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Engaging | Real | Transformational

Igniting Souls to Live Energized, Engaged, and Inspired





Corey discovered his passion early in life and wakes up excited every day to pursue it: ignite souls to live energized, engaged, and inspired lives. 

He has served as an innovator in the field of Organizational Psychology as a Leadership Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker for the past 20 years, working with both local and international groups.  His primary goal is to create long-lasting, positive behavioral change in leaders, teams, and people to increase engagement with work and life.  


He is the CEO and founder of Akamai Training & Consulting, a Honolulu-based company specializing in the design and development of custom-programming to enhance organization’s leadership and customer service skills.  He works with organizations and their top leaders to improve their leadership style, communication skills, team dynamics, personal branding, company culture, and their ability to motivate others and drive the organization.  He is a certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, Gallup’s CliftonStrengths, and Tracom’s Social Styles.


Previous roles include Complex Director of Training for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Waikiki, where he led the leadership development and service strategy and implementation for 2000+ employees within Starwood’s four premier destination resorts (Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Westin Moana Surfrider, and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani).  He served as a Regional Manager and Corporate Trainer for Starwood’s North America Learning & Development division, conducting General Manager training, leadership workshops, property trainer certifications, and Emotional Intelligence workshops across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  


He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology from Virginia Tech.  He is a graduate of the Pacific Century Fellows Program (2018), and is active in the community, serving on boards such as After-School All-Stars, the Make-A-Wish Young Leader’s Executive Board, the Waikiki Community Center, the Hawaii Food & Wine Epicurean Board, and donating his training to non-profit groups.  He is an avid fitness enthusiast and is a Certified Crossfit instructor. 


Akamai Training & Consulting is a Honolulu-based company specializing in the design and development of custom programming to enhance organizations’ leadership, culture, team dynamics, associate experience, and customer service skills. We conduct interactive and experiential workshops and webinars designed to maximize learning, retention, and long-term sustainability of enhanced teamwork and skills. 


We strive to create a transformational experience for participants to amplify their individual and team mindset, overall team dynamics, and their ability to anticipate challenges and communicate through them effectively. 


To achieve real transformation, we drive leaders and teams to be open and honest, and to engage in activities that constructively bring out any issues that hold them back.  Our model starts with activating an inspired mindset within, sustaining it with effective self-awareness and mindfulness,  and communicating with emotional intelligence and purpose.  


We are certified facilitators of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, Gallup’s CliftonStrengths, and Tracom’s Social Styles.


We provide three categories of services: 

1)  Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Operational Expertise Consultation & Training (Executive Retreats, Leadership Workshops/Webinars, Strategic Partnership. Team Dynamics Workshops, Customer Service Training)

2)  Executive Coaching (one-on-one performance coaching with senior leadership/high-potential management)

3)  Keynote Speeches for Conferences/Webinars 


Corey - Japanese Junior Chamber of Comme

Leadership Development;

Strategic Planning;

Operational Expertise Consultation & Training

  • Executive Retreats

  • Leadership Competency Workshopsand Webinars

  • Strategic Partnership Workshops

  • Team Dynamics Workshops

  • Customer Service Training


Executive Coaching

  • One-on-one Performance Coaching with senior leadership and high-potential management


Keynote Speaking

​Topics Include:

  • Excelling With Emotional Intelligence

  • Mastering the Mindset of Inspired Living

  • The Secret to Establishing a Service Culture

  • Modern Leadership: Effectively Engaging All Generations

  • Communicating Effectively with Your Audience

  • Becoming a Social Savant: The Magic Behind Connecting Deeply with Anyone

  • Igniting Your Audience: Mastering Your Presentation Skills to Generate Enormous Impact

  • The Secret to Leading, Engaging and Retaining Millenials

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