Shizu Yamaguchi, trainer, is well versed in both domains of workshop facilitation and public speaking. The President of a prominent public speaking club (Toastmasters) in the downtown core for over a year, she completed her fourth year as an active member of the executive committee and attained advanced levels of speaking, leadership and contest wins. She traveled to Japan for 3 years and taught English for almost as long, which concluded in being promoted to a role in which she observed and mentored other teachers. She has taken both improv and stand up classes, the latter with a finish of a short set performed in front of a sold-out show on the mainstage at Second City. Shizu has a an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

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