Brandi Kiana-Jo
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What’s an Ambassador?

An Ambassador is someone who has finished a minimum of 3 months of holistic coaching by Brandi Kiana-Jo and is devoted to connect with him/herself and with others through compassion, authenticity, gratitude to help make the world a better place. Ambassadors get special discounts to continue holistic coaching with Brandi and may receive free assistance in producing events. Start your journey with Brandi by signing up for a free 15-minute consultation and discover what your first step can be.


Michael was an orphan in Ukraine until he was adopted at 12 years then moved to Central California. He has started a nonprofit to help “at-risk” kids called Ambitious Youth Incorporated. “Kids are our future. What we do will make the change in the future.” Michael has volunteered to donate his time to 3 schools of O’ahu to empower teenagers about being resilient to achieve your dreams. He has spoken and participated in Empowering Teachers to Empower Students Workshop on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at MyGoCenter about his endeavor to empower teens.

Michael is obtaining his master’s degree in business finance at Hawaii Pacific University.

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Michael-Vitally Vernon

is a champion athlete in the fitness industry as a coach and model. He’s inspired to help orphans and teenagers to be good examples for others to follow and makes yearly visits to an orphanage in Ukraine, “I can relate to the orphans because I know what it’s like. It reminds me to be humble and level-headed.”

Brandi puts her mind, heart and soul into each ONE of our SESSIONS. She has helped me move forward in my personal and overall life by creating a more balanced and fulfilled life. Highly recommended to anyone that needs that extra push in life for greater purpose.
— Michael-Vitally Vernon Champion Athlete, Fitness Coach and Model, Philanthropist

Leonard is a sensitive, warmhearted and lovable guy. He's a leader by nature, attentive to detail and believes strongly in working with the Aloha Spirit.

"After experiencing Brandi’s sessions, moving forward I am motivated to build my business and reach out to more people. I want to give them satisfaction; make them happy by addressing all of their concerns with transparency and educating them on current problems and offer strategic solutions. I want them to have a pleasant experience, to know I’m easy to work with and things will get fixed."

 Bridging the gap and implementing solutions

"As long as I’m covered, I don’t need to inflate my costs- I don’t want to be a follower and compete in that sense. I just want to offer my services at a fair price.  I’m not a salesperson. They’ll get to know who I truly am and I'll get to know who they truly are. I enjoy connecting with people on a deeper level; a personal and emotional level and build a relationship by being open and honest in conversation two-ways."

-Leonard Keao

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Leonard Keao, Jr.

Leonard Keao, Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions, Business IT Consultant specializing in network infrastructure and server/client environment and Vice President of West Oahu Professionals Network

Working with Brandi both personally and professionally has brought more clarity into my life. To be able to see beyond fear and doubt as well as identifying my why. I could not have asked for a better person to work with. She shows nothing but passion and compassion in what she does. She will always be dear to my heart and a friend forever. Mahalo nui loa Brandi for all that you have done and will do.
— Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN
I have been blessed with the opportunity to know and work with Brandi in a variety of settings. I first discovered Brandi and her services in a Natural Awakenings newsletter. To justify the quote written in her ad, YES!! We absolutely did meet for a reason.

What an amazing opportunity to network and authentically connect with like-minded women. I am impressed with Brandi’s ability to organize, collaborate, and lead interactive group discussions. I especially admire her ability to collaborate with other leaders and provide unique, creative opportunities for self-reflection. I have attended a couple of Girlfriends! Events, and each one was very different. Through various experiences, activities, and topics covered- I always take home profound new messages. Like ideas to implement self-love or new meditation techniques. Am also a fan of Brandi’s selection in the small details, like healthy yummy treats for the tummy paired with heart-full social fun for the soul.

Event- Project WET/ Empowering Teachers Workshop:
I had the opportunity to also partner and work with Brandi in a workshop called PWET (Project Water Education for Teachers). The program allows teachers to earn free credit and supplies educators with activity curriculum that meet Hawaii’s new science standards.

Brandi led a portion of the event with an Empowering Educators Workshop. She presented a screening of the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, and led a powerful writing exercise and group discussion. Although the event and partnership was the first of its kind, coordination was streamlined and smooth because of Brandi’s straightforward thinking and prompt communication skills. Brandi was very organized, and effectively led teachers to reflect on their beliefs and how that translates into the classroom.

As our actions are deeply rooted in the mindset we develop growing up, my vision was to develop a water conservation program for children through PWET. I wanted to share with teachers not just PWET material, but the tremendous platform they hold to create great impact for the future. Similar to Girlfriends!, Brandi facilitated self-reflection through group instruction, which allowed teachers to recognize their power as educators and allowed the PWET facilitators to more authentically connect with the audience.

The best of the best athletes have coaches. Even Michael Jordan had a coach! I’m no Michael Jordan, but at a time where I needed new direction I discovered Brandi. Her compassionate empathic abilities paired with a wealth of knowledge played a huge role in guiding me to shift perceptions that allowed miraculous change into my life. I call her an earth angel because she has allowed me to reflect on my natural gifts and live a more purposeful life.

Brandi generously devoted much time and energy into guiding my thoughts and beliefs as a sponsor during my journey through the preliminary Miss Hawaii USA 2018 pageant. I was so impressed with her ability to coach me, as she has quite the diverse skillset: through strutting the runway in heels to channeling my root chakra with foundation to the earth to mentally preparing for the pageant interviews.

