What has Gordon been doing for more than 25 years in Japan?
From 1983 I worked in Japan as a trainer, and coach in Global Business communication. I designed training programs and trained the trainers. Clients I worked with included BMW, Canon, Dow, Dupont, Fuji Film, GE Plastics, IBM, IHI, Kanematsu Gosho, Korean Management Association at Seoul, KDD, Matsushita Denki, Mitsui Bussan, Nissan, Oki Denki, Shearson Leaman, etc.
In 1989 I started my own Training and HRD consulting business, now in our 25th year, called Executive Development International (EDI) specializing in end-to-end solutions for Global business HRD, issues management and skill building, management coaching, Team-Building, and training for global business relationship management with European, American, and Japanese clients in Japan and abroad, such as Reuters, Tandem Computers, Compaq Computers, Hewlett Packard, Citigroup, SunMicro, Lands’ End Direct Merchants, Silicon Graphics International, Ericcson, IBM, Canon, NTT, NTT Learning Systems, NTT Laboratories, DoCoMo, NHK, Sharp, ANA, SGS, Sanno Institute of Management, Jissen Women's University and others. I designed and managed the Summer Executive Program, International Management Skills Assessment, (IMAP) for a major Japanese global corporation at Stanford University for five years. Designed & delivered a highly rated two-year, Global Business Management training program, for Docomo Corporate Sales & Marketing Division 2005~ and Docomo International Division 2008~
In 2010 I began meeting with some highly experienced and professional business trainers, each an expert in his field. What do Japan Solutions Partners have in common? We want to change the way corporate "training" is planned, implemented and supported in Japan. We pay attention to process and we feel, that in partnership with our client, we can make a difference. We can show tangible results. Our aim is not only to pool our rich experience, clients and marketing strengths but to create end-to-end solutions and client-partnering that clearly sees to the real-time, real-world application of the results of our programs in the client workplace. We call ourselves Japan Solutions. And here we are.
- My field of interest is conflict management.
“A problem is an opportunity in disguise”
- My focus is culture and communication.
“Every communication is 'cross-cultural'”
- I pay attention to communication processes & relationship management skills. - I study differences between cultures and people
and how we manage those differences.
- I look for synergies by leveraging difference into opportunity
I facilitate the creation of strategic analysis frameworks
(present and future alternatives)
and coach on decision-making for Global Business relationship management.
From your point of view I am a facilitator, coach and trainer. (not "sensei"). From your company’s point of view I am a “Changineer”.
Companies hire me when they want to change (improve)
I can help you move “from a point of view to a viewing
point”. (T. Crum)
You may notice I haven’t given you a list of my programs or training courses. This is because I prefer to work with companies and managers who have some idea of what they want to change, of what kind of results they want and how they will apply and support those changes in the real world. So trying to fit your problem into a list of program offerings is not going to bring the change you or your company need.
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