Noriko Sato

MA in Education, BA in Spanish, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified Administrator MBTI, Certified PDI 360 Profiler


Associate Consultant (Japan)
Integral Training & Consulting Ltd. 


Noriko Sato is a Human Resources Development consultant as well as certified professional coach. She is an instructional designer and facilitator with expertise in leadership development, performance management, team development, career development and diversity training at global companies in Japan. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Development.

Noriko spent her early career in coordinating bilateral cultural exchange programs between USA and Japan at an NPO called International Education Center (IEC). She was the first woman to be sent overseas for graduate education by IEC. Upon her return to Japan, she managed the School of International Studies and coordinated numerous business education programs. One of them is a Japan study tour for Asian Business Club of Harvard Business School. She later joined HSBC Japan as Deputy Head of HR and covered Learning & Development, Recruitment and Organizational Development. She was in charge of staff survey and worked closely with CEO to increase staff morale. She was instrumental in creating a shared culture when HSBC integrated with numerous financial institutions over 10 years.

After becoming an independent consultant, she trained over 2,000 managers and employees at more than 30 corporations. In the last decade, Noriko was trained in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York to deliver corporate leadership programs and certified by several global corporations. She attained international qualifications, including Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) by Coach Training Institute. She has successfully finished the advanced program of Organizational Relationship System Coaching (ORSC) by Center for Right Relationship (CRR).

Noriko has worked for a wide range of clients covering financial industry, health care, brand management and energy industry. She coaches executives as well. Organizations she consulted or trained in recent years are AXA, British Petroleum, Citibank, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Nikko Cordial Securities, Swiss Re Insurance, American Chamber of Commerce Japan, Japan Women’s University, etc.

Besides corporate consultancy and training, Noriko is also very active in local government and community activities. In the last several years, she has given numerous workshops on community leadership that were attended by 1,000 citizens in total.

Languages: Japanese, English