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The most common causes of team failures are well-known, completely predictable & mostly avoidable.
Unfortunately disengaged employees & dysfunctional organizations are “the norm” globally!

We transform Managers into Global Leaders & facilitate Groups in becoming Truly Global Teams who achieve Together what seems “Impossible” . . . but is Merely Difficult . . . and eventually INEVITABLE!

VIRTUAL & IN PERSON

Our lively & interactive workSHOCK experiences engage, connect and inspire individuals, teams & organizations to become their “highest & best”.

Don’t wait for a return to “normal”. This is the new normal! Let’s do it!

Who We Are and What We Do

Transforming Managers into Leaders and Groups of People into True Teams.

Reading a book about exercise won’t make you strong. And simply knowing HOW to do something changes nothing! It is the will and the discipline to ACT that are required.

Our highly engaging learning labs enable teams to practice, prototype, apply key insights, and build “muscles” that enable them to achieve “impossible” together.

We support common sense, effective & efficient leadership, team and project management practices that are proven to double productivity and increase profitability. How? By overcoming dysfunctions typical in organizations containing human beings, engaging disengaged employees and strengthening cross-functional communication and organizational culture.

PROOF IT WORKS: We tracked retention among several hundred graduates of one of our programs. Over a 5 year period only ~1% of our graduates quit annually compared with the over 20% that were quitting globally annually. And only ~10% of the people who reported to our graduates quit! Yes, that’s right, we dropped voluntary turnover from over 20% to just over 10% among people who NEVER MET us simply by doing a 3 day workshop with their MANAGERS on how NOT to be a “Bosshole” (NOT the official workshop title! 😱🤪).

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, including product development program leadership and management of HW, SW, and complex systems. 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, organizational culture, 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 biggest and best-known companies in Japan. And our European and Australian Teams gives us truly global reach.

What’s possible? What seems “impossible”? What might make impossible –> possible? Contact us and let’s find out!

Consulting Areas

Leadership Development

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Reading about exercise doesn’t make you strong – exercise does! Our “Learning Laboratories” and “WorkSHOCKs” turn managers into leaders and groups of people into real teams via the sensible practices in our “Possibilities Toolbox”.

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Team Effectiveness Workshops

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 “Training” doesn’t change behavior, and changed behavior is required for improved business results.  We deliver the results that you need – engaged people, delighted customers, expanded markets, increased revenue, reduced costs, improved quality, strategic advantage – by focusing on the following key areas:

  • People, Teams & Organizations
  • Program & Project Management
  • Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Executive Coaching Sessions

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Olympic athletes have a coach, and so do great business leaders. Our “Thinking Partner” sessions support, guide and empower you to be successful in reaching your goals.

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Innovation & Design Thinking

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Both Design Thinking and Scrappy Project Management© share an obsession with “the customer”. Both start by “thinking from the future” rather than getting stuck in the current situation, hampered by self-­limiting beliefs about what’s possible. Rather than using the classic design thinking model of Empathize–Define–Ideate– Prototype–Test, we use the Why, Who, What and How model.

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Organizational Culture/DNA

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Organizational Culture is “the way we are” today, including the laundry list of do’s and don’ts that the old-timers share with newbies on their first day of work. It’s “the way we do things around here,” even if we’ve forgotten why we’re doing them.

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OUR VALUE

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:

  • engaging, action-oriented team project-based programs leading to concrete, visible results.
  • immersive development experiences that broaden and deepen the leadership and management skills of the participants.
  • a collaborative culture which breaks down organizational silos and encourages the risk-taking necessary for growth.

For small and medium size businesses, SV Alliances offers Executive Leadership Guidance, Professional Development Programs, and Consulting Services , which, unlike typical consultant services, provide:

  • an intense focus on sensible, practical projects leading to direct business benefits with measurable results.
  • a strategic framework for Customer-focus and Innovation that enables the business to fulfill their strategic plans.
  • the perspective and experience of Silicon Valley, to inspire creativity and risk-taking within the constraints of human and  financial resources.

