Kimiko Bokura-Shafé


SIY Teacher: Kimiko Bokura-Shafé MBA



  • Kimiko is a co-founder of Mindful Leadership Institute, and the SIY Teacher who brings mindfulness by bridging US-Japanese cultures.  (Bi-lingual in English and Japanese)

  •  Born and raised in a small village in Japan, Kimiko currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA and Japan.  She is a pioneer to bridge eastern depth with western pragmatism, and business with authentic being.  She has taught the SIY course in Japanese and English globally and taught Japanese tea ceremonies as mindfulness training at Google and other organizations.

  • After a successful career in brand management in global corporations such as Procter & Gamble and LVMH, Kimiko has been a successful business owner and devoted mindfulness practitioner.  In 2013 she co-founded Mindful Leadership Institute, the first in Japan to bring mindfulness for business people.  Since then, she and her company have been known as the champion and trailblazer in this field.

  • Books: シリコンバレー式頭と心を整えるレッスン(講談社), NLP Innovations (Co-authored, Crown Publishing), 世界のトップエリートが実践する集中力の鍛え方 (Co-authored, JMAM)


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