Profile of Mikiko Chikada

Professional Background

Mikiko Chikada, founder and CEO of Tism Corporation (former MK Partners Co., Ltd) is a management consultant/executive coach, a lecturer, a writer/translator based in Tokyo, Japan.  She started her career at a US commercial bank before going back to school for her MBA.

After graduating with a masters degree in management, she worked for a couple of US investment banks as a vice president in charge of US equity research/portfolio sales.


In 1998, she established a management cosulting company specializing in strategy development.  Her clients come form diverse industries, including commercial banks, investment banks, financial services, pharmaceuticals and engineering.


Educational Background

Mikiko holds a B.A. from Sophia University and earned an MBA from The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. 


Background as TLI (ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor)

In 2006, she became a  licensed instructor in Mind Mapping. For the 7 years ended December 2013, she taught more than 5,000 adults how to apply mind mapping, focusing mainly on business and professional applications. More recently, Mikiko became licensed in Tony Buzan's Speed Reading and Memory to become one of the few Master Trainers in the world.  She also translated and/or edited a series of books authored by Tony Buzan as listed below:

The Mind Map Book (BBC)

Study Skill Handbook(BBC)

Mind Maps for Business (BBC)

Mind  Maps at Work (Thorsons)
Brilliant Memory  (BBC)
Mind Mapping (BBC)
Speed Reading  (BBC)
Brain Sell (Gower)