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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, 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. 
      Lifecycle
  • 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)

LINKEDIN PROFILE

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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Dr. William Davis

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

    (click to read more)

    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Website

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