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I have known Beth Fisher-Yoshida for more than 25 years and worked with her in various situations. In 1998 when I was training director for Citigroup Japan, I hired her to design and deliver communication training with a focus on resolving conflicts. It was so well received that my successor continued to employ her. Beth is easy and stimulating to work with. Training participants liked and recommended her sessions to their colleagues. I have also collaborated with her to co-facilitate workshops since 2002, and she has always demonstrated the same qualities of reliability, creativity, and cultural sensitivity with good results for the participants.
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