Making Sense of Work with Jean Balfour

Ep. #36. The Experience of Training as a Coach with Mikiko Tanaka

January 06, 2023 Jean Balfour Season 2 Episode 36
Making Sense of Work with Jean Balfour
Ep. #36. The Experience of Training as a Coach with Mikiko Tanaka
Show Notes

In this episode Jean is joined by Mikiko Tanaka.

Mikiko Tanaka works for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as the Director and Head of the Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia Office, New Delhi.  She has over twenty-five years of experience within the United Nations system. Previously, she served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana and worked with UNDP in Guyana, Yemen, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Benin, China, Lao PDR and New York.  Prior to the UN, she worked for Care International in Thailand and the financial sector in Japan. 

Mikiko started training in coaching since 2021 with Bailey Balfour and is ACC accredited by the International Coaching Federation.  She coaches pro-bono outside her full-time work.  

Mikiko holds master’s degrees in public policy and management from the University of London and in rural development management from Khon Kaen University in Thailand, and a bachelor’s degree from the International Christian University in Japan. 

In this episode Jean and Mikiko discuss

  • How to find moments of learning in the most challenging circumstances
  • Courage and how it grows over time
  • The journey of training as a coach
  • The connection between coaching and the world of development 
  • Trusting the process in coaching - and the rest of our lives!

You can find Mikiko here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikiko-tanaka-5220517/