MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Kozhi Makai

Dr. Makai has a background in psychology, speech communication, leadership, applied management, decision sciences, and organizational change. His professional experience spans four continents with work in academia, professional sports, philanthropy, and the for-profit business world. Winner of numerous awards, including for two of his publications, Dr. Makai is a true scholar-practitioner who works to bridge the gap between theory and practice





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Keynote Topics: Career Development, Communication, Conflict Management, Team Building and Coaching, Time Management,
Business Training Topics: Anger Management, Career Development,

Dr. Kozhi Sidney Makai makes presentations and training events that are fun, entertaining, interactive, and filled with immediately usable information. He doesn’t just make people feel great; he moves people into action. For more than 14 years, Dr. Makai has been inspiring, training, and encouraging participants to reach their full potential.

The common thread in Dr. Makai’s presentations, training sessions, books, and articles is the spirit of excellence. His thoughtful, intellectual and intelligent assessment of the human condition have played a significant role in producing formidable results in organizations in a variety of industries from academia to technology.

Dr. Makai has a background in psychology, speech communication, leadership, applied management, decision sciences, and organizational change. His professional experience spans four continents with work in academia, professional sports, philanthropy, and the for-profit business world. Winner of numerous awards, including for two of his publications, Dr. Makai is a true scholar-practitioner who works to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

He has made personal management and growth both a business niche and the basis upon which he lives his life. Dr. Makai developed The SIGNIFICANT Life™, personal and professional philosophies that have allowed him to make the most of each day and accomplish great feats in his academic and professional careers. The juggling act he lives every day and his diverse education are testimony to his expertise in self-management and utilizing a myriad of skills and education to better yourself and others.

B.A., Speech Communication (Psychology Minor) from Sam Houston State University

M.A., Business Communication (Leadership & Influence) from Jones International University

Ph.D., Applied Management & Decision Sciences (Leadership & Organizational Change) from Walden University

Dr. Makai is an excellent career and life coach, a dynamic and engaging public speaker, and an insightful author. His diverse background, culture, and experience enrich his perspective and add a lot of value to his work. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Makai's services and books!" - Sheryl Sitts (Founder, Journey of Possibilities)\n"Dr Kozhi Makai was retained to presesent business lessons to a small business and networking group in The Woodlands. The group had high standards for learning new techniques for taking their business to the next level. Dr Makai not only meet their expectations, but exeeded them. He provided timely topics and actionable lessons for the group. I would highly recommend Dr Makai for both performance and professionalism." - Sergio Grado (Consultant, GradCo)\n"His common sense approach to the graduates about their future was an eye opening, inspiring and challenging speech, that made the graduates think about what type of person they wanted to be [or should be] and how they could [positively] contribute to society. Although Mr. Makai is young he has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge beyond his years." - Tammy Taylor) (Sweetwater Christian School)\n"There are people who touch your life and Dr. Kozhi sure left a lasting impression on mine. He taught me how to apply myself and think positively in the face of adversity…I am happy to say that "when I grow up, I want to be just like him." My patients and I thank him for making a difference." - Anthony Bailey (Licensed Vocational Nurse)\n"It is Dr. Makai’s life commitment to teach, to encourage and to motivate others to reach their full potential. He is considered by some to be a “natural born” motivational and public speaker. His positive, uplifting, always smiling demeanor, his stature, his voice and diction, his intelligence, his ability to think quickly on his feet, and his eloquent word choice lend themselves beautifully to his chosen profession" - Joanne Shaffer (North Harris College)

“Dr. Makai is an excellent career and life coach, a dynamic and engaging public speaker, and an insightful author. His diverse background, culture, and experience enrich his perspective and add a lot of value to his work. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Makai’s services and books!”

– Sheryl Sitts (Founder, Journey of Possibilities)

“Dr Kozhi Makai was retained to present business lessons to a small business and networking group in The Woodlands. The group had high standards for learning new techniques for taking their business to the next level. Dr Makai not only meet their expectations, but exceeded them. He provided timely topics and actionable lessons for the group. I would highly recommend Dr Makai for both performance and professionalism.”

– Sergio Grado (Consultant, GradCo)

“His common sense approach to the graduates about their future was an eye opening, inspiring and challenging speech, that made the graduates think about what type of person they wanted to be [or should be] and how they could [positively] contribute to society. Although Mr. Makai is young he has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge beyond his years.”

– Tammy Taylor (Sweetwater Christian School)

“There are people who touch your life and Dr. Kozhi sure left a lasting impression on mine. He taught me how to apply myself and think positively in the face of adversity…I am happy to say that “when I grow up, I want to be just like him.” My patients and I thank him for making a difference.”

– Anthony Bailey (Licensed Vocational Nurse)

“It is Dr. Makai’s life commitment to teach, to encourage and to motivate others to reach their full potential. He is considered by some to be a “natural born” motivational and public speaker. His positive, uplifting, always smiling demeanor, his stature, his voice and diction, his intelligence, his ability to think quickly on his feet, and his eloquent word choice lend themselves beautifully to his chosen profession.”

– Joanne Shaffer (North Harris College)


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