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Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers

October 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Doing business in Hawaii is not the same as anywhere else. Significantly influenced by three cultures – East, West and Polynesia –  failure to understand and embrace Hawaii’s cultural nuances and island style behaviors could lead to rejection, ineffectiveness and failure.  The sooner newcomers understand this unique island environment and are able to adapt, the greater their chances for successfully leading their teams.

Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers is a must-do workshop for anyone embarking on a business career that is new to Hawaii.


Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and having spent the last three decades helping leaders and organizations succeed in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Islands, Glenn Furuya will teach participants how to navigate their new island home and business climate by learning and understanding:

  • The historical roots and behaviors of island people.
  • Make-or-break island style virtues that contribute to positive team relations and successful outcomes.
  • Cultural mistakes to avoid, which could result in early loss of endorsement and the inability to effectively recover.

Participants will also hear from a co-facilitator that has successfully made this transition, who will share their own personal experience relocating from the mainland to Hawaii. Time will also be provided for Q&A.

Upon conclusion of this eye-opening webinar, participants will leave knowing how to:

  1. Avoid unnecessary drama,
  2. Build trust, and
  3. Gain respect and endorsement.


Anyone new to Hawaii that is leading a team, opening a business or just wants to better understand our unique island business culture.


October 7, 2021 from 10:00a – 3:00p (includes one hour lunch break).


Live over Zoom Video Conferencing (link, ID and password to be emailed upon registering and confirmation of payment)


$125.00  per person (last day to cancel and receive a refund is October 4, 2021)



October 7, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Online via Zoom (Details to be Emailed Upon Registering)
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