Yasuko Inaba

Yasuko Inaba

Yasuko is an independent Consultant, Facilitator, and Executive/Business Coach with 15 years of experience serving international corporations. She designs highly interactive workshops for business leaders to be effective in international settings.


Yasuko has conducted 200+ workshops in international business setting and has coached 150+ international (Japanese, American, Chinese, Indian etc.) executives and business managers on 1on1 basis. Her specialties lie in leadership development, team management skills development, organizational culture change, and diversity management.

She consults corporations on organizational development and also designs and delivers highly interactive workshops aiming to support corporate leaders excel in their work through better leadership. Her methodology includes Hofstede expertise with personality analysis and behavior change interactions.

In her career, Yasuko has worked with and managed multi-cultural teams, most in start-up phases. Her workshop not only is built on theory but also on her hands-on management experiences.

Yasuko holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Yale University and is certified in Intercultural Management with Hofstede Insights.

Prior to becoming independent, Yasuko has worked with one of the largest coaching companies in the world, COACH A, co., ltd, for 6 years. While working as an executive/business coach, she has also contributed to develop COACH A’s business boundaries. One of her achievements was to launch the medical service section of the business where she arranged to develop a medical coaching curriculum with medical school professors (MD PhDs). She also contributed to create services for COACH A’s subsidiary, Coaching Research Institute, LLP, as an organizational behavior researcher.

Prior to joining COACH A, Yasuko was a Manager at ABeam Consulting Ltd. (Former Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting) and provided business/IT consulting and project management services as a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) specialist. As a Manager, she has managed international teams to support large scale BPR and IT development projects for major international client companies.

Other Certifications

  • Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
  • Lumina Spark/Leader Practitioner (Lumina Learning)
  • “Immunity To Change” Facilitator (Minds at Work)

Expert in

Leadership Development, Organisational Leadership, Change Management


Organizational Development and Coaching


Intercultural Management

Worked and lived in

Japan, USA


Japanese, English

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