Denise Harada

General Manager of Operations

Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu in San Jose & Santa Clara, CA

-Used strong issue resolution and communication skills to cultivate and strengthen relationships between the business owner, staff, and Academy members, creating better customer service and overall communication flows. -Created effective business plans to focus strategic decisions on long-term objectives. -Managed staff, instructors & volunteers effectively recreating Academy culture and healthy norms.

I love to help people and to share information!

I have worked several jobs where I managed volunteers and projects. My specialty is managing events. I am also a professional Massage Therapist. When the pandemic hit, I stopped doing as much massage and started to focus on Project Management. I even put on company-wide talent shows at Google!

Outside of work, I spend time with my family. My daughter is 10 and we have several pets on a ranch. I do kickboxing and jiu jitsu. I love to read and roller skate!

"Fall seven times, stand up eight". ~ Japanese Proverb