Kickin’ It With Kiki: Black History Edition

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Black History Edition
Last week I had the pleasure of going on a Civil Rights Tour down south. I went with my Aunt, Dr. Jeanne Porter King, and a group of amazing women of the Fierce Women of Faith. We were led by the Founder, Dr. Marcenia Richards and her team. The four day tour took us to several different areas in the south that are famous throughout black history. I will say that before this tour, my eyes weren't as open as they should have been or as one would say as I was...

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Cali Edition

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Cali Edition
Last week, I went to San Fransisco with my aunt. We went there on business, but we also had a couple of days of play time in the city. We were originally there to meet with a production company called AthenaOnline. AthenaOnlne is a platform for micro-learning where they produce and distribute short video segments on a topic related to leadership. My aunt is a faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies, which partners with AthenaOnline. Jon Pe

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Learning From Your Failures

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Learning From Your Failures
Last Monday I began working on an assignment for my internship, which was to video-shoot Christ Community Church’s vacation bible school. Basically I was to get footage of the event and edit it into a video promoting their program. So, what started off as a great week quickly went down hill after an incident that happened Wednesday morning. That morning I woke up, got an early workout in, ate a healthy breakfast and began my day! What a great start, rig

Kickin’ It With Kiki: New York

Kickin’ It With Kiki: New York
Last week I traveled to New York City with my aunt, Dr. Porter King. We traveled there for business pertaining to the TransPorter Group Inc (TGI), and for some fun! The first two days were business related. Tuesday evening I attended a work dinner with my aunt and a group of her clients that were in town for her workshop. Many thanks to my aunt's client for allowing me, the TGI intern, to join the networking dinners and sit in on the workshop. First off...

Kickin’ It with Kiki: GIT’ing it Together

Kickin’ It with Kiki: GIT’ing it Together
This week I’ll be discussing a program I’ve recently attended for the past month called G.I.T—Get it Together. The program is designed to  mentor young adults like myself.  The program is designed for young adults ages 18-29 that have graduated high school and are either in college or joined the work force. I feel that I learned a lot from attending these sessions. As a young adult, I don’t really know what to expect after college. With me going into my...

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Professional Attire is Tiring

Kickin’ It With Kiki: Professional Attire is Tiring
  The professional world is an exciting place! It is full of life, ambition, success, and great people! And, for young adults that have just graduated or are starting their last year of college, the professional world can seem pretty intimidating! People always try to give you advice when it comes to the professional world, the advice usually comes in the form of three topics: what to expect going into your first job, what to bring to the table, an...

Kicking’ It With Kiki:The Making of a Millennial Leader

Kicking’ It With Kiki:The Making of a Millennial Leader
My name is Kiara--my friends call me Kiki.   I am going into my senior year at The University of Akron in Akron, OH.  My major is communication and media studies with a minor in creative writing. I am currently staying in the Chicago area for the summer for an internship with Dr. Jeanne Porter King, my aunt. One of my internship assignments is to help digitize her messages and write about my experiences. I’m staying with her and my uncle Carl. I arrived...