|Harumi Takahama, Founding Principal|
|・ International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC)|
|・ Certified Personal and Life Coach, New York University
・ Personal and Life Coach Program
|・ Certified Stress Management Corporate Trainer, Queens College
・ Stress Management Corporate Training Program
|・ California State University, Northridge, California, M.A. in Clinical Psychology|
|・ Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, B.A. in Psychology|
Ms. Harumi Takahama has a deep understanding of Japanese and American culture and is well acquainted with the issues people confront in their daily lives in the U.S. For over 10 years, employed as a psychotherapist at a nonprofit social services organization in Los Angeles, Harumi provided essential services to the Japanese-American community and the economically disadvantaged as she worked to support individuals, couples, and families in resolving the various issues they faced. In addition, as a manager, Harumi was deeply involved in human resources, new project planning, and increasing organizational motivation and morale. Finally, as a consultant, she counseled various organizations on cultural differences and adaptation, conflict resolution, leadership and problem-solving skills and also conducted related seminars and training.
Harumi then relocated to New York, where as a life coach, specialized in improving communication and interpersonal skills, stress management, time management, and self-development, she provides coaching to individuals, businesses, and other organizations in Japanese and English. To date, she has coached people seeking work-life balance, improved communication with their spouse, personal growth while nurturing their child’s growth, a rewarding life effectively incorporating stress management, successful adaptation to American culture, effective time use as they work and go to school simultaneously to enhance their careers, and successful team leadership. Also, Harumi is available to conduct stress management seminars for businesses and other organizations.