Kyoko Seki, Founder, Deep Harmony Co. Ltd.

For over 20 years, Kyoko has dedicated herself to supporting people’s transformational essence. In 2006, she founded Deep Harmony, which is dedicated to supporting the cultural shift in teams and organizations where everyone’s talents and skills are valued as unique andviewed as vital to the success of all.

While working for Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a senior leader and a coach trainer for 11 years, Kyoko supported over 2,000 people in their coaching education and conducted over 3,000 hours of coaching. Inspired by the magnificence and depth of human potential, this became the foundation for her work. Kyoko also led 10-month intensive leadership programs for six years at CTI and engaged in leadership development with leaders in Japan, U.S. and Europe, supporting them to create positive impacts on society.

Previous to CTI, Kyoko worked for Personnel Decisions International Japan (PDI Japan) as a consultant, helping organizations to increase their manager’s performance through assessment-based development. During her six years at PDI, she developed partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 clients and provided solutions to increase manager’s performance. While working in International Human Resources for Sony Corporation, Kyoko was responsible for personnel matters for Japanese expatriates working abroad as well as non-Japanese employees working in Japan.

Kyoko enjoys interacting with people in multicultural dynamic environments and appreciates opportunities to contribute her Japanese essence and sensibilities in all her work.

She received her M.A. in Speech Communication with a special focus on Intercultural Communication from San Francisco State University in the United States. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).


  • “Global leadership begins with learning professionals” Training + Development,
    May 2012 , Joint work with Katherine Holt
  • “Global leadership: A developmental shift for everyone” Industrial Organizational Psychology,
    June 2012, Volume 5 , Joint work with Katherine Holt
  • Coaching Bible, 2002, Toyo Keizai, Co-translation of Co-Active Coaching,
    Davies-Black Publishing, 1998


My American coaching mentor once said to me, “Our job is to be inspired by our clients.”
Being inspired by people’s talents and courage was one thing I have naturally been able to do since I was a child. When I first discovered coaching as a profession, I intuitively recognized this would be my life’s work—to elicit people’s power and talents while I am being inspired.

I truly enjoy coaching and have learned that every individual has his or her own unique talents. I also came to know that everyone has a deep yearning in their hearts to express their own talents when they interact with others, teams, organizations, communities and the world. Unfortunately with this rapid pace of change, many feel they are without a sense of direction. I believe that the key to walking through this unpredictable time is to evoke hidden talents since everyone is a leader in some way. And, we need more leadership to empower these hidden talents.

If talents are the gifts we all receive, then I would like to witness every gift playing its own role. If every gift is meant to make a contribution to the world and to inspire others, I want to play my part to empower each one of them.

Kyoko Seki, Founder, Deep Harmony Co. Ltd.