I am the President of Kaua‘i Team Challenge Inc., D.B.A. Kupu A‘e. and the Former Executive Director of Leadership Kauaʻi. As a Kamehameha schools and University of Hawaiʻi Manoa graduate, I’ve worked in education and public service for 17 years, facilitated numerous leadership development programs and am a certified facilitator of The Leadership Challenge, The Student Leadership Challenge and a Certified Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge.
With Kupu A‘e, we specialize in outdoor, adventure based therapy, experiential learning, team building and self-awareness through partnership with The Waipa Foundation. Kupu A‘e has administered programs such as the Kukui Malamalama, Mentoring Children of Kauaʻi Program, Waipa Adventure Expeditions, the East Family ‘Ohana Club, St. Catherine Leadership Club, The Leadership Challenge into Kauaʻi high schools, Kauaʻi Big Brothers and Big Sisters and The Fatherhood Program. As a facilitator of the Leadership Challenge, a personal coach, consultant and keynote speaker, I deliver customized leadership corporate trainings covering topics such as creating a positive work culture, coaching young people for success, conflict resolution, values to action, goal-setting vision strategies, organizational health, and building up your team’s capacity.
I continue to assist with the facilitation and progress of Leadership Kauaʻi’s annual classes, and as a moderator of their training sessions, I connect local and national speakers and initiatives to Kauaʻi’s culture and needs. Through the administration of these annual classes, community initiatives and needs are addressed by bridging resources and creating positive collaborations. Utilizing interactive team building activities and The Leadership Challenge®, I bridge contrasting communication skills and perspectives to create a shared vision for the direction of this organization—and for the collective community.