Cynthia Yamasaki, MBA
Mother of 2 sons, Caretaker for Elderly Mom, Shiba Ina Owner,
Chief Energizing Officer & Founder of EEpath,
Executive Life Coach, Facilitator, Entrepreneur,
Community Builder, Connector, and Small Business Advocate.
Cynthia has more than three decades of business experience, working in a variety of leadership roles in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her multi-faceted background, extensive training, and local values provide her with an unparalleled perspective on executive life coaching and business consulting.
Cynthia quickly climbed the corporate ladder, earned her MBA and professional certifications while working full-time and raising two sons as a single mother. She ensured that her sons had an excellent education and a safe home. Finally, Cynthia accomplished her career goal for an executive position in a Fortune 500 global corporation with a corner office on Bishop Street and a brand new BMW.
Achieving this type of success was not enough. There were challenges, adversity, and stress that negatively affected Cynthia's health and her team. There had to be a better way.
Thus, Cynthia started her journey by studying with mentors and gurus around the world how to lead and live an enriched and fulfilling life.
Cynthia is living her life purpose and is on a mission to help others live their calling.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Cynthia's previous leadership roles include working as the founding director of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership at the YWCA of Oahu; the vice president for workforce development at First Hawaiian Bank; the vice president of human resources at Title Guaranty of Hawaii; the vice president of human resources at GE Capital of Hawaii; and a training administrator and group manager at Sprint. In addition, she was an adjunct instructor at Argosy University and also worked in finance and banking.
Cynthia was a Better Business Bureau Hawaii Torch Awards Nominee in 2017 and was named the Women in Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2014. In addition, Cynthia’s work has been featured in Hawaii Business magazine, Pacific Business News, and MidWeek.
Raised in Hawaii, she holds an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition, she is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, an accredited Color Accounting workshop leader, and certified as a corporate trainer and as a wellness counselor.
Cynthia is a community builder. She volunteers at St. Francis Health, AdUp Hawaii, the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and the East-West Center's Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar. She served as the second Vice President and program committee chair and is currently on the board of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. She is also a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Community Benefit Consultants, Association for Training & Development, and Kokua.org.