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Thursday, October 20 2022 - 10:30
CoachHub Opens New Office In Tokyo, Triples Japanese Coach Headcount Over Last Quarter
TOKYO, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

- The SoftBank Vision Fund 2 backed global digital coaching company supports 
leading enterprises like Twitter, Fujitsu, Asics, TDK and Japan Tobacco 
International to enhance productivity, performance, and leadership development

CoachHub( ), the leading global digital coaching 
company, today announced the opening of their new office in the heart of 
Tokyo's business district, as they plan expansion in Japan following a global 
$200M Series C funding round earlier this year. The SoftBank Vision Fund 2 
backed CoachHub enables organisations to create personalised, measurable and 
scalable coaching programmes powered by science for the entire workforce 
regardless of department and seniority level.

Spurred by the Japanese government reopening its doors, and continuing to push 
towards digital transformation of businesses and leadership development in a 
VUCA era, CoachHub aims to boost its market presence and capabilities. The four 
year old global digital coaching pioneer has seen a 3X increase in their coach 
pool for Japan over last quarter, with plans to further increase their 
headcount over the next year.

Amid the current climate, digital coaching is emerging as a preferred route by 
CoachHub's customers like Twitter, Fujitsu, Asics, TDK and Japan Tobacco 
International to lend their employees support on job satisfaction, wellbeing 
and leadership development, all of which contribute to business improvements. 
According to CoachHub's Global HR Survey( 
), 77% of learning and development (L&D) professionals feel the need to upskill 
and develop employees has increased since the start of the pandemic. In 
CoachHub's 2023 Business Trends in Coaching survey( ), making changes in the 
areas of digital transformation is amongst the top themes that organisations 
are interested in.

"Japan offers CoachHub a tremendous growth opportunity as the nation opens up 
and the government asks businesses to embrace online services. Our vision at 
CoachHub is to offer a personal coach for every employee in Japan, accompanying 
them as a guide to measurably advance in their careers," said Ryoyu Otsuka, VP 
Sales, CoachHub, Japan. "We can implement a standard coaching programme in a 
short time frame of 4 weeks for any company."

Guided by unique science-backed coaching frameworks, CoachHub's world-class, 
in-house Coaching Lab is headed by renowned professional psychologist and 
coaching researcher Prof. Dr. Jonathan Passmore and employs a team of 30 
leading behavioral scientists. CoachHub couples human intelligence with 
artificial intelligence technology to pair employees with their ideal coaches 
and curate a library of content that enhances their learning journey.

Through web- and mobile-based applications, the revolutionary end-to-end 
digital coaching platform is supported by more than 150 product engineers and 
matches learners to a pool of more than 3,500 certified business coaches that 
speak more than 60 languages, including Japanese and reside in 90 countries, 
across all time zones. Provided by CoachHub to employees at all career levels — 
not just senior-level executives — coaching enhances leadership skills, 
improves job performance and ultimately builds a more resilient, more 
productive workforce.

"As a company that is committed to driving transformational change, we provide 
access to quality, tailored coaching experiences to employees across a 
multigenerational workforce, at all levels to help advance their careers. The 
learning and development sector is moving towards digitisation and 
personalisation across APAC and we foresee a similar trend in Japan, fuelling 
our intent to accelerate digital coaching," said Tim MacCartney, Senior VP of 
CoachHub APAC.

In addition to SoftBank Vision Fund 2, other investors like Sofina, Molten 
Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank/SVB Capital, HV Capital, Signals Venture Capital 
and Speedinvest have brought the company's total funding to $330M till date. 
The company serves most leading global economies and globally works with large 
multinational enterprises like Coca-Cola, Danone, Toyota, LVMH, L'Oréal, Credit 
Suisse and Twitter.

For more information about CoachHub Japan, please visit

About CoachHub

CoachHub( ) is the leading global coaching platform 
that enables organisations to create personalised, measurable and scalable 
coaching programs for the entire workforce, regardless of department and 
seniority level. By doing so, organisations are able to reap a multitude of 
benefits, including increased employee engagement, higher levels of 
productivity, improved job performance and increased retention. CoachHub's 
global pool of coaches comprises over 3,500 certified business coaches in 90 
countries across six continents with coaching sessions available in over 60 
languages, to serve more than 500 clients. We work with ASICS, Coca-Cola, 
Fujitsu, Sodexo, TDK, Twitter and World Vision, amongst others. Our programs 
are based on advanced R&D from our Coaching Lab, led by Prof. Jonathan Passmore 
and our Scientific Board. CoachHub is backed by leading tech investors, 
including Sofina, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Molten Ventures, Speedinvest, HV 
Capital, Partech and Silicon Valley Bank/SVB Capital. CoachHub is committed to 
creating a greener future and is a certified carbon neutral company since 2022.

New Japan Office Location

WeWork Toranomon
1-10-5, Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0001, 11th Floor

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