Helen Iwata

Helen Iwata

Helen Iwata was JAT President from 2009 to 2013 and served for many years on JAT’s Tokyo Activities Committee.

After a 2-decade in-house career as a translator, editor, and manager - including leading the client communications team at McKinsey Japan for 10 years - Helen established her own business and became obsessed with helping overworking professionals to have more impact with less effort - through the power of the Sasuga! Success Cycle.

She’s now an award-winning coach and the go-to expert for multiple multinationals to design and lead their training and coaching programs for women’s success and communication skills.

Helen is a TEDx speaker and coach, Nikkei Style columnist, author of the Japanese book Eigo no Shigoto-jutsu, host of The Sasuga! Podcast, and… a karate world champion!


A Translator’s Guide To Less Effort And More Impact

If you’re like many translators, you work hard to improve your translation quality and speed. You’re often up against tight deadlines. You may feel squeezed by “commoditization” even in your field of specialization. And you know you should always be marketing, but you just don’t seem to have the time or motivation. Facing these and other pressures, you can end up putting in a LOT of effort...