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Natsuyo Lipschutz  

Cross-Cultural Communication Consultant & Best-Selling Author

Natsuyo Lipschutz is the managing principal of her strategy consulting firm, ASPIRE Intelligence. She is also an executive consultant for Breakthrough Speaking, a global public speaking consultancy.

In addition, Lipschutz is the bestselling author of "The Success Blueprint", which she co‐wrote with world‐renowned business speaker, Brian Tracy. She is also the author of Amazon Japan’s #1 rated presentation book, "20Ji Ni Sogiotose". The book is written in Japanese and it has also been translated into Korean and Taiwanese. In English the title means, “Say it in 20 words.”

Lipschutz is an engaging TEDx speaker who is a five-time New York Toastmasters International speech contest district finalist.

A Japanese native, Lipschutz has delivered numerous trainings, workshops, seminars, and keynotes in Japanese and English to audiences around the world. She is a world-class certified public speaking coach and a marketing intelligence strategy consultant who also provides organizational development training.

Lipschutz is widely recognized as a leading global leadership and cross-cultural communications strategist. She uses cross-cultural theory, public speaking skills, logical thinking frameworks, and team leadership skills to teach audiences how to adjust their messages so they are well received in different cultures.

By the end of her sessions, audiences are equipped with the advanced cross-cultural communication skills they need to improve team dynamics, bridge cultural gaps, and leverage the diversity within their teams.

Lipschutz has worked with leading international companies that include Toyota, American Express, BNP Paribas, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Shiseido, and Chamber of Commerce.

She began her career at a top Japanese trading company, ITOCHU International in New York. Lipschutz then received her MBA from New York University and held a management consultant position at McKinsey & Company.

Today, Lipschutz resides in New York and often travels to Japan. In addition to her dynamic speaking and consulting career, she is a competitive ballroom Latin dancer, a proud mother, and a cancer survivor.

Speech Topics


Break through the Iceberg

The 3 Step Process to Leverage Cultural Diversity and Communicate Effectively Beyond Differences

What makes you successful in one culture doesn’t make you successful in another.

In today’s diverse work environment, we face differences in cultures, backgrounds, values, generations, industries, functions, titles… Business leaders must be able to break through cultural and personal barriers, and communicate effectively beyond differences, globally and locally.

At the end of the day, we are all uniquely different, and we all form our own “culture of one”, so learning effective cross-cultural communication is for everyone who faces “differences”.

In this keynote, you will learn the 3 step process to identify and embrace your cultural and personal differences, so you can get your message not only clearly heard, but acted upon.

3 immediately useful ideas your audience will take away:

  • determine what to adapt in your communication without sacrificing your own values and beliefs
  • keep in mind when crafting your speech or presentation for a diverse audience
  • connect with your counterparts who can help you bridge the gap

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