134 episodes

Jayne Nakata, resident of Japan, creator of the award winning PodLaunch with Jayne, a system for creating and maintaining the podcast you always wanted, shares her learning and interviews women from all walks of life, making it work on their terms.
日本に住んでいる女性のため、No.1ポッドキャスト!
中田ジェーン、ニュージーランド出身、2002年から福島県在住。ポッドキャスター、ポッドキャストコンサルタント。
日本に住んでいる女性を中心にして、子育て中でも、田舎住まいでも、自分の国に住んでなくても、自分らしい人生を手に入るのはできます!

Transformations with Jayne Jayne Nakata

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Jayne Nakata, resident of Japan, creator of the award winning PodLaunch with Jayne, a system for creating and maintaining the podcast you always wanted, shares her learning and interviews women from all walks of life, making it work on their terms.
日本に住んでいる女性のため、No.1ポッドキャスト!
中田ジェーン、ニュージーランド出身、2002年から福島県在住。ポッドキャスター、ポッドキャストコンサルタント。
日本に住んでいる女性を中心にして、子育て中でも、田舎住まいでも、自分の国に住んでなくても、自分らしい人生を手に入るのはできます!

    Living A Purpose-Filled Life with Penelope Thompson

    Living A Purpose-Filled Life with Penelope Thompson

    This week on the podcast I talk to one of my very best friends Penelope Thompson. I have known Penny since 1998 when we met at university and lived together for 2 years. It’s my great pleasure to share this special person with the listeners of Transformations with Jayne. As well as being my friend, Penny is also an amazing mother of three very special boys, and Director Group Communications at Māia Studios. Penny has faced some sizable challenges in her life and has lots of wisdom to share with you all about resilience, determination and taking control of your own story.
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me and Penelope, https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne) and https://www.instagram.com/thompson_penelope (@thompson_penelope)
    or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)


    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Penelope and I met and became friends many moons ago
    The big life change that happened four years ago that forced Penelope to completely reimagine and restructure her life
    About Penelope’s experiences parenting neurodiverse children and children with serious medical challenges
    What ‘independent parenting’ is and why Penelope prefers it to other terms like single parent or solo parent
    About Penelope’s current work with Māia Studios, a communications company focused on purpose and making a difference in the world



    About Penelope:
    Penelope is Director Group Communications at Māia, which is building a home for kaupapa driven communications in Aotearoa. Penelope leads the workflow of the team and helps to oversee the Māia Cause and Māia Startup pou.
    Penelope brings more than a decade of experience spanning the full range of communications specialties. Adept at working closely with businesses to link communications with business strategy and impact, she has a track record of calm, skilful delivery of results, every time.
    Based in Onehunga where she is raising her three boys, Penelope has qualifications in Politics, French, Italian, PR and Communications. It is a love of language and diversity that brought Penelope into the industry. It’s her passion for delivering outstanding communications that shift perceptions and make a measurable difference in the world that keeps her here.


    Connect with Penelope:
    Māia Studios Website: https://maiastudio.co/ (https://maiastudio.co/)
    Māia Studios Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maiastudionz (https://www.facebook.com/maiastudionz)
    Māia Studios IG: https://www.instagram.com/maiastudionz/ (https://www.instagram.com/maiastudionz/)
    Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/thompson_penelope (https://www.instagram.com/thompson_penelope)
    LinkedIn: https://nz.linkedin.com/in/penelope-thompson-a843ab1b4 (https://nz.linkedin.com/in/penelope-thompson-a843ab1b4)


    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)

    • 49 min
    Adapting & Reinventing Through a Pandemic with Jennifer Shinkai

    Adapting & Reinventing Through a Pandemic with Jennifer Shinkai

    This week on the podcast I am catching up with Jennifer Shinkai, ikigai researcher, facilitator and coach, author, and host of her own podcast; Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai. Jennifer was last on the podcast in 2019 before the pandemic, and since then has experienced a lot of transformation in her working life. Join us as we catch up on everything Jennifer has been up to since the last time we chatted.
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me and Jennifer, https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne) and https://www.instagram.com/ikigaiwithjennifershinkai/ (@ikigaiwithjennifershinkai), or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How being approached to write a book about ikigai led Jennifer to start her own podcast
    How COVID changed Jennifer’s working life and how she used that experience to build community online with Make March Matter
    How Jennifer has incorporated more creativity into her life through revisiting her own art practice
    About Jennifer publishing her children’s books ‘Can Giraffes Swim?’ and ‘Gus’
    What ‘conscious incompetence’ is and how it can be a good thing

