Marie R. Miyashiro
Keynote Speaking and Presentations
The Elevated Perspective:
LEAP to HIGHER GROUND as a Work Team
The Power of Collaboration
Marie speaks, writes and consults on communication, collaboration and change on teams. Guiding companies and leaders for decades, Marie, her team and their proven methodology she developed, transforms workplaces from the bottom up and the top down. They make the leap from mistrust, missed opportunities and “power plays” to higher ground…a place bringing out the best in people and their best thinking together…. a place where new directions and insights map out into results – smoother productivity, smarter profits, increased innovation and a higher calling in work. She designs and facilitates uncommonly enjoyable sessions from this transformative vantage point.
Marie R. Miyashiro is an internationally recognized business consultant, facilitator, writer, keynote speaker and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practitioner, with over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, universities and government agencies throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, Asia and India, and with clients from Japan to Indonesia. A student of Compassionate Communication, Marie has dedicated most of her professional career to end the workplace culture where human needs are unmet in the name of profits and productivity. This body of work has made a clear connection between the vitality of organizations and workplace systems where all needs matter, including those of the business, employee and customer.
Marie is the President and founder of Elucity Network, Inc., an empathy-based consulting training firm based in Tucson, Arizona. Elucity provides business outreach services, organization development consulting, strategic planning facilitation and consulting, leadership and work team development and communication training for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, universities and industry specific associations. Her firm has received over two-dozen awards for communication and partnering programs.
She holds a degree in communication studies from Northwestern University and has studied with noted organization development consultant Sam Kaner, Ph.D., of the international consulting firm, Community At Work. She is accredited by the New York-based Public Relations Society of America and is also certified in planning by the International Association for Public Participation.
Her book, The Empathy Factor – Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team, and Business Success, was published by PuddleDancer Press in 2011. The foreword is by Jerry Colonna, a top financier for the new economy. Book endorsements include Jim Hayes, former publisher of FORTUNE magazine. Marie's process, Integrated Clarity®, is featured in The Change Handbook - The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems. She co-authored the chapter with Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., of the Nonviolent Communication process. She has over two dozen partnering and communications awards and works with Fortune 100 clients like Merck, GTE, Kaiser Permanente, Royal Singapore Air Force, nonprofits, unions, state universities and government agencies.
Keynotes: 2012 Association of Partners for Public Lands Convention in Las Vegas, 2006 Universityof Arizona College of Fine Arts Lead Speaker: 2011 Making Collaboration Real Conference - San Francisco; 1997 Hawaii Government Employees Association annual convention.
“Marie was by far the best I have witnessed for any strategic planning…”
- Carl Hook, CEO, PLICO Insurance Company, Oklahoma City, OK
“Skilled, knowledgeable, brave, honest, insightful – Marie inspires and engenders change!”
- Pat Hastings, LCSW, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
STRATEGIC CLARITY & CHANGE CONSULTANT
TRAINER & FACILITATOR