Wish I Knew . . .

#40 Victoria Shiroma Wilson - Author / Executive & Leadership Coaching / USC Doctorate / Youth in Japan / "Seeing" Cultures

February 22, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 40
Wish I Knew . . .
#40 Victoria Shiroma Wilson - Author / Executive & Leadership Coaching / USC Doctorate / Youth in Japan / "Seeing" Cultures
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . " 

 I'm your host Gary Nowak and today and I was so excited and pleased to have my next guest agree to me on my podcast.  Victoria Shiroma Wilson practices in my new area of focus and I've spoken with her a couple of times and was immediately impressed.  

Background overview

Education

  • Doctorate from USC 
  • MA in Psychology from Santa Clara university
  • MA in Asian studies from University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in International relations and Japanese from University of Wisconsin


Career

Worked with great organizations like

  •  Santa Clara university
  • Google
  • Leadership coaching at Torchiana
  • Exceptional Future a company that transforms lives

Highlights

Growing up in Japan and trying to sell Girl Scout calendars NOT cookies (hard sell)

  • Volunteering is a part of the DNA of her family
  • Sub tropics to Wisconsin for college
  • Mothers guidance and diligence - You can anywhere you want as long as it's in Wisconsin
  • Bridging the cultural gaps based on her background and upbringing
  • Lessons come in cycles
  • What to do with a psychology degree, actually it's very versatile
  • Third time is the charm
  • Working for technology start ups, not loving it
  • The Red journal career manifesto
  • Learning yourself and being true to yourself
  • Listening to the universe, because is does have a sense of humor
  • Making sense of your past as you get older
  • The quarter life crisis is very real
  • Identity is fluid
  • The Gen Z perspective and trust
  • What's going right and what's going wrong
  • Reframing a perspective
  • Becoming aware of yourself and maybe not liking what you see
  • Having the ability to "see" cultures
  • Helping people see the big picture and companies think strategically
  • How to build your manifesto
  • It doesn't have to be a happy life to be a good life
  • What does happiness mean to you
  • Trouble with favorites in our fun conversation