Jack Makani is the Founder of Makani Pvt. Ltd. and President of ACA. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1943. From his youth he enrolled into the Danish Army and rose to the rank of major before He quit in January 1991. At that time he has specialized with a psychological education at the Defence Academy in Denmark. An unexpected divorce with his wife at the age of 46 brought him into the field of personal and spiritual development. He began this education with learning NLP. In the field of NLP, hypnosis and psychotherapy his teachers were: Ole Vadum Dahl (Denmark), Tad James (USA), John Overdurff (USA) and Julia Silverthorn (USA). In 1991, Jack left the army to devote himself entirely into coaching and psychotherapeutic work. In 1998, He was internationally certified as a Master Trainer of NLP.
In 1993, Jack began his studies in the Polynesian shaman tradition of Huna on Hawaii. In the same period, he also got initiated into the Reiki healing system.