CEO, Kishshana & Co.
Founder, The Rooted Collaborative
Kishshana Palmer is the CEO of an organizational development learning company. She offers a mix of coaching and training she crafts into facilitative learning experiences, working primarily with CEOs, executive directors, and C-suite teams. She is particularly skilled at fortifying the people around the CEO so the systems and strategy are in place.
Kishshana is also a podcast host and an internationally recognized keynote and TEDx speaker.
Degrees and Experiences
- BA in International Studies, Bentley University
- Masters of Science in Information Age Marketing, McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University
- Clifton Strengths Certified Coach, Gallup
- Certified Fundraising Executive, CFRE International
- Certified Governance Trainer, BoardSource
- AFP Master Training, Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Certified Ombudsman
- Certificate in Philanthropy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Member and Co-Chair of the Signature Education program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Associate Professor, Long Island University
- Adjunct Faculty, Baruch College
- Founder, The Rooted Collaborative
Why Choose the Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification?
She was looking for a program that as authentic, something she could live out, and one that would allow her to transcend a specific niche or specialty as her business continued to grow.
“I needed a ‘sorting hat.’ I am super smart. I have lots of information in my mind at all times. And I can distill information very quickly. So I just needed a sorting hat so that I can be able to say, ‘These are the steps that I follow’ because I can be pulled off of topic. This program seemed like something I could use to pull myself back on track.”
What was the process like? Were there surprises?
“What surprised me was the depth of the program. I found that I would get to apply what I was learning in real-time. I was amazed that we could use what we were learning with our clients, even as we were learning it.
“I was also surprised that I wasn’t excluded from the transformational process. I found that, in order to be in this program, I would need to really put myself in the place of the person who I was coaching. To challenge or reaffirm my assumptions and things I thought were my values. That was a bonus.”