Rie Akimoto

Instructor Profile

  • From Aichi, Japan
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, international agricultural development major, the University of Tokyo
  • Started her career in sales and business development of overseas telecommunication infrastructure projects at Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Engaged in secretariat work at a member office of the House of Representatives
  • Led sales planning, project management, and staff management at a marketing company
  • Joined Precena Strategic Partners

Credentials and teaching philosophy

  • Conducts training in a wide range of subjects including Business Communication, Logical Thinking, Consensus Formation, and Marketing to companies in various industries such as trade, service, and manufacturing.
  • Focuses on simple directions on how business skills can be used at daily work giving consideration to the trainees’ working style and corporate culture based on past experiences at corporations.

Passion for business skills and human resource development

While the importance of business skills is widely recognized in a society where all business is meant to be global, there are few Japanese business persons who actually practice such business skills in their work.
I have faced the necessity of business skills at many occasions while working in a corporation. In my time at Mitsubishi Corporation, I, as a person in charge of overseas projects, led a team of local staff members to overcome unpredictable issues and problems in several projects, none of which was similar to the other.
Facing problems that were never solved by previous experiences, and confronting circumstances where stakeholders who have different backgrounds and cultures are expected to take action, it was always business skills such as logical thinking and effective communication that helped me a lot.
It is indispensable for more Japanese business persons to practice business skills in order for Japanese companies to shine and keep shining in the global market. With this belief and mission in mind, I am committed to contributing to human resource development.

Class policy

Taking training is not a goal but just a start. Listening to the training idly and forgetting its contents after one steps out of the classroom makes no sense for training.
Once we learn business skills and start using them, we can enjoy changes from the past with wider views and perspectives. For that purpose, I try to motivate trainees so that the trainees come to think they want to make the best use of business skills.