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Marie R. Miyashiro

Keynote and General Assembly Speaking

The Elevated Perspective:


The Power of Collaboration, Communication and Change


 Marie speaks, writes and consults on collaboration, communication and change in teams and multi-stakeholder groups. Guiding organizations and leaders for decades, Marie, the IC Globally Team and the field-tested approach she developed, transforms workplaces bottom up to 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…. where new directions and insights map out into results – smoother productivity, smarter success, increased innovation and a higher calling at work. She designs and facilitates uncommonly transformative and enjoyable conversations that matter.

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. Endorsements for it come from business leaders like Jim Hayes, former publisher of FORTUNE magazine to academic deans and faculty as well as nonprofit leaders. Marie’s process, Integrated Clarity®, is featured in The Change Handbook – The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems and the chapter is co-authored with Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., of the Compassionate Communication process. She has received over two dozen partnering and communications awards working with Fortune 500 clients, nonprofits, unions, universities and government agencies. 

She is president and chief facilitation officer at Arizona-based Elucity Network, Inc., a consulting and training firm that specializes in supporting organizations and communities do their best thinking together. Their team of master facilitators, consultants and trainers design conversation processes for both multi-stakeholder and single stakeholder groups that are focused on everything from problem solving and developing their preferred “Bright Future” together to conflict resolution and innovation development.

Their Connect-Think-Do model of collaboration, communication and change has helped hundreds of client teams in business, universities, government agencies and nonprofits reach the higher ground of shared purpose and mutual respect with uncommonly high satisfaction ratings and long-term positive results.

She holds a degree in communication studies from Northwestern University and has studied with noted organization development consultants like Sam Kaner, Ph.D., of the international consulting firm, Community At Work and Dr. Steven H. Cady, Director of the Masters in Organization Development program at Bowling Green State University where she has mentored students. 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.

Marie has been invited globally to conduct empathy trainings and organizational consulting and to deliver keynote talks for leadership teams, human resources professionals, retail and customer service education trainers, universities and international conferences. From Asia and Europe to the Americas, Marie shares stories and ideas on how to make empathy practical to support employee engagement, customer loyalty and innovative thinking.


 “Marie designs and delivers world-class interactive keynote presentations and workshops. The depth of her understanding of organizations and people combined with her ability to find constructive and creative solutions is amazing. She exceeded our audience expectations in Hong Kong, Toronto and Montreal by teaching game changer skills and inspiring personal transformation. We were engaged!"

- Roselyne Lecuyer, Learning Director - L’Oréal, Paris, France 


"Marie is a master facilitator in creating an environment where groups move forward on their critical needs and goals to achieve more results. Whether there's conflict or collaboration, it's transformative."

- Raymond Tymas-Jones, Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean, College of Fine Arts, The University of Utah; Past President International Council of Fine Arts Deans

“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

“I recommend this workshop to teams that are having difficulty prioritizing their tasks. I feel that we truly have a vision for the year! Completely and utterly excited!!!”

 - Carol Corcoran, Client Manager, Merck, SBS Americas Support Services

“Came in the first morning feeling very skeptical about the two day session and left feeling incredibly empowered.” 

- Carl Sagar, Business Unit Support Specialist, Merck, SBS Americas Support Services



  • October 2011 - The Empathy Factor – Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team and Business Success;
  • March 2007 – Chapter in The Change Handbook – The Definitive Resource for Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems



  • Over 30 years with corporate, nonprofit and government agency clients
  • Certified in planning - International Association for Public Participation 
  • Accredited Counselor – Public Relations Society of America



  • “Facilitate As a Leader” – Facilitation Skills
  • “Meetings that Matter” – Meeting Design
  • “Collaboration, Communication and Change”
  • “The Sandwich Model of Work®” – How Work Really Happens in Organizations
  • The Integrated Clarity® Consulting Approach 

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