Giving Voice to Talent!
kiisa offers organizations, event planners, and conference venues activities that include: workplace and soft-skills training, on-site presentations, conference facilitation, and speakers for business networking events.
kiisa will tailor a speaking engagement to fit your corporate, non-profit, academic, or faith-based needs.
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S’BEAT – Speaker’s Bureau for Education and Training
David Kiviaho attended Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of South Alabama in the study of Liberal Arts. He is the Founder and COO of kiisa corporation.
He has served at the executive level in business and non-profit capacities including; Executive VP of Operations for a Southeastern United States Bio-Medical Firm, Retail Buying and Management for large retailers, Program Director/Fund Development Director for various high-profile non-profit organizations, Director for a health-related hotline in New Orleans, and Director for a health-related national hotline in San Francisco.
David is an author, a successful leader, inspiring keynote speaker, trainer, business person, grant writer, interactive master of ceremonies, experienced mentor, thoughtful business coach, and has been instrumental in providing programmatic, developmental, project management, and educational services for businesses and highly visible non-profits. He has also served on many community boards and committees, and recognized as a leader in the communities he serves.
With his business partner, kiisa Co-Founder & CEO Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed., Kiviaho and Sandifer create and facilitate all seminars which are tailored to meet their client’s needs.
•Healthcare/Hospitality/Retail – I Am Customer Service!
•Life-Skills/ Professional Development, Financial Fitness (Adults/Teens)
•Inspired to Succeed!
Sammy Maloof is a Hollywood stuntman, race car driver, owner of a thriving Hot Rod Shop, motivational and inspirational speaker, author, and mostly, a husband and father of three girls. He has provided stunt work in numerous commercials, music videos, television shows and feature films. Some of those films include: Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Law Abiding Citizen, Red Line, The Hitcher, The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, Dream Girls, Deja Vu, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Miami Vice, Domino, Transporter 2, Spiderman 2, Cradle to the Grave, All About the Benjamins, Three Kings, Wild, Wild West, Rush Hour, Enemy of the State, The Glass House, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Swordfish.
After traveling from city to city visiting churches, schools, colleges, prisons, youth camps, juvenile halls and the streets, one common denominator Sammy saw in every setting was people losing at the race of life through hopelessness, doubt, fear and unbelief. This sparked an overwhelming compassion in Sammy to start Winning at the Race of Life™, a non-profit dedicated to bringing hope to communities across the country via unforgettable stunt shows, hosting individuals in need, teaching mechanic’s skills and giving children and the “young at heart” adults the tools they need to operate well in life with their gifts and talents.
Sammy is also a much requested speaker for businesses, corporations, and civic groups. His new business series which includes, “3 Ways People Fail” is both motivational and innovative.
Sammy has finished his first book titled: How to Win at the Race of Life. He receives numerous invitations each year to speak and is currently in development for a reality television series.
As a member of the kiisa corporation Speaker’s Bureau for Education and Training-SBEAT, Sammy presents to audiences nationwide.
Accomplished Shreveport businesswoman Lisa Babin, the 2005 North Louisiana Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.
Lisa has 25 years of experience in business and management of non-profit entities and has served as the interim director of the Robinson Film Center in 2010, after serving as a development and marketing consultant to the film center. She was the President and CEO of the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport from 2001-2009.
During her tenure with the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation, its assets were increased from $17 to $82 million and awareness mushroomed in the facility as a valuable asset to the entire region. Lisa was also a finalist for the 2008 Athena Award in Northwest Louisiana, annually presented to a woman who is a business and community leader.
Her involvement with the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation followed 18 years with Xerox Corporation, where she held a variety of sales and management positions and was part of the Xerox National Sales Advisory Board. She received the Xerox Career Achievement Award in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
“Lisa Babin is to the Hall of Fame Foundation what Drew Brees is to the Saints. She is that extraordinary and will be the catalyst for the Hall of Fame Foundation to realize its immense potential to the economic and cultural benefit of people and worthy causes around our state,” said Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame chairman Doug Ireland. “Lisa has impeccable credentials and an incredible zeal for what she does and for whom she represents.”
•Innovative SWOT Analysis
•How to Sell a Product
•Unprecedented Failure and Success
•Legends Among Us
Carroll Devine brings zest for life and a wealth of experience to her work – as a teacher, trainer, and speaker. For 30 years, she has taught voice improvement, public speaking, Yoga, relaxation, and English to adults in Spain, Thailand, Japan; and English as a second language in the U.S.
Carroll has written and delivered motivational/inspirational speeches for corporate meetings and events, led breakout sessions for statewide educational conferences, and served as event mistress of ceremonies. She has conducted workshops on topics as varied as voice improvement, stress management, harmony in the multi-generational work place, volunteer management, and yoga and natural health.
For 13 years, Carroll was a weekend radio host for New Orleans WWNO-FM. She hosted a community access TV interview show, and also spent years as a voiceover artist for TV and radio commercials, promotionals, narrations, and computer-based training. Carroll is a freelance writer and frequent feature story contributor to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She authored, published, and has performed onstage a children’s book, Smiles From the Deep; and sherecently completed writingSleeping Between the Rails, a soon to be published memoir of her six-year round-the-world odyssey.
•Your Life as a Dance: Making Life Smoother
•Public Speaking By the Tail: From the Inception of an idea to its final presentation before a group.
•Making Stress Earn its Keep in the Workplace: Stress Management
•Your Voice Means Business…Or Does It?: Voice improvement for professional success.
•Let’s Be Clear: Training the limited English proficiency employee
•Who’s In Charge: Leadership vs Managership
David Vince – Author, Motivational Speaker
Double-Amputee Baseball Coach, Champion, Inspiring Public Figure
David is the author of the forthcoming book,” When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging.” He is an inspirational speaker with a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating men and women of all ages to achieve their full potential in sports and in life. And, David Vince has signed with S’BEAT, and become a recent member of the kiisa corporation “family.”
As a baseball coach in the collegiate and high school ranks for 29 years, David earned 470 victories – despite the fact that he walks on two prosthetic legs and never played the game of baseball himself. David also coached as an assistant football coach for eight years, girls weightlifting for seven years, girls basketball three years and boys cross country for three years.
His story inspires others to overcome obstacles in their own lives and achieve their own success.
He is a former head coach of Campbellsville University in Kentucky, where he led the team to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in 1987 — the first baseball conference championship in the history of the school.
David has had 10 district champion teams, eight district runner-up teams, two state final four teams, and one state runner-up team. He was a 10-time coach of the year recipient in various divisions.
He has also coached baseball in Holland, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Australia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Curacao, and Hawaii. David has worked as an associate scout for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays.
David, who recently retired from coaching, lives in Louisiana with his wife, Susan, and their three children.
S’BEAT is proud to sign David Vince, a man that superbly speaks to business groups, civic organizations, schools, and churches with a message of hope and inspiration.
“David has a very inspirational book that made me so proud of his tenacity and his love for baseball. I hope this story will light a fire for anyone with, or without a disability to work hard and earn their dream.”
Johnny Bench – Catcher
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame