Yuki Sakuragi: Bilingual executive coach / trainer

<Who am I and what do I do?>

Yuki Sakuragi is a bilingual career counselor / executive business coach / mentor with a national qualification in career consulting (career consultant).

She is one of the few Japanese female English-speaking coach in Japan certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF-ACC).

She also delivers seminars/trainings for corporates.


<Services provided by Yuki Sakuragi>

  • Personal career counseling/coaching/mentoring

  • Career counseling/coaching/mentoring for corporates

  • Seminars/trainings/workshops for corporates



Yuki has spent nearly 20 years in pharmaceutical firm, including work experiences in a domestic company, a global company and a regulatory authority, mainly dealing with a global development of pharmaceutical products. She had spent most of her career working as a “working mother” and also has experience leading teams as a manager (the percentage of women in management position in Japan is only less than 15%, and Yuki is one of them).


Despite the pleasure of developing drugs for the patients with unmet medical needs with team members around the globe, she also suffered the difficulty in keeping the life-work balance; keeping responsibilities both at work and at home as a working mother.


With such experiences and qualified skills, she now supports women leaders and leaders-to-be who suffers with mother’s guilt, overwhelming to-do’s and time limitations, despite the will to seek their career goal through counseling/coaching/mentoring sessions. Yuki also supports managers who wishes to encourage working mothers and/or women leaders, and English-speaking managers who are facing difficulties managing the organization due to cultural differences.


Not only does she provide such sessions, based on her skills as a business person, she also delivers seminars/trainings on business skills, careers, communication skills, management skills, etc. Her seminars/training has been well received as it contains many actual experiences.



Yuki has spent 8 years of her childhood in the US, and graduated university in Japan.

She is married and is also the mother of a grown-up child (senior in high school).

She enjoys Wadaiko (Japanese drum), camping and tennis.



Career Consultant (national certification)

GCDF-Japan Certified Career Counselor
International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ICF-ACC)

GCS Certified Professional Coach

MANABICIA Certified Women’s Career Mentor

Points of You Evangelist


<Professional experiences (Jan 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019)>

  • Career counseling/coaching/mentoring

Approximately 130 sessions (50% of sessions for corporate)


Session goals


Management (leadership, people development, etc)

Human relations at work

・ Work-life balance

・ Partnership / family

・ Career change

Key client background

・ Leaders (including future leaders)

・ Working mothers

・ Women

・ People in their late 30s - late 40s

  • Training/seminars for companies

Approximately 80 training/seminars



・ Basic business skills

Communication skills (coaching, mentoring, presentation, etc)

・ Leadership (communication, mindset, diversity, etc)

・ Empowerment of women in business (for management, women leaders, etc)

・ Working mother related topics

・ Diversity (LGBT, foreign workers, etc.)

・ Global mindset

<Service outline>

  • Personal basic career coaching/counseling/mentoring package

(basic package consist of four 70 min sessions conducted in 3 months)


Outline of the four sessions


Session #1:

Verbalize your challenges, your goals, what you would like to accomplish, etc.

Session #2:

Goal setting and clarifying the current position and what is needed.

Session #3:

Sharing of learnings/findings since Session #2. Setting next step.

Session #4:

Follow-up on the 2nd step. Reflection of the sessions.


*Quick one-time consultations/coaching also available for an individual in need of a quick insight of their challenges/goals, etc.

*Number of sessions may vary per request by the client.

Session types

In-person (coffee shops used)/ via phone / via online (skype or zoom)

Session fee

Personal basic package: 48,000 yen (four 60 min sessions in 3 months)

Transportation fee may be requested for in-person sessions.

  • Career counseling/coaching/mentoring for company

Contact Yuki directly for details

  • Seminars/workshops/training

Contact Yuki directly for details




Contact Yuki by e-mail (natural.step.sakuragi@gmail.com) or via website.


NOTE:  The level of English on this page reflects actual English level of Yuki Sakuragi.

Client must understand counseling/coaching/mentoring is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy even if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.