Founded by a brother and sister team, the dynamic of kiisa is to provide motivation, inspiration, and education via innovative business modules and seminars. kiisa is a woman-owned business with a specific emphasis on workplace development and transformation. With over fifty years of combined experience in business, education, training, and management, as well as non-profit program development, kiisa is well equipped to meet your professional needs.
With kiisa…it’s not just business!
Founder and Chief Executive Officer/Chairwoman of the Board of the training and business consulting firm, kiisa corporation. She has been a leader in business holding executive positions with retail corporations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. She has also shared her business consulting skills, pro bono, via grant writing and developmental services for various Louisiana non-profits.
She obtained a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a retired educator, and experienced trainer. Sharon is a professional not only in business, but has also served the public, private, and home-school systems of Louisiana. She has worked in varied educational environments including those working with adolescents displaying behavioral and/or educational challenges.
From 1994 to present, she volunteers her time to instruct weekly music classes for Slidell Christian Academy students and also provides educational seminars to their educators. She continues to plan and execute school-based seasonal productions with these students annually. She has chaired the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Disability Job Fair, and serves on the Louisiana WorkPays Coalition, and has served on the Southeastern Louisiana University/Delgado Community College/St. Tammany Parish School Board NETT Conference Committee, and the Education Committee of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. She recently received a community service award for volunteerism with fundraising events.
DAVID KIVIAHO: Founder and Executive Vice-President of the training and business consulting firm, kiisa corporation. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of South Alabama in the study of Liberal Arts. He has served as Vice-President of Operations with Advanced Bio-Medical for the Southeastern United States region, as a statewide and national director for health lines in New Orleans, LA and in San Francisco, CA, and has served on several executive teams for business, and non-profits, since 1985. He is a successful trainer, workplace mediator, grant writer, public speaker and has been instrumental in providing programmatic, developmental, and educational services for business and highly visible non-profits. He has also served on many community boards and committees for organizations including, but not limited to; the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Disability Job Fairs, the Louisiana WorkPays Coalition, the Southeastern Louisiana University NETT Conference Committee, the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, the St. Tammany Parish Alliance for Good Government Executive Board, LSUHSC/Tulane Medical Center Community Advisory Board, Stanford University/Project Inform Community Advisory Board, Access to Dignity, East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, and the Florida Parishes Chapter of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. National recognition’s include honorary speaker for Georgetown University on the development of online hotline programs, as well as various community service awards from civic and non-profit organizations.