meet the team in japan

Meet the team in Japan

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

Tomoki Ogawa, Japan

Tomoki Ogawa

Coordinator, Japan

Tomoki Ogawa

Coordinator, Japan

I enjoy my work, the Impact culture, and everything I do here. I always try to make a good programme and carry it out smoothly so that I can experience and learn something new. At the same time, I like seeing participants being challenging, surprised and learning through projects. My passions outside of work are traveling, dancing, playing baseball, and fishing. In the near future, I will catch a big tuna and make good Sushi!

Minori Uemura, Japan

Minori Uemura

Staff Support Department, Japan

Minori Uemura

Staff Support Department, Japan

I went to college in CA, and studied films and arts. Here at Impact, I coordinate Insights Discovery related programmes, play a role as a liaison of Impact Academy and Japan office, do design work, and translate from English to Japanese and vice versa. I have lots of opportunities to contribute to Impact with my skills as well as to improve them thanks to my wonderful managers and senior colleagues. I enjoy watching films and drawing.

Naoto Sekijima, Japan

Naoto Sekijima

Coordinator, Japan

Naoto Sekijima

Coordinator, Japan

Before joining Impact, I was a Ph.D. research assistant focusing on Cultural and Musical Sociology. Through my studies, I’ve played over 40 culturally unique string instruments and have similarly heard over 300. Using this experience and knowledge, I currently develop new innovative experiential learning solutions for our clients and facilitate their completion. 

Itsuyo Watanabe, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

As a consultant, I like Impact's programmes because every one of our projects could make the participants think deeply about their issues in the workplace, and move forward for their business success. I am excited when exploring a solution for my clients' current and future business challenges. Besides my job, I like cooking, travelling, fine arts, musicals, Japanese KABUKI, opera etc.

Yusaku Kikuchi, Japan

Yusaku Kikuchi

Consultant, Japan

Yusaku Kikuchi

Consultant, Japan

After graduating from university in Japan, I spent three years in the U.S., studied an MBA, and then worked at a trading company. Before joining Impact as a sales consultant, I worked for a consulting company, focusing upon organisational change and development. I have a special interest in sales organisational development, business leader development and new business model development. My dream is to be a consultant in the future.

Akane Tsuburaoka, Japan

Akane Tsuburaoka

Consultant, Japan

Akane Tsuburaoka

Consultant, Japan

I like Impact's people, its culture and the programmes we run so much! I always try to figure out what kind of programme would "Inspire & Develop" the participants, and then propose a solution which meets the client's expectation. I am very happy and inspired when I see the behavioural changes in teams and each participant. My hobbies are scuba diving and road biking!

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