OUR DREAM FOR OUR WORKING WORLD: We love to work with purpose-driven organizations committed to optimizing overall “success”, starting with defining what exactly “success” is for their complex stakeholder universe. Doing this we demonstrate the superior results (including financial) such organizations enjoy, attract more investors to these better-performing investments (long-term), and attract more and better workers to these organizations. We strongly believe that, eventually, both investments and workers preferentially flow to these kinds of organizations instead of the soul-sucking variety, and the sick, twisted, dysfunctional organizations of Our World, which will eventually wither and die for lack of financial resources and people.

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Our Team

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 sustainably . . . for a better World.

Our Team in Silicon Valley, Japan, Europe and Australia:

Kimberly Wiefling

Focus Areas

  • Keynotes & Workshops
  • Global Leadership
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Organizational Culture/DNA
  • EQ-Human Skills
  • Project Mgmt.
  • Post-merger Integ.
  • Coaching
  • Product Dev. 
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  • Design Thinking

Clients/Experience

Indeed, Intuit
Cisco, Kuraray
Docomo Innovations
Houzz, NASA
Pigeon, Symantec

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Dell-EMC
YKK
NSSOL
Toshiba
Mazda
Comet Tech
Suntory
Yamaha Motors
MUFG
Keyence
HP
Juniper Networks
Velo3D
Isuzu
Japan Science & Technology (JST)
Stanford Healthcare Hospitality
Daiichi Sankyo
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma
Sony (via Candescent)
Panasonic (via ReplayTV)
Furukawa Electric
Tokyo Medical & Dental University (TMDU)
Kyoto University
Tokyo Electron
Veritas
Daiwa
Orbotech
Mizuho
UBE
Toray
Tokio Marine
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Sun Allomer
Mitsui Fudosan
Oracle Japan
Cadence Design Systems
Fisher Investments
Scientific Revenue
Technology Ventures Launch Program (TVLP)
Leadership San Mateo
PabLove
Ascaldera
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)

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MORE ABOUT KIMBERLY . . .

My Work: https://kimberlywiefling.com/

My Business: https://wiefling.com/

My Workshops: https://wiefling.com/our-services/workshops/

My Keynote Speaking: https://wiefling.com/our-services/keynote-speaking/

My Team: https://siliconvalleyalliances.com/

My Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Wiefling/e/B002GWKPOG

My Scrappy Women’s Book: https://scrappywomen.biz/

My Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/c/KimberlyWiefling

Our SV Engineering Leadership Meetup (I am a cofounder): https://www.meetup.com/SV-ELC/ 

Yumi Wakayama

Focus Areas

  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Business Development
  • Global Communications
  • Client Engagement Management

Clients

Hitachi
Mitsui
Tokyo Medical & Dental University
Pigeon Group
Toyota
Kuraray
NSSOL

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Mana Tomitori

Focus Areas

  • Executive Coaching
  • Global Leadership
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Visions & Core Values
  • Global Mindset

Clients

LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton
Christian Dior
HUGO BOSS
Gucci
Bosch
Guinness World Record
Adobe Systems
Kuraray

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Yamaha Motors
NSSOL
Equinix
Ube
ADK
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)

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Stephen Parent

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Focus Areas

  • Global Team Effectiveness
  • Global Leadership
  • Intercultural Readiness
  • Global Mindset
  • Powerful Presentations

Clients

Sudler Japan
Merck & Co
Sumitomo Chemical
Tokyo Star Bank
Mizuho Securities
Keyence
NSSOL
Furukawa Electric
UBE
Kuraray

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Yvonne Burton

 

Focus Areas

  • Tech Consulting /Solutions Analysis 
  • Business English Training
  • Cross-Cultural Comm.
  • Virtual Tools (MS TEAMS)
  • Workshop Facilitation

Clients

Mitsui & Co
Stanford Healthcare Hospitality

Clarivate Analytics
Intrapshere Technologies
Monster.com

 

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Thomson Reuters
Japan Culture-NYC
Japan External Trade Org

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Tom Okada

Focus Areas

  • Executive Leadership
  • Cross Culture Management
  • Global Technology Bus. Development
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Account Management
  • Technology Sales
  • Startup Mentoring
  • Investment Funding

Clients/Experience

Motorola
Azingo
Aplix Corporation
Ecrio
Witricity

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Tortuga Pacific Inc.
Zeemote
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Delta Electronics
NTT Docomo

