BWAC 13: Kishshana Palmer - A Conversation with the "Queen of Focus"
In this episode, I had to distinct pleasure to connect with Kishshana Palmer, national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.
Kishshana is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) 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 philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches women entrepreneurs.
You'll seldom meet/talk with anyone as sharp-witted and sharp-minded as Kishshana- and she’s ALWAYS been out front. Her life in leadership uniquely positions her to offer sage advice to aspiring and seasoned leaders alike to sharpen their approaches and effectiveness. In record time she drops some serious pearls of wisdom in this episode!
I expected my whirlwind conversation with management consultant Kishshana Palmer to touch on many varied topics under the lens of management- BUT because Kishshana's management style and philosophy are explicitly human-centered- this episode really centers on a theme of human connection.
To hear Kishshana talk is to experience a masterclass in living your best life, how to get really clear on what you're called to do in this life- and doing it on purpose!
Enjoy this one everybody- some life-affirming, straight-talking, and uplifting words await you!
Online Resources Mentioned During the Podcast
Rooted Retreat A first of its kind convening of Black and Brown Women Fundraisers Seeking Connections
AADO African-American Development Officers Network
Kish and Company Website
Kishshana's New Book
Hey! I’m New Here The first in a series of Management How-To Books
Kishshana's Online Management Class
Kish Camp- Management Class
Kishshana's Leadership Blog Secret Lives of Leaders
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