Yoshie gained her leadership and customer service skills growing up in a famous restaurant family in Niigata, Japan, where her father was a celebrated master chef and her mother a restaurant manager. Yoshie has studied both Japanese and Western cultures, having learned Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, Japanese dance, and Kendo. She is Certified as a Secretary in Japan, is an instructor of Preserved Flower Arrangement, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Japan and Internationally. She learned Aikido overseas and in Japan over the last 14 years, and she is a “Fuku Shinan” (6th degree black belt) in Iyonomaryu Aikido. Upon completing finishing school in Tokyo she then went backpacking through more than 27 countries around the world. She is currently practicing Aikido and other sports regularly, is managing the SugaiLabo, and is putting her top priority on being a mother of two growing boys. For the past 12 years she has been researching how to effectively integrate the techniques and principles of Japanese culture and the Japanese Martial Arts and into an effective Leadership training solution. The Biz道 programs are the result of these ongoing efforts.