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Kobi Yamada

5 out of 5

Children's Book Author; President & CEO at Compendium Inc.

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Kobi Yamada Biography

Kobi Yamada serves as the President/CEO of Compendium, Incorporated, an inspiring gift and publishing company. He is also a multiple New York Times bestselling author including the award-winning picture books: "What Do You Do With An Idea?," "What Do You Do With A Problem?," "What Do You Do With A Chance?," "Maybe," "Because I Had A Teacher," "Trying," "Finding Muchness," "Feeling Grateful," "The Candy Dish," "Noticing," "Because of You, Mom" and "Because of You, Dad." The books have sold millions of copies, inspired a dance performance, a symphony performance, musical theater performances and an upcoming animated film. His titles have been translated into over thirty languages.

Since 1992, Mr. Yamada and his staff have created numerous critically-acclaimed lines of inspirational books, products and programs. Compendium has had the honor of collaborating with some of the most recognized brands and retailers including: Target, Starbucks, Amazon, Nordstrom, Costco and Barnes & Noble. Compendium’s products are featured in thousands of stores throughout the world.

Honors include: Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List of Fast Growing Private Companies in America; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Businesses Hall of Fame; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 50 Largest Minority-Owned Businesses; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 75 Top Corporate Philanthropists; Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award, Winner of Washington CEO’s “Best Companies To Work For; Seattle Magazine’s Best Places to Work; NW Asian Weekly’s Asian American Entrepreneur of the Year for Leadership; the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award recognizing the region’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40; Gold Medal Winner Independent Publishing Book Awards; Washington State Book Award’s Scandiuzzi Gold Medal Winner; multiple Christopher Awards; Nautilus Gold Medal, “Parent’s Choice” Award for excellence in children’s product design; multiple LOUIE Awards including Greeting Card of the Year and Kobi was inducted into San Diego State University’s Hall of Fame for Athletic Achievement.

Mr. Yamada has served on the PAWS Board of Trustees, the University Prep and University Child Development School Board of Trustees, and as the Past Chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Board of Trustees.

Mr. Yamada is 54 years old, married to Heidi Wills, has two children and lives just north of Seattle in the idyllic town of Edmonds, Washington in the United States of America.

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What Do You Do With a Chance?

What Do You Do With a Chance?

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

She...

She...

Because I Had a Teacher

Because I Had a Teacher

What Do You Do With a Problem?

What Do You Do With a Problem?

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kobi Yamada?

    Booking fees for Kobi Yamada, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kobi Yamada, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kobi Yamada?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kobi Yamada for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kobi Yamada for your next private or corporate function.
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Kobi Yamada

5 out of 5

Children's Book Author; President & CEO at Compendium Inc.

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Seattle, WA, USA
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Kobi Yamada Biography

Kobi Yamada serves as the President/CEO of Compendium, Incorporated, an inspiring gift and publishing company. He is also a multiple New York Times bestselling author including the award-winning picture books: "What Do You Do With An Idea?," "What Do You Do With A Problem?," "What Do You Do With A Chance?," "Maybe," "Because I Had A Teacher," "Trying," "Finding Muchness," "Feeling Grateful," "The Candy Dish," "Noticing," "Because of You, Mom" and "Because of You, Dad." The books have sold millions of copies, inspired a dance performance, a symphony performance, musical theater performances and an upcoming animated film. His titles have been translated into over thirty languages.

Since 1992, Mr. Yamada and his staff have created numerous critically-acclaimed lines of inspirational books, products and programs. Compendium has had the honor of collaborating with some of the most recognized brands and retailers including: Target, Starbucks, Amazon, Nordstrom, Costco and Barnes & Noble. Compendium’s products are featured in thousands of stores throughout the world.

Honors include: Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List of Fast Growing Private Companies in America; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Businesses Hall of Fame; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 50 Largest Minority-Owned Businesses; Puget Sound Business Journal’s 75 Top Corporate Philanthropists; Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award, Winner of Washington CEO’s “Best Companies To Work For; Seattle Magazine’s Best Places to Work; NW Asian Weekly’s Asian American Entrepreneur of the Year for Leadership; the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award recognizing the region’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40; Gold Medal Winner Independent Publishing Book Awards; Washington State Book Award’s Scandiuzzi Gold Medal Winner; multiple Christopher Awards; Nautilus Gold Medal, “Parent’s Choice” Award for excellence in children’s product design; multiple LOUIE Awards including Greeting Card of the Year and Kobi was inducted into San Diego State University’s Hall of Fame for Athletic Achievement.

Mr. Yamada has served on the PAWS Board of Trustees, the University Prep and University Child Development School Board of Trustees, and as the Past Chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Board of Trustees.

Mr. Yamada is 54 years old, married to Heidi Wills, has two children and lives just north of Seattle in the idyllic town of Edmonds, Washington in the United States of America.

Kobi Yamada Videos

  • The Candy Dish: Interview with Author Kobi Yamada
    What happens when something truly miraculous shows up in your life? Do you recognize it? Do you appreciate it? Do you see it for what it really...
  • Author Zoom In with Kobi Yamada
  • CelebrateWithDE - Kobi Yamada Shares "Because I Had a Teacher"

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  • How to book Kobi Yamada?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kobi Yamada for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kobi Yamada, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kobi Yamada or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kobi Yamada?

    Booking fees for Kobi Yamada, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kobi Yamada, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kobi Yamada?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kobi Yamada for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kobi Yamada for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kobi Yamada or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kobi Yamada or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kobi Yamada is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kobi Yamada for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kobi Yamada generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kwame Alexander, Erin Gruwell, Peter H. Reynolds, Laura Numeroff and Josh Linkner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kobi Yamada for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kobi Yamada Speaker Videos

  • The Candy Dish: Interview with Author Kobi Yamada
    What happens when something truly miraculous shows up in your life? Do you recognize it? Do you appreciate it? Do you see it for what it really is? This is a story of an inquisitive girl and a...
    Author Zoom In with Kobi Yamada
  • CelebrateWithDE - Kobi Yamada Shares "Because I Had a Teacher"
    What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada Read Aloud ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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