    About Jennifer:
    British born, Oxford educated, Tokyo based Ikigai and Inclusion facilitator and coach, Jennifer Shinkai is the host of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Podcast and YouTube, the founder of Make March Matter: Free Online Community for Business Owners and the writer and illustrator of “Can Giraffes Swim?” She loves leading a rich and varied life and wants more people to find more ways to experience Ikigai regardless of where they live or how they spend their days.


    Links of things mentioned in this episode:
    Line Stickers: https://line.me/S/sticker/19573327/?lang=enandutm_source=gnsh_stickerDetail (https://line.me/S/sticker/19573327/?lang=enandutm_source=gnsh_stickerDetail)
    Episode 58: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d8cfd1b5-a087-4249-86bb-a73cc1f73d41 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d8cfd1b5-a087-4249-86bb-a73cc1f73d41)
    Jennifer‘s book: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Jennifer-Shinkai/e/B092VVSJJ9/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk (Author page on Amazon)
    Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/03/why-did-covid-disappear-from-our-collective-consciousness-so-quickly (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/03/why-did-covid-disappear-from-our-collective-consciousness-so-quickly)
    Make March Matter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/makemarchmatter2020/about (https://www.facebook.com/groups/makemarchmatter2020/about)




    Connect with Jennifer:
    Website: https://jennifershinkai.com/ (https://jennifershinkai.com/)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifershinkaicoach (https://www.facebook.com/jennifershinkaicoach)
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/ikigaiwithjennifershinkai/ (https://www.instagram.com/ikigaiwithjennifershinkai/)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifershinkai/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifershinkai/)




    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)

    • 55 min
    Checking in on our 2022 Goals with Jo Tindling

    Checking in on our 2022 Goals with Jo Tindling

    On this week’s episode of Transformations with Jayne I am joined by Jo Tindling, podcast manager, as we discuss how our years are going so far. At the end of 2021 Jo and I recorded an episode talking about what we wanted to make happen in 2022, and seeing as how we are at the halfway point of the year I thought it would be a good time to do a bit of a review.
    Join us as we recap where we were at the end of 2021, what our ambitions were for 2022, and how we think we are doing so far in achieving those goals. And check out the 2021 episode here: https://transformationswithjayne.captivate.fm/episode/2021-year-in-review (https://transformationswithjayne.captivate.fm/episode/2021-year-in-review)
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me and Jo, https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne) and https://www.instagram.com/tindlingjo (@tindlingjo )
    or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)


    In this episode you’ll hear:
    What we put on our 2022 wish list, back in December of 2021
    How 2022 has been going for us so far, and what has been ticked of our lists
    The unexpected benefits of starting my second podcast, Jandals in Japan
    How Jo came to live in exactly the kind of place she was dreaming of in 2021
    How to get a taste of the future life you dream of, right now!



    Links of things mentioned in this episode:
    Jandals in Japan podcast: https://www.jandalsinjapan.com/ (https://www.jandalsinjapan.com/)


    Connect with Jo:
    Art Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tindlingjo (https://www.instagram.com/tindlingjo)
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jotindling (https://www.instagram.com/jotindling)


    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)

    • 47 min
    Naming and Claiming Your Space with Michele Fujii

    Naming and Claiming Your Space with Michele Fujii

    I love a story of someone finding their way in Japan! Michele Fujii came back to Japan with her husband and found a job, one day realising that although it was a nice job, she really wanted to extend herself and so she started doing just that. If you are wanting to make the most of living in Japan and want to know “how”, then Michele’s story might be just what you need to spark some inspiration for you to take control of your life in Japan.
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne)
    or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Michele came to be in Japan
    The Tale of Genji and how that sparked Michele’s journey of self development
    The surprising thing that happened at work for Michele when she started taking control of her own career
    What’s next for Michele!



