The Finest Thought Leaders
Ask me what my greatest success in life is and I’m likely to point to the certificate hanging on the wall addressed to the “Greatest Dad in the World” given to me by my wife and two sons.
Along the way I did go through 3 distinct phases in my career starting off first as an educator. From “Big Ten University” instructor to private college department chairman, from working with high school students in inner city schools, developing sports programs on the reservation or enhancing adult community programs, I wanted to reach out and help bring out the best in people.
A major life decision brought our family back from Minnesota to the island of my birth. Reconnecting with old friends, I launched an entertainment company which was fortunate to produce shows in every major venue in the state earning trips back to the mainland to appear on television at the Mall of America.
Our award-winning shows have played for over one million guests and for Hollywood luminaries while in the islands many of whom are posted in our scrapbook.
9/11 was another life altering event which motivated me to come full circle and focus on education once more. Establishing 911 Seminars, an Emergency and Safety Training company, was the first step in my goal to improve, enhance and save lives through education.
“A.J. Lactaoen is masterful at audience engagement. As a speaker, his unique blend of charm, charisma and sincerity enable him to establish a ‘connection’ with attendees, young and old alike. His belief in his work, his respect for his audience, and his desire to impact them with positive and lasting memories are attributes that make A.J. an extraordinary speaker.”
Bill Charney, President, Charney & Associates, Colorado
“A.J. has been the driving source to continue to do business with because of his flexibility and profound “Aloha” spirit. We can always rest assure that he will make sure our guests are treated like VIP’s. He can warm up a room with his presence and carisma, and capture everyones attention. I have seen many great MC’s and A.J. is one of them”
Gwen Silva, Marketing Manager, Embassy Vacation Resort
“A.J.’s love for people and what his is doing is obvious every time he is on stage. He makes the audience feel that he is their personal friend and is equally at ease with a 90 year-old couple celebrating a 70th anniversary and a 7 year-old celebrating a birthday.”
Denny Dotson, President, The Dotson Company, Minnesota
“A.J. is very engaging with his audience, interacts very well with them and adapts to the audience’s make up and mood. He possesses the capability of bringing calmness and interest in whatever he is presenting. I highly recommend A.J. for any formal or informal presentation needs.”
- W. Almeida, Director F&B, Hawaii Prince Resorts
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