Pohai Ryan, Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association
By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Talk Story with Pohai Ryan

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association Ryan brings wide experience to her role, from managing an information office in Kailua to serving as a state senator. This Kamehameha Schools alumna plans to focus on culture and authenticity during her tenure, which started in January. How does your varied background benefit you in this role? My Read the full article…

Ululani's 2nd shave ice shop in Kahului
By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Maui Favorite Going Global

When David Yamashiro opened his 65-square-foot shave ice shop in Lahaina in December 2008, he had to beg people to try his product. “In the beginning, we were selling about 15 shave ice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.,” Yamashiro remembers. “It was so bad that I handed out coupons, but nobody would come, even Read the full article…

14 Oct General Amazon Queen
By: Ilima Loomis
October, 2014

Amazon Queen

How Maui author Toby Neal makes a killing at the self-publishing game

In the downstairs office of a quiet home tucked into a side street in Pukalani, a 49-year-old married mother of two is plotting her next murder. And with a production schedule that sees her churning out five to six new books a year, she’s got a tight deadline to keep. Meet Toby Neal, a social Read the full article…


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…