I was born to a half American, half Japanese mom and a Japanese dad, raised in Tokyo. When I was 27, I bought a model agency with my 2 sisters and another model in order to quit modeling. During this time, I increased the number of models from 4 to 50. I also expanded the existing client list from 50 to 5,000. Due to the shift in my priorities, however, I no longer felt fulfilled in the modeling industry. So, I started Find Your Element (FYE) Workshop 8 months after my divorce, just a few years after retiring from model management. I’m so lucky to have discovered my own element as a Connector and can share what all I’ve learned from rocket booster friends who are top experts in various fields!
Our FYE community consists of curious, open-minded, motivated individuals who are ready to acquire important life lessons that are not taught in school and most often, not even at home, to be extraordinary. We are committed to making your journey of life absolutely unforgettable and insanely exciting, to live out your Element! We are here to support and cheer you on, to hold space for you without judgment, so you can find your own Element and shine!
Who would you name as your personal role model and why?
Mother Teresa. She knew that her mission was to help others and she did it so well-selflessly, tirelessly, inspirationally and successfully! She was so “rich” in exactly the ways I’d love to be – she could raise lots of money to help the needy, without needing much for herself. She is such an empowering inspiration! I also love that she only died with a pair of slippers and a robe too, while having given so much during her lifetime.
What is your personal advice for staying motivated/ positive when facing a challenge?
I read a lot of inspiring books, attend many motivating, nourishing workshops, make intentional decisions to go out and have fun, and see rocket booster friends. I also make a conscious effort not to spend time with energy-sucking things or people.
Where do you see the biggest challenge in running your own business?
Finding partners/individuals who see the multiple benefits AND the necessity of FYE in our community.
Come and join the upcoming Find Your Element Workshop 2018 Spring Season starting February 28, every Wednesday, for 12 weeks! More details will be announced soon at www.findyourelement.jp and through FEW’s communication channels, so stay tuned for updates!
Upcoming Fall 2018 Community Service Events
With the changing of the leaves comes many opportunities to support various NGOs and their efforts. Take a look at the events below and reach out to the organizations through the contact information provided if you’re interested in lending a helping hand! The Big Draw Festival 2018 The world’s largest cross-cultural drawing festival, led by […]Published on 15th October 2018
Recap: WSC — Creating Your Story & Brand with the Help of Masterminding Groups
“A brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon For the 2018-2019 season, Women’s Startup Club focuses on helping you create YOUR story and brand, kicking off the season with Masterminding—Supporting Your Success. Thirty women from diverse career backgrounds, a wide variety of […]Published on 7th October 2018
October 2018 Sponsor Offers & Member News
Check out the latest offers and opportunities from our Sponsors and other FEW Community Events here! Our Sponsors are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. Visit our Sponsors page to learn more about all of FEW’s Sponsors, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting […]Published on 30th September 2018
September Monthly Meeting Recap – Rina Bovrisse
From Prada Epicenter to Court Battle…and How She Persists Rina Bovrisse, a former fashion industry leader who sued her employer – Prada Japan – for discrimination and sexual harassment in 2009 and, eventually, lost her fashion career due that suit, shared her inspiring journey at the FEW Monthly Meeting in September. Now running her own […]Published on 26th September 2018
July Monthly Meeting Recap – Ama Divers
Living at the pace of the ocean In July, FEW welcomed professor Anne McDonald from Sophia University to share the stories of Ama divers, female free divers of Japan, during the Monthly Meeting. McDonald has been researching the Ama communities by interviewing the members and taking part in their daily life – even diving into […]Published on 26th September 2018
CANCELLED - Earthquake Preparedness Workshop with WaNavi Japan
Disasters happen. WaNavi, with FEW, will help you prepare for them.
Rethinking Strengths with Professional Certified Coach Jennifer Shinkai
In this experiential workshop, participants will create a visual map of their strengths based upon the concept of “Strengths are what make me strong”.
Midweek Lunch Mixer
Take a break from work and join us for delicious food and great networking at our monthly midweek lunch gathering at Cafe Park in Ebisu!
Note: The Lunch Mixer will take place on a Wednesday!