Ms. Zimron travels widely speaking and teaching. She works with CEO groups as a Speaker for Vistage International Inc. and TEC Canada (The Executive Committee), as well as a range of companies, non-profits and schools. Currently she is writing a comprehensive Centered Way guidebook, while continuing to train leaders, students and trainers in the martial arts, buisnesses, therapy, bodywork, golf and sports.
At age 25, as a young leader and entrepreneur, Jamie established the Women’s Aikido School / Aikido Arts Center of San Francisco, and a busy somatic psychotherapy practice. She has taught school and university programs; ventured to the ex-Soviet Union, Palestine and Ethiopia to help introduce Aikido; and worked at The Institute for Personal Change as a therapist and group facilitator.
Jamie Sensei is a lifelong pioneer in women’s empowerment. She works with girls, female athletes and executives to promote the safety, opportunities and influence of women. She is a co-founder of the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors and Middle East Aikido Project, and helped launch the Israel Women's Martial Arts Federation. In 2016 she received the prestigious Award of Excellence from the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation, and in 2018 the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists.
Now a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional, Jamie started playing golf at age 7. She has been a Junior Girls and Senior Women’s champion, and is the creator of Centered 'KiAi' Golf and EveryBusinessWoman Golf. An active Aiki Extensions board member since 2005, Jamie Sensei has worked closely from inception with Training Across Borders, Aikido Ethiopia, Budo For Peace, PeaceCamp Initiative and Seed Grants. She is passionately dedicated to bringing Aikido's 'Peaceful Power’ into the mainstream, to help society work well for all.
When not in the office or on the road, mat or golf course, Jamie loves to hike, chant, listen to music, swim in lakes and seas, play the djembe and taiko drums, create e-photobooks and iMovies, and spend time with family, friends, kids and pets.