Our People: Akiko Maeker, Ph.D.

Akiko Maeker, Ph.D. is an IDI Qualified Administrator and an IDI Qualifying Seminar Instructor. She is a Founding Partner at Interculturalist, LLC. Akiko works with individuals, teams, and organizations in corporate, education, government, faith-based, and other not-for-profit settings. Her expertise includes executive coaching, emotional intelligence development, intercultural team-building, and strategic consultation for inclusion and diversity. Akiko brings a strong knowledge basis as well as dynamic and affirming facilitation skills. She is valued by her clients for engaging them in thoughtful and powerful learning that aims to maximize potential and live and work within global and domestic diversity. Akiko is an International Coach Federation-Certified Coach and an Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute certified trainer.  Born and raised in Japan, Akiko currently lives in Minnesota, USA with her husband and two teenage sons. She likes watching sports including soccer, football, and basketball, and enjoys visiting microbreweries.