Archives: Vocabulary

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Sharon Flynn

The path to success was not a linear one for Sharon Flynn. She travelled the world in search of the best fermentation practices for 20 years before returning to Australia, where she committed to putting her newfound knowledge to use. Her first task: re-educating Australians regarding their choice of food. […]

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism’s cells to provide energy, maintain life, […]

Fermentation in food processing

Fermentation in food processing

Fermentation in food processing is the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts, bacteria, or a combination thereof, under anaerobic conditions. Fermentation usually implies that the action of microorganisms is desirable. The science of fermentation is also known as zymology or zymurgy.

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Christina Foxwell

Christina Foxwell knew something was not quite right; she just could not exactly put her finger on it. After working exhaustively, coaching and training executives in the area of management and leadership skills in Australia, she was not seeing the results she was hoping for. After a long and comprehensive […]

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Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender or economic strength of individuals and communities.

Ken Gilbert

Ken Gilbert

A long-time Hawaii resident, Ken is co-founder of Business Consulting Resources, Inc. He offers over 35 years of consulting knowledge and holds a B.S.B.A. in Personnel and Employee Relations and a Master’s Degree in International Business from the American University in Washington D.C.

Jean Santos

Jean Santos

A founding member of Business Consulting Resources, Jean brings over 35 years of experience to Hawaii corporations in organisational development, strategic planning and market strategies, human resources, executive coaching, team building and leadership development.

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Mindfulness is a spiritual or psychological faculty that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment. It is one of the seven factors of enlightenment. “Correct” or “right” mindfulness is the seventh element of the noble eightfold path. Mindfulness […]

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Interpersonal relationship

An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. This association may be based on inference, love, solidarity, regular business interactions or some other type of social commitment. Interpersonal relationships are formed in the context of social, cultural and […]

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Virtual Racing UK

Technology has significantly changed how we approach health and fitness, from phones that count our steps to watches that measure our heart rates, but one thing remains the same: exercising is often perceived as uncomfortable. The desire to avoid discomfort is one of the major hurdles preventing people from adopting […]

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Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal or discouragement. In some traditions, […]