Kyla Mitsunaga

Main focus: Happiness/Leadership

Twitter handle: @with_vs_at


Languages: English

City: Incheon, South Korea

Country: South Korea

Topics: communication, public speaking skills, leadership, happiness in life, happiness hacking, public speaking, global leadership


Kyla is a Global Happiness Coach/Speaker/Award-Winning Professor and the founder of WITH vs AT. Kyla realized her true calling and passion when she won her first teaching award at Harvard. In 2012, she was a TED@Seoul speaker where she was humbled to have shared the stage with a North Korean refugee, world-class violinist, and a teenaged archer to name just a few. Since then, she has created her very own Happiness Workshop that she has brought all over the world. Her goal is to make as many people around her as happy as possible.

She has often been described as a “Passionate, positive, and inspiring speaker;” she is in the business of changing lives by empowering those who cross her path.

Kyla was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her father is Japanese-American and her mother is Singaporean-Cantonese. While her first language was British English and English was spoken at home, she decided to learn Mandarin Chinese and Japanese on her own; she is currently studying Korean as well. When she is not teaching, you can find Kyla mulling over women’s rights, baking, finding the best eats in Korea, running or swimming.