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BCCJ Masterclass: Teams by DESIGN with Sarah Furuya

Thursday 21 Jan | 18.00 P.M. - 18.45 p.m.

The process of identifying and building meaningful relationships to succeed in your personal and work life.



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Written by Sam

The process of identifying and building meaningful relationships to succeed in your personal and work life.

We’re always in relationship with people and events around us. In the workplace, groups, and families–these relationship systems all have a life of their own, as well as the individuals in them. You can tap into the innate intelligence that your relationships have without even having the people involved be there. How? BY DESIGN.

When planning our lives and goals, we often forget that we’re part of a vast relationship system. We rarely take the time to plan our relationship systems by design. Hot spots occur, conflict arises and roles get confused. In this Masterclass, we will go through a process of identifying and designing our most important relationships, discovering how we can draw on emotional and other forms of intelligence to imagine and envisage the best possible relationships in our personal lives with those we naturally gravitate towards, and even those we don’t.

In this session, you will learn a simple and effective tool for tapping into the intelligence of your close relationships that will:

  • Experience a tool called a ‘Constellation’ to uncover your relationship potential and learn about the big picture image of how your relationships interact with each other
  • Look at the connections in your relationships and imagine the highest possible outcomes for them


About Sarah Furuya

Sarah has been living and working in Japan since 2001. She is a trained Organisational and Relationship Systems Coach ORSC™, a certified practitioner in Saville Wave™ and aptitude assessments and Lumina Spark® psychometrics and holds a BSc Hons in Human Psychology and Human Biology from the University of Aston in Birmingham. Originally from the UK, she worked in management in the Beverage then Telecoms industries before moving to Japan.

She spent 8 years as the Learning and Development Coordinator in a corporate training company working closely with key client Microsoft and other domestic and international clients across industries. In 2012 she started a coaching business, in addition to being the Senior Consultant and Executive Coach for a talent development agency in Tokyo. She runs her private practice as well as workshops, retreats and engages in speaking opportunities.

She was one of the key coaches on a domestic car company’s inaugural 3-year Executive Coaching programme and is currently working with cohorts of management and executives in R&D to enhance alliance relationships.

Sarah focusses on creating awareness in teams and facilitating cross-team or alliance relationship effectiveness and helps coaching clients have a better experience of life and work and to optimise their contribution to the business. She works with clients across industries and has delivered programmes in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. She delivers psychometric workshops, cross-cultural and executive coaching and long-term journey programmes. She is a guest facilitator in Psychometrics and Coaching at Temple University Japan.

She has taken hundreds of people through coaching programmes and opens an exclusive year-long programme for people who want to upgrade their lives and commit to long-term accountability including monthly calls, groups sessions and content.

She has contributed to the British Chamber of Commerce’s Acumen Magazine on the Future of HR, Spoken on BBC’s Business Matters on Women in Business in Japan, was a workshop leader on bringing your whole self to work at the Women’s International Networking Conference, a speaker on protecting the female pipeline and developing female management talent at the HR Conference in Tokyo and Osaka. Her CSR activity includes being a board member of Refugees International Japan and runs Tokyo’s largest clothing exchange, which raises money for charities and promotes sustainability.