Satoko is an experienced executive coach working with international leaders in Japan and across the Asia Pacific Region over 10 years. She has worked with many Fortune 500 companies supporting their leaders and their team to enhance their effectiveness and transform their leadership.
Her coaching style is reflective, co-creative and systemic. Her expertise in NLP, neuro-science, reflective practice and behavioral coaching provide width and depth in her coaching. She gives insights into the essence of who they are as a leader, raise awareness on self, relationship and situation. She works side by side with clients to support them to play at their best and beyond.
Prior to her coaching career, she had over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy and in management in Japan, US and HK. She is one of few Japanese female executives who worked both in Japanese and global organization from strategy to implementation in cross-cultural environment. Her most recent corporate position was CEO and Chair-woman at Nars Cosmetics Inc., a 100 % subsidiary of Shiseido in the US, and Executive Officer and Vice President at Oracle Japan Co., Ltd. Her earlier career includes The Long-Term credit bank of Japan and McKinsey & Company. She also serves as an INED at Daido Life Insurance Company and Earch-You Inc.
Satoko holds an BA in Human Science (with focus on the cultural anthropology) by Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. She is an accredited Professional Coach and Mentor Coach, (ICF PCC), Master NLP Practitioner and Master NLP Coach, certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and Team Coach, accredited Coach Supervisor (CSA), and certified C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence) Coach. She is certified in the use of MBTI, FIRO-B, LEA 360, PRINT and Hogan instruments and proficient in the use of several other individual / interpersonal and 360 feedback tools.