863: The Value of Confidence With Irene Nakamura

Irene Nakamura is the founder and CEO of iDepo Reporters and iDepo Hawaii, a full-service, nationallyThe Value of Confidence With Irene Nakamura certified court reporting and litigation support company with offices in three states. She has built a nationwide team of more than 1,000 court reporters by offering a personal and professional work environment that values the individual first.  Irene also uses her experiences to empower and provide minority women with resources to launch and grow their businesses. Mentoring women like herself who were taught to be limited to break the cultural mold and become limitless so they can thrive personally and professionally. As an advocate, Irene speaks on diversity, inclusion, and the marginalized population’s well-being, having personally been faced and overcome these challenges herself.  She is also the bestselling author of Asian Women Trailablazers Who BossUp.

Irene shares her story of how she was able to have the confidence and value in herself to start a successful 7-figure business in a male dominated industry.  She also shares her tip that can help you in your own journey to self-confidence.


Irene Nakamura is the founder and CEO of iDepo Reporters and iDepo Hawaii.

Cultural Background

Irene is of Japanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. 

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing your value and that you are valuable, not in an arrogant way but in a realistic secure way.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Irene felt unfulfilled, left out from the crowd and lonely.

The “AHA” Moment

Irene was going through cancer surgery while working at her job as a court reporter.  During the time, the law firms told her that she time to work on it since it wasn’t a busy season.  So she took the job thinking she had time after her surgery.  Coming back from her surgery, she received many calls and emails from law firms who were demanding the work right away and called her unprofessional.  Because of this moment of her life, she decided to start her own business.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Irene now has a 7-figure business with 3 locations in the United States.  She knows her value and empowers others in the process.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Find your power tribe who will support and uplift you.

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