Recognized locally, nationally and internationally for transformational leadership in sustainability, cultural, and place based values integration into contemporary business models. Advocates team building, strategic partnerships, community brilliance and creative thinking.
He graduated from The Kamehameha Schools, attended the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and earned a B.S. degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. His eclectic background and experience in business, government and community service makes him a valuable asset in the public and private sectors and has been instrumental in for-profit and non-profit business.
A recognized cultural resource, sought after keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and facilitator. Is especially effective working with Hawai‘i’s travel, leisure and retail industry where he integrates Native Hawaiian cultural values and principles into contemporary business.
Mentored & trained by respected kūpuna (elders), he is a practitioner & instructor of several Native Hawaiian practices: hoʻoponopono (stress release and mediation), lomi haha (body alignment) and Kaihewalu Lua (Hawaiian combat/battle art).
He sits on numerous advisory boards.
Specialties: New Business Development, Change & Turn Around Management, Transformational Leadership, Systems Thinking, Strategic and Sustainability Planning, Lecturer and Trainer, Cost Reduction & Process Optimization, Cultural Consulting, Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances, Program Management & Development, Executive Coaching & Training, Lecturer and Keynote Speaker.