Yukari Kunisue, Ph.D.

Transformational Life Coach

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I love to share my belief that life is full of abundance.

My passion is to find potentials of people--yours.

There is nothing else stopping you except your own thoughts and actions.


I am a strong believer of the power of listening.

Communication starts with listening—speaking comes second.

My coaching starts with deep listening.

I love listening to your stories.

Narratives can reveal your core values and potentials.

I feel I am on a treasure hunt when you tell your stories.

You are a precious being who can contribute to the world with your uniqueness.       


I hold a doctorate in transpersonal psychology. I also have degrees in literature, education, linguistics and East Asian Literature and Languages.


My training as a life coach was completed and certified in 2010 in Transformatinal Coaching by Dr. Rosie Kuhn, the Paradigm Shifts Coaching (



I offer a 20 minutes free telephone consultation. My session is either by meeting locally in Hawaii or “face-to-face” through Skype, FaceTime, Line, FB Messenger or any other internet platforms.



I am Yukari,

your life coach










I am originally from Japan, moved to US after graduating my college, and reeducated myself in American education system.  I worked as a teacher, translator, writer, journalist, lobbyist, counselor, and psychologist.


I raised my daughter as a single mom and working towards my advanced degrees while working full time. I have lived in Tokyo, Japan, New York City, NY, Washington D.C. Beijing China, and Hilo. I currently live in Honolulu, Hawaii with a lovely view of the city and the ocean from my lanai.



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Yukari Kunisue, Ph.D. Life Coach in Hawaii

Yukari Kunisue, Ph.D. Life Coach in Hawaii

B.A. in Literature, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

B.S. in psychology, University of Maryland College Park.

M.A. in East Asian Literature and Languages, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ed. M. in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, NY

M.A. and Ph.D.  in Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Pscyhology, Palo Alto, California.

Trained and certified as Life Coach Transformational Life Coach program, specializing transition, wellness, communication and emotional intelligence. 

Vinyasa Yoga instructor, RYT 200

Yoga therapist. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, VT.


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