She provided me with various opportunities to integrate, one I like to call: validating my own parking ticket. Or acknowledging each step I take. Whether it is taking the step to be courageous in the presence of fear, taking the step to run for a preliminary Miss Hawaii, or taking the step to fold my laundry. Honoring each step, there is no need for external validation; I validate my own parking ticket! Although I did not take home a crown, I actually won an even greater prize: infinite free parking!!
— Brittney



Brittney Higuchi

Brittney Higuchi is a civil engineer at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. She is a kind-hearted, joyful, silly and compassionate woman who is also detail-oriented and hardworking. From water conservation, building community projects to inspiring others to breakthrough depression, she shares an incredible passion to help others. She has worked with Brandi Kiana-Jo in various ways from partnering with Empowering Educators Workshop, attending Girlfriends! as a guest to receiving a 7-10 Photo Shoot and personal holistic coaching while running for Miss Hawaii USA in 2018. Brittney won Miss Popularity in the pageant!

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Support, join or hire Brandi in any of these projects. Co-host an event, partner , donate products to guests that resonate with the cause, let's collaborate and be a catalyst for positive change.


Modeling & Photography


Photography by Brandi Kiana-Jo

Make it a fun and empowering experience to have Brandi coach you in modeling or hire her as your photographer to showcase your product at an event. Learn more →


Empower Teachers


Sponsor a workshop to empower teachers to empower students by bridging the gap between the community and schools. Learn more →



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Partner or sponsor a networking event for women to empower women and strengthen sisterhood. Host an event at your venue or share your products with this organization.  Learn more →

Empowering Leaders at Girlfriends!

These are partners of Girlfriends! who invest their time and creativity to collaborate on events at Girlfriends! They are co-leaders and very much involved in creating an unforgettable and positive experience! 


Melissa Lehua 2017

Asia Gilchriest-Fogle 2017

Kara Emerson 2017-2018


Elliana Moore 2017


Mischa Perez


Domingo Ruiz 2018

Sophia Sommers 2017

Shaiann Mares 2018


 Andrea Pack 2017-2018

Beckie Kowalski 2017-2018

Halona Brooks 2017-2018

Tarah Long 2017-2018

Lee Yen Anderson 2017-2018

Kelly Kay 2018

Fallon Mendes 2018

Caroline Jalayahay 2018

Ryan Charaba 2018

Bessie Estonactoc 2018-2019





Gisella West-Schultz 2017-2018

Gloria Payoyo 2017-2018

Sister Association

West Coast Pearls 2018


Without the generosity and trust of these people, I wouldn't have been able to produce such events the way I have. Words cannot truly express the gratitude and respect I have for these people. Mahalo nui for believing in me and thank you for your support.


Mischa Perez

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Marketing Advantage

Dave Sierra Band

Roys Hawaii Kai







It takes a team to build something spectacular. It is the coalescence of many that allowed us to connect with so many of you. From volunteers, dancers to storytellers, together, we've made strides and I am so honored to have been able to work with all of you.


Brandon Tabbiolo

Brock Ladd

Brandon Espiritu

Beau Cuizon
Photographer for home page photo

Kelly Turner

Brock Ladd

Christine Jose
Makeup Artist for home page photo

Roges Ota International
Hair Stylist for home page photo

Surfjack Hotel
Venue for Girlfriends! May-August 2017

Wisp Restaurant & Lounge

Eating House 1849 Waikiki and Kapolei

Black Cat Salon Kailua


Josh Reppun, partner, Most Likely to Succeed Hawai'i

ETES Supporters, Feb. 2017

Coach Kaipo

Alex Teece

Steve Terstegge

Madonna Tinorua, Volunteer

Rob Carluccio, Volunteer

Jeffrey Varga, Chef

Rechung Fujihira, Box Jelly

Doorae Shin, Kokua Foundation, Plastic Free        

Elia Bruno, Honolulu Tool Library

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN

ETES Supporters, April 2017

David Do, MyGoCenter

Aric Harris, Author of Education Beyond High School

Stephanie Palmer, Financial Consultant, AXA-Advisors

Michael-Vitally Vernon, Champion Athlete, Philanthropist, Fitness Coach & Mode

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN

Empowering Educators Workshop Partners, March 2018

Board of Water Supply 

Project WET 

Ma'ema'e Elementary 

'Awa & Storytellers

Keala Paleka-Kahuanu, co-host &
'Awa Koa

Maile Meyers
Na Mea Hawai'i, co-sponsor

Hina Wong-Kalu, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Forest Frizzell, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Kai Markell, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Jenny Lynn, Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Shannon McCarthyGuest Storyteller, May 2016

Kenji Doughty, Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Kevin Keshida, Guest Storyteller, June 2016


Water is Life Workshop

Grant Udugawa, Co-host

Atmo Systems, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Cruzin Foods, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau-Agres, Co-sponsor

'Awa & Storytellers

Glenn MartinezGuest Storyteller, June 2016

Lono Perry, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Christina Lizzi, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Meli Lehua Novikoff, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau Agres,   Guest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Doorae ShinGuest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Kapono Mahoe, Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Isma Mo'iheka PalekaGuest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Halona Fukutomi, Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Greg StanleyGuest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Rebecca BelmontGuest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Kahu Angela "Pohakuola" Studer,    Guest Storyteller , Nov. 2016

Keith Baitlin,  Guest Storyteller, Nov. 2016

Amanda OdishGuest Storyteller, Nov. 2016