Location: Bernardsville, NJ
Languages: English, Japanese
Brian is a leading authority on the language of leadership, international executive development, and the process of honing a unique signature presence. He provides high-impact executive coaching to corporate leaders engaged in the challenges of understanding and working effectively across cultures and assuming greater roles of responsibility. His clients consistently demonstrate meaningful and effective relationships in the workplace through communicating in ways that are culturally appropriate and convey respect through words, body language, and tone of voice. His work is rooted in the psychology of emotional intelligence and influence, and current research on mindfulness practices that promote a high degree of self-awareness. Brian has a true passion for inspiring individuals to reach their highest potential. This creates leaders who can cast a bold vision, demonstrate empathy and trust, and communicate with integrity and clarity. This enables them to genuinely create a belief in the future and empower teams who want to collaborate and give more discretionary effort. His style is personable, direct, holistic, and motivating.
As VP/Corporate Officer for Daido-Hoxan Inc., and later as the Global Head, International Public Relations for Tiffany & Co., Brian has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia, handling key accounts in the U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Having worked in more than 30 countries, Brian understands the core components of a “corporate diplomat,” as well as how to create high performing culturally diverse teams.
Brian has a MA in International Education and Human Resource Development from George Washington University and a BA in Foreign Languages (German, Japanese and Spanish) from the University of Redlands in California. He completed intensive courses in languages and linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and International Business at Harvard University. In addition to his six years in Japan, Brian has lived in Mexico and throughout the U.S. Brian speaks Japanese and has conversational abilities in Spanish and German. His interests include international travel, swimming, gardening and calligraphy. Brian currently resides in Bernardsville, New Jersey with his wife and son.
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