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揚石洋子

揚石洋子Yoko Ageishi

COO & Chief Consultant
Degree: BA Anglo American Literature
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The Bachelor of European and American Literature in Rikkyo University. The councilor of directors in Rikyojyogakuen St.Margaret’s School. The founder and chairman of Seven Seas. After studying Languages, Drama, and Education at universities in Japan and South Africa, she worked for Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. Having lived in many different countries including India, the US and Germany, she learned the hard way of the difficulty and importance of global communications. She has 35 years career in the global commutation field for students and companies and has worked on seminars and training with their own programs and methods for many foreign and Japanese companies for 15 years. The communication training with excellent and motivated consultants living long in Japan which do not depend on language alone has high evaluations.
立教大学文学部英米文学科卒。学校法人立教女学院理事評議員。株式会社セブンシーズ創業者。現取締役会長。日本と南アフリカ共和国の大学で語学、演劇、教育学を学んだ後、日本航空に入社。インド、南アフリカ共和国、北米、ドイツなどの諸外国での生活経験から、異文化コミュニケーションの難しさと大切さを身をもって知る。企業人および、学生、教師を対象にグローバル・コミュニケーション教育の専門家として35年のキャリアを持つ。15年にわたり多数の外資系企業および日本の多種多様な企業のセミナーや研修を独自のプログラムと手法で手掛け、実績を積んでいる。日本に長く滞在する優秀でモチベーションの高い外国人を巻き込み、語学だけに頼らないコミュニケーション力を養成する研修が人気。

Grant Cameron

Grant Cameron

Vice President
Degree/Qualifications: BSc Business Management in Fashion Design
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Grant Cameron is Seven Seas’ Vice President. Along with the president, he oversees all areas of the company including HR, sales and corporate strategy.

He joined the company in 2006 and has had first-hand experience in all areas of the company from consulting and coaching to product development and project management. He previously led the Product & Marketing department before becoming the General Manager and subsequently the Vice President.

From a hands-on perspective in our core business of Corporate & Communication Training, Grant is one of Seven Seas’ most experienced workshop facilitators bringing energy, insight and most importantly concrete learning about how to be a better global communicator. He has seen the evolution of client needs and has used his knowledge and experience to help deliver real business impact to clients. He also coaches and consults for senior leaders of client companies upon special request.

Grant has worked in the private sector since 1989 both in his native Scotland and Japan in a variety of industries and roles which has given him a broad perspective on communication styles and how to manage and develop them. Having lived in Japan since 2002 and working with thousands of people to assist them in becoming better global communicators, he firmly believes that the first step in becoming a true global communicator is the desire to want to talk with people and from that first step the path to success can really begin to move forward.

株式会社セブンシーズ副社長。セールス、企業戦略、人事を管轄。2006年、同社に参画し、コンサルティング・コーチングからサービス開発・プロジェクトマネジメントまですべての領域を経験し、General Managerを経て現職。

セブンシーズのコア・サービスであるCommunication Trainingにおいて、最も経験豊かなワークショップ・ファシリテーター。「より良いグローバルコミュニケーターになる」をコアに、エネルギーと見識、そして最も大切な「堅実な学び」を提供している。顧客ニーズの変化、自身の経験や知識を活かして、顧客のビジネスの成果に貢献してきた。シニア・リーダー向けのコンサルティングやコーチングも行っている。

1989年以来、スコットランド・日本の複数の企業で様々な業種・役割を経験。マネジメント、コミュニケーション手法を学ぶ。2002年、日本に拠点を移し、「より良いグローバルコミュニケーター」を生み出す人材育成に取り組んでいる。信念は「真のグローバルコミュニケーターになる最初の一歩は、人と話がしたいと思うことであり、その最初の一歩が前進の始まりである」。

Timothy Fletcher

Timothy Fletcher

Business Development Manager
Degree/Qualifications: BCom – H.R. Management, International Business Operations
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Tim is Seven Seas’ Business Development Manager, a department that combined the previous product & marketing and consultant management & training areas. He is dedicated to providing a richer training experience by integrating these departments more tightly and providing highly skilled consultants to deliver innovative and tailored solutions to our clients.

Tim joined Seven Seas in 2006 as a consultant before moving into the role of Product & Marketing Coordinator and subsequently into his current role as Business Development Manager. In this role, he consults closely with client HR, and individual department managers, to create training programs and materials that match the client’s strategic training needs. Being responsible for the development of all material used in courses, Tim is able to use this knowledge to match the needs and expectations of clients and deliver customized courses which motivate trainees.

From a training perspective, he is one of the most experienced facilitators in the company having managed workshops of up to 200 people and likes to keep the training energetic, highly relevant and most importantly highly transferrable from the training room to the real business environment. He coaches senior executives and company presidents in communication and business skills to help them have more impact and visibility on the global stage and to showcase the contributions from the teams / business units in Japan.

Tim has lived in Japan since 2003 and has worked with thousands of trainees ranging from new graduates to senior managers and company presidents. He uses that experience to benefit each of his trainees, to create innovative and customized content for clients and to further develop the skills of our consultants.

He believes that there are three key requirements to being a true global communicator; Firstly, the mindset and willingness to communicate; Secondly, the curiosity to learn and ask questions - not just about the language, but also about the culture and the individuals within the culture and; Thirdly, a willingness to listen to others and to clarify information when it is not clear.

株式会社セブンシーズ事業開発マネージャー。商品開発、コンサルタントのマネジメント&トレーニングを管轄。部門を緊密に連携させ、セブンシーズのコンサルタントにはより良いトレーニングを、顧客には革新的で最適なソリューションを提供している。

2006年、コンサルタントとして同社に参画し、現在は、顧客のHR担当者や各部門マネージャーと緊密に連携し、顧客の戦略に沿ったプログラムと教材の開発に取り組む。全ての教材開発の責任により、その知識・経験が顧客のニーズや期待に合わせたやる気を引き出すプログラムの提供を可能にしている。

最大200名のワークショップを行う、社内でも最も経験豊富なファシリテーターの1人でもある。上級管理職や社長に対してコミュニケーションやビジネススキルのコーチを務め、グローバルステージでより大きな存在感を示し、日本のチーム/ビジネスユニットが世界に貢献できるように支援している。

Timが考える真のグローバルコミュニケーターの3つの要件は以下の通りである。

  • 1 コミュニケーションを取りたいという意欲
  • 2 文化や個性について学び質問する好奇心
  • 3 他人の意見が明確でない時にそれを明らかにしようとする意欲