About Us

"Knowledge without wisdom is like a traveler without a map."

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their innate potential, and experience life at levels beyond their current ability to imagine using a well designed structure with proven strategies, focused tactics, and heart-centered guidance. Achievement through courageous actions, honorable intent, uncompromising integrity, high quality services, products, and value added programs.


To be “PONO” is to be right(eous) with yourself, with others, and with the environment. This sounds very simple.  However, often a lack of awareness of our programming, thoughts, habits, and behaviors tend to lead in a direction that ultimately creates pain, suffering, and an unfulfilled life or a life we did not choose. A PONO QUEST is simply making a conscious choice and taking purposeful action to create a more fulfilling life.

At the heart of the Pono Quest experience are three simple but impactful “journeys” or courses: THE JOURNEY TO POWER, THE JOURNEY TO VISION, and THE JOURNEY TO FULFILLMENT. 

The aim of our Pono Quest Journeys is to move beyond the pain of self-limiting beliefs and old patterns of thinking into a more loving, powerful, and effective way of being. The “quest” then becomes the education, planning, and daily training that ultimately transforms your life into the one YOU truly want to live.

These courses were designed by our “Kumu,” Dusty Staub, based on his 40+ years of experience as a clinical psychologist, family therapist, author, and CEO of Staub Leadership International where he continues to coach Fortune 50 companies on his concepts of Whole-Hearted leadership. You can learn more about Dusty and Staub Leadership International HERE.

Meet Our Team

Our "Tribe" includes all of our course creators, students, and partners. Below are the one's that facilitate the PONO experience and continue to create opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.

What Our Students Have to Say

"Dusty Staub is a caring professional with complete integrity and dedication to his craft."
Michael J. Rowny
Chairman, Rowny Capital
"Our team-building sessions have helped us understand our purpose, vision and needs, to act courageously and be more effective leaders."
Frank Macia
CEO, United Healthcare
"The best training experience I have ever had...Absolutely great!"
Michael Bloomfield
Executive VP, Quebecor World
"...yours is the only one [program] that I know of that is a deeply human experience; one that is continuously concerned with developing its participants in ways that are both personally and professionally relevant."
Brand Manager
Diet Coke, Coca-Cola, USA

Clifford Starks – Performance Coach

Dr. Maitreya Philips – Holistic Coach

Thomas Fujii – Entreprenuer

Who Is This For?

  • INDIVIDUALS who want more personal power and effectiveness in their lives.
  • ENTREPRENEURS who want to build or grow their business.
  • LEADERS of teams, companies, and organizations who want to create more effective communications and a high performance culture.
  • SPOUSES / LIFE PARTNERS desiring healthier communications and more loving relationships.
  • PARENTS that want to give their kids an early start towards creating a healthy, stable, and “balanced” way of thinking and being in the world.
  • PERSONAL & BUSINESS SUCCESS COACHES who want to share their knowledge and experience with others while building a profitable and ethical business…PONO STYLE!