Before facilitating, I worked as a technical advisor for Star Alliance. I was responsible for managing a range of programmers and engineers across India. This experience helped me to widen my perspective to include the importance of cultural awareness in our everyday business interactions.

Through my work, I have seen that many Japanese have unique communication challenges how we work in an increasingly borderless world. It is only through improved self-awareness and communication that professionals in Japan can make a difference in the quality of our relationships within our own companies and with our partners abroad.

To support this transition, I use an approach I call the 5A framework: Accept, Admire, Admit, Assist, Active. In an increasingly diverse work environment, the old “give and take” no longer applies. It’s now about how to “give and give” and knowing how to do this sustainably.​

Tomoyuki Yamada

Facilitator

I currently also serve as a member of the board at CSR University Japan, which is dedicated to developing human resources that are ethically informed and capable of working on the global stage.

In my facilitation work, I place a strong emphasis on communication skills. Initially trained as a web – design specialist, I often found myself facilitating for the teams I was working in. I came to realize that communication was central not only to the eff ective teamwork internally, but also to how that carries over into the way businesses communicate with the public and with all their stakeholders.

Most recent additions to my bookshelf:

! The Culture Map by Erin Meyer ! Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World by Ángel Cabrera & Gregory Unruh ! Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant

Before facilitating, I worked as a technical advisor for Star Alliance. I was responsible for managing a range of programmers and engineers across India. This experience helped me to widen my perspective to include the importance of cultural awareness in our everyday business interactions.

Through my work, I have seen that many Japanese have unique communication challenges how we work in an increasingly borderless world. It is only through improved self-awareness and communication that professionals in Japan can make a difference in the quality of our relationships within our own companies and with our partners abroad.​

To support this transition, I use an approach I call the 5A framework: Accept, Admire, Admit, Assist, Active. In an increasingly diverse work environment, the old “give and take” no longer applies. It’s now about how to “give and give” and knowing how to do this sustainably.
I currently also serve as a member of the board at CSR University Japan, which is dedicated to developing human resources that are ethically informed and capable of working on the global stage. 

Partial Client List 
  • BASF Japan

  • Burson-Marsteller

  • Creative agency for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces

  • Gravitas Inc.​

Areas of Training 
  • Working in cross-cultural teams

  • Global leadership communication

  • CSR and diversity issues

Education
  • MBA, Joint program with Bond University, Australia and the Ohmae Kenichi Graduate School, Tokyo

Services
  • Workshop Facilitation

  • Co-Facilitation

  • Consecutive Translation

Tomoyuki Yamada

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