Poi Planet partner (say that fast 5x’s), Guy Hess, brings order to the PR chaos, but more importantly, brings 25 years of experience to the table in the form of his two backgrounds– martial arts and personal development training/education. In martial arts, he holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. He has studied with renowned Grand Master Charles Ferraro, since the age of 15, and has been actively involved with the Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan Association (www.tsdmgk.com) since its inception in 1995. He not only taught at these studios, but also developed the business program from the ground up and ran the day-to-day operations.
In personal development/education, Guy has participated in workshops and training sessions from Anthony Robins to Zig Ziglar. As well, he has been a student, team leader, and advocate of Landmark Education, widely recognized as the industry leader for personal training and development. With this killer combination, Guy assists Poi Planet clients in the PR workshops and classes, as well as with one-on-one personal development coaching. He helps clients to find their “why” and focuses on goal setting, which works in alignment with their PR and MarCom plans.
Originally from Connecticut, Guy has lived in California (San Francisco and Los Angeles), but it is Hawai’i that he calls home. He was first introduced to Honolulu when a cousin of his invited him to visit. Once he arrived, he was hooked an attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he would eventually graduate with a degree in History and Entrepreneurial Studies. Years later and after lots of adventures on the road, he returned to O’ahu to make the move permanent. Guy is active in the community and involved in several clubs and non-profit organizations. In his spare time he enjoys participating in fitness and outdoor activities.