Inside Japan 19: Robert Russell

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 nineteenth guest is Mr. Robert Russell, Freelance University lecturer and life coach.

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Inside Japan No.19 – Robert Russell

Guest: Mr. Robert Russell, Freelance University lecturer and life coach
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: November 13, 2013
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo campus
Duration: 21:14

Guest Speaker

UK Citizen, permanent resident of Japan, Lives in central Tokyo

Job Title: Independent Life Coach and University Lecturer
Company: In-Your-Own-Words Coaching (cultural adjustment, career change and writing coaching)
Education: Master of Arts (Adult Education), University of Leeds, UK
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honors),
Charles Sturt University, Australia, NSW
Interests: Writing; Film and Literature; Investing; Philosophy; Yoga and Meditation; Hang Gliding
Contact: Feel free to contact me informally by email ( or telephone 090-8452-4262 from inside Japan (+81 90 8452-4262 from outside Japan).


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.

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)