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Belle Walker

Focus areas

  • Systems Thinking for Organizations
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Leadership (Collocated and Remote Strategies)
  • Collaboration Coaching (Collocated and Remote Strategies)
  • Post-merger Integration
  • Virtual Facilitation

Clients/Experience

Beth Interactive

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Corporation for NJ Local Media
HERE Technologies
Future Ads LLC
Plan9 Group
Google
Ambassador Construction

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Miroo Kim

Focus Areas

  • Startup Executives Coaching
  • Gen Z Tech Workers Coaching
  • Organizational Culture for Wellbeing
  • Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  • Compassion at Work Workshop
  • Keynotes

Clients/Experience

– Meta Platforms (formerly known as Facebook)
– AWS
– INSEAD (Business School)
– Greenpeace Korea

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– UC Berkeley
– d.camp Korea (Startup Incubator)
– Seoul Business Agency (Startup Accelerator)
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Peter Ivanov

Focus Areas

  • Build Virtual Power Teams & deliver outstanding results!
  • Leading Virtual/Remote Teams
  • Leadership, Intercultural Teams
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Executive Coach

Clients/Experience

Danone
Nemak
British American Tobacco
Kuraray
Wirtshafts Woche
iimex
BASF

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CeBIT
MPI
Komfo
BASF
Ikea
Lufthansa
VISA
Danone Nutiricia

Matt Schlegel

Focus Areas

  • Team-based Problem-solving
  • Teambuilding
  • Work Team Design
  • Hiring
  • Rapport Building
  • The Enneagram
  • Org. Culture
  • Individual Coaching
  • 1-day or 2-day virtual workshops
  • Speaking

Clients/Experience

NewTek
HP
Houzz
Xcelaero
ReplayTV
CSL
Avenidas

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Alvarez & Marsal

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Matthew Cahill

Focus Areas

  • Learning & Development
  • Bias Mitigation Strategies
  • Sales Negotiations
  • Org. Change
  • Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Clients/Experience

LinkedIn
Salesforce
Tata Consultancy Services
Pure Storage
Interactive Business Systems
Nielsen
Leadership San Mateo
HP
CloudSense
Apttus

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Alan Tsuda

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Focus Areas

  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Project Leadership
  • Virtual Teams
  • Pitch Development
  • Pitch Delivery

Clients/Experience

Altapoint Learning
UCSC – Silicon Valley
UC Berkeley
Suntory
Mazda
World Innovation Lab
Kuraray
Daiichi Sankyo
ALC Education

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Matthias Orgler

Focus Areas

  • Agile Leadership & Agile Transformation
  • High Performing Teams
  • Agile Software Engineering
  • Lean Startup & Business Model Innovation

Clients

Volkswagen Vodafone Novartis DekaBank Allianz BearingPoint Schaeffler Union Investment
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Nathalie Udo

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Focus Areas

  • Global Business Strategy
  • Sustainability Champion
  • Executive Coach
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Program Management
  • Agile Processes

Clients/Experience

AT&T
Autodesk
Alcatel
Kuraray
TRI/TRIAD
Lucent
Kaiser Permanente
Ube

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Ricoh
NASA
Keyence
PG&E

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Rob Shea

Focus Areas

  • Team high performance
  • Leadership high performance
  • Agile transformations that stick
  • Product coaching
  • Value stream maps
  • Employee engagement & retention
  • EQ
  • Continuous learning & improvement
  • Coaching
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  • Action planning: 30-60-90-day plans
  • Clients/Experience

    Nike
    Jaguar Land Rover
    IKEA
    Walmart
    Blackboard
    Pragmatic Institute
    Reed Elsevier
    Rabobank / De Lage Landen
    Lexis Nexis
    Bank of America
    Wells Fargo
    Morgan Stanley
    IKEA
    Sanofi Pasteur
    Merck
    Bristol Myers Squibb
    Cincinnati Insurance
    Vertex
    OnTECH Charter High School in Syracuse, NY
    Williamsburg Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY
    The United Way of the Greater Triangle (NC)

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    Derek Platt

    Focus Areas

    • Driving Strategic Change
    • Global Teaming
    • Culture of Curiosity & Innovation
    • Global Mindset
    • Team Engagement
    • Action Learning
    • Coaching
    • Creating High Performance Teams
    • Adventure Leadership/teaming

