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Rumi Tsuchihashi

Rumi Tsuchihashi is the author of I Want To Remember This: Recognizing The Tiny Moments That Make Up a Life, and the essay ‘Where Our Palms Touch,’ which was featured in the Modern Love column of The New York Times.

As a longtime copywriter, Rumi helps her clients uncover their brand voices and creates unforgettable messages and business stories with them. Because the world of possibility inside books has enchanted her since childhood, she delights in coaching first-time book authors—and mid-career professionals yearning to author a new story of their lives.

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cover image for Rumi Tsuchihashi's first book: I Want This For You
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“​​Rumi is a gem. She has a calm and deeply thoughtful presence that helps you ease into building your brand authentically. She’s a master at bringing you out of your shell and packaging that in a beautiful way.” —Marci Tonnemacher, HR Director, mathematician, artist

“Thank you so much for holding space for me to nurture this sacred work I do and my ‘book baby.’ I was so moved by the depth of your wisdom and resonance with my work.” —Nat Vikitsreth, founder of Come Back to Care and host of the Come Back To Care Podcast

“I was looking for a more spiritual business coach to allow my writing to break free. Working with her led to the beginning of my new identity and life based on slowing down, authenticity, and what brings me joy – instead of a life based on doing, accomplishments, and goals.” —Cicely Green, LCPC, RYT-200

Rumi Tsuchihashi

Rumi Tsuchihashi is the author of I Want To Remember This: Recognizing The Tiny Moments That Make Up a Life, and the essay ‘Where Our Palms Touch,’ which was featured in the Modern Love column of The New York Times.

As a longtime copywriter, Rumi helps her clients uncover their brand voices and creates unforgettable messages and business stories with them. Because the world of possibility inside books has enchanted her since childhood, she delights in coaching first-time book authors—and mid-career professionals yearning to author a new story of their lives.

cover image for Rumi Tsuchihashi's first book: I want to remember this cover
cover image for Rumi Tsuchihashi's first book: I Want This For You
logo image for Rumi Tsuchihashi's Substack

“​​Rumi is a gem. She has a calm and deeply thoughtful presence that helps you ease into building your brand authentically. She’s a master at bringing you out of your shell and packaging that in a beautiful way.” —Marci Tonnemacher, HR Director, mathematician, artist

“Thank you so much for holding space for me to nurture this sacred work I do and my ‘book baby.’ I was so moved by the depth of your wisdom and resonance with my work.” —Nat Vikitsreth, founder of Come Back to Care and host of the Come Back To Care Podcast

“I was looking for a more spiritual business coach to allow my writing to break free. Working with her led to the beginning of my new identity and life based on slowing down, authenticity, and what brings me joy – instead of a life based on doing, accomplishments, and goals.” —Cicely Green, LCPC, RYT-200

April Bell

April is the founder at Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2008 she’s been helping people find and tell the origin stories behind their values, often on video.

As a child, April spent her days listening to stories from which ever elder-neighbor would have her. More recently, she’s crafted her story-mining process into book form with My Life in Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories. As her storytelling focus lends toward the spoken word, people daunted by writing love her approach. She is co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iPhone.

What’s your story?

Cover of April Bell's book My Life In Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories
Cover image for April Bell's companion Notebook for My Life In Paragraphs
StoryCatcher for iPhone imagery and link to its informational website

“​​April holds a strong, safe, empowering container for the hard work of separating storytelling grain from chaff. Her combination of clear, concise, actionable feedback while keeping my feet ever-so-gently to the fire has allowed me to sort and process decades of experience into a coherent narrative of how my multicultural lineage has shaped who I am in the world. Whenever I get stuck in the story-crafting weeds, April is able to tap into her phenomenal toolbox for just the right implement, from story-wrangling spreadsheets to guiding my structure of an impactful tale.” —Dr. Ann Blake, Environmental Scientist and Changemaker

“Sometimes with what happens in your life, you never really look at what you learned from it. April’s questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.” —Carolyn Goto

“April gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. She invites you into an experience that feels like you can take that little bit of risk, without being judged. She has this magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face-to-face with the values you hold most dear. The real gift in her process is you think you’re telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, ‘this story matters to me because these things matter to me!’” —Dan Senter, spiritual leader

April Bell

April Bell - Co-Founder of Your Story Unleashed

April is the founder at Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2008 she’s been helping people find and tell their authentic stories, often on video.

As a child, April spent her days listening to stories from which ever elder-neighbor would have her. More recently, she’s crafted her story-mining process into book form with My Life in Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories. As her storytelling focus lends toward the spoken word, people daunted by writing love her approach. She is co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iPhone.

What’s your story?

Cover of April Bell's book My Life In Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories
Cover image for April Bell's companion Notebook for My Life In Paragraphs
StoryCatcher for iPhone imagery and link to its informational website

“Sometimes with what happens in your life, you never really look at what you learned from it. April’s questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.” —Carolyn Goto

“​​April holds a strong, safe, empowering container for the hard work of separating storytelling grain from chaff. Her combination of clear, concise, actionable feedback while keeping my feet ever-so-gently to the fire has allowed me to sort and process decades of experience into a coherent narrative of how my multicultural lineage and life path has shaped who I am in the world. Whenever I get stuck in the story-crafting weeds, April is able to tap into her phenomenal toolbox for just the right implement, from story-wrangling spreadsheets to guiding my structure of an impactful tale.” —Dr. Ann Blake, Environmental Scientist and Changemaker

“April gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. She invites you into an experience that feels like you can take that little bit of risk, without being judged. She has this magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face-to-face with the values you hold most dear. The real gift in her process is you think you’re telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, ‘this story matters to me because these things matter to me!’” —Dan Senter, spiritual leader

Testimonials

What participants say about the course

“This process gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. It invites you into an experience that makes you feel like you can take that little bit of risk, without feeling like you’re going to be judged. It has a magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face to face with the values you hold most dear.” —Dan Senter

Carolyn Goto

  • ★★★★★

The questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.

Dan Senter

  • ★★★★★

The real gift in this process is you think you’re simply telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, “This story matters to me because these things matter to me!” 

Steve Alparone

  • ★★★★★

Hearing story examples of what’s been important to other people helped me go further in my own thinking about what I want to tell.”

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