Inside Japan 12: Susie Rucker 1/2

Dr. Adam Kassab, Professor of GLOBIS University in Tokyo, invites a variety of guests from around the world to discuss people, culture and business from an “Inside Japan” perspective. The twelfth guest is Ms. Susie Rucker, Rucker Nutrition.

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Inside Japan No.12 – Susie Rucker Part1

Guest: Susie Rucker, RuckerNutrition
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: February 2, 2013
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Duration: 09:11

Guest Speaker

Susie has a BA Hons in Paediatric nursing and Diolomas in Kinesiology and Nutritional Therapy, providing her with a unique perspective on the importance of health and nutrition in everyday life.
Susie worked in London at the Chelsea and Westminster High Dependency Unit and Paediatric Accident and Emergency Unit for many years, as well as overseas nursing work with NGOs in Africa and with Médecins Sans Frontières in Sri Lanka. Moving to Hong Kong where there was a high incidence of respiratory infections, Susie worked in a clinic where the doctor put nutrition first, boosting the immune system with supplements, rather than resorting to antibiotics. This inspired Susie to learn more about the power of nutrition and led to three years of training in nutritional therapy at Patrick Holford’s Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London.
On finishing her training Susie set up a successful practice in Singapore. Three years ago she moved to Tokyo where she established her own Nutritional Therapy practice which she still remains involved in. Susie is now living back in Singapore and working at the clinic Body with Soul in Rochester Park. Susie is married with three young children. Susie firmly believes in the power of nutrition, which is reflected in her creation of recipes for her clients, giving of talks, articles, cookery classes and raw food instruction.

Dialogue Partner

Dr. Kassab has extensive business experience across Asia as well as in Europe and the USA. He has held senior positions at Sanyo Electric, a global Japanese electronics manufacturer, Mercer, a US based global HR Consulting firm, and most recently at Culture Convenience Club, the dominant Japanese player in the consumer entertainment and lifestyle sector. His work has ranged from facilitating European wide strategic planning sessions aimed at exploring synergies and enhancing competitiveness, developing ways to internationalize and globalize business operations, and implementing change programs for overseas subsidiaries.

As well as his strong professional background he also recently completed doctoral research looking into the use of Stories and Storytelling in Organizations as a tool for inspiring employees and bringing about visionary change.

Education:
Bachelors degree, History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, International Resources and Development Studies, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, Organization Change, Ashridge Management Center (UK); Doctoral Research, Hitotsubashi University (JPN)

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