Makana Risser Chai largeMakana Risser Chai is a speaker, trainer, lawyer, manager, investigator and certified wellness consultant who presents programs on working and living with head, heart and humor.

“The participants left inspired and motivated to start using the techniques to become more effective and engaged in their work.” Irene Okamura, County of Hawai’i

Management Training
“Makana kept class light-hearted and open. We laughed a lot!”  Training for managers and employees that’s memorable and fun–that’s why Makana has presented 1,000+ programs for Fortune 500, medium companies, small businesses, government and non-profits in Hawai’i and 37 states.  More…

makana speaking (2)Work-Life Balance
“Awesome presentation! Yesterday, I went walking after work and I’m going to the gym today! See how you’ve already positively influenced my stress reduction?” A certified stress and wellness consultant, forgiveness facilitator, and teacher of yoga, meditation and Pilates, Makana’s programs have helped people in local companies and national and international associations to reduce stress, manage change, and enjoy life.  More…

Hawaiian Traditions
What can we learn from ancient Hawaiians to achieve peace of mind, body, emotion and spirit? Author of a book on Hawaiian healing from the Bishop Museum, Makana shares sage advice from Hawaiian elders of the past and present, and techniques you can use. “Makana conveys a genuine warmth and aloha for Hawaiian culture and its people.” More…