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Transforming Managers into Global Leaders

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, Tokyo, Europe and Australia

Kimberly Wiefling

Focus Areas

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

Clients/Experience

Yamaha Motors, MUFG
Comet Tech, Suntory
Intuit, Dell-EMC, NSSOL
World Innovation Lab
Toshiba, Cisco, Mazda

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Kuraray
Houzz, NASA, HP
Juniper Networks
Docomo Innovations
Velo3D
Pigeon
Symantec
Japan Science & Technology (JST)
Isuzu
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
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)

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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
PG&E
Autodesk
Alcatel
Kuraray
NASA
Keyence
TRI/TRIAD
Lucent
Kaiser Permanente
Ube

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Ricoh

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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
Dr. William Davis
CloudSense
Apttus

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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
Tok
NSSOL
JST

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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
Yamaha Motors
NSSOL

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

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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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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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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

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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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Hong Nguyen-Phuong

Focus Areas

  • Career development
  • Talent management
  • Lifelong learning
  • Technology project management
  • Enterprise agility

Clients/Experience

UC Santa Cruz
The Mentoring Club
Asian Americans Network
TraceBear
Hotaru Media
Beowulf Networks
Kryptono Exchange
Arini Geographics

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Zien Solutions
TiEcon

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Alicia Castillo Holley

Focus Areas

  • Funding
  • Transformation
  • Passion
  • Strategy
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • Venture Capital
  • Angel Investing
  • Wealthing®

Clients/Experience

Sand Hill Angels
Stanford University
Woodside
Syngenta
Sheroes
Rice University
Babson College
Access Nova
Capital Semilla
Aarhus University
Corfo
Induexpo
Manos
Chevron
Curtin University

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Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey
Interabang Entertainment
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
University of Western Australia
Santa Clara University
Heroikka

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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
Tortuga Pacific Inc.
Zeemote

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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
Corporation for NJ Local Media

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HERE Technologies
Future Ads LLC
Plan9 Group
Google
Ambassador Construction

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Alenka Gruden

Focus Areas

  • Program & Project Management
  • PMO
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Servant Leadership
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Silicon Valley Mindset

Clients/Experience

PMI (Project Management Institute)
Elektro Primorska
Telecom Slovenia
Mobitel
Troia
Elektro Maribor
Aitsa
Technology Ventures Launch Program

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PMI Leadership Masterclass
Ascaldera

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Yumi Kitahama

Focus areas

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

Clients

Changi Airport
Pokemon
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Web Analytics Consultants Association

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Bridge-C Estate
Baiko Gakuin University
Innosparks/ST Engineering
Kuraray
Furukawa electric
Bandai

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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

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

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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. Global Leadership & Talent Development

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Michelle Yeo

Focus Areas

  • Global Team Effectiveness 
  • Global Leadership 
    (MBA Coaching)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA Coaching)
  • Team Communication
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Effective Powerful Presentation 
  • Social-Media Mgmt.

Clients/Experience

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Australia Univ. of Newcastle
National Library Board
Singapore Inst. of Mgmt.

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Singapore Mutual Holdings
Coventry Univ., London
Hospitality Team, Singapore

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Kuldip K. Ahluwalia

Focus Areas

  • Marketing/Sales Strategy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Global Business Development
  • Change Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Clients/Experience

GE
Toshiba
Mayo Clinic
Johnston Controls
Thales
Lumisys/Kodak
Dexter Corporation

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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

Alan Tsuda

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Focus Areas

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Project Leadership
  • Pitch Development

Clients/Experience

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

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Cynthia Harris

Focus Areas

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Brand Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customer Insights
  • Ethnography

Clients/Experience

Kuraray
Pigeon
eBay
PunchTab
Del Monte
Haas Alumni Network
The Clorox Company

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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

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Xcelaero
ReplayTV
CSL
Avenidas
Alvarez & Marsal

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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 University Lecture Series

Clarivate Analytics

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Thomson Reuters
Japan Culture-NYC
Intrapshere Technologies
Monster.com
Japan External Trade Org

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