• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Principal, SOIL
  • Co-Founder, Perennial Leadership
  • Founder, RootSpring
Britt Yamamoto

4730 University Way NE
Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

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Dr. Britt Yamamoto is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and educator with over two decades of experience shaping inclusive and generative learning environments across diverse sectors. As a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, and the founding force behind international leadership organizations such as Perennial, RootSpring, and SOIL, he has ignited the leadership potential within hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide, from India to Iraq, Malawi to Mexico and Cambodia to Canada. His transformative influence extends to nurturing deeper connections with one's work, partnerships, and self.

In his soon to be published book, The Soil of Leadership: Cultivating the Conditions for Transformation, Dr. Yamamoto presents a unique and memorable perspective on leadership that challenges conventional wisdom in the realm of guiding others. Drawing from his extensive global leadership experience, working closely with leaders and organizations from all over the world, he introduces a timely framework that places paramount importance on holistic well-being and a profound understanding of the intricate systems critical for effective and sustainable leadership.

With a Ph.D. in Geography, an M.Sc. in Community Development, and a wealth of experience leading organizations, generating resources, and managing people, Britt's technical and practical expertise is evident. However, his unique approach to leadership development is deeply rooted in a range of interests that contribute to his holistic well-being. A creature of the Pacific, you are likely to find him engaged in endurance athletics, savoring memorable meals with family and friends, exploring the surface and depths of oceans, sifting through used vinyl, and looking out for the perfect taco.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MS (University of California (Davis))
  • BA (University of Michigan)
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Distance Learning
  • Education and Training
  • Food and Agriculture Systems
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Social Enterprise and Innovation
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Leadership, civil society/NGOs, development studies, agriculture and food systems, social enterprise and innovation, service and community based learning program development/evaluation, Asia-Pacific, Central America, and Africa