Hi! I'm Heather

Chief Happiness Officer and Founder

A Little About Me

I’m so glad you are here, thanks for stopping by! This section was made just for you.

I help my clients develop happier workplaces. Micro businesses to large corporations; white-collar to blue-collar.  I stay current with the latest research, practices and trends making my material most relevant to modern workplace challenges.

My background is in Human Resources and Organizational Development. I have an HR degree from Hawaii Pacific University and maintain my PHR designation.  Thankfully, I have had the great pleasure of holding key HR and Training roles for the last 10 years of my 20 years in the workforce.  

When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family, giving back to local charitable organizations, surfing, practicing yoga…and on a great day, enjoying a piece of delicious bacon!

How Can I Help?

Coaching

Personalized, one-on-one development based on the feedback of those that matter most professionally. Programs cover 12 key competencies that, when mastered, result in the participant being happier and more successful at work.

Training

Group training and workshops that are geared to help team members build their relationships with one another and get more results at work. Sessions range from 30 minutes to 8 hours. We work with you to design an agenda that suits your team best.

Advising

When you just need some good ole fashion advice. Arrange a meeting (by phone, video or face-to-face) and we can help you get unstuck and back on the path to being happy at work.

Start Now! Get Happier At Work

Practice Makes You Better

Here’s a quickie to remind you that if you have started trying to be happier at work, well then just keep practicing. Keep doing what you are doing. You WILL get better at it. Forming new habits and trying new things isn’t easy, but keep at it. Like learning anything new, the start is bumpy […]

Increase Flow and Get More Results

As a leader, you have a lot on your plate. Two major responsibilities are retaining your top talent and being mindful of the company resources, especially the financial resources. Instead of looking outside your team to address these concerns, look inward. Making simple adjustments to what you assign to your team, the challenges they work […]

How to Improve Company Culture

Company culture is all the buzz these days – many business leaders have started investing in exercises like core values development, honing in on their mission and getting reconnected with their “why”. I support these efforts wholeheartedly, but at the same time, an unfortunate truth still remains – the workplace is plagued with assholes. Assholes […]

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Is This You?

You are a business leader exploring how happiness at work can benefit your company. You are looking to develop yourself and those around you in a group setting. You are interested in training, workshops or even team retreats.

Or Maybe This Is You?

You are an emerging leader. You are hungry to grow and develop professionally. You prefer one-on-one attention or learning with people who you don't see on a daily basis. You are committed to your professional development.

Fun Happy Facts

Happy Clients
35
Employees Trained
787
Years Experience
10
BHAG
1000000

Praise from Happy Clients

Without a doubt, Heather has helped me grow as a leader. Admittedly, I was skeptical at first, having been through a variety of programs over my many years in management. Heather helped me see that I could connect better with my staff, improve communication and get organized. I have implemented many of her suggestions and now rely on her to assist in developing other leaders in our Keller Willaims Honolulu ohana. I strongly recommend Heather to anyone looking to grow as a leader.

Kevin Miyama, Team Leader, Keller Williams Honolulu

Each time I engage with Heather, I am impressed with the outcome. She gets to the heart of the matter, is assertive and jumps at opportunities to help us grow in our communication, relationships, and productivity. She truly does help us be happier at work. I highly recommend her for a variety of coaching, training and group facilitation services.

Matt Lyum, Founding Member, Performance Landscapes

Heather came with fresh ideas and new content to inspire our teams.  We strongly recommend her to any company looking to invest in training for their people.    

Brandy Aylward, Office Manager, Hawaii Family Dental Centers

Our staff, comprised of mostly engineers, left inspired and armed with fresh strategies to thrive with people and situations that may otherwise challenge them.

John Katahira, Principal, The Limtiaco Consulting Group

One participant, after completing the session said Heather's presentation "gave me the tools I need to have the conversations I need to have in the near future". We thought she was amazing and welcome her back for our next cohort of startups!

Melialani James, Program Director, XLR8UH

Heather's team-building exercises are the best investment in my team that I've made to date!  Heather is extremely intelligent, caring, and thoughtful in her approach. 

Derek Kamm, Realtor & Team Leader, Kamm + Partners

Heather was polished, professional, and displayed her mastery in our session on Tough Conversations. Since then, every single participant has told me that they used elements of the training in a tough conversation at work or at home, which proved that the time and money we invested in the session were worthwhile.

Benjamin Ancheta, Jr., Chief Development Officer, ‘Ike

After working with Heather, I felt more prepared and at ease to tackle a tough personnel issue. She was knowledgeable, accessible and provided me practical recommendations and a helpful tool to move forward.

M. V., Board of Directors, Charter School

Heather's professional knowledge and strong communication skills gave me and my staff the confidence that all challenges would be met in a fair manner. Her professional, yet friendly manner, allowed for open discussions and real problem solving. Everyone who has dealt with Heather sees the personal interest she takes in her clients.   

Tim Spurrier, Head of School, Holy Nativity School

I’ve attended more retreats than I can count and the retreat Heather led, with me and my network of business owners was the best yet! It was practical, down-to-earth and we got real work accomplished.   I strongly recommend Heather’s retreat facilitation services.

Matt Heim, Chief Operating Brother, HonBlue

We rely on Heather's expertise to ensure we are doing the right thing concerning our people. Heather delivers practical recommendations that ensure we are both compliant and strategic. She is a valuable asset to our Board and we highly recommend her.

Honorable Judge Karen M. Radius, President, Board of Directors, Surfrider Spirit Sessions

I want to download her brain! Heather’s expertise in training and employee relations has been a huge asset to my business over the years.  She genuinely cares for our success. We highly recommend her.

Mariah Brown, President, Da Kitchen Cafe