Julie Ford President of Schweitzer Consulting
By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

5 Steps to Prepare for a Crisis

Julie Ford President of Schweitzer Consulting schweitzerconsulting.com Steady leadership is essential when bad things happen to good companies. Public relations expert Julie Ford shares advice on how C-suite executives can be prepared for – and effectively meet – a crisis. 1. Be prepared Even the best organizations experience accidents, have rogue employees or make unpopular Read the full article…

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By: Lavonne Leong
October, 2014

Strike a Pose: Intro to Yoga

HB Life’s guide to yoga styles Lady Gaga does it, as do the New York Giants and busy business executives in Hawaii. Yoga, once considered an “alternative” practice, has gone mainstream as people recognize its benefits, which can range from increased flexibility and core strength to lower blood pressure and improved mental health. But depending Read the full article…

Donalyn Dela Cruz, director of communications and community affairs at the state Department of Education, says her executive coach helped her develop a more sensible balance to work and life. Photo: David Croxford
By: Catherine E. Toth
October, 2014

Too Old for Coaching? Think Again

Unlike one-size-fits-all management-training courses, executive coaches give personalized advice that helps you deal with challenges at work

To Donalyn Dela Cruz, coaches were people who led basketball practice and volleyball clinics – not shape executives into leaders. But when she entered the prestigious Omidyar Fellows program in 2012, she was paired with a professional coach who helped her transition into a new job, build on her strengths as a leader and find work-life Read the full article…


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By: Mark Brislin
October, 2014

How to Ask for a Raise

Thirty-nine percent of Americans believe they are underpaid – 42 percent of women versus 33 percent of men, according to a survey this year by the career website Glassdoor.com. If you are in that group, be aware that there are right and wrong ways to ask for a raise, and the right way begins with Read the full article…

An indoor Clima-tek unit
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By: Victoria Wiseman
October, 2014

Off-the-grid Air Conditioning

Creator: Briand Achong, president and co-founder of Greenpath Technologies Inc., was an accountant and small-business consultant before establishing his photovoltaic business. “We looked at it from a roofing perspective,” he says. “The roof is the only part of a building that can’t generate any income. We thought PV had the opportunity to generate some income Read the full article…