Rio Otoya's CV

Rio is a Transformational Coach, 3 times certified Yoga Teacher, and Healing Breathwork facilitator. He combines modern and traditional practices, emerging the science based and intuitive approaches. 

 

Rio has experience as a visual artist, community builder and innovation broker. He formerly worked at Google leading community, startup acceleration and mindfulness programs. Also, he facilitated innovation and creative collaboration at co-working spaces and cultural institutions. 

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Experince
 

August 2019 – Present : Holistic Coach. Community & Well-being Consultant.  

  • 3 times certified Yoga Teacher, Breathwork Healer, Tranformational life coach, Meditation Teacher Trainer.

Dec 2018 – June 2019  : Google Launchpad, Startup Accelerator Lead - People Lab, Global.

  • Entrepreneur Leadership Training, Scalable Startup Programs, Mentor Community.

Jul 2017 – Dec 2018 : Google Launchpad, Startup Accelerator Lead - Community, EMEA​

  • Startup Mentor Communities and Scalable Outreach.

Feb 2015 – Jan 2017 : Google Developer Relations, Community Manager, UK & Ireland.

  • Scalable Community Outreach: Startup Acceleration Programs and Tech Community Building.

 

July 2014 – Feb 2015 : Community Building and Audience Development Consultant, Independent.

  • Fashion Tech Community Building, Centre for Fashion Enterprise Accelerator Launch.

  • Company Culture and Internal Community Consulting.

 

January - June 2014: Incubator Programme Manager, The Trampery Coworking. 

  • Community Buiding, Program Design, Events, Facilitation. 

April 2013 - Dec 2013: Community & Communications Manager, The Trampery Coworking.

  • Marcoms, Community Management and Events.

 

January 2011 – September 2013: Community Building, Producer & Facilitator, Independent. 

  • Co-created large and roots level collaborative and skills sharing initiatives: "Hack the Barciban" a collaborative remix of  art, tech & entrepreneurship. "Trade School London" a school that runs on barter. 

 

December 2009 – July 2011: Community & Communications Manager, Crees Foundation.

  • Marcoms, Sales, Online Community Management.

 

August 2004 – December 2010 : Visual Artist & Illustrator, Independent.

  • Produced murals, commercial artwork, and paintings for art and design clients.

Volunteering and Personal Non-profit Projects

  • 2019: Volunteer Yoga Teacher, India: Assist classes at a Yoga Teacher Training and performed Ashram Duties. 

  • 2017: Organizer, Clean Air Tech Meetup, London: London’s first meetup exploring how tech can help mitigate air pollution. 

  • 2014 - 2016: Co-organizer, Community Geeks Meetup, London: a meetup for community organizers.

  • 2015: Organizer, Silicon Drinkabout,  Lima: Took a signature startup event from London to an up-and-coming ecosystem. 

  • 2015Mentor, Children of the Andes Charity, London (Via Media Trust) Community and Marketing Mentoring. 

Education & Training

Community, Communications, and Entrepreneurship

  • MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2011 - 2012)

  • BA Visual Communication, University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone (2002-2004) 

  • Service Design - Profesional Course, Central St Martins, London (2014) 

  • Marketing Communications - Profesional Course, London School of Marketing (2009)

Coaching

  • 2020-2021 Accredited Diploma in Transformational Life Coaching with Aminas School of Coaching, London 100+ hours

  • 2021 The Wisdom of Trauma and Compassionate Enquiry 4 Day workshop with Gabor Mate. 16+ hours

  • 2017 iDiscover Core, 5 days/40-hour Coaching and personal development course, London

Breathwork & Healer Training

  • 2019-2000 60+ hours of Breathwork Healer Training with Erin Telford (Level 1) & David Elliot (Levels 1-5)

  • 2016-2018 30+ hours of Hawaiian Huna Shamanic Healer Training with Aloha International by Serge Kahili King

  • 2016 Usui Reiki Levels 1 & 2 with The Wellbeing Workshop by Jo Gilles

Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training 

  • 2011-2019 1000+ hours of Yoga, Pranayama, & Meditation: including Yoga Teacher Training (2011), Advanced Yoga Training (2018), Yogic Therapy Diploma (2019), and Yoga Psychology (2019), at Yoga Vydia Gurukul Ashram, India

  • 2018 Google’s Internal Mindfulness training for gPause, Meditation Facilitators (16 hours)

  • 2017 Search Inside Yourself - a 2-day Science-Based Mindfulness Training by gPause at Google UK  

  • 2017 10 Day Vipassana Meditation Course in Suan Mokkh Buddhist Hermitage, Thailand

Professional Recommendations

Rio is a coach that has a wide diverse range of skills and training. From breathwork to professional business coaching, Rio is like a Swiss Army knife. I am no longer lost, I don’t stay in the slumps as long as I used to if  I fall off track, and I am quicker to get back on track now. Overall I have more clarity and confidence. Having coaching sessions with Rio was a pivotal step in my startup business journey." - J, AI Entrepreneur, Canada

"It was really important to have someone like Rio as guidance and to hold the space making me feel safe to open up and go deeper into my inner work during the session. I would defiantly recommend these Healing Breathwork sessions if you are looking to heal your emotions!" E, Art Director, Argentina

Professional Recommendations

Rio is a coach that has a wide diverse range of skills and training. From breathwork to professional business coaching, Rio is like a Swiss Army knife. I am no longer lost, I don’t stay in the slumps as long as I used to if  I fall off track, and I am quicker to get back on track now. Overall I have more clarity and confidence. Having coaching sessions with Rio was a pivotal step in my startup business journey."

Elena, AI Entrepreneur, Canada

We engaged Rio to run Coinrule's meditation and breathing sessions with the whole team. He did a great job. Despite the fact that each member was located in separate countries he was able to walk us through several techniques and exercises, thus, bringing the team together on a mindfulness journey. -

Gabrielle Musella, Founder at Coinrule

Rio is a gifted and potent entrepreneur and leader. My work with him required us to be resourceful and creative in the face of significant constraints - budgetary, personnel, time, etc. Rio always found a way to help me deliver on the objectives of our program. Beyond these core competencies, he is one of the most amazing networkers and people-connectors I have ever met. His ability to snap his fingers and summon a contact or a friend in almost any domain or industry, in multiple cities and countries around the world, is a superpower, and awesome to see at work. And beyond even that, he is a thoughtful, compassionate leader who inspires the people around him to be better humans -- I am certainly better for being around him. 

 

Mark Masterson (Former Head of Google Launchpad)