In this episode of Talking Shizzle, Taylor and Will sit down and chat with a good friend of ours, Kishshana Palmer who is an international speaker, trainer, and coach with a 20+ year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management who helps leaders create high performing teams. Kishshana is the CEO of Kishshana & Co., an organizational development firm focused on helping everyday leaders live well and lead well. Her firm’s work centers on equity and social justice and practical solutions for today’s organizations. She is the founder of The Rooted Collaborative — a global community focused on the growth and development of women leaders of color in the social sector. She’s the host of the podcast “Let’s Take This Offline”, an adjunct professor at Baruch College, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), A Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a Q3LC Certified Coach, and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more she is the fairy godmother they have on speed dial.
Kishshana & Co’s work isn’t limited to organizations, she also works with everyday leaders who are looking to do good in the world and live healthier lives, without having to flip all the tables which here at Creative Shizzle we just LOVE. They help people lead the life they love and have the career they love. She is also passionate about relationships and helping people reach their potential. Funny Fact: Kishshana and Taylor met in an elevator at a conference when they were going to a happy hour party. They immediately clicked and had a great conversation during the 62-second elevator ride.
We dive in deep about building relationships quickly and understanding how to read the room. To build relationships quickly, one needs to know and understand themselves and how one presents themselves in the world. They need to be able to read the room, be unafraid to say I see you and have a sincere curiosity about people. To read the room not only means being able to understand the context of the situation, but to read the non-verbal cues, like body language, and be attentive to the conversation. The Talking Shizzle Team and Kishshana chat about so much more like:
- Achieving Career Success and Living a Life You Love
- Kishshanaverse – What is it? How it’s helping people become their best selves?
- Reading the Room and Nonverbal Communication Cues
- Scaling Your Business & Personal Brand Separation & Achieving Success
- Wellness Routines, Self-Maintenance, & Self-Care Strategies for Mental Well-Being
- Creating & Being A Leadership Example For Others
Check out Kishshana & Co. and all the amazing things they can assist with here:
Connect with Kishshana here on these social channels if you have questions:
- FACEBOOK: @kishshanapalmer
- INSTAGRAM: @kishshanapalmer
- TWITTER: @kishshanapalmer
- LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kishshanapalmer/