“What a great presentation. I was amazed at the turnout, the room was packed. I don’t think we’ve ever had so many spouses attend one of our meetings. Goes to show how relevant your presentation is to everyone’s lives.”    Julie Barlage, Great Lakes Hybrids

These are just some of the organizations Makana has worked with:


  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (Australia)
  • Independent Community Bankers Association
  • Council of State Governments West
  • Western Textile Services Association
  • California Independent Grocers Association
  • Student & Youth Travel Association
  • Hawaii Society of Business Professionals
  • University of Hawai‘i School of Medicine Mini-Med Program
  • Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association
  • National Speakers Association
  • Association for Talent Development, Hawaii Chapter
  • Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival
  • Hawaii Society for Human Resource Management
  • Speakers Association of Hawaii
  • ‘Ahahui Lomilomi Hawai‘i


  • Grand Hyatt Kauai
  • Merriman’s Restaurants
  • Halekulani Hotel
  • ‘Ilima Hotel
  • Starseed Ranch – HIP Ag
  • ASAE – Aloha Society of Association Executives


  • United Public Workers
  • Hawaii Government Employees Association
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Hawaii
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America, Hawaii


  • WorkLife Hawaii
  • Hawaii Employers Council
  • Pacific Health Ministry
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center
  • East-West Center
  • YMCA Honolulu


  • HMSA
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Matson
  • Tradewind Group
  • HiClimb
  • Adobe
  • Hawaii Gas Company
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Hawaiian Electric Co.
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Arcadia Companies
  • FICO
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
  • Great Lakes Hybrids
  • USS-POSCO Steel Mill


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Goodsill, Anderson
  • Ashford & Wriston, LLP
  • Dentons
  • LawTalk CLE


  • First Hawaiian Bank
  • American Savings Bank
  • Maui County Federal Credit Union
  • Financial Education Alliance of Hawaii (FEAH)
  • Coast Commercial Bank
  • Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union


  • U.S. Department of HUD
  • County of Hawaii
  • County of Maui
  • Hawaii State Department of Health / One Shared Future
  • Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • University of Hawai‘i Shidler College of Business
  • University of Hawai‘i Maui
  • University of Hawai‘i Manoa Outreach
  • Hawai‘i Pacific University
  • Cole Academy
  • Veteran’s Administration

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