Makana Risser Chai largeMakana Risser Chai is an author, speaker, trainer, lawyer, manager 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

Work-Life Balance
Author of the popular book, Be Fit in No Time: Transform Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit with Mindful Multitasking, a licensed massage therapist, 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…

HR Law Compliance 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…

Presentation Skills

Recognized by the National Speakers Association as one of the top professional speakers in the country, Makana has trained and coached hundreds of speakers, executives, lawyers and other professionals who need to communicate dry information in a compelling way. More…

Hawaiian Traditions

What can we learn from ancient Hawaiians to achieve success in business and life with peace of mind? Makana works with a group of native Hawaiian speakers and cultural practitioners who bring a unique perspective to any meeting. More…  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…