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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

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    • 5.0 • 8 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!

    TWJ 2023 Wrap-Up: Unpacking a Year of Transformation with Jo and Jayne

    TWJ 2023 Wrap-Up: Unpacking a Year of Transformation with Jo and Jayne

    In our latest episode, Jo and Jayne provide an end-of-year check-in for 2023. They discuss their personal transformations, from Jayne's newfound love for baseball and her refreshing "inner old lady" approach to life, to Jo's pursuit of her artistic passions and the importance of balancing work and leisure.
    We talk about:
    The health challenges that Jayne overcame in 2023, are going to mean 2024 is much better!
    Jo's awesome triumphs with her art!
    Work styles and how we are owning our "obaachan" power more and more
    See you in 2024!

    • 43 min
    Summer homework and bringing the best of both worlds to Japan from Sweden with Kumiko Ekstedt

    Summer homework and bringing the best of both worlds to Japan from Sweden with Kumiko Ekstedt

    Kumiko Nakajima Ekstedt and I are discussing the differences between life in Japan and Sweden where Kumiko has lived for more than 14 years. I am interested to learn more about where in the world women have the best life and are able to live the life they want, be a mother if they want, have a career if they want. Full disclosure, I was having a very difficult time when I recorded this episode. My perimenopause symptoms were really giving me trouble and I may have gotten quite passionate about the summer holiday tooth brushing calendar. 
    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 Kumiko, @transformationswithjayne and @kummy_in_sweden.
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Kumiko shares her time between Japan and Sweden with her sonsSome of the things that she found surprising even as a Japanese person when putting her sons into Japanese elementary schoolSome of the differences between Sweden and Japan that support women to have an independent life whatever their circumstancesJayne gets very passionate about summer holiday homework
    About Kumiko
    Kumiko is dedicated to a passion for empowering women and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Originally from Japan, Kumiko has been living in Sweden for the past 14 years, where she has built a life with her Swedish husband and two boys. Currently, she serves as a valued member of the management team in a sales organization.
    Kumiko's mission is to support women in Japan by sharing her experiences and insights gained from living in Sweden. She believes that exchanging perspectives can bring about positive change and inspire women to pursue their goals and aspirations. Kumiko's deep understanding of both Japanese and Swedish cultures allows her to bridge the gap between the two, fostering greater understanding and cooperation.
    Connect with Kumiko:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/kummy_in_sweden/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Less Effort for More Impact with Women’s Success Coach, Helen Iwata

    Less Effort for More Impact with Women’s Success Coach, Helen Iwata

    Helen Iwata, the Less Effort More Impact Coach, is back on the show after five years! Helen has done quite a few transformations herself since 2018, and I can’t wait for you to hear how she is helping international and Japanese women in Japan to have more ease and joy in their lives. Now that is something we all want!! 
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Helen has transformed since she was on TWJ 5 years agoSome of the top things that Helen sees in the women who come to her for coaching Jayne overcomes not one but three interruptions The #LessEffortMoreImpact movement and how it’s already helping both Japanese and international women 
    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 Helen, @transformationswithjayne and @heleniwata or send us a message here.
    About Helen
    Helen is the founder of The #LessEffortMoreImpact Movement for Women in Business. 
    Born in the UK, she's an award-winning, bilingual coach with a 3-decade career in Tokyo, including 10 years with McKinsey & Company.
    She has helped thousands of business professionals in Japan and beyond to see new perspectives and possibilities and discover how to make meaningful changes in their work results and relationships, confidence and communication, health and happiness - to do brilliant work without sacrificing their personal lives.
    Helen is the author of Eigo no Shigoto-jutsu (英語の仕事術), published by Shogakukan, a Nikkei Woman Smart columnist, host of the Sasuga! Podcast, a karate world champion, wife, and mother.
    Connect with Helen:
    Website: sasugacommunications.com/movement
    https://sasugacommunications.com/ 
    Links: 
    Episode 15 with Helen Iwata https://transformationswithjayne.captivate.fm/episode/episode-15-an-interview-with-helen-iwata- 

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

    • 57 min
    Give me back my energy! Jayne speaks with Menopause Energy Expert Miyako Hazama

