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Kobi Yamada

Kobi Yamada

Keynote Speaker: 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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Kobi Yamada Videos

The Candy Dish: Interview with Author Kobi Yamada
Author Zoom In with Kobi Yamada
CelebrateWithDE - Kobi Yamada Shares "Because I Had a Teacher"

How to book Kobi Yamada?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kobi Yamada for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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.

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 including Creativity, Creative Writing and Marketing. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kobi Yamada for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. 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 and Peter H. Reynolds. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kobi Yamada for an upcoming event.

Kobi Yamada Videos

The Candy Dish: Interview with Author Kobi Yamada
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 ...

Kobi Yamada Reviews

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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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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.

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 including Creativity, Creative Writing and Marketing. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kobi Yamada for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. 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 and Peter H. Reynolds. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kobi Yamada for an upcoming event.

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