English as a Second Language (ESL) Faculty
Graduated from Gordon College, Biola University Cook School of Intercultural Studies with M.A. in TESOL. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Lived in Japan for 10 years and has 25+years of experience teaching English to Japanese clients in a variety of settings. These include Japanese companies in Japan and U.S., Community ESL programs, online study programs, and a Japanese university. Clients have included JEOL USA, RISO, Inc, Mitsubishi (at Raytheon Co.).
Experienced in assisting clients with setting and achieving language goals, improving English communication skills, and developing cross-cultural communication skills to work or study effectively in a different culture. Equips clients with tools to continue learning in the future.
She is passionate about helping Japanese with English communication and cultural competency skills as a way to give back to Japan in return for her positive experience living and working there.
Junko Shiota Abuza
Cross-Cultural and Leadership Trainer
Graduated from Baika Women's University, City University of NY Hunter College, and Columbia University Graduate School. Received certification for Executive and Professional Coaching from University of Texas Dallas, Jindal School of Business.
Has over 20 years experience working with Japanese women. Facilitates leadership development, organizational development, mental strength management, and power skills development. She is a coach specializing in executive and professional coaching with emphasis on transformational leadership, career development and job transition.
Trained and certified as a coach by the U.S.A. Archery, specializing in Olympic recurve and mental management, she utilizes her experience and training in archery to teach mental toughness as a business skill.