Our Consultants

Yukiko Kuroda

Advisor and Founder

Yukiko helps boards and executive teams build successful, sustainable organizations, and she also coaches C-suite leaders.

As the founder of People Focus Consulting, Yukiko Kuroda is the key person responsible for our people power. She served as our president from 1994 to 2012.
Yukiko specializes in organization and leadership development, executive coaching and management training for corporations.

As a well-respected bilingual speaker and facilitator, she is often asked to help executives attain new skills and insights in areas such as strategy development, leadership, change management and communication. She formerly worked as a senior consultant at a major U.S. management-consulting firm and as a marketing representative for Sony Corporation.

She has served as Board Member for a number of publicly-listed companies and is currently a Board Member of Terumo Corporation, Seven Bank, Obayashi Corporation, and Oracle Japan. She is actively involved in global humanitarian issues, such as supporting refugees and developing training programs for the poor.

She earned her MBA as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard and is a graduate of Keio University with a BA in economics.

Yukiko is the author of several organizational development publications, such as 'Yuki no Keiei', PFC's 'OD Handbook', and has translated several English management books to Japanese, including John P. Kotter on 'What Leaders Really Do' (John P. Kotter, 1991), 'Peak Performance' (Jon R. Katzenbach, 2000) and 'The Facilitator Excellence Handbook' (Fran Rees, 1998). She is a certified ACE Coach through the Master to Journey program.