Japan Management Consultants Association 2016 Portland Tour

For our third collaboration with Kota Sakagai from Japan Management Consultant association, we prepared a 4-day creative workshop for 15 business owners from Japan. 

Most of the participants had never been to Portland, or had no experience at all in US culture. However all of them were very eager to learn about creative offices and their work environments in Portland.

Unlike most ordinary businesses tours, we started our tour with morning Yoga and Qi Gong lessons to loosen up the body, and then having morning coffee at Portland's famous coffee shops. We also took a Sound Bath Meditation class to chill down.


Creative agency provided us background of their work and space in the form of a discussion or presentation. Special thanks to Jeremy at OMFGco, Celia at Instrument, and Keith at Swift.



At Night
Each night we had an amazing dinner at Portland's best restaurants, with the support of Michelle Barista and Kurt HuffmanWe also had great catering services from Obon.


We also visited a few of Portland's leading craft brands such as Eggpress printing and Grove Made. (both upliftpdx members)

Our hope for our creative work shops is always giving another prospective for the participants life styles, as well as their work style. It is always our pleasure to see how they transform their attitude toward work and life balance and seeing their big smiles at the end.

We are looking forward to seeing them again soon and working with Kota for our next venture!

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