If you’re like many Japanese business professionals, you really want to speak perfect English in your online meetings.

You want to get your message across clearly and impress your clients and colleagues, right?

At the same time, you’re worried about making mistakes…

or not being able to find the right words…

or people not understanding you...

Does that sound familiar?


Here’s the problem:

When you’re “in your head” focusing on getting your English right, you’re actually having a conversation with yourself - not with your audience.

You’re missing out on all the ways to connect with and influence your clients and colleagues.

Why? Because...

...engaging and persuasive communication is about so much more than just the language!

And now that online meetings are the norm, the bar is even higher, right?

That’s why I’m introducing the comprehensive new Speak Like An Expert Online course.

In this self-study course, you’ll learn step-by-step all the techniques you need to go from being an “Uncertain English Speaker” to a “Confident Global Communicator” by using the proven methodology of the Sasuga! Growth Model.

What will you learn?


  • Get over your nerves and out of your head, so that you can connect with your audience
  • Confidently handle Q&A, so that you can fully demonstrate your expertise and add even more value


  • Analyze your audience, so that your message matters to them
  • Structure your communication to make it easy for your audience to follow (and for you to remember!)
  • Maximize your body language and voice to engage your audience and clarify your points
  • Design and deliver PowerPoint slides that clearly support your message instead of confusing your audience
  • Use special techniques to turn online presentations to your advantage and avoid the typical mistakes that many presenters make on Zoom

As soon as you start to apply the practical techniques that you’ll learn in the new Speak Like An Expert Online course, you’ll feel more confident and be more convincing in your next business presentation.

Join the waitlist to be the first to know as soon as the new Speak Like An Expert Online course is ready for you.

What are the benefits of joining the waitlist today? 

  • You’ll be the first to know as soon as you can start the course (and start making a better impression online)
  • You’ll receive preferential “action-taker” pricing 
  • I'll be offering online intensive coaching for a limited number of people - and you'll have priority status for that (if you really want to improve fast)

And to give you extra support, if you’re not already one of our regular readers of my popular newsletter - Sasuga! Tips For You - I’ll start sending you practical techniques, inspiring stories, and valuable resources every week (you can easily unsubscribe any time).

What happens after you join the waitlist?

After you join the waitlist (with no obligation to buy), I’ll email you as soon as the course is ready (currently scheduled for November 2020).

Then, you can take your time to review the details to understand all the ways Speak Like An Expert Online can help you before you decide to invest.

Are you ready to finally stop worrying about embarrassing yourself and instead start speaking like an expert online?

Who is Helen?

I coach high-potential and high-achieving managers and executives to communicate confidently and persuasively and to perform at their best in global business.

Originally from England, I’ve lived and worked in Japan for almost 30 years. During my ten years with McKinsey & Company in Tokyo, I served as manager of client communications and trained consultants and clients in leadership and communication skills, including presentations and meeting facilitation.

In  May  2013, I established Sasuga Communications and am now the go-to communication expert for multiple multinationals to design and lead their high-level training and coaching programs.   

I’ve delivered presentations and coached thousands of business professionals throughout Japan, as well as in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

I serve  as  faculty  for  the  Tokyo  University  Executive  Management  Program and won the 2017 Waseda University Teaching Award for my Strategic Thinking and Communication MBA course.

I’m a TEDx speaker, Nikkei online columnist, and author of the Japanese book Eigo no Shigoto-jutsu, published by Shogakukan. I’m also the host of the Sasuga! Podcast.


What do people say about Helen's courses?

"Received record-high score in presentation feedback" 

A few weeks ago, I had another opportunity to make two presentations at a global conference of our firm, in front of 240-250 colleagues. Thanks to the learning from Helen, I was not nervous at all, rather was able to enjoy the interaction with the audience ;-) And I got lots of positive feedback from the colleagues later. The feedback score on the presentation was at a record-high level. Thank you again and will keep on brushing up my skills!!

Yasushi Maruyama, Tokyo Office Leader, Global Executive Committee Member at Egon Zehnder
(Executive coaching student)

"Much more prepared to give my first ever talk at TEDx!"

I felt like I was doing everything I could to prepare for my first TEDx!” After reaching out to Helen and getting her 1:1 (thank you so much for squeezing me in!), I felt much more prepared to give my first ever talk...at TEDx! Helen is an amazing, super positive coach who senses what her clients need immediately. She knows her stuff so she can cater-make your session to best suit your need whatever that may be! As a style coach & most recently a confidence coach, I feel that she equipped me with more tools for my toolbox in ways I love to do for my own clients! Highly recommended!

AYA JEAN style coach
(Executive coaching participant)

"Increased my number of clients by 50 percent in just 6 months"

It was a fantastic course. By participating actively in the course, I learned to engage my clients and potential clients and communicate persuasively. As a result, I was able to increase my number of clients by 50 percent in just 6 months. I definitely recommend this course.

Daisuke Kai, General Manager at Seventh Sense Tax Services
(Speak Like An Expert student/Group coaching participant)

"The content really hit all the right spots"

What I learned in this course wasn’t just for presentations. I could use it for daily communication, like speaking up in meetings and reporting to my boss. Even when I had limited time, I learned to prepare with confidence and with peace of mind. I was able to solve my concerns, including how to grab the audience’s attention in the opening and where to put my hands. The content really hit all the right spots. I also really liked that I was able to study at my own pace and review the content again and again. The more I practice while learning from Helen’s expertise and tips from her experience and make them my own, the more confident I’ll continue to become.

(Speak Like An Expert student)

"Helen transformed me!"

Before I worked with Helen I hated filming myself, it felt awkward and unnatural so I resisted using video. Within just 30 min Helen transformed me! I was able to come across so much more authentically and I felt like another person. Now I am not afraid to shoot a video and deliver my content to those that I serve. If you want to learn how to pitch more effectively and come across more professionally and naturally on camera then look no further! Helen is your woman!

Adrian Massey, Founder of C'go Drinks
(Executive coaching participant)

"The number of new clients has increased"

Before working with Helen, it was difficult for me to efficiently and confidently put presentations together. Thanks to the skills I’ve learned and the simple frameworks she teaches, my presentations are more concise and focused on the client. As a result, clients recommend our services more often to their friends and neighborhoods, which means the number of new clients has gradually increased.

Yasuko Mori, Tax Accountant
(Group coaching participant)

"The course quality was very high"

The course quality was very high and I could learn effectively in two ways. Not only was I learning the skills to give an outstanding presentation, but the videos were also actual examples of outstanding presentations. The workbooks were comprehensive, so I could easily review the content without taking my own detailed notes.

Takuya Akiba, Preferred Network Inc.
(Speak Like An Expert student)

"I achieved my dream"

Through the program, I removed my mental block against speaking English and was successful in my first ever job interview in English. As a result, I achieved my dream of securing a new overseas position and am excited about starting my new life outside Japan with my husband.

Masayo, Corporate banking relationship manager, Filipino mega-bank
(Sasuga! VIP Women's Coaching participant)

"I have benefitted tremendously"

I would really like to thank you for your time, feedback and coaching sessions. I have benefitted tremendously from the sessions and it has been very comforting to know that I am not alone in my journey for confidence!

Natasha, Manager at SEA-based finance company
(Corporate training and executive coaching participant)

"I could feel my presentation improved"

Helen's presentation was great reference for me to change my own skills. Her instructions were easy to understand.
My outcome from the training was very clear and I could feel my presentation improvement very well. I also noticed that other participants' presentations changed significantly comparing the first version with the final version.

Global Pharmaceutical Company
(Corporate training participant)


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