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About Creating...

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Our Philosophy

Creating...'s core philosophy is most beautifully expressed by the motto of the Outward Bound Czech School Lipnice: "All the problems and conflicts of the world are reflected in each of us and the world is a reflection of ourselves. Therefore, we must seek the key to their solutions from within."


This captures our belief that leaders must "look within" -- focus on self-reflection -- as the first step in developing themselves, their teams, their communities and their organizations.

Our Mission

Our mission is "Realizing Unlimited Potential in People & Organizations."

We strive to accomplish this through our integrated leadership training, executive coaching, offsite facilitation and residential intensive group work & facilitation training programs. One of our strengths is customizing our programs for both small and large organizations.

Subscribe to our Into The Groan / Grown Zone Newsletter to learn from stories and insights gained in how we are groaning and growing through our own challenging personal & professional life experiences. Or, write in a story of your own!

"We'd like to share with you readings we have found to be enlightening, educational and practical. We invite you to join our reading circle."

We operate in a variety of settings, from the corporate training room to the wilderness. We have more than 15 years experience in Japan working with a multi-cultural client base. One of Creating's core beliefs is that in order to provide top quality service to our clients, we must each be continually challenging, developing and "looking within" to maximize our own potential. In all we do, we aim to WALK OUR TALK! Please contact us for more information (please find the contact info at the bottom of each page.)

Our Story

Creating... is the realization of a dream by Cathy Bernatt to help leaders and teams master the skills necessary to maximize personal and team potential, and in so doing, develop healthy individuals and organizations.

About Our Team

Our team is made up of mindful, reflective leaders and process-focused facilitators. Our facilitators have extensive experience in business, education and facilitation, and are highly competent, passionate and dedicated professionals. Many of our team members are bilingual (English & Japanese.)

Cathy Bernatt
Cathy Bernatt

Cathy Bernatt
President Creating... ,
Outward Bound Japan International Program Coordinator
Cathy has spent 25 years as an experiential educator and facilitator working in both the public and private sector. Before coming to Japan, she spent 10 years as a professional experiential educator working with young offenders in adventure-based community-wilderness programs in Canada. ... Read the full bio

Susan Ulmer
Susan Ulmer

Susan Ulmer
Vice-President, Facilitator, Administrator Creating...
Susan has been an integral part of Creating... since inception. She and Cathy met while working for a corporate training company in Japan. They felt an immediate kinship, sharing the desire to help people learn and grow while continually looking within. Since then they have collaborated and shared in Creating's... outstanding growth and success. ... Read the full bio

Kyoko Kusama
Kyoko Kusama

Kyoko Kusama
Facilitator, Creating...
Kyoko joined Creating…’s facilitation team with the launching of the Leadership One Program for Citigroup in spring 2006. She has expanded her relationship with Creating … to facilitate leadership development programs including Leadership Two and Strategies for Managing Change. Kyoko has over 25 years business experience in the areas of sales, customer service and business administration. ... Read the full bio

Noriko Sato
Noriko Sato

Noriko Sato
Facilitator, Executive Coach Creating...
Joining Creating... in 2003, Noriko brings with her extensive experience as a human resources manager, coach and consultant. She is instrumental in developing, honing and facilitating courses to include: Managing Problem Performers, Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals, Effective Coaching. Noriko has 15 years experience in HR development and 8 years practice as an international business liaison & intercultural consultant in NPO. ... Read the full bio

Yuka Suzuki
Yuka Suzuki

Yuka Suzuki
Facilitator, Creating...
Yuka is an instructor and facilitator, specializing in the areas of conflict resolution and intercultural communication. She was born and raised in Japan, and lived in the United States for several years. While in the US, Yuka worked for several institutions including Vanderbilt University, The University of California at Santa Barbara and Keio Academy in New York. ... Read the full bio

Allan Cameron
Allan Cameron

Allan Cameron
Executive Coach and Facilitator, Creating... / Individual, Family and Systems Psychotherapist / Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Consultant
Allan has spent the last twenty-five years immersed in the dynamics of personal, inter-personal and organizational change. As a young man, Allan was a forest ranger in the wilds of Northern Ontario which reflected his deep love for nature. Although good for his soul, this career path was missing the critical element of human interaction that he required. ... Read the full bio


Our Clients

Barclays Capital ASIA PACIFIC, LTD   (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong)
Barclays Global Investors Services
  Japan LTD
JP Morgan
Estee Lauder Japan
Deloitte Touche & Tomatsu Japan
Pier One Imports Japan
Skylark Restaurants Japan
Akatsuki BP Publishing
Philips Japan
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship

  Our Clients

For a needs assessment, contact us:

Creating... in Japan: Creating... in North America:

Creating... Head Office, Tokyo, Japan:
Baycourt Shibaura #193, 3-5-25 Shibaura, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-0023 | Tel: +81-3-6383-0444 | Fax: +81-3-6383-0444

Creating... North American contact:
Susan Ulmer, 3201 Old Hwy 221 South, Marion, North Carolina 28752
Tel: +1-828-317-1939
E-mail: contactus@creating.bz

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