Ki Coaching founder, Kimiko Ebata

"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.

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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?
Are you ready to invest in your best future self?
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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.


Kimiko Ebata in New York City

My Story

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.


I deeply value my time in career coaching with Kimiko. She is a thoughtful, kind and patient coach who guided me in making sense of the many complexities of switching careers. Kimiko helped me tap into my interests and skills and get to the root cause of my current job stress and dissatisfaction. She is clear and thorough, and the activities she led me through were insightful and thought provoking. I would highly recommend coaching with Kimiko!

Rebecca S., School Administrator


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