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.

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!

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.

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. 

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!

Tomoko Uryu, Impact International

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

I have used my multi-cultural background in a range of multinational organisations. I have supported diverse multicultural organisations in developing and localising strategies to instil & realise behavioural change at an organisational & individual level.
I have also contributed in HRD/OD solution development and localisation. Fluent in Japanese and English and with MA in Linguistics. Love gardening and pottery. 

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