Cynthia Yamasaki, MBA
Chief Energizing Officer & Founder of EEpath,
Executive Life Coach, Facilitator, Entrepreneur,
Mother, Caretaker for her Elderly Parents,
Community Builder, Connector, and Advocate.
Cynthia has more than three decades of business experience, working in a variety of leadership roles in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her multi-faceted background, extensive training, and local values provide her with an unparalleled perspective on executive life coaching and business consulting.
Cynthia Yamasaki combined her passion for mission-driven work with life experiences to start EEpath in 2007 as a part-time business. She paused the side-gig in December 2012 when she switched from her finance career to the nonprofit world. She joined the YWCA of Oahu to launch and direct the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership, which is the SBA women's business center in Hawaii. A little over a year later, the center was up and running, and Cynthia felt a calling to get back to her life coaching business.
EEpath grew and opened a Honolulu office in August 2017. Services included highly tailored leadership development, executive coaching, business and HR consulting, strategic planning, and employee training to a variety of businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout Hawaii.
The novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020 significantly impacts everyone. It impacts our safety, health, relationships, jobs, socializing, and life as we were accustomed before COVID19. Thus, Cynthia is concentrating on life coaching and online courses that help people to recover, rebound, and thrive.
CYNTHIA'S LIFE JOURNEY
Cynthia quickly climbed the corporate ladder, earned her MBA and professional certifications while working full-time and raising two sons as a single mother. She ensured that her sons had an excellent education and a safe home. Cynthia accomplished her career goal for an executive position in a Fortune 500 global corporation with a corner office on Bishop Street and a brand new BMW.
Achieving this type of success was not enough. There were challenges, adversity, and stress that negatively affected Cynthia's health and her team. There had to be a better way.
Thus, Cynthia started her journey studying with mentors and gurus around the world on how to lead and live an enriched and fulfilling life.
Cynthia is living her life purpose and is on a mission to help others live their calling as well.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Cynthia's previous leadership roles include working as the founding director of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership at the YWCA of Oahu; the vice president for workforce development at First Hawaiian Bank; the vice president of human resources at Title Guaranty of Hawaii; the vice president of human resources at GE Capital of Hawaii; and a training administrator and group manager at Sprint. She was an adjunct instructor at Argosy University and also worked in finance and banking.
Cynthia was a Better Business Bureau Hawaii Torch Awards Nominee in 2017 and was named the Women in Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2014.
Raised in Hawaii, she holds an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, an accredited Color Accounting workshop leader, and certified as a corporate trainer and as a wellness counselor.
Cynthia’s work has been featured in Hawaii Business magazine, Pacific Business News, and MidWeek. EEpath Media
As a community builder, Cynthia volunteers as a mentor for AdUp Hawaii, the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and the East-West Center's Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar. She served as the second Vice President and program committee chair and is currently on the board of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
She is a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Health at Work Alliance, Society for Human Resource Management, Association for Training & Development, and Kokua.org.