My interest in and obsession with finding ways to fuel business success began when I was under the age of 10. Now, with an MBA and years of experience in human resources and business management, I’m committed to helping busy leaders recognize and develop their potential.

When you work with me, you’ll discover I’m different from other business consultants. I don’t just deliver a few training sessions and then cut you loose. I’m a coach who has completed a year-long coaching certification training program. With that background, I have the knowledge and tools to offer insight, support, and feedback as you hone your leadership strategies and skills.

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1982 - 1990

My passion for business begins at our family-operated, full-service gas and auto repair station. My mom is the owner and lead mechanic. I’m 7 years old and have simple payroll responsibilities and serve as the janitor.


My first job in human resources. I become increasingly curious about people’s behavior at work and how they function on teams.


Earn my M.B.A. from Chaminade University of Honolulu. My favorite courses were those centered on organizational development; organizational psychology fascinates me.


Appointed as the Chair of the Leadership Development Task Force for a large local non-profit.


Complete a year-long executive coaching certification through the University of Texas at Dallas. Become a member of the International Coaching Federation. Become a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® practitioner.


Launch Sequel Professional Development to provide individual and team coaching and development. Clients include individual business owners in Japan and America, non-profit teams, and for-profit corporations.


Growth! I’m expanding Sequel Professional Development to include coaching and consulting for movers and shakers who want to start a “side hustle” business while working full time.


That’s my story.

Let’s talk about yours.