“For me, the best part of the course was the chance to meet world-class consultants and my wonderful classmates. The community spirit that supports on-going learning at AIM is great. They have all inspired me to move forward.”
Yoko was born and raised at a Buddhist temple in Japan.
After graduating from Syracuse University in New York State, Yoko worked as a sales and marketing specialist for international corporations such as GAP, DoubleClick, and Amazon. She spent three years in Hoi An, Vietnam, opened and managed a lifestyle boutique and café, worked to promote Hoi An’s tourism in Japanese market. She received the status of “honorary guest” from the Hoi An city government.
After returning to Japan, she searched for a new profession and this is how she found image consulting. After studying with Kayoko Kozu, AICI CIP in Japan, she decided to go international. She chose AIM because of its high level of education and international environment.
After completing courses at AIM, Yoko started her career as an image consultant. She does private consulting as well as organising seminars. One of her most successful programmes is profile photo shoot sessions working with a professional photographer.
Due to her background, she attracts young female executives working for international corporations and IT-related industries.
Her new target is to educate young people such as school children to be aware of the importance of their image so that they will be able to express themselves better at school and home. She is currently preparing for her sessions at a local high school this year.