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International best-selling author to present business workshop

By Staff | May 7, 2009

WAILUKU — Les Hewitt, top performance coach, business speaker and author of the international bestseller “The Power of Focus,” will present a four-hour interactive workshop on Friday, May 22, at the Grand Wailea Resort from 8 a.m. to noon.

“The Power of Focus” is co-authored with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, creators of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.

Hewitt’s workshop, titled “The Power of Focus, Prospering in Recession,” is designed for business owners, hospitality services, realtors, sales professionals and anyone with a desire to increase their income.

The event is cosponsored by the Office of the Mayor and county Office of Economic Development, Pacific Radio Group, Bank of Hawaii, Maui Chamber
of Commerce, Maui Economic Opportunity, Business Etc., Maui Printworks and Coloriginals.

A limited number of complimentary tickets with admission for two, each pair valued at $195, are available at the Maui County Business Resource Center; tickets may also be purchased at all sponsor locations.

“This workshop may be the single-most important event this year for Maui businesses,” noted Office of Economic Development Coordinator Deidre Tegarden.

“Les specializes in teaching people how to focus on their habits, priorities, goals and relationships in order to change their lives. By learning how to strategically create new habits, anyone can hit their business, personal and financial targets with a renewed sense of vision and clarity.”

Following the morning workshop, Mayor Charmaine Tavares will offer brief remarks at a luncheon that will feature keynote speaker Kirk Heiner, author of “The Three Great Secrets” and founder of greatmarketingnow.com.

The title of Heiner’s luncheon address is “Show Me the Money.”

Cost of the lunch event is $35 per person. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 16, through the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC), located in Maui Mall across from IHOP.

To make lunch reservations by phone, or for more information on both events, call the MCBRC at 873-8247.