English page – About Miho Matsukawa


Welcome to

Pause & Connect!

We provide training / facilitation / Coaching services in Japanese and English. 

Services are custom made based on your needs and delivered to both Organizations and Individuals.

Qualifications & Certifications
2018       6seconds Certified SEI EQ Assessor (sixseconds)
2017  ICF (International Coach Federation) Associate Certified Coach
2017  Mindfulness Based Coach Camp Advance (Mindful Leadership Institute)
2016  Mindfulness Based Coach Camp Basic (Mindful Leadership Institute)
2015  Certified DiSC® trainer (John Wiley & Sons)
2015  Core Competencies Camp (ICF approved)
2014  Train the Trainer (Digne Consult)
2013  Certified Professional Coach (Ginza Coaching School)
2012  Certified Mental Care Specialist (Mental Care Association Japan)

Miho’s trainings include:
• Effective Leadership
• Inspiring Communications
• Sales and Account Management
• Coaching for Success
• Career Development
• Achieving work life balance
• Productivity and efficiency improvement
• Self-awareness / Self-control / Social-awareness
• Managing a Multi-Cultural Environment
• Team Building
• Emotional Intelligence

Experience and Services
In the recent years, Miho’s core activities include delivering leadership trainings and executive coaching. She also practices mindfulness and studies neuroscience to maintain high quality trainings.
She works extensively on efficiency and productivity in business, intra and interpersonal skills, developing teams, communication, cultural awareness, multi-generational workforce, negotiating and influencing, organizational change and managing careers.
Miho not only facilitates and delivers trainings, but she also designs and develops programs based on clients’ needs, goals, and expectations.
She also translates trainings materials English to Japanese and vice versa.

Type and style
Miho’s trainings are interactive, informative, and practical; designed with adult learning techniques. She makes sure that the environment is psychologically safe for participants with “every behavior has positive intentions” attitude and openness.

Previous corporate experience
Miho’s career in communications started in 1988 as an English teacher.
She has more than twenty five years of experience in managing sales team in automotive / hospitality / IT industries in various countries; Japan, the US, Europe, the Bahamas, and in New Caledonia.
Philosophy – professional and personal
Miho’s key passion is to help people gain insight to take responsibility of their own future. She strongly believes that quality of relationship is everything to success in business.
Miho thrives on “not knowing” attitude to develop her own self-awareness, social awareness, and compassion.

Japanese (native)
English (business level)