When you get to be my age – a septuagenarian, let’s leave it at that – it would seem normal to want to slow down and settle into retirement. But that’s not for me. In many ways, I feel like I’m just getting started. And I suppose I am. Originally from Washington D.C., I came to Japan in 2013. My son Thom Peace came a few years before that. Together, we started a new business venture here in Tokyo in 2021.
My side of the business is working with adults as an English teacher, editor, and
consultant. My expertise lies in English communication and presentation skills.
I’m also a business development specialist with an extensive background in audio/video conferencing. In 2015, I established Peace Works Japan, to create specialized programs and curricula to enable clients to achieve their communication and business goals.
With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, I’m primed for helping people. What I really like is to inspire and motivate people. Because of my past professional experiences in telecommunications at AT&T (and its spin-offs) for three decades, one of my big-ticket clients was the US military, selling secure video conferencing in the Pentagon. Thanks
to that, as well as becoming a day trader following my AT&T days, I’ve got an extensive list of contacts.
Every day I’m 50 percent teacher and 50 percent student, actively engaging in the learning process all the time. I listen to podcasts, am an active member/participant at Toastmasters, and am involved in an international think tank here in Tokyo. I’m also a proponent of Eastern thought, Eastern healing/wellness practices, vitamin supplements, and something I call “Charenergy” – charisma and energy. An optimist with a youthful approach to living, I welcome the opportunity to involve you in my vision to bridge the generational, cultural, and digital divides. Get in touch and let’s make that happen: firstname.lastname@example.org
An American living in Japan since 2013, I work with adults as an English teacher, editor, and consultant. My expertise lies in English communication and presentation skills. I’m also a business development specialist with an extensive background in audio/video conferencing. A septuagenarian, my first career was with AT&T (and its spin-offs) for three decades. I later worked as a day trader.
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