The Green Catalyst
The Green Catalyst
Creating futures we can believe in

About Yoko

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My Story

I have set up my own advisory business in Autumn, 2020. 
I aim to serve both people and business by connecting hidden talents and organisations for the better future. 
I am looking forward to talking with you. 

[Education and Training History] 
2018 Counselling short course at Place2B, London
2015 Dance Movement Therapy short course at Goldsmith College, London
2013-2014 Completion of Art therapy foundation course at Goldsmith College, London
2009 Stone setting course at Holts Academy, London
2008 Contemporary jewellery intensive course at Alchimia Jewellery School, Firenze, Italy
2006-2008 Completed 195 out 225 credits for Jewellery and Silversmithing at London Metropolitan University, London
2002 English evening course at Westminster University, London
Graduated from Okayama National University, Japan - Obtained BA in History of arts

[Work History] 
2020- Current Founder and Advisor at the "The Green Catalyst"
2018-2020 Worked as a business development manager including giving a workshop in English at various UK universities, Career adviser and a recruiter
2014-2018 Worked as an administrator and a data research person in recruitment sector
2008-2018 Worked as a freelance jewellery designer 
2007&2008 Sales assistant representing a British jeweller at Premiere Classe Paris (Paris Fashion Week) and London Fashion Week
2000-2005 Worked as an IBM AS400 helpdesk covering European countries and Asia, System security(IBM AS400), Business Analyst
1995-2000 Worked in Japan as an IT engineer mainly as a software tester, Preparing the system specification with liaising the clients and developers, Giving trainings to clients

[Volunteering History] 
2015 Had a training at Kids Company - Due to the charity organisation's closure, couldn't take a part in the volunteer
2014 Art therapy assistant for a group art therapy, London
[Exhibitions etc.]                           
2018 Complicite project - Participated "Everything that rises must dance" (Dance performance)
2013 Jewellery Exhibition at Crafts Central, London
2009 Jewellery Exhibition in Japan

2012 AJP (Accredit Jewelry Professional) membership: 0010248868 – Gemmological Institute of America
2006 Passed City and Guilds 7822(Jewellery) at City and Lit/City and Guilds
2002 Passed Cambridge Advanced Exam
2001 iSeries Security Implementation (IBM AS 400)

Argentinian Tango, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Meditation, Making jewelleries, Drawing, Sewing, Reading books, Theatres, Visiting museums and galleries, Travelling, Watching a stand up comedy

Japanese - Mother Tongue, English - Fluent, Italian - Conversational