Mireille Watanabe Handover
As a Lumina Learning Partner, Mireille supports global clients in the finance, pharmaceutical and IT industries. Mireille is fluent in English and Japanese and has an MA in Music Business Management and a BSc in Physics. Mireille loves working in multi-cultural environments and is passionate about helping people to value diversity in the workplace.
Before becoming a facilitator and coach, Mireille’s career spanned a diverse range of industries and organisations, from working within the music industry for a small independent record label to a multinational business consulting firm, with a brief stop in the civil service along the way. Moving to the people development business seemed like a natural progression when she came to realise that all organisations, both large and small, often struggle with effective management and teamwork.
I have a deep interest in seeing how different aspects of personality and their underlying qualities manifest themselves in different cultures. Outside of work I enjoy practising Naginata, a Japanese martial art in which I hold a black belt.