Hi, I’m Misako

Just like you, my life has been full of ups and downs. I’ve experienced poverty, abuse, bullied, divorce, and feeling a complete outsider. When the world I knew came to an end, I decided to take a solo trip, left my home country Japan with 2 suitcases. I came to understand that we’re the ones who give meaning to the events of our lives. While it’s hard to swallow, and we can’t control everything that happens to us, we can make sense of our struggles—or try. The choice is always ours. It took me decades and a world trip to understand that this is our one true power.

I don’t wish for a better past, but there are things I do wish I’d known back then. So, now I’m committed to helping you to see your true strength, reconnect with authentic yourself, and navigate through the challenges. You, too, will laugh and say to the world, “Bring it on!”

I’m often called a Genki person (pronounce as Gain-key): lively, enthusiastic, full of energy. I created a 5-step GENKI method for you to be truly yourself.

Genki also means “full of life”—a state well worth aspiring for. Let’s make the journey together!

Author of Take Heart! You’re Stronger Than You Think


Growing up in Japan, I’m trained to see your hidden message. (we value “reading between lines”; I was expected to understand without people say much). I hated the tradition, but as entering adulthood, I realized that it is a gift to dig your hidden — or buried dreams.

  • Worked with multi-cultural groups for years – I’m eager to listen without any judgment/criticism
  • Practical learning experiences with live project work and examples.
  • Help building your practical and actionable strategies to overcome the obstacles that hold you back.



Multi-culture Understanding






Just like you, I’m a life long learner.