I have been working in the fashion and jewelry industry since 1991, working as a store, area, and general manager in foreign‐affiliated companies. Throughout my career, along with my managerial experience, I was also involved in the training and recruitment of new staff members. Training and recruiting new employees really allowed me to become aware of the importance each employee has in a company. By using the knowledge and perspectives I gained from my hands-on experiences, I hope to assist your career path in any way I can. Changing jobs is a defining step in achieving the “future-self” you wish to be. In such an important time, I hope to help you not only make most of the present opportunities around you, but also create experiences that will enable you enhance your long-term career plan. By planning together, we can provide you maximum support as well as offer you professional advice as you embark on a new career.
I graduated from Rikkyo University College of Business in 1988, then joined Sanyo Shokai, a major fashion/apparel Japanese company. I have been working in Men’s Fashion as a part of retail management operations for 25 years. Motivated by a voluntary retirement in 2015, at the age of 48 I dealt with the first career change in my life. Despite all the hardships, it was a valuable experience and I would never have been able to savor all the things I tasted if I didn’t challenge myself. I am currently working as an executive consultant partner, engaging in consulting for applicants interested in working for the fashion industry. Changing your career not only allows you look back at your past career experiences but also at your own self. While always thinking positively, I would like to offer you good advice based on my own experiences, good and bad. The keywords for success while changing your career are “information,” “knowledge,” and “dynamism.” Let’s try our best together.
Hello, my name is Albert Kurti and I am from Berne, which is the capital of Switzerland. During my time as a student in Yokohama National University in 2015 I visited one of Takeuchi Sensei’s Management classes, and since then we kept in touch. Now I got this unique and enriching opportunity to start my internship at McKEN. My role here is to create a network for qualified, and highly motivated foreigners, who want to join the Japanese work force in the high end fashion and jewelry industry here in Tokyo. This challenge is very interesting and gives me the chance to meet many impressive Japanese as well as foreign people, and expand my own network at the same time.
Japan has a very rich culture, and therefore I can not put in words how much I appreciate this professional experience, which is teaching me many valuable skills, that are not only useful in a professional but also in a personal context.
I was born in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture. In 1990, I joined Seikyo Epson Corporation and in 1994 I was elected as the representative of Miss World Japan in Sun City, South Africa. After that, I became active as a model/actress. I got married in 2001 and am a mother-of-three. During my nursing period, I received qualification for color psychology, color coordination, and manners and protocols. I then worked as a temporary painting lecturer at an NPO for color education. Afterwards, I started the company GRATIA (color therapy & image consulting) in 2010, offering lectures mainly focused on manners, general appearance improvement, and image consulting. We also provide support for managers, teachers, doctors, office workers and those actively looking for a marriage partner, now I also assist business managers and leaders, helping them achieve a performance upgrade through “external appearance production” and “mind support”.
Starting with showroom sales of imported cars, I have been involved in the fields of fashion, leather goods, watch & jewelry, and luxury retail business (so-called brand industry) for a long time. With my management, recruitment and education experience, I oversaw multiple brand flagship stores. Being in charge of multiple stores for many years, I became skilled in providing advice with concrete and realistic reasoning. For instance, advice in what talents and abilities are required in each field I’ve worked in. I enjoy wine, fluffy cats, and movies. It would be a pleasure to work together and help you take the next step in your career.
I was born in Wakayama and I grew up in Fujisawa. I graduated from Waseda University School of Political Economics in 1984. After joining Isetan and working as a sales staff in a children’s clothing shop, I retired in 1991 after going abroad for MBA (international university graduate school). I moved to Louis Vuitton and served as a manager in the president’s office, marketing department, sales department, and moved to the Human Resources department in 2001. After that, I served as a personnel manager at LVMH headquarters, Head of Human Resources Department at Celine, and Guerlain. I became an independent personnel consultant in 2017. As a partner/executive consultant at McKEN, I would like to support the medium and long-term career formation of anyone who wishes to change their career, from various angles based on my experience as a personnel manager and with the networks I’ve created in HR throughout my career.
Right after graduating from Chuo University Law School in 1981, I experienced working in Human resources and General affairs and IPO (Initial Public Offering) Preparation in an IT venture company. Subsequently, I experienced working as a manager in human resources, general affairs, etc., in major construction companies, major SI companies, and major system development companies, as well as establishing new listings of shares for each company. Through these experiences, I would like to get to know as many people as possible and support their ideal career change and career creation. Currently, I oversee the IT and administrative department as executive director and executive consultant.
