top of page

Holistic Coaching for Ambitious Students and Professionals

Educational Consulting for Parents and Schools

Aim High and Thrive. Anywhere.

Cerulean Education empowers students of all ages to flourish in the pursuit of ambitious academic and career goals. Our coaches guide students through a process of articulating their strengths, cultivating their genuine interests, and developing their abilities to lead and engage in communities across the globe. By unlocking their personal and professional potential while building resilience and prioritizing well-being, our students discover, gain access to, and succeed in schools, universities, and industries that align with their values and vision.

About the Founder

Dr. Jason Cody Douglass

(Yale University BA, MA, PhD)

Jason coaches clients to achieve their loftiest goals, manage their energy, enhance their focus, and sharpen their speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills. His college-bound students consistently gain admittance to one or more of their best-fit schools, including Ivy League and other highly selective US institutions, as well as myriad programs at public and private universities across Japan, Canada, UK, and other countries.

In addition to working one-on-one with boarding school, graduate school, and university applicants, he helps parents navigate education-related decisions, provides career and performance coaching to working professionals, and consults with international and boarding schools on projects ranging from academic accreditation and curriculum creation to workshops on writing, research, and college readiness.

Before founding Cerulean in Tokyo, Japan, he taught undergraduate students at Sarah Lawrence College and Yale, graduate and professional school students through Yale’s Graduate Writing Lab, and high school students at Yale Young Global Scholars. He has served as both Japan Foundation Fellow and Visiting Researcher at Waseda University.
Jason Cody Douglass

Coaching Services for Youth

All sessions are tailored to the goals and needs of each student. Sessions are held either online or in our Shibuya office. While we are happy to support those in other timezones, sessions are exclusively conducted between 9AM and 9PM JST.

Boarding and International School Applicants

Support with every step of the process, including essay brainstorming, interest articulation, school outreach, and mock interviewing.

College and University Applicants

Guidance on assessing one's best-fit colleges, achieving academic excellence, creating a capstone project, crafting a standout story, and securing competitive scholarships.  

Gap Year and Nontraditional Students

Structured programs and projects for students who are homeschooled or currently studying outside of traditional school settings.  

Coaching Services for Adults

We support current and aspiring industry leaders through research-backed, result-oriented methodologies.

Graduate and Professional School Applicants

Strategic advice and essay feedback for applicants to highly selective MA, MBA, JD, and PhD programs.

Career and Transition Coaching

Career exploration sessions guided by insights from the Strong Interest Inventory®, in addition to resume review and interview practice.

Performance and Leadership Coaching

Coaching for those who seek to improve their communication skills, ameliorate stress, and enhance their focus without falling into the efficiency trap.

Consulting Services

Our consultants collaborate with schools and educational organizations to improve learning outcomes, study abroad opportunities, and college access for all.

Accreditation Support

We assist new and established schools with meeting the rigorous academic standards

of the world's most trusted international accreditors.

Curriculum Creation

We support the creation of innovative lessons, courses, and school-wide pedagogy, in addition to launching camps, summer programs, and study abroad experiences.

Workshops and Presentations

We offer interactive workshops on topics including college readiness, creative writing, intercultural communication, conducting research, and media literacy.


"I had the privilege of being guided by an exceptional coach (Jason) during a pivotal time in my academic journey. From 2014 to 2015, while preparing for college applications, his expertise and support were invaluable. Not only did he help me build confidence in my abilities, but he also provided clarity on the intricate application process, and offered strategic guidance that was tailored to my aspirations. Thanks to his unwavering dedication, I successfully secured admission to my dream school, UC Berkeley. His coaching and consulting practice is undoubtedly a beacon of support for students navigating the challenging path to higher education."

M. R., United States

Professional Certifications

Certification CCTP.png
National Association for College Admission Counseling - International University Advocate

Our coaches are registered Educational Consultants who strictly adhere to the Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission established by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Request a Consultation

We welcome inquiries from individuals, schools, and professional organizations based anywhere in the world. All services are offered in English and billed in JPY. Initial consultations are charged at a reduced rate.

We'll be in touch!


150-0043 Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka, Plug and Play 1−10−8 1F

bottom of page