We specialize in unique retreat experiences that launch you into your great calling through transformational leadership, empowered education,
and professional development.

MANNA KO

FOUNDER & CEO OF HUMANNATEA®

Manna Ko is a believer, Behavioral & Social Hope Scientist, Manna-fester (she makes things happen!), storyteller, abolitionist, mentor, dog and animal lover, warrior, and dreamer.

One of her rare gifts is the ability to see people’s one-of-a-kind calling – and to know how to help them step into that promise.

If you find her looking at you a little longer than a passing glance, she’s admiring the gold in you!

Manna, affectionately known as Your Purpose Professor™, has a diverse field of experience as an Entrepreneur, Author, multiple TEDx Speaker, International Speaker, Educator, Scholar, and Transformational Leader. She has an EdD in Leadership for Change, a PhD in Philosophy, an MA in Psychology, and graduate certifications in several health disciplines. Manna has also recently achieved executive certifications from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School, and Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, as well as executive certifications from MIT’s Sloan’s School of Management in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

She has authored numerous articles, papers, curricula, and over two dozen books, including her lauded autobiographical novel To Run With Horses, and her adorable children's book series, Sophie & Solo's Fun Adventures™.

Manna’s calling is to teach, challenge, stretch, and equip others to live out their purposeful gifts in a world hungry for authentic, honorable, and meaningful relationships.

She is a fierce, yet fun-loving, and compassionate modern-day warrior, committed to being a voice of truth, justice, honor, kindness, and generosity for humanity (hence, "HuMannaTea"). She lives a grateful life with her family and "furmily."

PROFESSIONAL BIO | KIND WORDS

A Few Wonderful Clients, Projects, and Associations

TO RUN WITH HORSES

COMING March 2023 - MANNA'S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL OF COURAGE, HOPE AND TRIUMPH (2ND EDITION)

When Leah, a cantankerous and disillusioned hospice patient asks the seemingly perfect and “high-falutin’” Manna to tell her her life story, she has no idea that she is opening a Pandora’s box of secrets.

It begins in 1960s China, when little Manna first perceives God and has her first heavenly encounter. Following her to Canada and, eventually, the United States, this autobiographical novel is the story of a little girl trapped by culture, convention, rules, societal expectation, abuse – and of the woman who had to overcome it all.

Where is God? Does He exist? Does He care? Does he really talk to us? Unaware of His divine plan, how can we assume anything but that we are somehow being punished when we are besieged with troubles?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then Manna Ko’s story about her journey through devastating losses and trauma into a rewarding life of freedom and peace will be a tremendous encouragement to you.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

SOPHIE AND SOLO’S FUN ADVENTURES

A CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES
A much loved and all-round-feel-good series about a sister and a brother -- Sophie and Solo.

You will be delighted and moved by the meaningful lessons each sweet story has to share.

Life Changing Workshops

Manna is masterful at delivering powerful personal, professional, and community-focused workshops that create life-changing experiences. In fact, developing and facilitating workshops is one of her greatest gifts and passions.

FOR A BLESSED LIFE

Unlocking the Secrets to Living your Blessed Life

Discover the extraordinary within you and free your hidden gifts at our life-changing 3-day The Blessed Life retreat.

FOR A BLESSED BUSINESS

The Business System You’ve Been Waiting For!

We are committed to supporting you and the possibilities your business dreams can bring with high level resources in an all-in-one proprietary system.

Courses

AS YOUR PURPOSE PROFESSOR™, I WANT TO HELP YOU DO WHAT YOU LOVE BECAUSE THERE IS NO OTHER YOU WITH YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTING, ANOINTING, AND PERSONALITY.

More Than Words

This is our signature course!

How do you turn an idea for a book into a finished manuscript? Manna will take you through ‘Book-Writing 101’ and impart some of the invaluable lessons she has learned as a published author of dozens of books, articles, curricula, and programs, etc.

This course will help you avoid some of the unnecessary pitfalls many writers encounter on this journey, and equip you with tools, exercises, and resources to help you start AND finish your book!

Other Courses

  • Your Gifts Will Find You How to rest in your giftings and to thrive without striving.

  • Plant 2 Trees With 1 Seed How to effectively and efficiently reach your goals without burnout or burning others.

  • Don’t Waste Your Saliva How to have “care-frontational” discussions and move forward with those you care about.

  • MamaSistas How to build and nurture sacred relationships with our friends.

What Raving Fans Are Saying...

Manna Ko is an amazing speaker and trainer that has the unique ability to help you understand the root of the issue that is holding you back. She has a transparent style that is highly engaging, as she draws out of you exactly what you need to get the breakthrough you need in your life and to accomplish all that you desire. I would highly recommend Manna’s program to anyone who wants a breakthrough so that you can get to the next level in your personal and professional development.


– Sherry W., Los Angeles, CA

I really enjoyed your classes and workshops. Learning from you is a great experience. The information you offer is extremely applicable for me at work and at home. Thank you also for the closing video you produced at the end of the event. It was so well done and I was very moved. Thank you for opening your heart to us all.


– John K., San Francisco, CA

Dear Manna, thank you for the wonderful presentation you did for our company. It entered into me on a very deep level – powerful stuff. You are a warm, loving and wonderful person. Thank you also for our phone sessions in May. I recalled our telephone conversations on many occasions…what a comfort they were. Thank you for being there for me during such a difficult time. You are a very special and wonderful person!!


– Karen N., Toronto, Canada

Hi Manna! I just wanted to drop you a note following an amazing weekend conference. Thank you for the elegance and intention by which you brought the event and its attendees together. The gathering was one of such a new octave!!! And by the end of the workshop, I felt a wholeness and hope that I have not felt with over 200 strangers ever! Thank you for listening to your heart and making it happen!


– Connie F., San Diego, CA

Thank you for a life-changing weekend in Scotland. I am so glad I defied Storm Doris to get there! Dreams were conceived and The Lord brought Manna from heaven to feed and nourish these dreams. The Lord also used you as the Head Midwife to put in place the strategy we need to follow to take our dreams to term and at the appointed time, birth these dreams to His glory. I am still at a loss for words to describe our heavenly encounters…Thank you for what you have sown into each of our lives; things can never be the same again. Thank you for your obedience, thank you for your love, thank you for walking with us into this new season. Love and God’s blessings.


– Emma E., Scotland

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