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Have You Heard of Project Hawaii?

Megan Patrick from Project Hawaii is here today to answer some great questions about the organization.

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Megan Patrick is here today to answer some great questions about Project Hawaii.

Project Hawaii’s mission is to enhance the lives of homeless children throughout the year by providing interactive programs. Their goal is to help them escape their cycle of poverty by helping them gain self-esteem, build life and social skills, and keep them healthy.

Q: Can you share how the donations Project Hawaii receives impact the homeless keiki in Hawaii?

A: Because Project Hawaii is a non-profit organization run 100% by volunteers and solely supported by public donation, 100% of all your donations go directly to various programs that benefit our homeless children.

Some of those programs include monthly outreach, our summer education program, monthly food and clothing distribution, school support, and holiday events.

Q: How does Project Hawaii impact or break the course of homelessness that is currently happening today?

A: Our program works to build relationships with the families through the children by providing interactive solutions that help them escape their cycle of poverty. We use educational programs, job training, and the support of the community to help the parent escape their cycle and then use educational and mentor programs to help the child escape their cycle as well.

Q: Can you share a success story on how Project Hawaii has impacted a particular child’s life from when you first started to now? Is that child still homeless?

A: Years ago, I met a 16-year-old child who was pregnant and already had a 2-year-old. She was being raised by her grandmother on the beach. She was able to go back to school and we supported her through her community college where she got her early education degree. She now has a full-time job and lives in a two-bedroom apartment. She and her children were able to end that cycle of poverty after three generations of being born on a beach.

Q: What is your growth plan for Project Hawaii?

A: Our plan is to add more sustainable programs for the parents of homeless children. Part of accomplishing that is by providing job skills and training programs that we are working on with the community. We have already partnered with more than 2,500 local restaurants that are willing to help with training that will get those parents work ready.

Q: What is Project Hawaii’s five-year goal, and what will Project Hawaii do to reach that?

A: We actually have a couple five-year goals. One of them is our teen mentoring program. Our summer education program is only for children ages three to seven and over the last decade, children who attended the summer education program in the past turned into 13- to 17-year-olds. So, we are improving our teen mentoring program and focusing on helping those teens reach their educational goals.

Our second goal, which is to create a transitional housing program, is our most ambitious one. We are working with different community support systems to build a transitional facility that will have long-term effects. There we will be able to train parents on life and social skills, as well as job readiness, so they can end their cycle of poverty.

Q: What events or opportunities do you have throughout the year for volunteers so they can help Project Hawaii reach their goals on helping out homeless keiki?

A: We have several different volunteer opportunities, some of which are things you can do from your home or place of work, like helping us gain partnerships and community relations. We also have volunteer activities every month where we do fundraising and outreach with the homeless children.

We are always looking for volunteers that have fundraising or marketing experience or other skills that can help Project Hawaii improve.

Q: Besides volunteering, what other forms of contribution can people make to help Project Hawaii?

A: We are solely supported by the public, so donations are always welcome and appreciated. We don’t have any government or state funding, so our programs are only as successful as the community support we get.

Team Lally With David Do

Joining Team Lally in this episode is David Do, General Manager of MyGoCenter. David talks about how hesistant he was moving from Stockton California to Hawaii at a young age. He shares how the book Rich Dad Poor Dad changed his life and sparked his entrepreneurial spirit.

He goes on to discuss how MyGoCenter started, the services they offer and how they help businesses grow through shared resources and competitive pricing for startup businesses.  David also talks about how they can accommodate space for events and large meetings.
Also in this episode: Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings.

Who is David Do?

General Manager of MyGoCenter. MyGoCenter is Kapolei's first co-working office space & business center. They help Hawaii business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals grow their businesses. MyGoCenter was created for "Pros On-The-Go!"  Their services include fully-furnished Co-Working spaces, Meeting Room rentals & Virtual Offices with your own receptionist.

To reach David Do you may contact him in the following ways:

Phone: (808) 215-0600
Email: david@mygocenter.com
Website: MyGoCenter.com
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coworkingguy

Team Lally With Nathan McFarland & Lari Jarvis

In this episode of the Team Lally Show, we are joined by Nathan Mcfarland and Lari Jarvis, co-owners of Massage Envy Hawaii.  Nate & Lari talk about what brought them to Hawaii and how they were inspired to open Massage Envy in Hawaii. They also talk about their background in banking and how it contrasts with their business and lifestyle in Hawaii.

