WELCOME to Beyond Borders!
Not limited to countries and cultures, Beyond Borders is about each of us transcending our own borders for a better self and a better world.
Hi, I’m Mana, Founder and CEO of Beyond Borders Inc. For the past twenty years I’ve worked with leaders and executives around the world who are incredibly creative, smart, and strong, and possess the ability to overcome challenges of leadership, creativity, and teamwork in the workplace. Whether in a group workshop or one-on-one coaching session, I truly believe the “participants bring the magic”.
Born in Tokyo, I spent my childhood in Germany and learned early about cultures, languages and belief systems that differed from my own. At the core of my coaching philosophy is the idea that our differences are what make us shine.
Mana will work with you and your team to create a lively and engaging workshop focused on bringing out your strengths, exploring mindset, and finding a process that works for long-lasting job performance. All workshops are customized based on the needs and goals of the participants.
Sit down for one-on-one executive coaching sessions with Mana and learn to thrive as an executive, manager, or team leader. From realigning your values to leading a communicative team, Mana's 20 years of experience working with executives will help you work through challenges in engaging, eye-opening sessions.
LVMH Moet Hennessy・Louis Vuitton Japan
Creativity & Innovation for DARE (Corporate Workshop)
DARE is a global initiative by the LVMH Group to find 60 “idea sponsors” from 40 Maisons and 15 countries. In preparation for the global event, the Creativity & Innovation for DARE Workshop, designed by Mana and LVMH Moet Hennessy・Louis Vuitton Japan, was held at the company's headquarters in Japan. READ MORE
"Mana-san generously redesigned her training program to accommodate the needs of our team, through a number of conversations that helped to accurately shape the team's challenges and goals. The resulting training in the company-wide workshop was extremely active and interactive, revealing talents that the team members themselves did not know up until then." READ MORE
- Hiroki Kakimoto (President/actio inc.)
"Mana is a very talented, experienced and committed business partner who has well understood our brand’s DNA and therefore, our challenges and needs. Her involvement and commitment in every single project transmit a lot of passion to our talents, and inspire us to always find new ways of thinking and continue to improve." READ MORE
- Fernando Salinas (HR Senior Manager/Berluti Japan)
"Mana has worked with Adobe for many years as a trusted expert in facilitation and advice for manager effectiveness. She understand's Adobe culture and partners to ensure our sessions are prepared well, which makes it a seamless delivery experience. Her positivity and engaging personal style is appreciated and has been a key component to the success of our projects."
- Amanda Barnard (Head of Talent Development, APAC & Japan/Adobe)
"When I took on a regional office leadership role, I felt I needed to bring out my best skills. I felt intuitively that Mana was the person to go to, as she has global and multicultural experiences in business and life. The coaching experience with Mana has been amazing and provides a fresh perspective, helping me to recognize who I am." READ MORE
- Erika Ogawa (Co-Founder & Former Representative Director /Guinness World Records Japan)
"Mana’s coaching sessions help me to see who I am and what I’m thinking, showing me which steps to take next. When I incorporate what I’ve learned and take action, it leads to new and unexpected discoveries, which I bring to the next session for further insight. The process can be challenging at times, but I always leave my sessions with Mana with a clear mind."
- A.T. (Management Executive, Global Corporation)
"Mana is a very flexible and creative facilitator with a global mindset and “local” heart. Her training creates a bridge that connects people with different backgrounds and encourages them to enjoy the power of diversity and to expand their possibilities."
- Aya Yamanouchi (Learning & Development Manager / LVMH Moet Hennessy・Louis Vuitton Japan)
"Mana brings vitality, passion, and professional dedication to every one of our collaborations, from pre-project planning to facilitation, coaching, reflection, and beyond. She has a natural aptitude for designing the energy in the room and pacing the arc of time to perfectly suit her audience, helping all — whether individuals, new acquaintances, or familiar colleagues — to relax, share, and grow." READ MORE
- Nathan Paterson (Director, Learning, IDEO TOKYO)
"Mana Tomitori is an extremely talented and highly effective workshop facilitator and coach. She puts the best interests of her clients at the center of everything she does. Her approach is interactive and engaging, in alignment with best practices in adult learning theory, and focused on meaningful changes in behavior and communication that will produce positive changes in business results." READ MORE
- Kimberly Wiefling (Founder / Silicon Valley Alliances & President of Wiefling Consulting, Inc.)