Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Natsuyo began her career at one of the top Japanese trading companies, ITOCHU International in New York. She then received her MBA degree from New York University, and held a position as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Today she is the managing principal of her own strategy consulting firm, ASPIRE Intelligence, and executive consultant of a global public speaking consultancy, Breakthrough Speaking.
Using a multi-layered approach of global public speaking skills, logical thinking frameworks and global team leadership skills, Natsuyo assists her audience to learn how to gain respect and adjust their messages to be heard by different cultures. As a speaker, consultant and trainer, she has worked with American Express, Toyota, Fujitsu, and more.
Natsuyo resides in New York with her husband Robert, who is a dentist, and their 6 year old daughter Leena, who is a model/actress!
- Where is SO WHAT?: The Key to Logical and Persuasive Communications
With a high volume of information, how do you organize your thoughts clearly and communicate succinctly? In this talk, you will be introduced to the "consultant's toolbox" and learn to think and communicate clearly and persuasively, as well as draw out the "One BIG Message" so your listener will take the action you want them to take.
- Leadership Lessons Learned in the Ballroom: The Key to High Performing Global Teams
Diversity makes a team strong if managed well. When it is not, the team will fall apart. Ballroom dancing requires leveraging each other's strength as a team to create dynamic performance. Same principles apply to business. In this talk, Natsuyo will share the 5C's of the leadership lessons she learned in the ballroom and the 3A's of how you can practice team leadership in your team and beyond. Get ready to learn how to transform your team from good to great.
- Think INSIDE the Box - The Key to Effective Cross-Cultural Communications
What makes you successful in one culture doesn't make you Successful in another. To become a competent global leader, you must uncover a hidden context within. "Think outside the box" and "think global" start with "think INSIDE the box". In this talk, you will learn the 3 step process of becoming a global leader who can embrace diversity and communicate cross-culturally to empower the diverse team.