Miecha Ranea Forbes
When looking for a thought partner, there are few people I trust more than Kishshana. She is that special, yet very rare, combination of capable do-er, visionary leader and likeable teammate. One thing that I've found to be an absolute strength is her ability to "see around curves". Kishshana is able to anticipate and foresee things that others may not pick up on because they do not have the depth and breadth of experience that Kishshana brings to each role. But even with this extensive experience, it has not made her apprehensive or conservative. She thinks big and takes calculated risks that lead to significant impact on teams and organizations. She is thoughtful in her approach and insightful in her analysis of each situation. Without trying, she puts those around her in a position to constantly learn from her and as her career has progressed, she has demonstrated that building teams and developing others is high on the list if many talents that she brings to the table.
All Stars Helping Kids has worked with Kishshana several times, all with excellent results. In the past, we brought her in to help us craft our Development Plan and Annual Plan, as well as work with our Board (on two occasions). She is always prepared and professional, bringing her expertise and years of experience to the interactions, while being warm, engaging, funny and (my favorite part) a bit irreverent. Most recently, we brought her in to lead a fundraising workshop with our grantees. She walked them through different styles of pitching, helped them focus on their ideal donor profile, and gain other much-needed skills. The workshop was entirely tailored to their needs and, thanks to her fantastic prep-work, the grantees left useful with take-aways, including her slide deck. I look forward to working with Kishshana again, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a polished, professional and personable expert!
Fuzion Artist & Athlete Management (Fuzion), in conjunction with The Que Agency, works with international athletes, departments of tourism and other international entities on brand management and marketing initiatives. When one of their athletic association clients wanted to educate their players on getting involved with philanthropy in their communities, Fuzion turned to Kishshana & Co. Through strategy sessions and in person workshops with the players, Kishshana was able to help athletes with a giving heart, understand how to give back in their communities and leave a legacy while doing it.
Kicking off a series of "Breakfast Club" seminars, Kishshana & Co. educated, informed and advised these professional athletes from seven different countries on how to make an impact utilizing their collective brands and resources. Over the last 5 years, these athletes have generated over $2M in philanthropy donations, goods and services for the communities* that they serve.
*Communities: Bermuda / Baltimore, MD / Sao Paulo, Brasil / Kingston, Jamaica / Chicago, IL / CARIFTA Countries