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Strategic Partners

Our clients often require specialized services and customized solutions. Our team of strategic partners gives us the flexibility to bring in the right expert for a given scenario and deliver precision results for our clients. Read more about this diverse group of talented individuals to get a better idea of how far the range of our services can extend.

  • Ted Sakai
    Senior Associate, Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

    With decades of leadership experience in the government sector, Ted possesses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organizations and leaders, and how to overcome them. He lends his expertise to all aspects of the Fresh Leadership service offering, with an emphasis on leadership development and coaching. A certified practitioner of StratOps, Emotional Intelligence Assessment, and Meeting Facilitation, Ted has helped such clients as Farrington High School, Hawaii Island WEDO, and Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Services become better equipped for sustainable success.

    Prior to his association with Fresh Leadership, Ted enjoyed a long and successful career in the Corrections Division of Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety. From 1998 to 2002 he served as the state’s Director of Public Safety, during which time he was responsible for developing accountability systems for department managers, creating strategic plans, and coordinating and implementing programs that often involved coordination among multiple agencies. Ted was reappointed for the second time from June 2012 to December 2014 where he renewed the leadership capacity of the department where he implemented the Justic Reinvestment Initiative. He re-opened Kulani Correctional Facility and developed a plan for redevelopment of correctional facilities.

    He is also a member of the board of directors for a number of nonprofits, including the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation and Read to Me International.

  • Scott K Chong
    Associate, Talent Management Consultant

    Scott is Talent & Organizational Development professional with over 15 years in the High-tech space. He has a passion and skills for recruiting, training, and strategic planning in both Start-up and Large Enterprises. He is currently an HR Recruiter with Check Point Software and holds a BA in MIS from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, certificate in Coaching, temperament assessment from Keirsey, and is a certified StratOp facilitator. In his spare time he enjoys running, surfing, wine tasting, and cooking.

  • Dennis Teranishi
    Sr. Associate, Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

    Dennis serves as Chairman/CEO of Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR). Prior this, he was Vice Chairman/CEO of Hawaii Host Chocolates for 14 years. In addition to his leadership role with PICHTR, Mr. Teranishi serves on the boards of Hawaii Host, Inc., Island Insurance Co. Ltd., Island Holdings, Inc. and Kahua Ranch Co. Ltd.

    He also has served on a number of non-profit boards and is a Special Advisor to Emmaus Life Science Inc. and ItoEn USA. Prior to joining Hawaiian Host, Inc., Mr. Teranishi owned a business consultant firm. He also spent 19 years at AMFAC Inc., ending his tenure at AMFAC as the president of AMFAC Agribusiness, Inc.

  • Keith Webb
    Nonprofit Leadership Coach Master Trainer

    Principal of Creative Results Management, Keith specializes in helping nonprofits multiply their impact across borders. He partners with Fresh Leadership to bring more focus and expertise to their work with the nonprofit sector.

    As president of Principal of Creative Results Management, Keith travels the globe to service clients outside his home base of Washington State. He has extensive experience living and working in Indonesia and Japan to help nonprofits in those countries enhance their ability to make an impact through leadership development and team coaching.