I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Barbizon in November. It was an amazing experience. Below are excerpts from the interview. Thank you again to Barbizon for the opportunity.

Christina Kanu, a graduate of Barbizon of North Virginia, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter by the Leadership Articles for September, October, and November. She shares with us a few insights on how hard work and big dreams have taken her far in her profession in communications and community relations!

Barbizon: What have you been up to lately?
Christina Kanu: I graduated from Old Dominion University with a BA in English Literature Magna Cum Laude. After graduation I moved to Atlanta, Georgia. I am currently in graduate school at Clark Atlanta University and I am in the Master’s in African American Studies program. I currently serve as the Director of Communications and Community Relations for BonfireImpact.com. Bonfire Impact is a non-profit and social justice news website. We work with non-profit organizations across the country and selfless individuals to promote the good that occurs in the community. Bonfire Impact is fortunate to partner with World Wide Women Group (WWWG) to present an academy that produces the next generation of female leaders. I facilitate the academy with the WWWG CEO and Founder Eltonette Harris. I am happy to announce that I have a website that will be launching in the near future www.christinakanu.com. I am working with an outstanding marketing team The Rebel Society to produce this website. The Rebel Society is led by Rashod Harris. This website will feature blogs, videos, and information about the services I provide. These services include consulting opportunities and speaking engagements. I am consistently busy but I love the work I do. I love bringing out the excellence of other people.

What has been your most recent personal / professional success?
I have two recent personal successes. The first would be moving to Atlanta, Georgia. God has truly blessed me. I have met amazing people in Atlanta and I have seen personal growth in my life. I am fortunate to be able to use my gifts and talents in a brand new city. I also have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter by the Leadership Articles for September, October, and November. This humbles me daily. I have been leading people since elementary school. I try to daily encourage and motivate people in person and social media.

A recent professional success would be entering graduate school. I am fortunate to be a Master’s student at Clark Atlanta University. I am studying African American Studies. In this program I am learning a lot that will allow me to continue my leadership especially within the African American community. I would like to be a professor in the future and continue my work within the community. I believe that education has the power to transform lives. I plan to be an educator that can help educate, motivate, and inspire the future generations.

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Photo Credit: The Rebel Society