Erin Yoshimura is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Empowerful Changes, LLC, and empowers clients through diversity and leadership training and executive coaching.
Her clients for the creation and provision of leadership and diversity training courses include KUSA-9News, Raytheon, IBM, Comcast-NBC Universal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado State University-Global, University of Colorado Denver, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, The Art Students League of Denver and Metro Caring. Erin trains and coaches executives for Los Angeles-based Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).
Erin is a certified emotional intelligence trainer and a certified professional coach. She has earned certificates in Foundations of NeuroLeadership through the NeuroLeadership Institute and in Neuroscience for High-Performance from Neurozone®.
As a life-long learner of equity and inclusion, she received a certificate in Mindful Facilitation through StirFry Seminars and Founder Lee Mun Wah (Color of Fear), a nationally-recognized master in diversity and communications training. Erin also earned certificates in Diversity & Inclusion and Conflict Resolution from Cornell University.
Her career before becoming a trainer and coach was in the technology sector, where she was an East Asian product manager, IT project manager, and IT change manager.
Erin has also previously served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, a non-profit organization celebrating pan-Asian culture that is the largest dragon boat festival across the U.S. During her tenure, she designed and continues to lead the festival’s Emerging Leaders Program for young Asian Pacific Islander and Desi Americans to cultivate leaders locally.
She combines her corporate and non-profit experience and her passion for equity and inclusion with training and coaching to teach empowerful leadership and cultural agility skills.
Imagine how different the world would be if everyone were a skosh more responsible for their impact rather than in defense of their intent.