assessment
As part of a bilingual PR agency, employees are often required to pitch proposals and project ideas to English speaking C-level clients. A tailor-made 4 session programme focused on visuals (body language and slide deck), preparing an audience focused message, and opening and closing with impact.
Participants were given multiple opportunities to deliver real presentations and receive peer and trainer feedback to develop skills.
“It was straightforward and we had clear instructions for what to prepare before each training session.”
“You taught me many new techniques for how to prepare the presentation, not only how to speak in front of people”
“I am satisfied with the contents! but 4 classes might be short?”
Contact Jennifer Shinkai and present with impact in your next English pitch or sales presentation.
Jennifer Shinkai facilitated a series of quarterly workshops for the Leadership Team of Icon Partners K.K., a boutique recruitment agency specialising in SCM and Logistics. After the second session, Jeremy Sanderson, CEO, gave the following testimonial
“It was a very productive session for us. I continued the charge at our managers’ meeting this morning, and had one of the most positive and productive meetings we’ve had for a long time. We just need to keep the ball rolling now!
I think I can speak for everybody when I say it’s good to have you as part of the team.”