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The New HR Role


January 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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In the past few years, the world has experienced exponential change. Companies now face a global economy where they must act quicker and be more agile in order to survive.  CEOs have recognized that organizations that include HR professionals in their strategic conversations benefit greatly. With the current uncertain and complex business environment, including the impact of the COVID pandemic, the role of HR is more important than ever.

What do these new HR leaders look like?  No longer are they just HR administrators pushing policies and procedures, they are looking at the bottom line.  Planning skills, vision and a strong business operations mindset are skills needed for this role.

How is your company addressing these new challenges?  Is your HR department in on those conversations?

If the C-Suite is in your sights, or you want to learn how to best effect change in your company, you need to understand the complexities associated with the business to tackle challenges with a progressive approach, make positive changes and stay ahead of the curve.

Join us as we explore this new leadership role and gain insights on how the inaugural SHRM Hawaii HR Executive Leadership Program (HRELP) can help you become the HR leader you want to be.


Wendy Nakamura
Principal Consultant and Coach of FORESIGHT Leadership Development LLC


For over twenty years Wendy has coached emerging and experienced leaders through a process of self-discovery, goal setting and accountability by creating a safe environment for learning and risk-taking. Leveraging her education (M.A., Organizational Communication & Development, Purdue University), and prior experience as an Organizational Development and Human Resources Executive, Wendy brings unique perspective to clients who are committed to learning the skills and practices needed to build relationships, engage and align teams, and promote a healthy culture as the foundation for achieving results and leading transformational change in organizations.  

Wendy specializes in coaching leaders who are preparing for the next level of leadership by guiding them to identify success factors for new roles, discover learning opportunities, and focus on key relationships.  Wendy effectively adapts her approach to serve clients from small and large organizations, and from a wide variety of professions and industries.  Consistent with her personal mission, she values partnering with leaders and organizations that are working to improve the lives of people in our community.


Patrick R. Powaser 
PhD Founder & President, Ho‘ohana Partners LLC Business Consulting


Pat is an executive coach and international leadership & business consultant. His clients have included airlines, financial institutions, health care, education, engineering services, military, and governmental agencies to list a few.

As a trusted coach and advisor to Senior Executives, Pat has guided his clients to success as they have taken on more-and-more senior roles in their organizations. He has driven the accelerated development of high-potential employees who have risen to CEO, COO, and Business Unit President roles. As a consultant, Pat helps clients realize their true organization cultures and those cultures’ significant impact on business results. Pat has led large-scale change initiatives to re-energize companies and he has facilitated transformations of companies to align with customer and environmental demands. Pat’s work has taken him across North America and to South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Prior to launching his coaching and consulting practice, Pat spent 25 years inside Fortune 500 corporations, including Bank of America, Frito-Lay, The Limited, and Occidental Petroleum. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Iowa State University, San Francisco State University, University of Phoenix, and the University of Houston-Downtown. Pat holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Iowa State University and is a Licensed I/O Psychologist in Hawaii & Texas.

Charletta Wilson Founder/Principal of CaPeesh Consulting

Charletta Wilson is an IO Psychologist, Professional Coach, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, TEDx Speaker, and academic.  But, among her favorite roles are wife to Tim, and Mom to her 10-year old son, Noah.  Charletta grew up in Okinawa, Japan and has claimed Hawaii as home for over 15 years. For the past 25+ years Charletta has worked collaboratively with hundreds of clients in business startups, leadership and organizational development, which opened her eyes to the most essential character and skills needed for business success - courage, compassion and creativity. 

Charletta spends her days coaching executive leaders in U.S. Government and corporations, coaching teams to have better communication and trust and co-designing leadership programs.  She encourages growth of the whole-person – Mind, Body, Spirit. From Agriculture, Beverage Distribution, Cold-Chain Logistics, Christian Leadership, Engineering, Family-Owned Business, Financial Services, Healthcare Administration, Higher Education Administration, Human Resources Leadership, K-12 Education, Military and Civilian Government, Real Estate to Risk Management – her clients go from insight to action across the globe.  Charletta is an award-winning academic at two U.S. universities where she teaches leadership, psychology and conducts research on behavior change, mindfulness and psychological well-being. 

Charletta holds a Ph.D in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, is a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coaching Federation, accredited Global Team Coach through the European Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC) and certified in multiple behavior and emotional intelligence assessments.


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