Takeshi Yoshida, Lifecycle

Takeshi Yoshida

Chief Coach & Founder

Lifecycle Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)


I am an Organization Development (OD) professional and coach, trainer, facilitator that works with leaders and teams on complex organizational challenges. I do Behavioral Coaching, Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Scrum in the larger context of OD.


  • Learning Complexity Handling: I coach, train, facilitate learning of essential KSA (knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, aptitudes) to professionals for performing in complex and uncertain environments.
  • Facilitating Complex Projects: I advise leaders and teams and facilitate learning for driving and delivering mission critical, high stakes projects of complex nature.
  • Organization Systems Integration: I design and deliver system-wide Organization Development programs for making change, transformation and innovation permeate and sustain.


I see organizations from five view points: process, people, structure, product and client. Most organizations are well resourced (although efficacy is another question) for the latter two commercial focuses (product and client), so I bring the spotlight to the first three areas for Organizational Capability building. Here are my favorite intervention approaches:

  • Process: Design Thinking, Agile Scrum, Lean Startup and any other experimental and iterative approach (e.g. OODA) that are alternatives to waterfall project management.
  • People: Behavioral coaching, tapping into the many learnings from Conversational Intelligence, Non-Violent Communication, Radical Candor, Theory X & Y, Appreciative Inquiry, Multipliers and Diminishers etc.
  • Structure: Systems Thinking, EBM (Evidence Based Management), OKR (Objective & Key Results), Organizational Ambidexterity, Theory E & O, Innovation Accounting etc.


I conduct workshops and lectures at my alma mater INSEAD’s executive program, and my clients tend to be multinationals and regional large corporates. But I love working with SMEs and startup teams too.

I am also frequently involved in innovation programs between financial institutions and fintech startups, as I come from that background (25+ years combined banking and startup entrepreneurship experience).

Coaching is an integral part of my practice, and alongside individual, team and group coaching work within organizational engagements, I take on a small number of individual coaching clients, ranging from corporate executives to startup entrepreneurs.

At heart, I am a serial entrepreneur, and I concurrently manage a small portfolio of startup projects.

Client Themes

Innovation Manager's Toolkit - Lifecycle - agile-od.com
Executive Coaching for the Social Digital Connected Leader - Lifecycle - agile-od.com

Future Proof the Organization - Lifecycle - agile-od.com

Try Design Thinking + Scrum | agile-od.com | Lifecycle

Agile Basic Training | agile-od.com

Career, Education & Qualifications

  • 2011 – Present: Lifecycle Pte. Ltd., Founder (Singapore)

    • 2018 – Present: Ongoing Organization Development, Design Thinking, Agile Scrum coaching, training, facilitating, consulting client engagements

    • 2011 – Present: Various start-up projects

    • 2015 – 2018: Canopy Pte. Ltd., Chief Commercial Officer (Singapore, fintech)

  • 2009 – 2011: Barclays Bank, Director (Singapore & Tokyo, Global Markets)

  • 2004 – 2009: Deutsche Bank, Director (Singapore & Tokyo, Global Markets)

  • 2002 – 2004: Bank of America, VP (Tokyo, Global Markets)

  • 1994 – 2001: Morgan Stanley (Tokyo, Investment Banking, Asset Management)

  • 2001 – 2002: INSEAD, MBA, Freshfields Scholarship (France)

  • 1990 – 1994: International Christian University, BA, Liberal Arts (Tokyo)

  • Professional Scrum Master, Product Owner (PSM II, PSPO), Scrum.org

  • Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method

  • CCC (Certified Competent Coach, School of Coaching Mastery)

  • ICF ACC in progress (International Coaching Federation, Associate Certified Coach)

  • CPPC in progress (Certified Positive Psychology Coach, International Association of Positive Psychology Coaches)

KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Coach Takeshi’s Facilities

  • Coaching
    • Executive (individual) coaching
    • Group coaching
    • Team coaching
    • Agile coaching
  • Training
  • Facilitating
  • Mentoring
  • Consulting
Tools, Frameworks, Approaches, Mental Models
• Lean Startup • Design Thinking • Agile Scrum • User Story Mapping • Design Sprint • OODA • Lego®4Scrum
Behavioral Coaching
• Radical Candor • Conversational Intelligence • Non-Violent Communication • Clean Language • Psychological Safety • Appreciative Inquiry • Positive Psychology • Choice Theory • Theory X & Y • Multipliers and Diminishers • Habit formation
Modern Management Science
• Systems Thinking • EBM (Evidence Based Management) • OKR (Objective & Key Results) • Innovation Accounting • Organizational Ambidexterity • Theory E & O
• Liberating Structures • Lego® Serious Play®

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