Who We Are

Sharon Sandifer and David KiviahoFounded by a brother and sister team, the dynamic of kiisa corporation is to provide motivation, inspiration, and education via innovative training workshops and seminars. kiisa is a certified training company for the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Incumbent Worker Training Program-Small Business Employee Training (IWTP-SBET).

The programs of kiisa include the kiisa Training Institute (kTI) and the Speaker’s Bureau for Education and Training (S’BEAT). kiisa is a woman-owned, family business with a specific emphasis on workplace training and business consulting. With over fifty years of combined experience in business, education, training, and executive management, as well as non-profit development, the founders of kiisa are well equipped to meet your organization’s training and consulting needs.

WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER!

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SHARON SANDIFER, M.Ed:

Sharon is Co-Founder and CEO/Chairwoman of the Board of kiisa, and the creator of the kiisa Training Institute (kti). She obtained a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. Sharon is the co-author of the newly released business book and training guide entitled, Customer Management: The kiisa Service Cycle, published by Esquire Books, Inc.

She is a business leader having held executive positions with large retail corporations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. She was specifically hired by these organizations because of her success in creating and implementing sales and professional development strategies for the executive management teams, and their sales forces.

Sharon also founded the Cottage Christian School, certified as a home school by the State of Louisiana. She developed the educational curriculum, and worked closely with children presenting with behavioral problems to successfully lead them to high school graduation, and college prep. During the nine year existence of the Cottage Christian School, all students with these behavioral issues successfully graduated having completed her curriculum. Sharon has served the educational system in Louisiana as a highly innovative and respected educator for over thirty years.

She loves to serve her community. Since 1994, Sharon utilizes her musical and vocal talents to train students at the Slidell Christian Academy. She teaches them to sing, play instruments, and learn to create magic on stage. Sharon produces two shows each year where the children display their talents to their family and the community. She has also served on many community boards and committees. Sharon has served as Chair for the National Disability Job Fair’s Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and currently serves on the Louisiana WorkPays Coalition, the Board of Directors for the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, and currently is Chair/Co-Founder of the Louisiana Veterans Festival.

DAVID KIVIAHO:

David is Co-Founder and COO/Board Director for kiisa, and the creator of the Speaker’s Bureau for Education and Training (S’BEAT). He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of South Alabama in the study of Liberal arts. David is the co-author of the newly released business book and training guide entitled, Customer Management: The kiisa Service Cycle, published by Esquire Books, Inc.

He has served as Vice-President of Operations for a national biomedical firm in the areas of executive management, training, sales, operational budgeting, public relations and marketing. He has also held executive positions with four regionally-based and nationally recognized non-profits in Louisiana and California. Areas of service for these community-based organizations included; technical writing, staff development, volunteer administration, training, program supervision, resource development, event management, grant writing, and community outreach.

He is a successful trainer, grant writer, keynote speaker, and business consultant. David has led non-profit programs through the building of successful community and corporate relationships. He has also served the community on many boards and committees since he was sixteen years of age. David’s first community service work was coordinating activities for persons with disabilities as the project manager of the Program Services Club at Mandeville High School. Over the years, David has also served as member of the LSUHSC/Tulane Medical Center Community Advisory Board, member of the Stanford University/Project Inform Community Advisory Board, board member for Access to Dignity, board member for the Florida Parishes Chapter of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chair of the National Disability Job Fair’s Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and Executive Board member for the St. Tammany Parish Alliance for Good Government. He currently serves as member of the Louisiana WorkPays Coalition, board member for the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, and as Chair/Co-Founder of the Louisiana Veterans Festival. David has been recognized on the national, regional, and local levels for his community service.

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