They share how they met the demand for quality massage treatment in Hawaii and grew their business to multiple branches all over Oahu.  They go over the different types of clients they cater to who benefit from getting a good massage therapy. Nate and Lari also share some of the achievements and awards they have collected as a company and what it is about Massage Envy that sets it apart from competitors.  We also hear some tips for being successful in business.

Also in this episode: Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings.

Who is Nathan McFarland?
Nathan owns Massage Envy and Orange Theory Fitness in Hawaii.  He has a passion for helping people lead better lives by empowering them to achieve what is possible through a positive and direct management style. He accomplishes thie by surrounding myself with caring and special individuals who he thinks of and treat as family.

Who is Lari Jarvis?
Lari is a dynamic sales professional with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. She believes that success has more to do with attitude than anything else and our only limits are self-imposed by our own minds. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals by showing them what is possible with a winning attitude and a belief that they are capable of achieving anything and everything in life!

To reach Nathan you may contact him in the following ways:

Phone: (808) 524-3689
Email: nmcfarland@massageenvy.com
Website: https://locations.massageenvy.com/hi.html
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natemcfarland

Team Lally With Heather Patterson

Joining Team Lally in this episode is Heather Patterson,  Founder & Chief Happiness Officer at Happier Talent Development. Heather talks about how she grew up in Baltimore, moved to the midwest then on to Alaska, before landing in Hawaii 7 years ago. 

She talks about how her experience with bad managers in the past started her venture into helping people be happier at work.   She discusses how she started her business, Happier TD and how she transitioned from being employed to working as an entrepreneur.  

Heather goes through what she has learned about studying work relationships and shares some of the secrets and steps to being more happier at the workplace.  Attilio and Adrienne also share what Team Lally does to make working more fun and help keep the team inspired.

Also in this episode: Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings.

Who is Heather Patterson?
Heather Patterson is the Founder & Chief Happiness Officer at Happier Talent Development. She is an expert at speaking, coaching and advising clients to help them develop a happier workplace. Their clients range from mom-and-pop businesses to large corporations; white-collar to blue-collar.

She graduated from  Hawaii Pacific University, where she received a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, and has held the PHR designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2011.

She has held key HR and Training roles for the last 10 years of her 20 years in the workforce.

To reach Heather you may contact her in the following ways:

Phone: 808-352-9290
Email: heather@happiertd.com
Website: www.happiertd.com
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/happiertalentdevelopment
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happiertd/

Cupcakes Are the Key to Happiness—Grumps Hate Them

Today we want to talk to you about cupcakes.

We give away gourmet cupcakes every year around this time. These cupcakes are made from scratch with a delicious cream cheese topping, just in time for the Valentine Holiday with your loved one.

Your cupcakes will be available for pickup at our office the day before Valentine's Day, and you can take full credit for the cupcakes. We won’t tell.

Now you're asking yourself, "How do I get these cupcakes?" Well, if you're one of our awesome clients, all you have to do is click here and fill in your information.

To sweeten the deal, make sure to post a picture of your cupcakes with #teamlally on social media to be entered to win a $20 giftcard.

If you have any other questions for us, don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks and aloha!

Team Lally with Ron Chang

Joining Team Lally in this episode is Ronald Chang, Vice President and Senior Private Banking Manager for the Real Estate Industries Group of Bank of Hawaii’s Private Banking Division.  Ron discussed his background of living in Hawaii, studying in Iolanis school. Ron Talks about his recent presentation about the current state of the Real Estate Market in Hawaii. He talks about the advantages of owning a home VS renting a home or condominium.  We also discussed what may happen in the upcoming bubble and how the mainland lenders work affect foreclosures and the market in general. Ron also talks about the local banks' approach towards lending in Hawaii real Estate.

Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Bradley Maruyama and Duke Kimhan with Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings.

Who is Ron Chang?

He is Vice President and Senior Private Banking Manager for the Real Estate Industries Group of Bank of Hawaii’s Private Banking Division. He is a graduate of Iolani School, and obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington in Seattle.

His experience includes a unique mixture of successful business startup and management experience, personal real estate and investment experience, and nearly 25 years of local and national banking experience covering the areas of equipment leasing, commercial and corporate banking, and for the last 15 years, building a thriving private banking practice at Hawaii’s two largest banks.

To reach Ron Chang you may contact him in the following ways:

Phone: (808) 694-8796

Email: Ron.Chang@boh.com

Website: https://www.boh.com/wealth-management/