Education: University of Phoenix Degree Name - Bachelor of Science - BS Field Of Study - Finance Dates attended or expected graduation - 2008 – 2010 iNLP Training Academy Refresher courses in NLP Field Of Study - Neuro Linguistic Programming Dates attended or expected graduation - 2015 – 2017 Referral Institute Field Of Study - Power, Passion, Purpose Dates attended or expected graduation - 2016 – 2016 The American College Degree Name - LUTCF Field Of Study - Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow Dates attended or expected graduation - 2009 – 2012 Essential insurance product knowledge and sales skills needed to advise clients on their insurance needs. Referral Institute Degree Name - Certified Networker Field Of Study - VCP Dates attended or expected graduation - 2008 – 2009 Activities and Societies: Certified Networker Program Learned to effectively network, identify and qualify prospects and referral partners. Further immersion into the philosophy and mentality that givers gain. Business NLP Academy Degree Name - Master Practitioner | Master Trainer Field Of Study - Neuro Linguistic Programming Dates attended or expected graduation - 2003 – 2004 Neuro-Linguistic Programming DeVry Institute of Technology Degree Name - Bachelor of Science - BS Field Of Study - Computer Engineering Dates attended or expected graduation - 2001 – 2002 Honolulu Community College Degree Name - Certificate Field Of Study - Computer Sciences Dates attended or expected graduation - 1997 – 2001 Liberal Arts Aiea High School Degree Name - High School Diploma Activities and Societies: Speech and Debate, Football, Soccer, Computer A+, CISCO Networking
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelroura
Current Company: Empowered Leadership, Inc
Current Position: President
Experience Description: Empowered Leadership, Inc. President Apr 2016 – Present Honolulu, Hawaii "In Business, Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" - Dr. Ivan Misner Empowered Leadership is a group of NLP Practitioners who help solve "people problems" in organizations. We help rebuild and design the culture of the organizations we work with. In essence, we help people to get what they want from their businesses through fixing their teams and leaders. Utilizing the systems and teachings of Dr. Richard Bandler, Co-Founder of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and the complete works of renowned author Patrick Lencioni, we provide a complete holistic system with the tools to help you build a healthy leadership team that has "real" trust and transparency. As goes your leadership team, so goes the rest of your organization. We facilitate the ability of your leadership team to get your entire organization crystal clear on vision and mission of the organization through the health of the team. Through this process the teams are all much more disciplined and accountable in executing, gaining consistent traction, and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. In short, five years ago you had a vision for your company. Are you living that vision today? If not, then why not. Don't repeat the last five, in the next five. We would like to help you realize your vision. Guild Digital Member and Mentor Apr 2016 – Present Honolulu, Hawaii Business Expertise. On Demand. Access relevant expertise in areas of coaching, financial management, revenue growth, M&A, and more. In essence, post your project, describe your business need, and hire relevant professionals from a national pool of 8,000+ leading experts. All engagements are backed by our unique Client Satisfaction Guarantee. Hawaii Medical Institute Adjunct Professor May 2016 – Aug 2017 Hawaiian Islands Lecture and teach: Psychology Medical Law and Ethics Customer Service MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint Aflac Special Projects Coordinator Sep 2013 – Mar 2017 Hawaiian Islands *Special Projects Coordinator (2013 - 2016): Work with brokers, select accounts, and group products to fulfill the needs to Hawaii markets. Business Simple, LLC Senior Managing Consultant 2014 – 2016 Hawaiian Islands We are an Implementation Firm. We help people to get what they want from their businesses. We do this by providing a complete holistic system with simple tools to help you do 3 things we call vision, traction, and healthy. 1. Vision, from the standpoint of first getting your leaders 100% on the same page with where your organization is going and how it is going to get there. 2. Traction, from the standpoint of helping your leaders to become more disciplined and accountable, executing really well to achieve every part of your vision. 3. Healthy, meaning helping your leaders to become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team because unfortunately, leaders often don’t function well as a team. From there, as goes your leadership team, so goes the rest of your organization. We get to the point where your entire organization is crystal clear on your vision, all much more disciplined and accountable in executing your vision, gaining consistent traction, and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. Five years ago you had a vision for your company. Are you living that vision today? If not, then why not. Don't repeat the last five, in the next five. We would like to help you realize your vision. Simply put, a vision, without traction, is a hallucination. New York Life Insurance Company Senior Benefits Consultant 2014 – 2015 Hawaiian Islands Brief Overview: Throughout life we find that we have dozens of “advisors.” We’ve got our real estate person, a mortgage person, an auto and home person, a life and disability person, etc. If we don’t have these advisors in place we strategically attempt to do it ourselves. The challenge with both scenarios is that these areas is that if we’re doing it ourselves, normally not our area of expertise and we may miss something along the way and if we are working with a single advisor the one “good plan” with one advisor may adversely affect other areas that they were not made aware of. What I do is simply act as the financial quarterback of your team. We take a bird’s eye view of your planning, stress test it, and make sure all areas are properly covered for. If there is a change that needs to be made, we orchestrate the changes with your advisors so you are able to focus on doing what you do best. • Holistic planning • Needs based insurance planning and origination • Advising of fixed annuities and financial structuring with an emphasis on asset protection and