Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana Palmer

International Speaker, Trainer, and Coach

Music by Dj Quads

Often we spend a lot of time searching for our purpose, but have you ever considered that your purpose is not lost?

Today on the Black Women Rising Podcast, we sat down with international speaker, trainer, coach, and CEO Kishshana Palmer. Kishshana talks with us about purpose and identifying it based on your values and the current season of your life. She shares good advice about leadership, the qualities of a good leader, and how important it is to have social capital. She also debunks the meaning of authenticity and black girl magic. Kishshana leaves us with plenty of gems in this episode, and you can hear through her voice and tell by her personality that she is genuinely passionate and committed to helping black women rise.


Key Discussion Points From This Episode Include:

[00:02:31] Purpose Defined by Kishshana

[00:10:11] Finding Purpose

[00:14:53] Kishshana’s Personal Philosophy

[00:24:50] Leadership Defined Kishshana

[00:27:57] Qualities of a Good Leader

[00:29:59] Combating Stereotypes

[00:33:41] One of the Biggest Mistakes Black Women Make in Leadership Roles

[00:39:20] Debunking the Meaning of Authenticity

[00:41:11] Debunking the Meaning of Black Girl Magic

Introducing Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana Palmer 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. 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 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 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. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches high performing leaders.

Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful teenage daughter. Kishshana is the epitome of your classic 90’s Queens homegirl and quintessential corner office executive. She is your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.

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