I believe you came to Japan with a dream of making an impact in your career and gaining life-changing experiences.
But maybe you've hit some roadblocks.
It could be cultural ones at work, like feeling worried about accidentally offending people, wondering why peope aren't "proactive", yearning for feedback, or getting irritated by so(ooo) many meetings (I've got LOTS of insights on that!).
Or maybe your career is fine, but you're looking to create work-life balance on anything from expanding your network to prioritizing health goals.
How would you feel if you had an expert in your back pocket to guide you and support you forward?
Let's make every moment of your time here COUNT!
Coaching is a one-to-one personal development process that helps you foster self-awareness and implement behavioral changes to help you identify and reach your goals.
It's different from therapy; therapy is about analyzing the past to make sense of your present, whereas coaching is about analyzing the present to set the stage for a bright future.
You are in the driver's seat of change; my role is to help you move forward.
What to expect during the coaching process:
First, you can schedule a 20-minute call with me to chat about your goals and decide if coaching is the right fit for you.
When you sign up, we'll start with an intensive session to gain a full spectrum understanding of where you are at and set goals according to different areas of your life.
Over the course of our coaching time together, we will meet for sessions (every other week) in which we will check in with how you are, assess what is and is not working, delve deep into your self-awareness, and set action steps to implement before our next session.
You'll also have access to message me in between sessions for continued support.
"Helped me tremendously!"
“I respect Katheryn's cross-cultural perspective as she’s well-versed in Japanese and Western perspectives.”
“I feel I’m now better armed to face business situations in Japan.”
Diego Fuerte, Spain
Corporate Development Analyst
"For 1st time expats!"
“My biggest takeaway? There are actually words for Japanese work concepts!”
International Sales Manager
What we can cover at a glimpse:
READ people at work...
If you're looking for insights into how your Japanese colleagues are thinking, we can go through a full cross-cultural training program together.
The content introduces you to 5 cultural dimensions and 9 Japanese cultural concepts that influence their behaviors across multiple scenarios. We discuss how these impact four areas: relationship building, communication, meeting styles, and performance expectations.
The full program can be completed within about a 6-hour VIP day, or built into a long-term coaching program that suits your schedule.
RECLAIM your independence at home...
There's a steep learning curve when it comes to figuring out how to build your day-to-day routine. I like to call it #adulting, where you feel like you're relearning how to do the tasks you were able to do on auto-pilot back in your home country.
The orientation program covers food, money, transportation, post offices, drug stores, and includes visiting your local grocery store and drug store for a tour of the products.
The orientation program can be completed in about 8 hours - this works great in two 4-hour sessions, or built into a long-term coaching program.
REALIZE your goals in life...
I have a background in wellness coaching and personal development. My clients have included people who are new to Japan and are looking to get out of their shell and build a life, to people who have been in Japan for decades who want to develop a self-care practice. Let's set your goals and work together to achieve them!
"This shed so much light!"
“I was curious to know what is truly happening in a typical Japanese work environment and this shed light on that and much much more!”
-Feral Rizvi, Canada
"Lot's of 'A-ha!' moments!"
“This helped me gain empathy as I put myself in the shoes of my co- workers & boss and could finally make sense of situations.”
-Liza Chantelle Aono, England
Executive Board Member of We Rotary Club & TV presenter for NHK’s Cool Japan
"I feel relieved!"
“Hearing common perspectives of foreigners helped me discover that I'm not the only confused person and feel relieved.”
-Vanessa Quintana, US
International Beauty Trainer