Now more than ever, we find ourselves at a critical crossroads that is both exhilarating and terrifying. Through this uncertainty, the evolving discourse about identity and work/life views has created new demands and opportunities for companies, institutions and communities. There is a need to more effectively develop resilient teams and programming that allows individuals to design a coherent professional path that connects
who they are, what they believe, and what they do
to design meaningful lives and fulfilling careers.
Over the past ten years, I have had the honor of working alongside leaders at elite institutions of higher education and industry-leading companies and organizations, where I have managed projects, built programs and coached teams in workforce and leadership development. I firmly believe that when individuals are able to connect their personal and professional identities to their professional pathways, teams become stronger, impact deepens and outcomes increase--in the office, in the classroom, on campus and in the world at large.
Having had the pleasure of inviting Kimiko to lead a professional development workshop this past spring for our group of CUNY LEADS career advisors, I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her workshop was not only timely but it was delivered with such expertise and passion. Kimiko's insights and enthusiasm motivated our community, and equipped our advisors with specific strategies that they can use to ground themselves in their purpose at work. The environment she cultivated was one where everyone felt comfortable and willing to share, a testament to her skill as a facilitator and a career coach. Should your organization be seeking an impactful workshop leader, Kimiko certainly fits the bill.
~Linda Rivera, CUNY LEADS Advisor
Kimiko brought a unique and incredibly valuable perspective to our alumni conference. As a civilian who has spent years working with the veteran community, she is able to provide valuable insight that her peers are not able to offer. She excels at channeling her expertise into real-world, tangible advice that veterans can take to succeed. She is also an absolute pleasure to work with!
~Ryan Pavel, CEO Warrior-Scholar Project
The Veterans Leadership Network (Employee Business Resource Group at Merck) is so thankful to have had the opportunity to connect with Kimiko and learn from her career coaching expertise. Kimiko is inspiring, driven, incredibly knowledgeable, and a gifted speaker and coach. Kimiko provided insightful contributions to our panel, discussing strategies on how professionals can stand out and navigate the application process, how to enhance their impact, and how to own and manage their career transitions to ensure success. Her presence and contributions to the discussion truly highlighted her skills as a career coach and how working with one can make a tremendous difference in your career trajectory.
~Ellis Mensah, Co-Leader Merck Veterans Leadership Network