wealth accumulation and management. • Executive business planning with an emphasis on existing strategies and business continuation. • Employee benefit programs to include SEP, medical, Aflac, life, long term care, long and short term disability, workers comp, TDI • College funding and education planning • Retirement and wealth advisory MWRP Corporation Managing Partner 2002 – 2015 Honolulu, HI Strategic consulting with individuals and businesses regarding growth, buy sell agreements, ownership exit strategies, employee benefits and insurance services. JN Insurance Agency, LLC Senior Producer 2013 – 2014 Honolulu, HI Working with businesses and individuals, insuring their vehicles and homes on the spot. Aflac Certified Case Manager Dec 2011 – Sep 2013 Hawaiian Islands *Certified Case Manager (2011 - 2013): Specialized in Aflac Group (CAIC) products and programs; as well as with certain Aflac Broker relationships. Aflac Group is a similar but different product from what most have become familiar with. Through CAIC and with the aid of our brokers we are able to provide Aflac on a group platform with a few guaranteed issue products as well as certain customizable benefits. Finance Insurance Ltd. Senior Benefits Consultant 2012 – 2013 Honolulu, HI Strategic Consulting and Account Management positioning insurance programs into businesses and individuals to suite their needs. Aflac Coordinator In Training Nov 2010 – Dec 2011 Hawaiian Islands *Coordinator In Training (2010 - 2011): Recruit, train, and develop new agents. Manage human and account assets. Aflac Independent Agent Nov 2009 – Dec 2010 Hawaiian Islands *Associate (2009 - 2010): Originate and advise on the different Aflac products and services. Some of the benefits when implementing an Aflac program: *Aflac complements your company’s existing benefits package. Aflac is different from major medical, workmen’s compensation and temporary disability insurance; it’s insurance for daily living. It pays cash benefits directly to your employees, unless otherwise assigned, to help them with daily expenses due to an illness or accident. Aflac benefits do not change or replace any of your current employee benefits; they complement them. *Aflac can be offered at no direct cost to your company. Aflac policies are 100% employee-paid and are purchased on a voluntary basis. Many companies choose to make Aflac policies available as a cost-effective solution to help employees with the rising cost of out-of-pocket health care expenses. *Aflac helps attract and retain employees. Great benefits are a top priority for employees when considering where to work. Aflac policies are an easy way to boost your benefits package and increase your employees’ morale at the same time. In short, if all you know about us is “AFLAC!” then you don’t know quack! Wealth Strategy Partners, LLC Exit Strategist 2008 – 2009 Hawaiian Islands • Needs based insurance planning and origination in the areas of life, disability, long term care, and medical health care. • Advising of fixed annuities and financial structuring with an emphasis on asset protection and wealth accumulation and management. • Executive business planning with an emphasis on existing strategies and business continuation. • Maintained an active client base consisting of professional relationships, referrals and cold call conversions. First Horizon National Corporation Wholesale Account Manager 2007 – 2008 Honolulu, HI • External loan officer to lender product structuring, placement, and relationship management. • Provide excellent customer service and assist in all wholesale loan origination. • Manage 55 mortgage broker offices carrying an average of 5-10 loan officers per office. • Maintained a monthly multi-million dollar pipeline in excess of $15 million in mortgage submissions. Hawaii Rush Soccer Age Group Coach 2005 – 2008 Mililani, HI Responsible for training girls "’97 Swoosh" soccer team; acquiring new players; developing Swoosh players to perform at the advanced level within the Rush organization. Mortgage Brokers Consortium Branch Manager 2005 – 2007 Kapolei, HI Branch Manager (2006 – 2007) • New loan origination through personal and business relationships. • Track agent files in pipeline from submission thru recording to include coordination closings and all related interactions with escrow and title. • Recruit, train and develop new loan officers as well as manage a team of independent loan officers on a monthly basis. • Oversaw the day to day operations of the branch and led the company in gross production for 6 consecutive months, with a total of $32 Million in closed loans. Loan Officer (2005 – 2006) • New mortgage loan origination through personal and business relationships. • Structure mortgage programs to match client’s financial abilities and present situations. • Process and review all loan files as well as prepare and validate files for underwriters review. • Maintained a multimillion dollar loan pipeline consisting of new mortgage loans. Territorial Savings Bank Executive Loan Officer 2006 – 2006 Hawaiian Islands Originate retail mortgages United States Marine Corps United States Marine 2002 – 2005 Camp Pendleton, CA Administrative Billets held that are applicable to civilian workforce: MIMMS Clerk (2003 – 2004) • Responsible for office budget, including ordering, repairing, and replacing shop and office equipment and supplies as well as Marine data entry and processing. Training and Admin NCO(2003 – 2004) • Manage and run shop day to day activities to include development of training schedules for teams of 20+ Marines • Counseled junior Marines regarding various challenges in their lives to include PTSD, deployment anxiety, and home and work life balance. • Conducted recruiting sessions at high schools. Military Occupational Speciality Description of duties: Perform duties essential to the delivery of accurate artillery fire to include position survey and fire direction computation. Typical duties include preparation of fire control equipment for movement and operation, performance of detailed survey operations, performance of preventive maintenance, routine testing, authorized minor repairs to survey and fire control equipment, and operation of field communications equipment. Fire control computation included the use of computer equipment systems, plotting survey data on firing charts, determination of target coordinates, and the conversion to target coordinates and observer's reports into firing data and commands.
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