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Keynote Sessions

Morra Aarons-Mele
Speaker, Consultant, Author, Podcast Host

Award-winning entrepreneur and communications executive, podcast host (The Anxious Achiever), and author (The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears into Your Leadership Superpower, 2023; Hiding in the Bathroom: How To Get Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home, 2017) who is passionate about helping people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their success. Winner of the 2023 Mental Health America Media Award. Speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, startups, and U.S Government agencies. A 2022 LinkedIn "Top 10 Voice" in mental health.

The Anxious Achiever is a book with a mission: to normalize anxiety and leadership. As leadership expert and self-proclaimed anxious achiever Morra Aarons-Mele argues, anxiety is built into the very nature of leadership. It can—and should—be harnessed into a force for good.

Inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, The Anxious Achiever is filled with personal stories, research-based insights into mental health, and lots of practical advice. Whether you're experiencing anxiety for the first time or have been battling it for years, The Anxious Achiever will help you turn your stress and worries into a source of strength for yourself, your career, and the people you lead.

Na Leo Pilimehana

It all started as 3 high school friends Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales winning Hawaiʻi's biggest high school talent contest, Brown Bags to Stardom, in 1984. 

Their winning song, an original entitled "Local Boys", hit radio by storm, launched Na Leo's career and remains the #1 selling single in Hawaiʻi history. 36 years later having written, recorded and performed more than twenty #1 hits, Na Leo's music has marked life's milestones for its fans becoming the playlist to their lives.