    Clients/Experience

    Tetra Pak
    Mercedes/Daimler
    Cisco Systems

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    TOTAL
    PayPal
    Lenovo-IBM
    Maersk
    AMD
    Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    Crown Worldwide Group

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    Annie Sheehan

    Focus Areas

    • Executive Coaching
    • Project Sponsor Development
    • Agile Project Management
    • Agile Processes
    • Workshop Facilitation
    • Portfolio Governance
    • Team development

    Clients/Experience

    Walt Disney
    The Salvation Army
    National Australia Bank
    AXA
    JBWere
    Telstra

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    DST Systems
    UBS
    BNP Paribas

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    Francine Gordon

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    Focus Areas

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Business Management
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Keynote Speaking
    • Coaching

    Clients/Experience

    Technology Ventures Launch Program (TVLP)
    Kuraray
    Boston Consulting Group
    Yale University
    Santa Clara University
    Stanford University
    Dow Corning Toray
    ALC Education, Inc.

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    Kumi Kobayashi

    Focus Areas

    • Global Leadership
    • Team Effectiveness
    • Organizational Culture
    • Company Vision
    • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Empower Women

    Clients

    Canon, YAMAHA, NEC
    Astellas
    Fuji Xerox
    Merrill Lynch
    Bank of America
    NEC
    AXA Management

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    Waseda University

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    Jens Hilzensauer

    Focus Areas

    • Leadership & Executive Coaching
    • High Performing Teams & Organizational Development
    • Applied Neuroscience and Psychology in Business
    • EQ-Emotional Intelligence & Communication
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Design thinking, Design sprints
    • Keynotes & Workshops
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  • Neuro-Systemic Coaching
  • Lego Serious Play
  • Mediation & Conflict Management
  • OKR, Scrum, Kanban, Liberating Structures, Management 3.0, Scaled Agile Approaches, etc.
  • Clients/Experience

    AXA Insurance
    Boston Consulting Group
    CeBIT Hannover (Tech Trade Fair)
    Columbia Tristar Film GmbH
    Commerzbank
    Electronic Arts
    Heineken
    Michelin
    Microsoft
    Siemens
    1&1
    Agaplesion
    Agile Heroes GmbH
    Aida Cruises
    Aldiana GmbH
    Allianz AG
    ARD (German Public Broadcasting)
    Bel Etage Saarbrücken
    Bochum Total (Music Festival)
    BRASSerie Festival, Salzburg
    Federal Ministry for the Environment (Germany)
    German Armed Forces
    Condor (Airline)
    D&B Audio
    Deutsche Bahn (German Railway)
    Deutsche Bank
    Deutsche Post AG (German Post)
    Deutsche Vermögensberatung (Financial Services)
    DFB – German Football Association
    DHBW – Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
    DSV – German Ski Association
    DVM (German Association for Real Estate Management)
    E-Werk, Saarbrücken (Event Venue)
    E.M.I. International (Record Label)
    Endemol Deutschland (TV Production)
    Ernstings Family (Retail Chain)
    Europa-Park Rust (Theme Park)
    FC St. Pauli (Football Club)
    FIVB – International Volleyball Federation
    Frankfurter Hof, Mainz (Event Venue)
    Fraport, Frankfurt/Main Airport
    Fresenius (Healthcare Company)
    Hapag Lloyd (Transportation Company)
    Heidelberg Castle
    HfMDK Frankfurt (University of Music and Performing Arts)
    HR (Hessischer Rundfunk, German Broadcasting)
    IAA (International Motor Show)
    IG Metall (Metalworkers’ Union)
    IKEA
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    Kölnarena (Event Venue)
    Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz (Cultural Festival)
    Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Spa House)
    Landesmusikakademie Engers Neuwied (Music Academy)
    Landesmusikrat Niedersachsen (State Music Council)
    Landesmusikverband Rheinland Pfalz (State Music Association)
    Landesvertretung des Saarlandes (State Representation)
    Lions-Club
    LUNEX University – International University of Health, Exercise & Sports SA
    Maison Rhenanie Palatinat, Dijon
    Max Planck Graduate Center
    MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, German Broadcasting)
    Media Markt (Retail Chain)
    Mercedes
    Merck KGaA
    Messe Berlin (Trade Fair)
    Messe Frankfurt (Trade Fair)
    Messe Köln (Trade Fair)
    Metro (Retail Chain)
    Musikmesse (Music Trade Fair)
    NOVA JAZZ & BLUES NIGHT Festival, Schloss Esterhazy, Austria
    O2 (Telecommunications Company)
    Pro7 (Television Channel)
    R+V Insurance
    Radio NRJ
    Radio Regenbogen
    Radio RPR1
    Radio Salü
    Rotary Club
    RTL (Television Channel)
    Saarbrücken, E-Werk
    Saarland University
    Samsung
    SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG
    Sausalitos (Restaurant Chain)
    Schauspiel Frankfurt (Theater)
    Shopware (Software Company)
    Sony Deutschland
    SR (Saarländischer Rundfunk, German Broadcasting)
    Stage Entertainment (Theatrical Production Company)
    Stihl (Chainsaw and Power Equipment Manufacturer)
    Strandkorb Open-Air (Outdoor Event)
    SWR (Südwestrundfunk, German Broadcasting)
    Thomas Cook (Travel Company)
    Thorsten Kreutz Consulting
    Tour de France
    Trofana Royal (Ischgl, Austria, Hotel)
    TUI (Travel Company)
    TÜV Nord (Technical Inspection Association)
    VdK Rheinland-Pfalz (Social Association)
    Vogue (Magazine)
    VOLVO
    VW (Volkswagen)
    Wintergarten Berlin (Theater)
    Würth (Tools and Hardware Company)
    ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, German Television)
    Zirkus-Roncalli (Circus)

