Alice Inoue, founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happiness U is an expert “Life Guide” with a mission to inspire others towards seeing new possibilities within their lives by understanding both themselves, and the bigger picture of life.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Taiwan from the age of eight, she entered the University of California as a pre-med student and earned a degree in Biology at the age of twenty. Rather than enter medical school at that time, Alice traveled to Japan to teach English. Already fluent in English and Mandarin, she added Japanese to her linguistic skills and cultural studies.
After moving to Hawaii in 1989, Alice entered the world of business as an administrative assistant, moving into the role of an operations manager soon after. In an unexpected shift, she jumped into the world of media, first debuting as a live-daily TV show host, followed by years as a bilingual news anchor and host of her own weekly Japanese TV shows. During this time Alice also served as spokesperson for a multitude of companies.
Inspired by inner guidance and a long-standing interest in spirituality, Alice once again made a dramatic shift in her life path and became an ordained minister. Within months she began rigorous self-study, as well as intensive studies with respected masters of feng shui and astrology.
Since then she has advised thousands worldwide as an astrologer and “life guide.” She’s officiated close to 900 wedding ceremonies. She’s also offered her feng shui expertise to hundreds of homes and businesses in all parts of the world before retiring in 2013.
Over the years, she has made numerous appearances on radio and television and has been prominently featured by all major state publications. She’s appeared as an author expert on happiness in on Lifetime Television’s highest-rated morning show “The Balancing Act.”
She is also an award-winning columnist in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser where she offers weekly life guidance advice in her column titled “Go Ask Alice.” She has also made an impact in Hawaii’s largest publication, MidWeek, with her column “A Mindful Moment” where she shares pertinent life wisdom.
She has published five books – A Loving Guide to these Shifting Times (2008), Be Happy! It’s Your Choice (2009), Feng Shui Your Life! (2010), Just Ask Alice! (2011), and Destination Happiness (2012). All of her books have won Indie Excellence Awards the Mind, Body and Spirit category. Her books guide readers towards empowerment and gaining a new perspective in their lives. Alice is currently working on her sixth book Life 101, scheduled for release in early 2016.
Her series of three feng shui Instructional DVDs are based on her signature presentations; Feng Shui Demystified, Feng Shui Illuminated, and Office Feng Shui were co-produced with Oceanic Time Warner.
Your Life Your Way
Alice opened Happiness University in 2013 in Honolulu, and she serves as the corporate presenter, as well as the main teacher for Happiness U, a business that helps both companies and individuals develop positive mindsets in order to live more inspired in their professional and private lives.
Happiness U is a one-of-a-kind educational establishment located in Honolulu, Hawaii, offering both corporate programs, in house and online classes and events. Inspired facilitators lead dozens of classes each month, in areas that encompass the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of life. The focus is on personal growth, self-development, and finding meaning in life.