Skip to main content

In this episode, Angee has a conversation with Lori Teranishi, CEO of iQ360. Lori shares her insights on leadership, values and lessons from her father.

From the early stages of her career, Lori has always been intentional in the roles she pursued and accepted. It all led to her eventual move back to her home state of Hawaii and now owning a well respected communications consultancy called iQ360.

Lori shares the importance of mentors who helped her grow and how one of those mentors is now a member of her team. With a goal of building a company where her friends would want to work, she has made it reality across the organization.

Listen in to Lori’s inspiring story and her insights on how you can also dare to be deliberate.

Lori Teranishi

Lori Teranishi

Lori is the founder and CEO of iQ 360, providing award-winning strategic communications solutions to business leaders, global corporations, innovative startups, nonprofits and government agencies.

Lori’s expertise lies in business consulting, crisis communications, issues management, corporate positioning and marketing strategy. She has a successful track record repositioning brands, launching and executing major change initiatives, counseling companies in the sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) space and protecting reputations in the face of high-profile litigation, mass company layoffs and regulatory investigations. Her work has been recognized nationally and she is a frequent speaker on trends in communication.

Before founding iQ 360, Lori oversaw product and technology PR as a vice president at Visa, where she launched a global loyalty program. She also served as chief of staff to Visa’s chief operating officer.

She holds bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and political science from the University of Utah, and earned her MBA from the University of San Francisco. Lori was named a Ragan’s Top Woman Leader in Communications in 2020.


If you don’t already have your Career Action Plan, you can get one here.

Dare to be Deliberate: Level Up Your Communication Career is available here on Amazon