Diane Sasaki

Facilitator, APAC

As an Exec-Comm Facilitator, Diane Walsh Sasaki leverages her experience as an executive coach and communications consultant specializing in the Asia-Pacific region. She brings a multi-faceted approach to facilitation through her years of motivating and inspiring global teams to enhance performance and leadership development. She works extensively and experientially with her clients to achieve global high-performance objectives. Diane brings her client-centered coaching stance to equip her clients with skills needed to grow within an organization and achieve personal and professional goals.

Past Experience

Diane Walsh Sasaki began her career in advertising, working for Sony Corporation in Tokyo and New York. She has clients from all sectors, including the finance, pharmaceutical, social media, engineering, and electronics industries. Based in Tokyo, Diane has worked throughout Asia including Japan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Korea to coach high potentials on leadership development and senior executives transitioning their skills to new cultures and teams. Her work focuses on the following practice areas: Leadership Development, Diversity in Global Teams, Global Teamwork, Cultural Integration, and Executive Coaching.


CUNY, Hunter College

Master's Degree

Sophia University

Bachelor's Degree, Far East Asian Studies

Fun Facts

Diane is a member of the steering committee of the Japan Chapter of ICF (International Coaching Federation). She is currently the president of the Society of Intercultural Educators, Trainers and Researchers (SIETAR) in Japan. You may have seen her present at the Japan Intercultural Institute (JII) and SIETAR Japan conferences.