About Us

At The Human Element

We help

multinational firms doing business in Asia and globalizing domestic firm to build highly-effective global leaders. Our clients are FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 firms, ambitious start-ups, and domestic brands building their global footprints.

We know

how to enhance the client’s ability to discover, create, and deploy tacit knowledge to solve problems and achieve goals and sustain positive changes based on self-directed learning.

We work

with leaders at all levels of the organization.

We access

the best resources globally to ensure that our coaching and organization development practices are based on validated, best-practice methods. We augment this knowledge with on-going, locally-based research.

We believe

our clients, individual and organizational, are possessed of deep wisdom and ample resources to achieve their goals; that it is our role and honor to facilitate their discovery and use of these gifts.

Our Experience

20+ years of consulting experience in Japan and Asia.

Human Resource Management

– Global Assignment Management
– Global Talent Management Executive
– Coaching/Organization Development

Pioneering Projects

— Participant-driven Leadership Programs in Support of Leadership Readiness (Japanese Women Executives)
— Group-coaching/Training Programs Targeting Globally-Facing Leaders in Asia
— Organization Development in Support of Cultural Integration — M&A, Globalizing Japanese Companies

International Networking & Resource Development

– Localization of Non-Directive Coaching Resources
– INDCS Japan Learning Community

CEO & Principal Consultant

Leslie Taylor, M.A. is a native Californian who has lived and worked in Japan, and across Asia for over twenty years.  Her professional background includes research and practice management roles in Legal Services, Senior HR consulting roles (Global Assignment Management) and as a Senior Consultant, Lead Assessor, and a Coaching Practice Champion with Personnel Decisions International (now, Korn Ferry, PDI).

She founded The Human Element as a vehicle for the development and delivery of coaching and organizational development solutions appropriate to the needs of leaders positioned in Japan and Asia Pacific, and their evolving organizations.

Leslie has held leadership roles in the ACCJ, ANZCCJ, and she presents on the topics of Executive Coaching & Organization Development at conferences in Japan and China.  She holds a B.A. degree (Humanities/Asian Studies) from the University of the Pacific, USA, Junior Year, Sophia University, Tokyo, an M.A. degree (Organisation Management & Development) from Fielding Graduate University, USA, where her applied research projects focused on leadership development in Asia.

The Human Element, LLC is committed to the principles and practices of non-directivity in the delivery of our coaching services.  We are the Japan adhered coach member organization of the International Non-Directive Coaching Society.

Associations and Inspirations

The Human Element, LLC is committed to the principles and practices of non-directivity in the delivery of our coaching services.  We are the Japan adhered coach member organization of the International Non-Directive Coaching Society.

The INDC and Our Guiding Principles