Diane Walsh Sasaki is an Executive Coach and Communications Consultant specializing in the Asia-Pacific region. Her systemic outlook developed through years of working in Asia motivates and inspires global teams to enhanced performance. Ms. Sasaki works with clients from all sectors including finance, pharmaceutical, engineering, and electronics industries. She provides solutions in key areas such as Leadership Development, Cultural Integration, and Executive Coaching.
Ms. Sasaki began her career in advertising, working for Sony Corporation in Tokyo and New York. She has worked with multinational corporations in Japan to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and to encourage the development of female leaders. In addition to her coaching practice, Ms. Sasaki consults on localization projects and delivers communication training to enable global teams to create synergy, not conflict.
Originally from the United States, Ms. Sasaki has now spent more than half her life in Asia. She has lived in the U.S., Singapore and is now based in Tokyo. She trains and coaches bilingually in English and Japanese.
Ms. Sasaki earned her MA in TESOL from Hunter College, City University of New York and her BA in Far East Asian Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo. She gained her coaching certification in 2006 and is a member of the steering committee of the ICF Japan Chapter. Ms. Sasaki is also an International Coordinator for the SIETAR Japan and has presented at the Japan Intercultural Institute (JII) and SIETAR Japan conferences.