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    Maria Pienaar

    Focus Areas

    • Corp. Innovation
    • Executive Advisor
    • Investor
    • Private Company Board Director
    • US Investor readiness and funding
    • Investor readiness master classes
    • US market entry strategy and acquisition
    • Market Value Proposition Testing & Assessment
    • Early Growth Funding Deal Sourcing

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    • Product Strategy
    • Business Development for New Market Opportunities

    Clients/Experience

    Runway Innovation Hub
    Unicorn Growth Capital
    Blue label Ventures

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    Rosemary Coates

    Focus Areas

    • Global Supply Chain Strategy and Architecture
    • Reshoring, Tariffs, Country of Origin
    • Counterfeit Imports
    • Global Manufacturing
    • Expert Witness

    Clients

    Microsoft, Exxon Mobil
    Chevron, Northrop
    Siemens
    Hewlett-Packard
    Waterlogic, Kinaxis
    Brooks Running
    Starbucks

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    American Airlines
    FedEx, Nike
    Kenneth Cole
    Nordstrom,BMW
    Gigamon, NetApp
    VM Ware, SAP
    Lam Research

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    Yumi Kitahama

    Focus areas

    • Emotional Intelligence Training & Coaching
    • Resilience Training & Coaching
    • Enneagram Coaching
    • Global Leadership
    • Cross-Cultural Communications
    • Post Merger Integ.
    • Peak Performance Coaching

    Clients

    Changi Airport
    Pokemon
    Furukawa Electric
    Kuraray

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    Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
    Web Analytics Consultants Association
    Bridge-C Estate
    Baiko Gakuin University
    Innosparks/ST Engineering
    Bandai

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    George Nie

    Focus Areas

    • Design Thinking
    • Change Management
    • Future of Work
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Psychological Safety
    • Agile Scrum Methodology
    • Compassionate Leadership
    • LGBT Workplace Inclusion
    • Product Growth Strategy
    • Customer Centricity

    Clients/Experience

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    Apple
    Dolby
    StartOut
    Out in Tech
    Nuro
    Leo Burnett
    VNS Health
    United Nations Children’s Fund
    United Nations Development Programme
    Encompass HK
    Washington Square Management Consulting

    Certificates

    Product Strategy Certificate issued by Reforge
    Project Management Professional Certificate issued by Google
    Certified Scrum Product Owner Certificate issued by Scrum Alliance

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    Yuki Sekiguchi

    Focus Areas

    • Lean Startups for Big Companies
    • Customer Development Interviews
    • MVPs
    • Business Idea Validation
    • From R&D to Commercialization
    • Climate Tech
    • Workshops & Webinars

