Revolutionary Sushi Restaurant with Akiko Otsuka

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Meet Founder Akiko Otsuka of COFU – Originally opened during September 2021, she created a truly revolutionary restaurant business specializing in pressed sushi where half of the menu consisted of fish while the other half of the menu consisted of only vegetables. She has decided to abandon the stereotype that sushi = fish and continues to thrive in her game changing business. Truly a wonderful cultural journey you’ll learn from!

COFU Founder Akiko Otsuka highlights and discusses:

  • How her personal journey overcame both covid challenges and language barriers to create her unique business.
  • Her revolutionary business using years worth of experience, to then help create new cutting edge plant based sushi cuisine.
  • How culture and further years of research helped to evolve her personal and business passions.

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.


On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships