About Us

About Us

Many Truths is a culture and diversity management consultancy with a special focus on global Japanese business. We help Japanese business people and those who work with the Japanese to achieve their business goals more effectively together by enhancing the intercultural competences of individuals, teamsand organizations.

Our vision and mission

Many Truths is not for ‘do’s and don’ts’ or for a quick fix. However, even a short half-day session with us can bring about a long lasting mindset change for our clients in the way they look at and deal with cultural diversity: a mindset of openness and curiosity about different cultures.

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Masako Kato

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Masako Kato is the founder and driving force behind Many Truths. Originally from Japan, she was an expatriate child as well as a foreign exchange student in the US. After earning an MA in International Relations from Sophia University in Tokyo, she moved to the Netherlands. She worked at Fujifilm in Tilburg for 16 years. There she was responsible for Japanese expatriate management and was involved in various Human Resources Management projects. These included performance evaluation and compensation systems building, organizational development and corporate culture change – working with Dutch and Japanese management.

Having now lived in the Netherlands for over 25 years, Masako Kato has extensive personal and professional experience with people from various cultural backgrounds. Cultural diversities have always fascinated her and it has become her passion and life’s work to help others see various cultural perspectives and excel in achieving their goals in a culturally diverse environment.

Masako Kato has delivered her training and workshops in Europe, Japan and USA. She delivers training, consulting and coaching services in English, Dutch and Japanese.

Professional Qualifications of Masako Kato

Certified Consultant of Intercultural Management and Organizational Management and Change from the Hofstede Center (http://geert-hofstede.com) and as such an associate partner of itim international (www.itim.org)

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Certified Practitioner of Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching ™ (ORSC™) from the Center for Right Relationship (www.crrglobal.com)

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Associate Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org).

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Certified facilitator of the Intercultural Readiness Check (www.irc-center.com) from International Business Improvement (www.ibinet.nl)

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Authorized Facilitator of Team Diagnostics™ from Team Coaching International (www.teamcoachinginternational.com)

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Licenced Facilitator of Virtual Performance Assessment VPA® from Intercultures (www.intercultures.de)

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Completed Core Courses of Co-Active® Coaching at the Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com)

Professional partners

ITIM International

Masako Kato of Many Truths is an Associate Partner of ITIM International (www.itim.org). Itim international are leading experts in Intercultural Management and Organizational Culture Management and Change. Currently around 200 consultants operate in 35 countries. ITIM International is also represented in Japan and has a Japanese website (www.itim.jp).

ITIM International, founded by Bob Waisfisz with the assistance of Prof. Dr. Geert Hofstede, has over 30 years of experience in helping clients identify and implement practical and culturally sensitized  management practices. Their strong academic foundation, unique tools and experienced consultants enable their clients to go beyond cultural awareness. They do this by empowering their clients to effectively recognize, adapt to and deal with challenging cultural situations and turn the challenges around into a competitive advantage.

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IBI (Intercultural Business Improvement) (www.ibinet.nl)

Masako Kato delivers a country specific culture program on Japan for IBI.

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Intercultures (www.intercultures.de)

Masako Kato works for this Berlin-based intercultural management consultancy as a consultant.

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LeaderQuest (www.leaderquest.nl)

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Many Truths partners with LeaderQuest in team coaching and leadership development programs.

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