Recognized as a thought and practice leader for empathy in the workplace, Marie Miyashiro’s approach blends human connection with the organizational drive for progress and growth.
Marie Miyashiro is a CrossKnowledge faculty member. She designs conversation processes focused on everything from problem solving and developing their preferred “Bright Future” together to conflict resolution and innovation development. Guiding organizations and leaders for decades, Marie Miyashiro transforms workplaces bottom up to top down.
Marie’s Connect-Think-Do model of collaboration, communication and change has helped hundreds of client teams in business, universities, government agencies and nonprofits.
Marie Miyashiro holds a degree in communication studies from Northwestern University. 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 Miyashiro was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii into an Okinawan-American family where feelings were acknowledged and her voice was heard. She saw empathy at home from a young age and began a lifelong curiosity about how people connect. She considers herself a student of empathy as much as an expert.