Miyoko Fuse is a native of Tokyo, Japan who has lived in Portland, Oregon for over 30 years. Her focus on the relationship between communication skills and the home environment derives from her intercultural marriage with an American husband living in a U.S. constructed house. To overcome the differences between two cultures, she creates harmony between a convenience oriented American lifestyle and Japanese simplicity by applying feng shui. That eventually became her life’s work.
She has a bachelor and master’s degree from the Speech Communication Department at Portland State University. Her master’s thesis emphasized intercultural communication that included interpersonal and nonverbal communication.
She then went back to Portland Community College and earned two associate of applied science degrees from the Gerontology and Interior Design Department. She expanded her skills for a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), which helps older adults stay in their homes and is a well-known professional title in the home building and geriatric industries. She is also a Certified Green Professional (CGP) that advocates sustainable and environmentally friendly building principles. Both CAPS and CGP are issued by the National Association of Home Builders.
Miyoko Fuse enrolled in the Feng Shui Practitioner Program at the Emerald Feng Shui Institute in Seattle, and trained with Gisela Stehr, formerly an architect and now a professional consultant in Intuitive Feng Shui®. After 2-1/2 years of training Miyoko earned a Feng Shui Practitioner Certificate in the intuitive practice of feng shui. She is a professional member of the International Feng Shui Guild.
Miyoko Fuse has given workshops and presentations about Aging-in-Place for Portland Community College, the American Institute of Home Builders, Oregon State University, and many other public and private sector organizations. She has consulted using the principles of feng shui interior design for many individuals and home owners of different generations.
Miyoko is an owner of Home Esteem; certified Women, Minority, and Emerging small business from the State of Oregon. (www.home-esteem.com)
For inquiries about workshops, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-236-3393.