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Adair Nagata

Dr. Adair Nagata teaches, facilitates, and coaches with an emphasis on integrative transformative learning through Personal Leadership: Making a World of Difference. After careers with leadership roles in international education and corporate training, communication, and organizational development in a global financial services company, she earned a doctorwate in Human Development from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Adair has been teaching intercultural communication, with a focus on self-reflexivity, at the university level in Japan and the U.S. since 2002. While writing her dissertation, which was a Mindful Inquiry (Bentz & Shapiro, 1998) about emotional resonance and presence, she coined the term bodymindfulness. Her publications, designed for intercultural researchers, focus on the cultivation of consciousness and communicative competence in intercultural relationships. Both her personal and professional activities give her many opportunities to practice her motto, "Peace begins within."