Hey guys!

It is Aiko with Schwagirl. I am an American English pronunciation coach based in Hawaii.

I invited Helen Iwata to my FB page lately and I uploaded the video on my youtube channel.

Learn 3 Tips to Speak English Confidently with Helen Iwata

If you are learning English and wanting to have confidence when speaking English, check out this video. This is very motivating and encouraging. Helen is so enthusiastic and I can tell she loves what she does!

I am sure you will enjoy her talk! Enjoy~!


FB Live Guest Profile: Helen Iwata

Originally from the United Kingdom, Helen Iwata has lived and worked in Japan for over 25 years. As manager of client communications at McKinsey & Company in Tokyo, she coached and trained consultants and clients in communication skills, including presentations, meeting facilitation, leadership, and teamwork. In 2013, Helen left McKinsey and established her own business the next day. Now, through Sasuga Communications K. K., she helps people to communicate with more clarity and confidence, so that they enjoy greater success and happiness. Helen is the go-to girl for multiple multinationals to design and deliver their in-house training programs and one-on-one coaching. In addition, she serves a broader audience by offering training and coaching online and at her office in Ginza and runs the Sasuga You! Self-Discovery Weekend retreat for working women once or twice a year. She is a TEDx speaker, author of 英語の仕事術 (Eigo no Shigoto-jutsu), Nikkei Style monthly columnist, lecturer at the Tokyo University Executive Management Program and recipient of the 2017 Waseda Teaching Award for her popular class in Stragegic Thinking and Communication. Helen practices yoga, holds a 4-degree black belt in karate, and dabbles in kobudo (ancient martial arts with weapons).

Helen Iwata’s website (you can sign up for Helen’s weekly newsletter of communication tips in English): https://sasugacommunications.com/

Sasuga You! Self-Discovery Weekend for working women in Japan (Nov 10 -12th in Iwaki Yumoto) : https://sasugacommunications.mykajabi.com/p/retreat

Helen’s Facebook Page. Sasuga! Communications: https://www.facebook.com/sasugacommunications/



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Aiko Hemingway’s online pronunciation study material “American English Pronunciation for Japanese Speakers” is available on Teachable. Check out the link: https://hatsuonkyosei.teachable.com/

American English Pronunciation for Japanese speakers

American English pronunciation coach. Studied linguistics at UCLA. Specializing in phonetics, phonology, intonation, and second language acquisition.

She likes music and Toastmasters. Recently she enjoys playing ukulele and hand bells.