About Ankha

Ankha Marza is an internationally renowned public speaking coach and communication strategist.

Ankha has coached Royalty, Presidents and Vice Presidents of countries and corporations, Presidential Candidates, First Ladies, Parliament and Cabinet Members, Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, sales and nonprofit organizations, youth and women leadership groups, CEOs and their teams in the US and worldwide. Her work and client base span over 50 countries and 6 continents.


Ankha has been working with Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 2012. The most prestigious organization of chief executives in the world, YPO numbers over 25,000 global leaders across 130 countries. YPO member-run companies employ 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues. Her work with the YPO focuses on Member, Spouses, Youth and Forum workshops on Mastering Public Speaking and the Power of Presence, on Personal Charisma and Influence, and on one-on-one coaching with notable local and world business leaders.


The courses she lead for the Guatemala YPO Chapter on “Empowering Spouses, YPOers and Youth Through Public Speaking” won the Best Spouse/Partner Personal Development Event in Latin America 2014, across the 60 YPO regional chapters.


She has also worked with SAP, Lockheed Martin, the Leading Hotels of The World, AccorHotels, Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions, Bridgewater Associates (the world’s largest hedge fund),  First Philippine Holdings, State Street Global Advisors, Elliott Management, iENG Group, Standard Chartered Bank and other distinguished national and international organizations.

Some of the worldwide destinations she has worked in to date include: US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Russia, Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Kenya, South Africa, New Zealand, Greenland and The Arctic Circle, Romania, The Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain.


Ankha was awarded full scholarships by multiple prestigious graduate schools in the US, including Ivy League universities. She received her Masters in Communication Management from the #1 ranked school in the world in communication and media studies, The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Some of the other leading schools for communication and media studies in the top 20 include London School of Economics and Political Science, Columbia University, Yale University, New York University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University.


Ankha is also a powerfully transformative Life Coach and Integrated Nutrition Health Coach. She has been for over a decade, deeply immersed in the study and practice of cutting edge Mind Body technologies from Neuroscience to Neuro Linguistic Programming, Psychology, Longevity Nutrition, Energy Medicine and Quantum Physics. She successfully guides people into a life of higher wellbeing, happiness, passion and purpose.

In what feels like another life, her background also includes advertising sales planning and account management with Fortune 500 companies, in TV and digital media, with national and international clients. She has managed integration processes of high profile partnerships among major sports franchises (NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, NHL) and the world’s leading platforms, developers and publishers of digital entertainment (Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment).

And her favorite childhood sport was  … chess! She often skipped school and piano lessons for her chess competitions and studies. She played chess competitively, and consistently ranked in the top of national and international tournaments, from age 7 to 17.