I was born in Mie Prefecture, and I graduated from Waseda University Business School. I obtained an MBA at the University of Maryland, College Park. From domestic companies to foreign-affiliated companies, ventures, Tokyo Stock Exchange, and NYSE listed companies, I have experienced working in accounting finance, management planning, and operations under various sizes and environments. I have lead projects such as sales increase, cost reduction, inventory reduction, organization restructuring, outsourcing, team building, business, and management integration after M & A. During my career as a controller in Checkpoint Systems Japan, I was deeply influenced by the management stance of the president who used to work in IBM. I believe that “every human being has an amazing ability to achieve something wonderful”. However, we need a supporter who will provide the necessary support and advice while watching on the sidelines during the whole process. No matter how big one`s vision can be, I believe everyone must endure the same climb to the top. Everyone needs to climb up one step at a time to reach the top. I would like to watch and support all the steps that our customers climb. We will help you to achieve your goals as well as create the most suitable environment for you, and we will support each and every one of you to achieve your vision.
After graduating from the Department of Political Science at Waseda University, I worked for Tokyo Bank, Ltd., engaging in sales activities such as collecting nonperforming loans and securing stable revenues. I obtained an MBA from Stanford University, School of Business in the US and after returning to Japan, I was involved in the launching of a Japanese entity of a US-based IT company and also worked in a consulting service at a foreign-affiliated consulting firm. Utilizing these experiences, I joined Recruit Co., Ltd., and worked in business planning, and launched a new business operation. After that, I engaged in the development & planning of the training program at Recruit Management Solutions Co., Ltd. I was mainly responsible for developing training programs for senior management. After participating in the Human Resources Planning Department of Fields Corporation, I joined McKEN Career Consultants in 2016. My hobbies are both playing and listening to piano, violin, reading, touring historic sites, watching sports, and more. My qualifications include GCDF-Japan Career Counselor and NLP-Japan Master Practitioner. Using my career change experience, I will introduce realistic and challenging work for everyone who wants to improve their careers.
In 1984 I joined Suwaseikosha (currently Seiko Epson). Starting out from Osaka, I gained experiences in marketing and mainly HRM in Taiwan, UK, and Germany. In 2014, I established a “Consulting company” Shigoto Sougyosha ” (a consulting company that supports the development of learning how to enrich your life).” I developed various training programs, holding and producing several seminars, facilitation, planning, and management on 3rd Place Work. As a partner executive consultant at McKEN Career Consultant, I am in charge of development support for the second/parallel career, support for entrepreneurship and coaching, mainly for the corporate executives.
Born in the area at the edge of the Shonan area of Kanagawa prefecture, I will be 34 years old this year! I have experienced a working holiday in New Zealand during my college years. After graduation, I worked at a major food manufacturer as a general and salesperson and moved to Nagoya city. Due to my husband`s relocation, I left my job and am currently a mother of 2 girls (2nd grade and kindergarten). “What is a career? What is life design? What is a happy career change?” While having these questions in mind, I would like to contribute myself to make your life “better.” Among work, relocation, childcare, children, I have experienced many things in my life. Even though career change sounds simple, the repercussions can change anything in the range of personal life to family. Hopefully, I can be of help to you (^ ω ^) · · ·
After joining a major general entertainment company in 2003, I worked in the internal training of sales branches and HR development departments. In the off-JT area, I was in charge of management as a training lecturer and team, and I was responsible for planning stratified education programs, content development, and delivery. In addition, I have learned a lot by experiencing unique work such as on-site OJT guidance and store quality advisor. Working in Human Resource Development in a company, I was strongly influenced by corporate culture, “the biggest engine for company growth is people.” After that, with the wave of overseas business development, I challenged myself in career development in the recruitment area by studying global HR that covers recruitment training after studying abroad for language studies. After having a career working in major recruitment service companies and foreign-affiliated IT companies, in the field of mid-career recruitment and graduate global recruitment, I became independent as a RPO recruiter. Currently, I am expanding my field of RPO operations by challenging myself to provide value for human resources development using the post-hiring establishment and career development I’ve learned through my experience. If you are facing any problems such as mid-career employees who can’t demonstrate their skills well enough, or new graduates who are struggling to grow well, I am ready to help solve your problems together. I enjoy watching foreign tv shows, horse racings, and drinking Japanese Sake. If you are interested in any of these things, please feel free to contact me!
After working at a major information equipment company in production technology related work, I worked at a trade union as an executive chairperson. Currently, I work in the field of Human Resources business after experiencing a managerial role in general affairs and HR relations. In McKEN, I work as a “Partner Executive Consultant.” In my career consultation, I make my client think about “Career autonomy throughout life”. My qualifications include career consultant (national qualification), second-grade career consultant skills (given by the Career Consulting Council), and industry counselor (given by the Japan Industry Counselor Association).