    Clients/Experience

    Canon
    Fujifilm
    Fujitsu
    IHI
    JNC
    Panasonic

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    Showa Denko
    DNX Ventures
    Plug and Play Tech Center
    AppDynamix (Cisco)
    AB InBev

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    Iris Kuhnert

    Focus Areas

    • Transformational Leadership Coaching
    • Team Effectiveness in a VUCA World
    • No magic wand needed: Making virtual collab. a great experience
    • Change Agent for Creating Global Mindset
    • OD for Enhanced Agility
    • Mindfulness & Resilience in Change Processes

    Clients

    Bayer
    Daimler

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    Automotive Intelligent Driving
    Nissan
    SAP
    BASF
    and small/mid-sized organizations in various industries

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    Rina Vivekanandan

    Focus Areas

    • Change Management
    • Leadership Development
    • Organizational Transformation
    • Learning & Development Program Design & Implementation
    • Team Building
    • Emotional Intelligence

    Clients/Experience

    Acsia Technologies
    Market Ghosts
    Mahila Shakti Kendra
    MG University

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    Lourde Matha College
    Allianz Services – Mentoring & Coaching
    US Technologies – Mentoring & Coaching

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    Yuki Parent

    Focus Areas

    • Executive Coaching
    • Team Building
    • Cross Cultural 

    Clients

    NSSOL
    Kuraray
    AWS
    Several Luxury Brands

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    Voler Systems, based in the heart of Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale California), specializes in designing and developing electronic devices for the medical, wearables, IoT, and consumer sectors. With a 44-year history of over 800 projects for over 400 clients, the company offers hardware, firmware and software services. Voler’s expertise includes sensors, wireless connectivity, power management, motion control, FPGA’s, etc. Serving Fortune 500 companies, startups and scaleups alike, Voler Systems delivers cost-effective and on-time solutions for organizations that require support with their device design and development. Contact Information: Bryan Torres, Marketing Assistant bryan.torres@volersystems.com 

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    Testimonials

    “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

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    Case Studies

    Furukawa_Electric_Group_company_logo Furukawa Electric Co, Ltd. – Feedback from Global HR of “One Furukawa”Global Development Program

    Ube_Industries_logo-1Ube Industries Co., Ltd. – Feedback from Global HR on Global Leadership Development Program

     

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    Case 1: How does a multinational Japanese company become a truly global company?

    • By committing to building strong relationships among the next generation of global executives and giving them the freedom to co-create the future of their company together.
    • That’s what we helped Kuraray to do over the past 8 years. Now we have over 200 graduates of 12 of our intensive 7 months team-project-centric global leadership development programs in the past 8 years.
    • Over 50 team projects have been completed in these programs, and more than half of those projects continue actively in some form in the business.
    • Most graduates are promoted, or transferred to positions of greater responsibility within a year or two of completing this program, and several have been promoted to the executive level.
    • As a result of the globalization of this company, overseas revenues have grown from 30% to over 50% of the total revenues of the company.
    • FORMAT: (3 weeks of in-person events over a 7 month period)

    Whitepaper: Cross-linking the Human Polymer Network at a Global Chemical Company adobepdf

    Yamaha-Logo-Wallpaper-WSCase 2: How does a company spread all over the world assure that every employee shares a passionate commitment to a shared identity and core values that make their company unique?

    • By strengthening the shared cultural DNA of their front-line leaders and making these leaders “Organizational Culture Ambassadors.”
    • A cohort of a dozen executives from all over the world come together three times over a 1 year period for a day of intensive exploration into their historical roots, their shared cultural DNA, and their aspirations for the future of their organizational culture.
    • Through powerful approaches such as storytelling, interpretative drawings, and collage, these global leaders explore stories from the past, present and future, and create a shared understanding of their identity as an organization, the roots of that identity, and their commitments to perpetuating their organization’s cultural DNA into the far future.
    • This program was repeated with another cohort the following year, and now these graduates are teaching others to be Organizational Culture Ambassadors. These ambassadors are using the power of storytelling to spread their organization’s cultural DNA throughout Yamaha worldwide.
    • FORMAT: (6 days of in-person events over a 9 month period)

    Whitepaper: Company Culture-Corporate DNA_Sept2014 adobepdf

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