    Give me back my energy! Jayne speaks with Menopause Energy Expert Miyako Hazama

    We are talking about all things peri-menopause and menopause in this episode with Menopause Energy Expert, Miyako Hazama. It’s a topic of discussion almost everywhere I go these days, even Oprah is talking about it! I really want more women to be aware of things they may be putting up with, not realising that it is something that we can get help for and we can get our energy and health back. Miyako shares her knowledge and some of the other options for people who want to use natural ways to manage symptoms.
    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 @transformationswithjayne or send us a message here.
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    Jayne’s update on her symptoms and how they got waaaaay worse before starting to get betterHow Miyako came to be helping women with their peri-menopause and menopause symptomsWe all know about hot flashes, Miyako shares some of the lesser know symptomsWhat natural options we have living in Japan and the kind of wome Miyako helps
    About Miyako
    Miyako Hazama is a Menopause Energy Expert, and the creator of Energenic
    Life Design(TM). She helps busy professional women in perimenopause and
    menopause relieve their challenges naturally. Miyako learned these secrets and little-known Asian Energenic fountain of youth for over thirty-five years from her Master mentor, Kozo Nishino, a Japanese Ki (energy) expert.
    Links of things mentioned in this episode:
    Miyako’s page for TWJ listeners: https://miyakoprime.com/Jayne 
    Connect with Miyako
    Website: www.miyakohazama.com 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miyakohazama.bim 
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/miyako_hazama/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miyakohazama/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUTvr99do4561rM8uVM-Gmg 
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@miyako_hazama  

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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Checking in with Violet Pacileo, Otoyo Strength CrossFit

    Checking in with Violet Pacileo, Otoyo Strength CrossFit

    We last spoke to Violet in May 2021 as she was about to embark on a project to build an amazing CrossFit facility in the mountain town of Otoyo in Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Japan. Two years later we check in to see how it went and what challenges Violet now faces with running a business day to day as well as being a mother of three and a consultant. 
    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 Violet, @transformationswithjayne and @crossfitotyo or send us a message here.

    In this episode you’ll hear:
    What happened since we last spoke with Violet back in May 2021The challenges of running a business day to dayHow Violet has become a trainer for unconscious bias in Kochi, then Shikoku and now nationallyWhat’s next for Violet

    Connect with Violet:
    Website: https://www.otoyostrength.com/ 
    https://www.chihosousei-vpa.com/t-ja 
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/crossfitotoyostrength/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/violet-pacileo-949b1815/ 

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

    • 46 min
    Renovating? Buying Property in Japan? Blanka Kobayashi tells us about her way to live a life

    Renovating? Buying Property in Japan? Blanka Kobayashi tells us about her way to live a life

    I love meeting international women in Japan who are finding their way and creating things whether it is a new podcast or a bricks and mortar business like Blanka’s which actually does deal with things like bricks! Blanka shares how she came to be really enjoying running her family’s renovation company that helps foreigners get the services they need in English. She has certainly happened upon a niche, so this makes me wonder what other niches there are in Japan that could be explored! 
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    How Blanka came to be running a renovation company in Japan that provides bilingual servicesThings to think about when considering investing in a property in Japan that might be different from your own countryBlanka’s recent projects which include a podcast on real estate in Japan, and helping children to learn about personal finances
    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, @transformationswithjayne or send us a message here.

    About Blanka:
    Blanka Kobayashi is multi-talented entrepreneur. She studied Finance, Marketing and Management in Czech Republic and International Relations at Charles University. She is working as a Marketing Director of Kobayashi Group Japan. She also founded the Tourism Department of the company, HBK Tours, because traveling and sharing her love for Japan is her passion. She co-founded HBK Naturalist with her husband in 2006. She studied Aromatherapy and Naturopathy in 2017-2018 to further her knowledge about natural medicine and herbal remedies.
    She handles Brand Marketing and Market Research and social media marketing for the company. She also participates in the Blockchain Fintech Projects and new business project developments.
    Currently she spends lots of her time managing ARK Reform Japan, bilingual renovation company based in Tokyo and Chiba, that the Kobayashi family founded in 2021. The company aims to help not already Japanese homeowners, but especially foreign home and business owners in Japan, to successfully navigate through renovating their properties. Blanka is in charge of marketing, sales and customer’s relationships.
    Her strong suit is research, sourcing and execution of crucial task so her knowledge has been invaluable when offering advice to people on how to proceed with their pursuit of financial freedom. Together with her husband, they published The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Freedom to help people manage their finances and plan for better future. Their second book, The Beginner’s Guide to Side Hustles is about to be published next month, followed by The Beginner’s guide for Kidpreneurs.
    Blanka is originally from a small town in Moravia, Czech Republic but lives in Tokyo, Japan with her husband and son. She serves as a cultural ambassador, helping foreigners to integrate in Matsudo area and the Japanese citizens to learn more about Czech Republic and to embrace foreigners, living in the prefecture. She is also an Advisory Board member for English Developmental Center at Cape Verde and Board member of L.E.A.D., Japan based educational program to empower young children in leadership and entrepreneurship. Blanka is passionate about helping others, especially children. Her big dream is for their family to establish foundation, helping children with proper education and living more fulfilled lives. That is why the family participate in many charitable projects in Japan and in Africa.

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    • 40 min

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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.

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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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