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One of Hawaii's best motivational speakers and corporate trainers

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Meet Annabel Chotzen


Annabel Chotzen motivates us with her passion and rejuvenates us with her humor. She empowers us to achieve our goals and then surprass them.


Like her Hawaiian homeland, Annabel’s strong yet gentle sprit is irresistible. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Her smile is radiant. She inspires people to believe in themselves.


For more than 20 years Annabel has motivated thousands of people throughout America to meet their challenges, to rise above their limitations, and to create transformation in their lives.

Annabel teaches practical solutions to real life issues. You will learn how to...

  • Make an immediate positive impact on your organization

  • Resolve conflict with difficult people

  • Transform adversity into winning results

  • Boost employee productivity, commitment and fulfillment

  • Create solutions to the most challenging problems

  • Overcome obstacles to clear communication

  • Excel in outstanding customer service

  • Light a fire under your sales force


Rather than just lecture to her audience, Annabel involves the audience and deeply connects with them. Hands-on experiential exercises reinforce the message. In addition, a multimedia presentation increases learning effectiveness and retention by stimulating the senses of sight, sound and touch.


Having worked for corporations, government and entrepreneurs, she understands the challenges of a broad range of organizations and people. Since every organization is unique and has different needs, each presentation is customized specifically for your group.


An award-winning public speaker, Annabel's unforgettable events are the perfect blend of depth and substance, humor and inspiration. Her ideas are easy to understand, easy to implement and loaded with long-term value.


Using examples from her own life, Annabel will teach your group how to rise above impossible odds, achieve your goals and then discover that a much higher level of fulfillment has been attained.


Hawaii, Annabel’s home, is a place of extraordinary beauty and gentleness. The presentations impart a deep sense of awakening to the beauty, power and courage within.


Whether your event is in Hawaii or another location, Annabel gives you the true spirit of Aloha.

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Annabel's Credentials


  • Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University

  • Bachelors Degree from Bennington College

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Communications at the University of Hawaii School of Business

  • Adjunct Professor, MBA Program, Chaminade University

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Communications at Hawaii Pacific University

  • Leadership positions in the public and private sectors

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Q & A with Annabel


Q. Why do corporate executives and meeting planners hire you as a speaker and workshop trainer?

A. They see positive results in their businesses and in their employees. Their people become more productive and their organizations are more successful. The tools they receive are practical, effective and can easily be incorporated into their personal and professional lives.


Q. How are your presentations different from other speakers and trainers?
A. My presentations are practical and entertaining. They create positive, long-lasting changes. Complex ideas become easy to understand.  I show people how to overcome adversity. People feel that if I did it, they can too.


Q.  What advice would you give to people who have not reached their goals?
A. First, you have to know what your goal is. Second, you need to have a sense of urgency. With urgency you will stay motivated to take action. Third, you must be focused and refuse to give up. Commitment is essential to achieving results. The most important element in accomplishing goals is believing in yourself.


Q.  You have the reputation for being a great story teller. Why do people say that?
A. My stories are unique and from real life experiences. You won’t hear them from anyone else. They are humorous, and meaningful. My stories are an effective way for people to learn and remember the points I make during my presentations.


Q. If someone was describing Annabel Chotzen to a friend or colleague, what would they say?
A. They would say that Annabel Chotzen empowers people to believe in themselves and achieve the greatness that’s already inside of them. She shows people how to break through their preconceived ideas of who they are and what they think they can accomplish. She’s authentic and sincere -- she lives what she teaches.


For some, my message motivates people to see that they “can do it too”. For others it’s a gentle push to rise out of their comfort zone and really go for what they want in their professional and personal lives.


People say that they not only feel better about themselves, their relationships and their work, but my presentations give them the tools to build a more successful and productive life.

What an enlightening presentation! Your demonstration of communicating with different personalities was very informative. I feel that each and every one of us will take something from your presentation to improve our work environment and our home life. Thank you!

     Lynne Kipi, Clerical Supervisor, U.S. Probation Office

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