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Andrew A.

A Business Trainer from Tokyo, Japan

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Andrew's Specialty

Andrew is a trainer and coach working in Japan, with almost 20 years of industry experience. Some of his specialities include cross-cultural communication, negotiation skills, high-impact presentations, and leadership storytelling.
Andrew is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach.
In addition to training/coaching work, he is a professor at Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business. He is a board member of several NPOs and consults with a variety of companies on CSR issues.

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Andrew's Training Profile

Helping Japan work with the world & the world work with Japan
Andrew is a leadership skills coach and trainer.

Following 7 years working as an international tax advisor for major international accountancy firms (Deloitte, KPMG, PWC) around the world, he moved into the trainer field and settled in Japan. Over the last 17 years he has worked with staff at a vast range of blue-chip organizations in all industries including Facebook, Takeda, Mizuho, Roland, ABeam, ABN AMRO, ANA, JTB and the Japanese House of Representatives

Some of the areas in which Andrew has delivered training include:

High-Impact Presentations
Leadership Storytelling
Cross-cultural Communication
Leading Change
Problem Solving
Effective Time Management
Preparation for Overseas Assignments

Andrew is Certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and believed that this method offers the most effective, focused route to real, lasting executive development.

In addition to his training/coaching roles, Andrew is also a professor at Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business, lecturing to MBA candidates on globalization. He is an active board member of several NPOs and believes that companies have a responsibility to be responsible corporate citizens. He puts this belief into practice through consulting services to various clients to help activate their CSR efforts.



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Andrew's Training Expertise

22 Years of Experience


Communication skills are the biggest barrier preventing Japan from working effectively with the rest of the world - and vice versa. Companies that are able to overcome this hurdle are able to gain a significant competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

16 Years of Experience

Train the Trainer

Our industry is full of trainers who have natural ability and understand their subject matter, but have given little thought to the different ways that different people learn. Understanding learning preferences and methodologies is crucial to this process - our Train-the-trainers program offers this.

16 Years of Experience


Coaching takes many forms, and is necessarily highly personal. Having said that, the Marshall Goldsmith method offers the clearest structure for consistent improvement, and elements of it can be incorporated into most coaching assignments.
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