Joanne Tomooka


I first began working with Jacqui many years ago when I had a very small cookie business.  I was having trouble trying to work out which direction to head in and was in desperate need of someone to help me make monthly goals and hold me accountable for achieving those goals.  


To be completely honest, I really wasn't in a financial position to pay for the support I needed, but decided to invest in Jacqui in the hope that it would pay off in the future.  The monthly meetings were invaluable in helping me focus on what needed to be done and helped me to build my tiny business into a wonderful shop, which I love spending time in and which really fits my lifestyle.  The financial investment was well worth it!

As well as moral support, Jacqui has been invaluable in helping with my homepage and social media accounts.  I am quite technologically challenged, but every time I have a problem Jacqui is always there to help me solve it and goes out of her way any time of the day or night to help me out.

I can't recommend Jacqui highly enough for anyone who is starting out in business or someone who is in need of some help with changing the focus of their existing business.

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Helen Otori

Jacqui acts as a 'therapist' for business owners. Through astute observation and subtle questioning, she somehow gets you to make sense of all those random ideas that you have flying around your head. She helps you to discover your personal areas of strength and not only encourages you to have confidence in them, but provides concrete advice on how to put them to the best use.

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Christie Atherton

I hope we can remain in casual contact and once we are settled I will be able to engage you again for assistance to grow.

Many many thanks.  Your advice and support has been really helpful.  Without weekly contact, I know I would not be as far as I am now. Best wishes for a successful fall! Christie Atherton, Language and Creativity

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Amanda O'Brien

I love working with Jacqui. Nothing is too difficult or impossible. She has a knack for finding solutions to problems I sometimes don’t even realise are damaging my business. She is also able to shine a light on paths that I haven’t considered taking. Her own knowledge of running a business as an expat is invaluable as is her gentle and calming attitude to guiding her clients through new stages in their business. She is a doer. She motivates me. She keeps me on my best path. I chose to work with Jacqui because although ‘I' know what we do at Jima Design is great, the world doesn’t - yet. Jacqui has the experience, the knowledge, the finesse and even the intuition to sense the strategies that are right for her clients.

Amanda O'Brien Jima Design

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Leanne Watson

You're FANTASTIC Jacqui Miyabayashi, you make stuff that in my head seemed so complicated seem really easy.

I'm still in awe of how quickly you looked at my social media profiles and made such quick and powerful assessments ... and suggestions.

You're very good at what you do and you give very precise and clear instructions that are easy to follow .... They're clear and to the point and they make sense ... I don't have to think about what to do or make any decisions ... all I have to do is do.

I feel so very lucky to have met you!

Leanne Watson Your Finance Angels Property Investors Australia 

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Patricia Nakao

Yes, Jacqui deserves 5 stars. This is how awesome she is. I've been working with her for a year (*nearly two years) and I don't think i could have brought my business to where it is without her help !

Patricia Noel Nakao  Tabitabi.ya Online Boutique "pour les articles japonais"

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Mary Anne Jorgensen

Jacqui accepted our invitation to speak on a panel at FEW Kansai on "Creating Work you Love." We're so glad she did! What came through clearly was Jacqui's passion for supporting and guiding women to create work they love. What I most appreciated was Jacqui's honesty about her own path as an entrepreneur. No sugar-coating, she shared the beauty and the dark bits, giving the audience assurance that they can start their own journey from exactly where they are. All left encouraged and energized to consider their next steps. Jacqui was a wonderful choice for our event.

 

Mary Anne Jorgensen
Leadership Development Facilitation
November 26, 2017, Jacqui worked with Mary Anne in the same group (FEW Kansai)

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Laura Marushima

I worked with Jacqui earlier in the year (in 2016 and again in 2017)and it was an amazing experience to see my business start up right in front of my eyes- it went faster than both of us expected and working with her is one of the reasons I now have a successful business of my own doing something I am good at and helping people at the same time.

She is great at keeping clients on track and I would recommend her to anyone - especially fellow women in Japan, like me.

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Jayne Nakata

One more thing I wanted to say was that since I started working with you, I've seen my vision for my business not only appear as if by magic but come to fruition in such a short time. But perhaps even more importantly for the first time in a very long time I am actually GLAD I live in Japan and I am now doing work which is not only meaningful but super rewarding. I'm not just biding my time until we can move [back to my home country] anymore. I'm happy to be here, now. So thank you for your support in getting to this awesome place. I only wish I could do the same for you.
Jayne Nakata
Transformations by Jayne

PS. fabulous photo of Jayne from our ‘Leaders Weekend’ in September 2018

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Claire Ishino

I can't believe it is a year since working with you - I feel like you are still always there supporting me . I definitely wouldn't have come as far as I have without you. One of my biggest mistakes this year has been not checking in with you more. I am only just learning how important all this stuff that you and Hiro have been trying to tell me for ages is. I think mostly you have helped by being so positive and full of faith in me. I have been so slow to implement anything but what I understand now is that I am an artist (of sorts) and not a business person and I can never hope to bring my art to a business without having someone who understands marketing and strategic planning. Of course this is all stuff I can learn and read but it is so nice having the human connection. Someone who will listen to the woes and then set about working towards something positive instead of letting me dwell in the negativity. Maybe it comes naturally to some people and they make it look easy when in reality they have it all planned out but I am just a drifter and dreamer and hoper. None of these qualities will get me where I need to be.
Claire Ishino.com

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Lorraine Barwick

If you have looked at what I do online, it is not without help! I have a business coach, who happens to live in another country! That’s right, Jacqui Miyabayashi and I have never met! She took me under her wings, sharing her knowledge like a mother duck, helping me to build a better business future. (Thanks Jacqui). We have also become great friends online to the point that I am so grateful and will probably shed a tear when we do meet in person someday!

— LORRAINE BARWICK, ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST, STANDUPHEALTH.COM

http://www.standuphealth.com

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