Katsura Suzuki: The Birdfish and the Secret of Crystal Island



ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Dr. Katsura Suzuki, author of the children’s book “The Birdfish and the Secret of Crystal Island.” Written for kids between the ages of 8-11 who feel like they don’t quite fit in, ‘Birdfish’ encourages a celebration of differences, self-acceptance, and harmony for communities that are divided. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Spreaker, PodBean, or SoundCloud.


Being half bird and half fish, Staraku has never fit in. But when she leaves her home in search of a place to belong, a mysterious crystal island and a strange new guide show her that what makes her different makes her more powerful than she ever imagined.

When Staraku learns her island is on the brink of destruction, she must make a choice. Will she let the birds and fish who rejected her fend for themselves? Or will she use her new power to try to save them and bridge an impossible divide?

Feeling like a fish out of water is nothing new for Katsura Suzuki, a Japanese woman working in the financial industry in Switzerland. In her new children’s book, “The Birdfish and The Secret of Crystal Island,” Suzuki hopes to help kids feel confident and discover that being different is what makes them powerful. With this story, she hopes to promote self-acceptance and encourage children to create belonging and harmony for communities that are divided.

Having lived in both the East and West, Katsura Suzuki, MBA, DBA, has over thirty years of experience in Swiss-based consulting and wealth management business plus thirteen years of formal training in Japanese meditative arts. Katsura revolutionizes the field of global leadership development by introducing a science-based, results-oriented mindfulness method called The Invisible Gift. Her unique and timely message empowers adults and children to thrive in an increasingly globalized world through her children’s book, “The Birdfish and the Secret of Crystal Island” and her adult book, “The Invisible Gift.” Learn more at www.drkatsurasuzuki.com.

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