About TH!NK® Training

As a boutique consulting firm that spends time getting to know you and your business, understand your business pains, and develop learning solutions that can solve your people problems.  We customize each component of your plan to create solution that sustains itself after our consulting agreement as needed.

Why TH!NK® Training is the authority

We provide you with proven processes that help people understand each other better, value each other’s differences, engage in meaningful conversations, fine-tune the inner workings of a team, improve processes and use this knowledge to positively impact the organization.

We are not advocates of getting along to maintain false harmony.  We believe in creating a cohesive environment where people capitalize on each other’s strengths and can engage in healthy debate in order to achieve the best results.

Getting along and being cohesive must be a priority and have systems in play to help people understand each other and value each other’s differences.

Meet the Team

We are passionate about helping you achieve your business goals. Each one of us is dedicated to knowing our client’s business and their needs so that we can identify solutions that drive results. We believe in possibilities. We believe in people. We believe that behaviors can be developed when potentiated with a healthy learning and coaching environment. We look forward to working with you and your team.

Cindy Sakai

co-founder and resultant

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Interests

Travel, Hiking, Yoga

Highlights

Masters Degree in Organizational Management, Certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator, New World Kirkpatrick Model Bronze Level certification, Certified Dream Coach, Certified True Purpose Coach, Board of Director Member for Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Co-author of two books

Cindy Sakai is co-owner and co-founder of TH!NK® LLC, an award-winning business talent and development company that has delivered transformational workplace solutions to hundreds of Hawaii companies for since 2000. These solutions have resulted in tremendous impact, bringing out the best in employees to help businesses achieve their revenue goals.

Cindy brings years of expertise as a senior leadership coach, collaborating with island leaders to develop programs that create highly engaged employees, maximizing teamwork, innovation and creativity to produce positive results. Cindy possesses a remarkable talent for always bringing out the best in people and helping them self-discover their true potential.

Cindy holds several certifications in innovative learning solutions including Everything DiSC Workplace®, which demonstrates deep knowledge of the DiSC®model, with the expertise and skills to facilitate valuable Everything DiSC® workshops. Most recently, Cindy earned another certification in the New World Kirkpatrick Model Bronze Level, which helps organizations to design their learning and development programs based on targeted results.

A certified Dream Coach® and certified True Purpose Coach, Cindy holds a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A Waikiki resident, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

Cindy has also co-authored two books, Direct Selling Power, where she shares her expertise on creating a business model that values relationships yielding high-end results, and Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, which provides strategies to help people achieve goals of building families while growing their careers and businesses.

Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura

co-founder and resultant

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Interests

Travel, Yoga, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Movies, Plays

Highlights

Masters in Organizational Management, Instructor at University of Manoa Shidler College of Business, New World Kirkpatrick Model Bronze Level certification, Certified Dream Coach, Certified True Purpose Coach, Board of Director Member for YMCA

Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura is co-owner and co-founder of TH!NK® LLC, an award-winning business talent and development company that has partnered with more than 300 Hawaii since 2000 to deliver workplace solutions that are helping businesses to achieve their revenue goals while keeping employees engaged, productive and happy.

Sarah has coached many leaders, from middle management to the C-suite, focused on increasing organizational impact to transform employees and maximize results. A people and talent management expert, Sarah listens closely to identify unique client needs and provides honest counsel, to deliver the services designed to exceed the client’s objectives.

Sarah is tremendously gifted at bringing out the best professional performance qualities in her talent management expertise, guiding leaders and organizations to enhance performance and productivity through innovative assessment solutions, comprehensive competency profiles and strategic management training programs.

Sarah holds several certifications in innovative learning solutions including Everything DiSC Workplace®, which demonstrates deep knowledge of the DiSC®model, with the expertise and skills to facilitate valuable Everything DiSC® workshops. She is also an accredited facilitator of Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, which builds trustful and effective teams. Most recently, Sarah earned another certification in the New World Kirkpatrick Model Bronze Level, which helps organizations to design their learning and development programs based on targeted results.

Passionate about lifelong education and learning, Sarah also serves as an instructor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business, teaching graduate-level courses in human resources management.

Sarah holds a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University. A Honolulu resident, she has also co-authored a book, Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, which shares strategies to help people achieve goals of building families while growing their careers and businesses.

Eileen Nepomuceno

Resultant

Location

Aina Haina, Honolulu, Hawaii

Interests

Hiking, crafting, reading, sea shell hunting

Highlights

25 Years of Industry Experience, Assistant Director of Human Resources for Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Eileen Nepomuceno is a senior human resources leader with more than 25 years of industry experience. Eileen sets the standard as a knowledgeable, collaborative and results-driven business partner, with expertise in training and development, quality assurance, employee relations and labor relations.

Most recently, she served as assistant director of human resources at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, overseeing labor relations management and providing strategic counsel on conflict management, performance improvement and grievance mediation.

Previously, Eileen worked as the resort’s director of quality and training, designing and managing all initiatives related to training, quality improvements, and employee engagement.

Eileen is very involved in the community, where she serves as a volunteer with the Hawaii Foodbank and has also participated in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk for more than 30 years. A graduate of Henry J. Kaiser High School, Eileen resides in Aina Haina.