"He who has a why can endure any how."
— Philosopher Friedrich Nietzche
Unlocking the How and What to Propel Your Professional Why
Knowing your professional why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve your career goals and what kind of life would give you the most purpose and meaning. I am here to help you realize that you already have the keys to unlock your next professional opportunity and your personal destiny.
Reimagine the career that will allow you to not just survive, but thrive.
Now more than ever, we find ourselves at a crossroads, one where our focus, priorities and perceptions have changed. Why did I...? Why didn’t I...? This shift in status quo can be exhilarating, terrifying or both, and we are swept away by the idea that our time is precious and change is possible.
Are you in search of a career that fuels your purpose?
Are you unsure of the professional fit that is right for you?
Are you looking to pivot to a job that you love?
I dream of...
a world in which all individuals bound out of bed excited for the possibilities that await,
a world where professionals feel valued and personally aligned with their work,
and one that allows each person to go to bed every night feeling fulfilled with the positive contributions they made to the world around them.
I strive to make this world a reality for you and for your career by exploring your needs and your desires, while helping you achieve your goals.
I’m Kimiko, and I am an indomitable optimist who sees the opportunity in every challenge. My work is informed by the belief that courageous self-exploration and increased self-awareness create the conditions for greater meaning in work and life. I am continually inspired by the stories of others and envision a bright future, where individuals feel motivated to do better and be better.
As a former Americorps and Peace Corps Volunteer, I identify strongly with those who are mission-driven or are committed to service of all kinds. I have over ten years’ experience in the education and career advising space from the classroom setting to UN conference centers to Wall Street board rooms, where I have coached college students, transitioning veterans, and professionals, as they tap into their potential. I have helped individuals land interviews, and internship and job opportunities at Bank of America, Bloomberg, Capital One, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, NBCUniversal, State Street Bank, institutions of higher learning, and numerous nonprofit organizations to name a few.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Mary Washington, I also hold a Master's degree from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Find out more on my LinkedIn profile.
Kimiko is an expert career coach and advisor whom I had the pleasure of working with earlier this year. She was and continues to be an attentive and resourceful mentor who has helped me better understand myself — my skills, strengths, interests, and values — and navigate a daunting and rigorous job search with increased knowledge and confidence. Kimiko is naturally personable, easy to talk to, and an exceptional listener. I felt equally safe to be myself and also step outside my comfort zone, which enabled me to be honest, vulnerable and brave. I am grateful for the opportunity to know and work with her and highly recommend her to anyone in need of professional support and guidance in their job search.
Keys to the Job Hunt and Reimagining Your Career