Perception IS Reality when it’s your Business’ Reputation

Kawehi Inaba

Kawehi Inaba


Kawehi’s kuleana (responsibility) is to lead her team; to do so she draws on her culture as a native Hawaiian and uses “Hawaiian Values” as the foundation to assist both her team and her clients to be the best they can be. Leadership, Business and HR management skills obtained as pilot, founder and former CEO of Mokulele Airlines, Founder & CEO of Kupa’a Business Planners and Founder & CEO of Fit Xpress Hawai’i have provided Kawehi with the instinctive ability and experience to help leaders of companies and organizations identify and reach their true potential. Her unique “talk story,” relaxed style creates a safe, comfortable and professional environment for business owners to share, learn, plan and connect with their vision. She enjoys hula, traveling, gardening, hiking and spending time with her husband, three children, ‘ohana and friends.

Holeka Inaba

Holeka Inaba

Vice President

Holeka is skilled in message/program development, evaluation and enhancement. As a native of Kona and fluent in the Hawaiian language, he is eager to provide clients with a unique perspective that integrates both Hawaiian and modern elements. Holeka is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and Chapman University. During his four years at Chapman University’s Advancement office, Holeka coordinated and executed outreach events and programs. He holds a B.A. in Educational and Communication Studies and a M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication. During his free time, Holeka enjoys volunteering with various community organizations. He also sits on the board of directors for Uluhaʻo o Hualālai. He takes great pride in his Hawaiian heritage and works with his team to assist clients in reaching their goals.

Starting a new business, is a daunting task for anyone. But, when you have an incredibly supportive, wise and caring person like Kawehi Inaba to help you see your business in a different perspective, it can make all the difference in the world!

- Les & Tracey Apoliona - Feeding Leaf

Through a comprehensive reputation assessment, Kawehi and her ‘ohana at Kupa’a assisted our management team in understanding how we were being perceived by our customers and overall community.

- Peggy Ciriako - KONA COUNTRY CLUB

I wholeheartedly support and recommend Kupa’a Business Planners. Kawehi Inaba does a remarkable job in analyzing and identifying the needs of her clients. She clearly understood what my objectives were, and immediately presented a plan of action to accomplish my goals!

- Stacy K. Higa - NLTV

Kawehi is a highly skilled professional with experience working in fast-paced environment demanding strong organizational and interpersonal skills. She is an excellent communicator and highly motivated team player. She is a passionate and dynamic leader effective in developing strategic partnerships and executing top-level projects with practical applications.

- Leina’ala Fruean - Island Breeze & Hawaii Production, Inc.