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Jennifer Shinkai

Jennifer Shinkai


Tokyo, Japan

Originally from the U.K., Jennifer Shinkai holds an M.A. (Oxon) in English Language and Literature from St. Hugh’s College at the University of Oxford.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in Japan, she has held a variety of management roles across Learning and Development, Marketing, Sales Operations and Sales. Jennifer is a driver of change supporting her previous organization’s growth from a 25-person privately owned Tokyo office to an 800-person listed company connecting great people to great companies across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific.Her hands-on experience in change management and communications for a cross-cultural team gives her unique insight in how to operate effectively as a professional in Japan.

Jennifer is known for her energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to continuous improvement for processes and people. She is passionate about developing women’s participation in the workforce, having founded and run two monthly LeanIn Circles for English Speakers in Japan in Management and Entrepreneurial Roles from 2014 to 2019.

Jennifer is also a frequent public speaker and panel moderator on diversity and inclusion, work style reform, empowering women and coaching related topics.

Her certifications and courses include:

  • 2019 ICF Associate Certified Coach, Points of You® Academy Level 4 Top View Program
  • 2018 Certified Points of You® Master Trainer (November), Trainer (May), Tara Mohr Playing Big Facilitators Training
  • 2017 Certified Professional Coach: International Coach Academy
  • 2016 Saville Consulting International Accreditation – Aptitude and Wave
  • 2007 Temple University Continuing Education, Certificate in Human Resources Management