Need a Skills Boost? Join our Unique Workshop Series to Acquire 4 Essential Ones!

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Need a Skills Boost? Join our Unique Workshop Series to Acquire 4 Essential Ones!

As an entrepreneur, freelancer, corporate employee, or any other type of professional, you will probably have attended a variety of workshops centered around increasing or acquiring ‘new’ business skills. When we think about such skills, words like ‘marketing’ or ‘accounting’ often tend to come up, and obviously these ‘traditional’ skills play a significant part in your professional life. However, there is also an abundance of skills out there that at first glance might seem less obvious, but are in fact just important as most of these ‘traditional’ skills. That’s why Impact HUB Tokyo and Paradigm Shifters want to offer you a series of unique workshops that will allow you to acquire a set of essential skills related to: effective communication, adaptive leadership and team culture creation. The first of this series of 4 workshops will be held on Tuesday March 29th and will provide you with a fun, exciting and interactive way of boosting up these skills!

Workshop 1: Listening Fundamentals – March 29, 2016 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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Various studies stress not only the importance of listening as a communication skill, but also that we spend about 45 percent of our waking hours listening. The bad news is that most of us are poor and inefficient listeners as studies have shown that we often comprehend and retain only 25 percent of what we hear.

The good news however, is that there is a way to improve your listening skills, namely through the process of active listening. This first workshop will focus on practicing active listening, which is an essential skill that will enable you be more effective and efficient in your (business) communications. The benefits of joining this workshop include:

  • Becoming a better communicator
  • Developing better relationships
  • Improving productivity
  • Becoming an effective leader

4 Time Workshop Series

Listening Fundamentals is the first of a series of 4 workshops. The workshops are held at Impact HUB Tokyo and will be facilitated by Adi Breuer, member of Impact HUB Tokyo and CEO of Paradigm Shifters. Although these workshops are offered as a series, participating in this first workshop does not mean that you are obliged to participate in the other workshops as well. Consecutively, if you are unable to attend the first workshop, you are still very welcome to join us the other workshops. Each workshop will feature a different theme and will be held at 1-month intervals. The workshop themes with their corresponding dates are as below. The event page for workshop 2 will come online after the first workshop has been held.

Workshop 1: Listening Fundamentals (Tuesday March 29th)
Workshop 2: Decision Making Fundamentals (Tuesday April 26th)
Workshop 3: The Art & Architecture of Powerful Questions (Tuesday May 31st)
Workshop 4: Using Diversity to Enhance Creativity (Tuesday June 28th)

Profile of Adi Breuer


Adi Breuer is on a mission to help businesses and individuals re-invent themselves. Trained in finance, he has a unique 30 year background as a banker, coach and consultant in IT & Management consulting, project management, HR management, commercial real estate development, setting up operations for several startups, and international trade finance which provides his clients with unique advantages. Adi helped a client in reducing operational costs by $20 million p.a. (25%) without any staff layoffs. He raised €125 million for another client, a startup company. Since 2001 Adi consulted and coached numerous teams and individuals in professional and personal change initiatives. Most recently he instructed classes in leadership for Duke University in Shanghai and Beijing.

About Paradigm Shifters

Paradigm Shifters Consulting LLC is a boutique consulting company with presence in Seattle, Tokyo and Munich, collaborating with a global network of trusted consulting partners. We consult, train and coach organizations in aligning people and cultures with organizational goals, vision and strategy. We create a culture of safety, trust, respect and confidence from where your people are enabled to implement organizational changes for achieving success.

About Impact HUB Tokyo

Impact HUB Tokyo opened its doors on the 11th of February 2013 and is part innovation lab, business incubator and coworking space where a community of entrepreneurs gathers, connects and exchanges knowledge and ideas. Going beyond the notion of a mere coworking space, Impact HUB Tokyo is part of a large global network, which currently consists of around 80 Impact HUBs around the world.

Impact HUB Tokyo has been building a community of entrepreneurs/change makers who want to create positive change in society through their business activities. Organizing meetups, events, workshops, and running accelerator programs are examples of how Impact HUB Tokyo seeks to empower entrepreneurs working in Japan. For more information, check out the website:

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