Sam Ushio is Founder of Ikigai Lab, a purpose-driven change management firm based in Seattle, WA. Inspired by his Japanese Great-Grandmother’s journey of sacrifice, legacy, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to empower and inspire the power of purpose.  Ushio blends expertise in management consulting, instructional design,  strengths-based positive psychology, and change management to deliver experiential well-being solutions.  

Prior to founding Ikigai Lab, Sam was Director, Practice Management at Russell Investments where he led the award-winning, nationwide team of management consultants that coached approximately 1,000 financial advisors annually.  He has an MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska in marketing and finance, and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.