    Links of things mentioned in this episode:
    Michele’s landing page: https://subscribepage.io/6YOWE1# (https://subscribepage.io/6YOWE1#)



    About Michele:
    Michele holds a master’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research areas of interest are transculturation and the internationalization of universities and vocational schools in Japan. She has worked as a freelance translator, a Japanese-language textbook editor in Boston, and an English teacher in Shiga Prefecture with the JET Program from 2010 to 2013. Currently, she promotes the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Initiative at Kansai University’s Institute for Innovative Global Education, facilitating U.S.-Japan relations between higher education institutions.




    Connect with Michele:
    LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/fujiimichele/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/fujiimichele/)
    Medium https://medium.com/@michele-fujii ( https://medium.com/@michele-fujii)




    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)

    • 44 min
    Parenting your way in Japan: Using the power of science and connection with Dr. Laura Gainche

    Parenting your way in Japan: Using the power of science and connection with Dr. Laura Gainche

    If you are wondering how you and your child can have a better night’s sleep but you live in Japan and all the “Sleep Experts” are overseas, then Dr. Laura Gainche is here to help. It’s been a while since I was up to my ears in babies and sleep schedules, but you’ll hear Dr. Laura’s ideas on how parents like you in Japan can make your lifestyle work for you, no matter what is going on around you.
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me and Laura, https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne) and https://www.instagram.com/scienceforallwomen/ (@scienceforallwomen )
    or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Dr. Laura came to be a specialist in the science of sleep, and living in Japan
    Some of the pressures that women in Japan face and the challenges of raising children here
    Baby sleep! What does it actually look like and what is healthy
    When should you change your child’s bedtime?Dr. Laura dishes up the info on bed times!!
    Mums, are you getting what you need too?

    About Laura:
    Dr. Laura is a French-Chilean Sleep Scientist and a Holistic Sleep Coach living in Tokyo Japan.
    She’s also a mother, an entrepreneur, and an ally well aware of her privileges.
    She has studied or worked in Europe, Switzerland, the United States of America, Australia, and Japan.
    Laura believes that the third of our life spent sleeping gives us the potential to create the life we want for ourselves and our families.
    She supports mothers go from sleepless to blissful nights through the power of science and connection.
    Connect with Laura:
    Website: http://www.sciwom.org (http://www.sciwom.org)
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/gentlesleepjapan/ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/gentlesleepjapan/)
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/mamatomojapan/ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/mamatomojapan/)
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/scienceforallwomen/ (https://www.instagram.com/scienceforallwomen/)




    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)
    BYO Podlaunch: https://www.subscribepage.com/byopodlaunch (https://www.subscribepage.com/byopodlaunch)

    • 46 min
    Forest Therapy in Japan with Stacy Kurokawa

    Forest Therapy in Japan with Stacy Kurokawa

    I love to have listeners join me on the show and today Stacy Kurokawa and I are talking about life in Japan and how she has incorporated “Forest Therapy” into her life and is now showing others how to enjoy it too.
    If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me https://www.instagram.com/transformationswithjayne/?hl=ja (@transformationswithjayne),
    or https://www.speakpipe.com/TransformationswithJayne (send us a message here.)


    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Stacy came to be in Japan
    Cycling 100 km from Mie to Kyoto!!
    What she likes about Japan and how she is helping people to reconnect with nature through Forest Therapy
    We have shout outs to Stacy’s friends and listeners of the show



    About Stacy:
    In 1999 Stacy moved to South Korea to help adult English learners. In 2003, Stacy moved to
    Japan in 2003 to work for AEON, an adult conversation school. Stacy is a qualified forest therapy guide and continues to teach English online.


    Connect with Stacy:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-k-aa4b32186/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-k-aa4b32186/)


    Connect with Jayne:
    PodLaunch with Jayne:https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting ( https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting)

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Pheldda ,

Only on episode 8 and Im hooked

Im an American living in Japan. I just started living here and Im feeling a little alone.

This is a great podcast about women, not just in Japan, but all over the world. It will be Japan focused. I feel nice to hear what people are doing.

JaegerK ,

illustrator

Super! I'm already taking some of these ideas to heart.
Instead of "waiting for some day", fit smaller or quicker projects into my life.

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