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Again, I really, REALLY enjoyed your training class!
I learned and retained more out of those few make-up sessions than I did the entire supervisor course. And the puzzles were awesome! My problem with training is that if it's boring, my mind wanders and I can't focus. I think about what's for dinner, what's on tv, what's happening outside the door . . .Your class is one of the very few that kept my attention all the way through.

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My name is Kaʻala Souza and I can help you and your team build Engagement, Motivation and Resiliency


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Pam ChambersPam Chambers Consulting

Kaʻala Souza is one of the best presenters I've seen in a long time. As a presentation coach, I know what works. HE works! He reveals -- in a short amount of time -- several facets to the diamond that is Kaʻala: flexibility, humor, credence, confidence, seriousness, focus, and, "I can relate to you." He is a master at getting people involved. He perfectly calibrates his energy to adjust to the ebb and flow of his audience.

Alt KagesaDirector of Organizational Development

Kaala’s ability to seamlessly merge western best practice with Hawaiian values and concepts is amazing. The numbers don’t lie. At our Kamehameha Schools leadership conference Kaala’s workshop was rated the HIGHEST of all our breakout speakers and the ongoing trainings he does for us are always well attended and evaluated.

Darryl Shiroma, AVPPerformance & Learning at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

Entertaining, engaging and educational! Kaala Souza connects and holds his audience’s attention by blending local wisdom with timeless worldly truths. Many months after delivering a key note talk to our entire company, our people still refer to phrases and teachings from Kaala’s presentation. He makes you laugh. He makes you participate. He makes you think. He challenges you to look at where you came from to understand who are you are today so you can figure out where you are going. Best of all, he does not give you the answers but instead encourages you to consider then intentionally choose so you will become the master of your journey. I highly recommend Kaala Souza to any company looking to get inspired and energized.

Kaala inspired me to join Toastmasters in Hilo and become a better speaker, trainer, and leader. If I hadn't gone to one of his seminars, I wouldn't be where I am now with the goals I'm aiming for.

Syrena Glade
Columbia Division Governor, Toastmasters International

"We had Kaala Souza as our Keynote speaker for our Hawaii Land Surveyors Association conference. He was entertaining and had a great message of Aloha and Thinking Nui (Big) to share with us. Our attendees LOVED his talk and his message has MADE A DIFFERENCE in our lives -- present and future."

Kenn Nishihira
President, Hawaii Land Surveyors Association

Kaala would be one of my top two instructors who has trained for KCC since I started in 1991, 19 years ago. I think one of his main strengths is his very strong rapport with his participants. He can connect with them almost instantly...

Edward Valdez
Program Coordinator, Business & Computer Programs

I’m finally catching up with my regular work – and I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you!

**Bob Hiam was correct – you were a perfect match for our department!**

Your down to earth, local style, great humor and ability to connect with our employees made the short time together outstanding. The positive comments I’ve heard from the management team and employees far surpass any evaluation rating form that other speakers pass out at the end of their presentations! You truly have a natural gift to motivate and enrich peoples lives, their family, community and career. I look forward to working with you again either with our management team or with our whole department.

Kevin Unger
HMSA Center & Neighbor Islands Operations

Here's what participants from a recent Honolulu conference  had to say

  • Glad I was enrolled in this class!
  • Excellent speaker!
  • Very personable & great talker
  • Great energy
  • Good instructor and presentation!
  • Very useful and helpful techniques. Great ideas
  • Kaala was very animated and facilitated a fast moving, entertaining, informative class
  • I think Kaala is a great speaker and it shows in his ability to communicate. Does he have other classes?

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