Innovative and dynamic resource for personal and professional training and business consulting services.

About Us

CBL LLC is an innovated new company focused on promoting the concept of creating flourishing businesses through training and development programs encouraging personal and professional growth.

Started in 2021 amid the global Covid pandemic, Conscious Business Leadership LLC is dedicated to expanding the role of business as a catalyst for individual, community and global efforts to create a more Flourishing world. Sustainability is not enough. We want to expand beyond that to Flourish. How do we accomplish this? We start with education and training.

World economic consciousness has evolved from industry interests only to include environmental and social responsibility. Why not create a model for economic activity that embraces an even broader perspective than just a profit goal? Triple bottom line economics which focuses on People, Planet and Profit is a starting point. How to implement this change in your own life and business is where we can help.

Introducing the CBL LLC team

Jo Kamae Byrne

Jo brings a wealth of experience from the private and public sectors. She is currently the President of Honolulu Information Service, Inc. dba HonInfo. She has also been an Administrative Manager and Director for Hawaiian Duplicator Corporation (office equipment sales & service), Administrative VP for Mountain Apple Company (entertainment & music recording), and Government Affairs lobbyist for the Honolulu Board of Realtors (a professional association) illustrate the variety and scope of her background.

Through the years, Jo has also dedicated herself to public service:

• Director & Chair of Government Affairs Committee, NPRRA (National Public Records Research Association) • Secretary & Director, Better Business Bureau of Hawaii • Board Chair, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii • Vice Chair, State Elections Appointment Panel • Chair, Advisory Commission on Housing & Community, City & County of Honolulu • Officer & Director, Hawaii Women’s Political Caucus • Director & Government Affairs Chair, Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, Inc. • Director, Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

In her spare time, Jo enjoys writing children’s stories and stays active with all types of dancing, from hula to salsa. Her latest community focus is supporting the Emotional Social Learning (ESL) program, “CHOOSE LOVE” in Hawaii’s public schools.

Julie Percell

Julie Percell has been a small business owner and consultant in Honolulu for more than 30 years. She has co-developed business curriculum, taught Business Survival Basics for small business, developed the popular entrepreneurship program for Kapiolani Community College for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Revolving Loan Program, Modified for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Entrepreneurial Training series, Leeward Community College (Be Your Own Boss series), the Long Term Care Entrepreneurship Program for the Executive Office on Aging, various classes for the Women’s Business Center, the Small Business Development Center and the Immigrant Center. In recent years, she was instrumental in launching the successful Emerging Leaders program with SBA and Interise for the Hawaii District market. Percell will continue to work with the Emerging Leaders Alumnae, the Native Hawaiian Community, and on special marketing, COVID recovery initiatives and workforce development projects with SBA.

Arthur “Chip” Phelps, Jr.

Actively engaged for more than 12 years as an Employee Trainer, Human Potential Training, Team-style Process Improvement Director, and Career Coach, Chip Phelps has consulted to ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL clients for creation of High impact and Strategic Business plans, to retain their Human potential, for financial stability and positive growth. He consults and trains in Government Agencies and Private Sector Businesses.

  • MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon
  • BS, Secondary Education, Western Oregon University
  • TRT, Trauma Resolution Trainer
  • Human Resources – Certificate- Portland State University

Our Services

Personal development programs

Professional skills training offers

Strategic Planning and Leadership Skills development

Consulting and implementation support services