I love sharing information with people, and my whole life I’ve wanted to be a writer. So, I’m really thankful to have had the opportunity to share my ideas with the world through writing and video, for some very high profile publications and organizations.
Communication, collaboration, and creativity are at the heart of what I'm passionate about. In 2019 Forbes asked me to become a contributor to their Careers section, to write about working on the global stage. Since then I've been writing pieces around leading virtual and hybrid teams, and working across cultures. When Covid hit, Forbes asked me to contribute an article on working from home, and I was fortunate to have that article added to Forbes' remote work newsletter and guide on working from home. Check out my articles here.
In 2017 I made my first pitch to a high-impact publication, with an article on how AI can create better presentations, I was thrilled when that pitch to Fast Company was accepted right away, and since then I have been writing articles around presentations, storytelling, and creativity. I’d been a fan of the publication for a while, so I still consider writing for them a huge achievements almost 20 articles later. One highlight was when an article on How to Create and Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation went viral and cracked the top 10 Leadership articles in the month of publication. My articles for Fast Company’s Work Life section are here.
Another pitch that paid off was to the organizers of Kyoto University’s first TEDx event. I really enjoyed preparing for and giving this talk. It taught me a lot. Check out this dangerous TEDx talk if you are interested in making a career pivot and why it’s important to be like a clumsy cheerleader!
One of my earliest writing gigs was for GLOBIS, the business school I teach at in Tokyo. My articles have been around the course that I teach and cover a wide range of topics; presentation skills, cross-cultural management, remote work, and design thinking. One of my favorite articles was one I wrote on how IDEO U was created by using design thinking to create an intrapreneurial venture within IDEO. There are also a few videos of talks I’ve given at GLOBIS, including one to visiting students from UC Berkely’s Haas School of Business and one to GLOBIS MBA students on how to land a career in Japan.