Employment support for persons with disabilities
I have 6 years of experience working with people with disabilities. By working together, I’ve realized that “Diversity is Power.” In our country, the working environment for disabled people has been in the process of changing to a new scale. I wish to support any ambitious person who wishes to overcome their disabilities and use their experiences to nurture a better career. I believe that I have strengths as a career creation expert in fields related to the work of people with disabilities. As a new graduate, I worked at a major advertising company for 20 years in sales. In 2005, I took a part in human resource development focusing on employee career development as a founding member at an in-house university that the company established. In 2012, I was inaugurated as president of a special subsidiary. As a manager, I worked in the field of employment for disabilities for 6 years. Currently, I am planning to set up a new project for the future creation of a new symbiotic society. I have published『「自分ごと」だと人は育つ １年間でトレーナーが考えること』with a co-author, with the support of Nihon Keizai Shimbun publishing company. I was awarded “HR Award Book Department’s Best Award” by the Human Resources Department of Japan in the same year. My qualifications include career consultant (national qualification), Japan career counselor (given by GCDF), Japan EQ practitioner (given by 6seconds), method and material use utilization training end certification (given by Lego ® Serious Play ®), and facilitator project concept graduate school-university research student.
Action to society
After graduating from Osaka University of Foreign Studies French (currently Osaka University Foreign Language Department), I experienced working in personnel and human resource development at Seiko Epson Corporation. I’m currently working on a project called OMA (Opening Minds through Art), an art program for people with dementia, that is still under development. At McKEN, as a person in charge of OMA Japan, I am receiving support to help make OMA Japan’s opening introduction in 2018. If you are interested in dementia support via art, please contact us. 。
I am dedicated to supporting everyone’s “success in life and career.” Hello, nice to meet you, I am Yasuhiro Tanabe. After graduating from Tohoku University in 1979, I joined All Nippon Airways. Starting with international flight operations, I experienced diversity management. I would attend international conferences in Geneva and Los Angeles where people from 8 countries and as much as 11 languages would be spoken, discussing negotiations of aircraft procurement. In 1997, in Los Angeles, I established a human resources development consulting company based in EI (Emotional Intelligence: commonly known as EQ). Currently, I am a representative of the Japanese subsidiary of EQ Global Network · Six Secans (USA, NPO). As partner executive consultant at McKEN, I strive to support with the motto of “Success of Life and Career” which means, “supporting the success and career of one’s life in their own way.” I am a member of NCDA National Career Development Association and I have a national qualification in first-grade career consulting skills.
After graduating from Sophia Universities Department of Mechanical Engineering, I worked at Seiko Epson Corporation. After engaging in quality assurance and TQM management, I became a human resources manager (human resource development, management education, field practice support, support for workplace revitalization, etc.). Currently, my consultation work focuses on HR development while also centering quality management. At McKEN Career Consultant, as a partner executive consultant, I am in charge of OJT practical support through problem solving on site, mainly focusing on the young people amongst corporate management leaders, support for management education such as policy management, new product development, etc.
I have served an electrotechnical company for around 30years and, before the company, I worked for NEC affiliated company and Fuji Xerox, as a member of the R&D in developing a software system for a digital electronic PBX etc. During my career of the company, I had held a variety of positions in areas of product development, products services, service marketing, SCM, human capital development and environmental management in several countries. In my assignments in the USA and Europe as a manager of a product service business and supply chain management, I had developed new service business channels and successfully completed a postponement supply chain project.
In 2001 I was appointed as Dir & GM of the company in Indian and the southeast Asian countries to lead the product services business and a products-legal team. My products-legal team was responsible for a survey and negotiation with local governments to ensure compliance to the South and South-East Asian environmental regulatory requirements, and one of my service teams handled the Re-use and Re-manufacture services of the copier products as the environmental business. I returned to Japan after the mentioned-22years overseas assignment and was appointed as chief of Service Human Capital Management Project in utilizing my experiences and skills of human capital management.
In 2015, I joined the global environment centre of the company as a general manager for development of the local and international standards including accountabilities of the IEC TC111 MT62474 international co-convener in which I was internationally elected by the voting in 2016. Overall, I have some conceptual skills necessary for leaders such as planning, negotiation, organizing and communication skills cultivated at the forefront of the international business experiences throughout the 22 years overseas work sites, and experiences in Japan which made use of organizational development and human resource development.
Considering the above-mentioned experiences, I believe the following common experiences for your company as for your management consultant would be taken advantage, in involving in service marketing, organization development, personnel policy planning, human resource development and international business strategy planning and its implementation/promotion etc. Also, the above knowledge and human power are cultivated mainly on business and was polished by practical execution so that I would think I would be the best human consultant who would assist in developing your business carrier. With that in mind, if my experiences and knowledge are permitted, I would be very pleased if you could consider me as your total business and personal consultant.
I am currently an invited visiting researcher of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and studies in the formation of a sustainable production model in the Asian region. I hold a Master of the “International Political Science and Economics”, and had proceeded a PhD program without dissertation, from the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Nihon University.