Secrets of Headhunters

Beverly Creamer

Sandra Ohara and Chris Cruthers Adams don’t miss a thing: The conversations in the outer office. Smiles. No smiles. Chaotic piles of desk papers. The easy way employees communicate. Or don’t. In short, they explore the culture of a workplace with probing gazes and incisive questions. They do this for a living – analyzing a Read the full article…

Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Franco.

My Job: Flying High and Free

Jackie M. Young

NAME: Paul Franco AGE: 40 JOB: Paragliding and tandem instructor, Proflyght Paragliding, based in Kula, Maui START: Franco was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to an American mother and a Brazilian father. His father was an airline pilot and also flew “old-school” hang gliders, which had heavier, delta-shaped aluminum frames. The elder Franco became a Read the full article…

April 2017 , Careers
April, 2017
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5 Steps to Delivering an Effective Speech

Chief Advocate at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

As chief advocate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kawika Riley’s job is to wade into some of our state’s most controversial and complicated issues. He presents before state legislators and department heads, members of Congress and federal agencies. Before coming to OHA, Riley was a speechwriter and communications director for U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, Read the full article…

April 2017 , Careers , Marketing
April, 2017

Best Places to Work 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Every boss wants employees who put in extra effort to help the company succeed. That’s what the 72 organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work list enjoy. If you want your company to join them, it will take effort, leadership and consistency over several years to build your employees’ trust in your organization. And Read the full article…

Celeste Indvik comforts a friend in one of the ways that she comforts her clients. “People can misconstrue our job as an ‘escort’ or ‘prostitute,’ when in actuality we bring therapy to people through touch,” Indvik says.

My Job: Everyone Needs a Hug

Jackie M. Young

NAME: Celeste Indvik AGE: 25 PART-TIME JOB: Professional cuddler and co-owner of Aloha Cuddle Co. START: Indvik was born and raised in Orange County, California, received her B.S. in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University, and is now a full-time labor and delivery nurse. “I’ve been a professional cuddler for a year and a half. I Read the full article…