We are not “teachers”, and we don’t do “training”. We are seasoned professionals with real-world experience in starting, leading and growing businesses in the Silicon Valley, and expanding businesses globally. Our practical approaches are proven to produce results, whether it’s through facilitating our “Leadership Learning Laboratories“, or working hand-in-hand with your organization on a strategically important project. We believe that leadership, team effectiveness, innovation, and the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial “magic”, are the result of behaviors that can be learned and honed with practice. Our Tokyo-based Team has been collaborating with us to transform Japanese businesses through our unique “WorkSHOCKs” for over a decade with outstanding results in some of the best-known companies in Japan. And our European Team gives us truly global reach. What’s possible? What seems “impossible”? What might make impossible –> possible? Contact us and let’s find out!
For large, multi-national companies, SV Alliances offers purposeful Organizational Culture Change, Leadership Development Programs and Consulting Services which, unlike McKinsey, Accenture, or university executive programs, provide:
For small and medium size businesses, SV Alliances offers Executive Leadership Guidance, Professional Development Programs, and Consulting Services , which, unlike typical consultant services, provide:
Our team of business leadership consultants and entrepreneurship advisers are dedicated, experienced, and accomplished professionals. We are motivated by love and passion, and the belief that people can learn to be better leaders, more effective teams, and healthier, more profitable organizations, through practicing changes in behavior and language that transform business results. We are committed to helping organizations solve global problems . . . profitably, and thus sustainable . . . for a better World.
Silicon Valley-based Team
Houzz, SETI, NASA
HP, KPMG, Suntory
Kuraray, Yamaha Motors
Cisco, Symantec, Intuit
Stanford APM Program
Tokyo Medical & Dental University
Technology Ventures Launch Program (TVLP)
Boston Consulting Group
Santa Clara University
UCSC – Silicon Valley
World Innovation Lab
Santa Clara University
Tortuga Pacific Inc.
Client Relationship Director
Canon, YAMAHA, NEC
Astellas, Fuji Xerox
Bank of America
Client Liaison & Program Manager
The Chasm Institute – Japan:キャズムインスティテュートは、ハイテク企業が、新製品の市場開発戦略と新しいイノベーションに成功する実績のあるアプローチを学び、適用し、実装することをご支援いたします。当社は、製品開発、営業、技術、およびマーケティングチームが市場のリーダーシップを達成し、維持するために企業をご支援いたします。当社は、500社以上のクライアントとのエンゲージメントと、Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, Living on the Fault Line, Dealing with Darwin, Escape Velocity, および Zone to Winを含むジェフリー・ムーアのベストセラー書籍から得られたベストプラクティスを基礎として活動しています。
“Kimberly helped our organization confront some key challenges we faced working as a team. She also assisted us in creating clear and shared goals, and a practical implementation plan that enabled us to overcome our difficulties in achieving results. Working with Kimberly was energizing, and her experience, practical knowledge and wisdom guided us for years after her workshop. I highly recommend consulting with Kimberly and her Silicon Valley Alliances Team, especially to achieve results in your team that at times might seem impossible.” – Ardavan M. Tehrani, CTO – ASSIA Inc. (2010-2017)
The recommendation of a transformed cynic: Kimberly is a bit like a cyclone – she will turn your world upside down and blow you away. Unlike a cyclone, however, she will be sure that all of the important pieces remain; neatly reorganized and stronger than before she met you. She will also, undoubtedly, leave many gems behind for you as well – some ready to display and others for you to continue polishing throughout your life and career. You will definitely be richer for having crossed her path. With unrivaled passion, Kimberly effortlessly blends principles of transformational leadership, communication, cultural understanding and relationship building and links them directly to operational excellence with brilliant simplicity. I learned more practical skills in a 6-day program led by Kimberly than I have in nearly three decades of management education and experience. These lessons will not only allow me to foster an environment that is both enjoyable and highly productive, but will, as a result, make the company I work in stronger and more successful. Without question, Kimberly merits my highest recommendation. – Ross McClure, Manufacturing Manager, SuperPower, Inc., a Furukawa Company
Kimberly’s Leading From Any Chair workshop is the single most powerful class I’ve attended, and the highest rated class I’ve participated in. Her teachings have fundamentally changed me as a leader, a coach, and a team member. — Lesley Kew, Intuit
Nathalie is an exceptionally talented person whose expertise in all levels of project management (Portfolio, Program and Project) allows her to effectively deliver even on troubled projects. As a consultant, her strong facilitation and leadership skills make her an invaluable asset to any company requiring training, methodology or project rescue. – Stacey Lyons, Senior Director PMO, Move Inc.
Ultimate facilitator to inspire your group to achieve breakthrough results, gain new insights, remove roadblocks and achieve what might have appeared to be impossible results prior to Kimberly’s leadership. Kimberly leads from the front and adeptly works with groups to gain their trust and confidence. She uses humor and scientifically proven methods to begin the critical work of helping groups get unstuck and see their own greatness. I have worked with Kimberly for more than 20 years and she consistently exhibits an interesting combination of courage, practicality and generosity. Kimberly has my utmost confidence and I will absolutely hire her again. Thanks Kimberly. You Rock! —Carol Smith, CEO Oak Grove Enterprises
I have worked with Kumi at Global Leadership Partners Asia for multiple projects as a Leadership Facilitator and Leadership Coach for over a year. She is a fun, dynamic and intelligent professional with an uncanny ability to connect with almost anyone. Always upbeat and positive, she motivates leaders to transform their self-limiting beliefs in order to think and act in new ways, previously unavailable to them. She has a high level of emotional intelligence, is fully bi-lingual (Japanese and English) and has advanced collaboration skills. I strongly recommend her for leadership development facilitation and coaching work. —Michael Shell, President & Consultant, GLPA, Tokyo, Japan
Kimberly, I continue to be in awe of your leadership skills. Very impressive!! I am so very pleased with how well our retreat went. I could not have asked for more. Inspirational, transformational, and built our team unlike anything I’ve seen before. You have a gift to bring out the best in people and to help them to believe! —Rebecca S. Cole, Vice President for Advancement, President, Wright State University Foundation, Wright State University
Ube Industries Co., Ltd. – Feedback from Global HR on Global Leadership Development Program
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