Guest Profile

Ramsey Taum

Hawaiian-born Kumu Ramsay Taum is respected locally and internationally for integrating transformational leadership in sustainability, cultural, and place-based values into contemporary business models. 
As a recognized cultural resource, sought-after keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer, and facilitator, he skillfully advocates team building, strategic partnerships, community brilliance, and creative thinking. 
Taum is especially effective working with Hawai‘i’s diverse industries, where he integrates Native Hawaiian cultural values and principles into contemporary business. 
Mentored and trained by respected kūpuna (elders), Kumu Taum is a practitioner and instructor of several Native Hawaiian practices:
  • Hoʻoponopono (stress release and mediation)
  • Lomi haha (body alignment)
  • Kaihewalu Lua (Hawaiian combat/battle art)
In 2009, Kumu Taum was recognized by the University of Hawaii as a Star of Oceania. This prestigious honor is given every three years to extraordinary individuals of Oceania for their work and service-related contributions to raising awareness of Oceania and its people to the region, nation, and world.