Erin Yoshimura is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Empowerful Changes, LLC, and empowers clients through leadership and diversity training and executive coaching.
She’s created training programs for clients including KUSA-9News, Raytheon, IBM, Comcast-NBC Universal, SCFD (Scientific & Cultural Facilities District), Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities and the Environmental Protection Agency. Erin trains and coaches executives for Los Angeles-based LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc).
University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado State University
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival – Emerging Leaders Program
Colorado Nonprofit Association
University of Northern Colorado
Asian Real Estate Association of America
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Korean American Community Foundation of Colorado
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Environmental Protection Agency
Sister Carmen Community Center
Colorado Festival & Events Association
LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)
University of Colorado Denver
Metropolitan State University (Denver)
APIA Scholars Leadership Academy
Erin is a certified emotional intelligence trainer and certified professional coach and earned a certificate in Foundations of NeuroLeadership through the NeuroLeadership Institute.
As a life-long learner of equity and inclusiveness, 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 recently earned certificates in Diversity & Inclusion and Conflict Resolution from Cornell University.
Her career before becoming a trainer and coach was in high tech, where she was an East Asian product manager, IT project manager and IT change manager.
Erin served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, a 501c3 non-profit organization celebrating pan-Asian culture that is the largest dragon boat festival across the U.S. During her tenure, she designed and led the Emerging Leaders Program for young Asian American Pacific Islanders.
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.
In 2014, Erin was the first Asian American chosen for the Livingston Fellowship, a recognition awarded to non-profit organization leaders in Colorado by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.
Coaches Training Institute – Coaches Certification
Coaches Training Institute – Leadership Program
Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching Program
Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Certification
Reach Personal Branding – Personal Brand Strategist Certification
Conversational Intelligence Certified Coach
Coaching Return on Investment
Certificate in Mindful Facilitation – Lee Mun Wah | Stirfry Seminars
Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership – Neuroleadership Institute
Coach Master Toolkit
Diversity & Inclusion Certificate – Cornell University
Conflict Resolution – Cornell University