My favorite books 📚

PolyanneWho not how

These 2 books impacted my life in the positive way.

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

My parentsGodmotherteachersfriendscolleagues

Each of them impacted me in some ways to continue learning and be curious about myself, the world, and others.

Am I lucky?

I've been lucky for many things from being born to our parents

The environment I was in shaped my life in the early stage which drives me daily to be who I am today.

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing worthless or not valuedHaving no meaning or being insignificant and mundaneBeing weak, controlled, powerless

I work best as a…

Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.

My Achilles Heel is…

If I feel not productive, I go into total relax mode

Give me more responsiblity

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Every time I have to present in front of audiences, I'm not familiar wit

First, I'm not big fan of public speaking. Second, it take me awhile to read the room

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Being short since I'm thinking about million things in my head

leave me alone and give me time to think

Epic work fails

I made a few million dollar mistakes for the client.

I recovered during the IRS audit by being upfront about our mistakes and working with the agent. What I learned was, to be honest and work with people to solve the issues. Even the IRS agents are reasonable.

One thing that might surprise you about me…

I'm good at taking what works for others and adopting to what works for us

strategic meetings, 1-1 meeting, client works

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMback to back meetings

I learn best by…

doing itwriting it downblocking time to do it

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Yuko Tsuchida when sh*t hits the fan

I'll start analysing why things are not working first. Then starting to figure out how to solve the issue.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

too strict, scary
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Most fulfilling project I've worked on

R&D credits for one of Japanese companies

After another CPA firm told them they won't qualify, we dug in and found close to $10M credits over 3 years which we won't on the IRS audits. The client was very happy with our work and saved about 100 jobs in the US

You can ask me about


Proud moment

Finishing many projects during the tax deadline. Great team work

After losing a few members, we were still able to meet deadlines and ensure quality work for our clients. Total team work from everyone stepping up/

Outside of work, you'll find me...

Surfingwalkinglunch with friendslaughter

My favorite movie

Roman holiday

Classic romantic comedy

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Sloppiness, no accountability, not taking ownership, no thorough

It appears that people don't care about what they committed to

Best way to get me excited about something

Presenting me with problems without any guidances

Autonomy to come up with solutions and system

Personality type


detail, persistent, don't give up, self-starter,

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How I relax

Notifications off, nice glass of wine, be in the nature, binge watch NCIS


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Things I'd love to learn

I want to be a better leader from learning how I react to things

Only thing keeping my company to grow is me

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I really admire teammates who are…

do what they say they do, come up with innovative ways to solve problems

accountability, problem solving, caring, detail

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.building stuffsolving problemshelping others succeed

I like to get feedback when its given…

1:1face to facewith examplesweeklymonthlyquarterly

A fun fact about me is…

I lived in 4 different countries.

I'm pretty active including running, going to the gym, skying, surfing, etc

My areas for growth

Stays true to own values with integrityWilling to openly have difficult conversationsMotivated by making community/world impactClearly communicates purpose and visionConsistently hits goals and is a high performer
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My core values


How I try to show up at work

FairHard WorkingAnalyticalPersistentReliableOrganizedThoughtfulRespectfulHumbleIndependent

My workplace setup

Yuko Tsuchida's workplace setup

How I stand out

Mentors and develops teammates for their growthManages feelings of self and others during conflictFosters high performance teamworkIntentional and strategic project planningMakes decisions promptly, even with uncertainty
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Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Winning 🥇Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Work to make the 🌎 a better placeLearning as much as I can 🤓Having a good time 🕺Having unique experiences ✨Working with people I love 🥰
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You will make my freakin day if you…

take something off my platerespect my spacerespect my timeshare a problemshare an idea

My Candor Graph

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