Enjoying the Journey Episode 23: Steve Hanamura

On episode 23 of “Enjoying the Journey”, we are so excited and honored to be joined by Mr. Steve Hanamura! Born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, and blind for his entire life, Steve lives with an enthusiasm and perspective every day that is truly amazing. He is the president and founder of Hanamura Consulting, Inc., a firm he founded in 1986 to provide coaching, training, consulting, and speaking. He is widely sought after in the areas of leadership development and innovation, managing and leading diversity initiatives, building effective teams, working with people with disabilities and managing personal and organizational change. Steve has authored two books, “In Search of Vision” and “I Can See Clearly“, and has served as past president of the Portland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (now ATD, the Association for Talent Development) and was chair of the board with the Oregon Commission for the Blind for six years. He is an emeritus member of the Diversity Collegium, a group of thought leaders in the field of diversity. Beyond the numerous awards Steve has received for his leadership and diversity training, he was an Olympic Torchbearer for the 1996 Olympics! Though blind, he enjoys running and is an avid sports fan, and he and his wife, Becky, live in Beaverton, Oregon, and have 3 adult sons. Rob and Steve had such an amazing time talking about staying positive and hope-filled through the things life throws our way (and their specific situations), and being “transmitters of hope”, and we are so happy to have you listening in!!!

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