MaryAnne started her career in Tokyo working in international trade, managing the purchasing of raw materials from clients in Asia, Europe, and North America. Several years later, managing a multi-cultural team of consultants at a human resources firm, she realized that in addition to having self-awareness, cross-cultural awareness and understanding was a foundation to support high performance.
For the last fifteen years, MaryAnne has been working as a training facilitator and coach, specializing in leadership development, team-building, cross-cultural awareness, and executive presentation. Over 15 years in learning and development from her base in Japan have given her a unique perspective on the challenges facing multinational organizations as they globalize their operations.
MaryAnne is a certified practitioner of MBTI and Lumina Spark, psychometric tools that allow leaders to build on their strengths. She has a strong interest in supporting women in leadership and is the Chair of the ACCJ Kansai Women in Business committee and President of Foreign Executive Women (FEW) Kansai. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.