Brown Bag Lunch Series Talk with Colonel Lewis

March 6, 2018, 4:18 PM HST
* Updated March 6, 4:20 PM
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Deb Lewis. PC: Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center

The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center is hosting a free talk on Thursday, March 15, 2018, as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are Third-Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kīlauea Ave. in Hilo.

This month’s speaker is Colonel Deb Lewis (USA, ret.) on the topic “What it Takes to Stay Positive in the Real World.”

“Get ready to rock your understanding of positivity in this fun-filled session,” says Lewis. “People often mistake one’s choice to ‘stay positive’ as something ‘nice to do.’ What if the very essence of who we are and ever want to be depends on it?”

In this talk, learn what it takes to successfully navigate a steady stream of negative forces that exist in our world. “With positivity, life doesn’t get easier — life gets better!” Lewis says.

Colonel Lewis is a Harvard MBA, combat veteran, Infinite-Win Institute co-founder, author, speaker, Hawai‘i Island Veterans Day Parade Chair, VFW Post 3830 Commander, and much more. Lewis graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (est. 1802) in the first class with women. Throughout her trail-blazing 34-year career, she turned difficult situations into leadership moments to make a positive difference.


Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”


For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Al-Qawi Majidah at (808) 935-7844 x 3 or [email protected]. Or visit online.

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation, County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.

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