I’m super excited to introduce you to Emiko Rasmussen, Confidence Building Coach and Podcaster of Her Confidence Her Way!
Emiko Rasmussen is my first Japanese Mamapreneur guest! (It’s special, because I’m Japanese, haha) I’m particularly excited because I share so much in common ~ like coming here when we were in our early 20s and have been here for a long time, experienced very similar issues, and we both are passionate about mentoring, coaching and encouraging other women to gain their confidence!
Emiko is a Confidence Building coach & Virtual mentor, host of Her Confidence Her Way podcast, speaker and a leader of the Her Confidence Her way community. She helps Japanese women who don’t’ feel confident because of her self-limiting beliefs and language/cultural barriers. Emiko empowers Japanese women to be more confident by help breaking through their fears and help discovering their gifted talent so that they can do what they really want to do and live a meaningful life without worrying about someone else’s opinion.
Emiko was born and raised her first 21 years in Japan and moved to the US to pursue her degree in 2013. In 2015, she had earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree and she also earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree in 2010.
Emiko is a wife (married to her husband over 10 years), a mom of two children, a full-time career woman and she does her coaching and podcasting as a side. She has been in a Higher Education industry for over 10 years and she has 7+ years of a leadership role as well as coaching experience. Emiko is passionate about empowering women to be confident and help them to believe what she can do. She had led a Lean In book club and a working mother support group at her company. She is also an in-house certified trainer for Developing a Personal Brand for professionals who want to be in a leadership role at her work.
We talk about how we, women, deal with self-confidence and overcoming being a foreigner in the land where cultures are completely different! I, as a person who speaks English as a second language, I too used to say “My English is a second language” as if to give myself an excuse to be imperfect in speaking English! In actuality, nobody needs such excuse nor permission from anyone! I love that she shared her struggle as a mom and entrepreneur and decided to stay in the moment and keep her family first, that she let go of her needs to be perfect and take action instead of waiting for things to be perfect!
She shared so many great insights in the interview that I didn’t want to cut anything out! So it’s a bit long but I encourage you to listen to our fun conversation until the end!
You can connect with her via:
Emiko’s website: http://www.theemistyle.com
Join her “Confidence Her Way” group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1750471361866554
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