“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.”
I feel like a fire has been lit beneath me! I have been working happily each day. I’ve been much more productive but the biggest return has been how happy it has made me. I find the energy spilling over into all areas of my life.
Jennifer has touched my heart first with her soft voice and secondly with her sensitivity. I love the way she challenges me always to go further by helping me to find the courage to be truly me and how she gives me inspirations with her depthless resources. She is so friendly and wholehearted, totally non-judgemental and its so easy to trust her and to connect with her. She always hears more than what’s said.
I feel energized, lifted up, inspired. I always leave the session with a deeper trust in myself. I know I can always go further, ask for more from life, dare to do more.
I love the way that Jennifer challenges me and I love how she always find something to appreciate/acknowledge in me, like something very subtle which I think people don’t even notice…I think she is authentic, not pretentious and not forcing/trying too hard. I love the way she is so easy to talk to or so easy to connect with, and that she is always welcoming, embracing whatever comes out of me.