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Hanako Olmer

Certified coach with over 15+ years of experience in advising and coaching individuals in education, game studios, tech, and non-profit organizations.

Certified coach with over 15+ years of experience in advising and coaching individuals in education, game studios, tech, and non-profit organizations.

Full Bio

Hanako's forte and passion is helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. This can be anywhere from learning how to have those hard, but necessary conversations in your work and personal life; the ever elusive time management; the teeter-totter of decision making, discovering your strengths and values and making them work for you; self-advocacy and squashing imposter syndrome; and whatever else you may bring to the conversation. Hanako has built relationships and a clientele base in Microsoft, Xbox, The Pokemon Company International and a variety of game studios. She has a knack for hearing what is not being said and bringing it to light.

In addition, Hanako is known as a "strengths based coach" helping her clients discover and utilize their multifaceted strengths. She enjoys untangling webs and helping individuals see the variety of ways to problem solve. Coaching with Hanako is nonprescriptive and feels like a conversation full of discovery and intention. She has a natural way of making the engagement feel like a partnership that holds high positive regard between the coach and client.

Notable Client Achievements

  • Partnered and coached with a Lead UX Designer from Xbox in initiating and navigating a job change internationally to a dream role in PlayStation London. This included negotiating increased compensation and relocation by $75K.
  • Partnered and coached with game studio Director of Finance in transitioning out of corporate and starting their own line of freelance work. This was a case of work/life balance and living out personal values.
  • Partnered and coached with Senior Manager of Game Production at The Pokemon Company International with leadership coaching on helping her direct reports get promoted; task delegation; internal communication and executive presence.
  • Partnered and coached with an Operations Manager of a non-profit organization to actively work on being promoted from Program Coordinator to Operations Manager. Through coaching they were able to have a clear idea of what they wanted, how to communicate it to leadership, and put in place steps and goals that were intentional to achieving the promotion.
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Community Manager
Central Washington University
Academic Adviser
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Senior Student Affairs Adviser
  • International Coaching Federation- ACC certified
  • Masters Certificate Evidence Based Coaching | Fielding Graduate University
  • M. Ed Student Affairs Administration | Western Washington University
Human Resources
Professional Services
Human Resources
Project Management
Career Direction
Improve At Networking
Early Career
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Value Identification
Discover Skills And Strengths
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