Naomi Takeuchi, DTM, of Seattle, Washington, is an entrepreneur and multimedia strategist of her company, 1000 Cranes Studios, which she founded in September 2003. She specializes in strategic planning and multimedia services, primarily for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. 1000 Cranes Studios, has established itself as a National brand leader and was chosen to showcase the development of its brand at five National Trademark Expos hosted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
A Toastmaster since 2005, Takeuchi’s home club is Seattle International 10 which she loves as this is a group focused on developing local Toastmasters leaders. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions throughout her Toastmasters career and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation twice.
“Not only does Toastmasters provide skills to gain confidence and poise in public speaking, the partnerships and friendships built through being part of this organization last for a lifetime,” she said. As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Takeuchi is an ambassador for the organization when she attends District events. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.