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Three Years of Christina Kanu Consulting LLC

Written By Christina Kanu @MissKanu

2/28/2019

Here is to Year 3.

In 2016 I didn’t know everything. Nonetheless, I decided to start my consulting journey. The last three years have been nothing short of exciting.

There are many highs that come with business. New clients, new experiences, paid invoices, and people from all over the country contacting you for your services.

There are also a lot of lows that come with business. People skipping consultations, not getting paid, a drought in your clientele, and feeling that your business really doesn’t matter.

In spite of the lows and highs one thing has remained consistent since 2016. I fall more and more in love with consulting every day.

I love being able to jump on the phone with a client or sit in a meeting provide strategies that will change their lives. I love being that catalyst that gets a project going. I love when a client shares their business dreams with me and I see the sparkle in their eyes.

All of these reasons are why I started Christina Kanu Consulting LLC. I wanted to show people that you don’t have to wait for anyone to tell you “It is Your Time”. No your time is whenever you deem it your time. Every year my business has grown. From clientele to revenue it is growing. I have stopped accepting everything as a project because I value my time and efforts as a business owner. I don’t work any hour of the day and I respect my weekends. Daily I am mastering mom life and ceo life.

I am a better woman because of Christina Kanu Consulting. I am a better woman because of my clients. I am better because each day I am influencing the next generation of Girl Bosses and for that I am proud.

Thank you to everyone who has rocked with me since 2016 when I took the leap of faith. Thank you to everyone who has spoken life into my business. Thank you to everyone has referred a client, booked a consultation, had me a part of their team, or reposted anything from tweets to advertisements.

Cheers to Three Years and much more to come.

 

 

With Love,

Christina Kanu
Chief Executive Officer
Christina Kanu Consulting LLC
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Happy Two Year Anniversary ChristinaKanu.Com !!!!!!

Written By Christina Kanu (@MissKanu)

12/19/2016

Two years ago today I decided to take a risk and launched my website christinakanu.com . Over the last two years  I have written several articles which have led to thousands of views. I have received countless emails, texts, comments, and messages about how my articles ignited a change in someone’s life. This makes me smile because I have been living up to my motto “Changing the World One Leader At A Time”.

Thanks to the amazing Rashod Harris from The Rebel Society we relaunched the website in early 2016. My good friend Devin McAllister captured the shots for the new site. This also led to the launch of my consulting firm Christina Kanu Consulting LLC.

Overall, I am proud of the work that has been done over the last two years. It is nowhere near finished and I have so many more things I would like to accomplish.  I am looking forward to future projects, future clients, and continuing to impact people across the globe.

From the bottom of my heart thank you for all of the love and support over the last two years.

With Love,

Miss Christina Kanu

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CEO Christina Kanu featured in Dear America Documentary

Written By Christina Kanu (@MissKanu)

9/7/16

I received a phone call about two months ago from the Dear America Director Dennis Chandler. He asked if I would be interested in providing commentary for the community section of the documentary. I did not have to wait to answer because my answer was already yes. I always write about the importance of supporting people even when you do not know where it will go. This was one of those moments.  After preparation and collaborating with my dear friend and photographer Devin McAllister it was time to shoot. This was another example of simply supporting because you care. On September 5th 2016 the Dear America Documentary was released. It is an honor to be a part of such a transformational  project. Also featured in the documentary is Virginia State University Professor Dr. Zoe Spencer. She provides the historical context for policing in America. Special thanks to the Director Dennis Chandler, Executive Producer Elliot Lee, and Associate Producer Devin McAllister.  Thank you in advance to everyone who supports this documentary !

 

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VIEWS from the Visionary : The Challenges Of A Visionary Leader

Written By Christina Kanu (@MissKanu)

7/30/16

What does it mean to have a visionary leadership style ? Of course there are fancy ways that I could word this but I will keep it simple. Visionary leaders view situations and/or people not at their present state but where it has the potential to go. Many of the world’s most powerful and successful leaders have a visionary leadership style. Most often, we do not fully appreciate our visionary leaders until after the vision has come to pass. To be a visionary leader means you must have an abundance of faith, patience, perseverance, and dedication to name a few.

I have the pleasure and challenge of sharing this leadership style with many. A person can identify a visionary leader from a mile away. Visionary leaders are constantly dreaming yet thinking of ways to make their dreams possible. However, visionary leaders do not struggle with their own visions it is most often their interactions with others.

Visionary leaders find their joy in helping others reach their goals. I would like to help deliver a few visionary leaders from the burden that they often carry with having this leadership style.

Stop Trying To Birth Everyone’s Vision

As a visionary leader, as soon as I meet a person I want to help them. I want to know about their dreams, goals, challenges, etc. I love to be a catalyst in helping people get to the next level in their life. But what I have found is the more and more you do this the more and more confusion you have to deal with. People will come to you with a goal and want you to make sure it manifests as opposed to putting in the effort to see their  own dream come to pass. I have seen this situation arise on multiple occasions. It is essential for visionary leaders to be selective. Decide which visions you want to support actively or which visions you will support from a distance.

Not Everyone Needs Your Advice

Sometimes it is best to keep your mouth shut. I know it is very blunt but I have learned the hard way. Sometimes you will provide advice that is grade A but not everyone is ready to receive it. Save yourself the frustration. Do not waste time fertilizing unfertile ground.

Do Not Forget To Live in the Moment

There will be days where I will be thinking and I will think myself to 2025. As a visionary leader do not forget that you have to get through the moments you are currently living in. Do not get caught up in only 5 year planning that you forget to your year goals, quarterly goals, monthly goals, and weekly goals. That does not mean you stop dreaming big or long term. It just means you must find balance in your dreaming.

VIEWS from the Visionary

Not everyone views their life in the eyes of a visionary. Some people are truly satisfied with the bare minimum and that is okay. It took me a long time to understand why people did not want more for their lives. Or why people did not put in the effort when all of the resources were around them. Some people catch a vision later on in life. Everyone’s timing is different. Do not try and bring everyone on this Visionary Path with you because the shoes are huge and not everyone’s feet will fit.

Surround Yourself with Other Visionaries

This point is critical. If you do not surround yourself with other people who are thinking and dreaming big then your dreams will die. That does not mean that your whole “crew” or the people you brunch with are visionaries too. That just means you need to have a few people in your phone that you call when an idea comes to you. Those are the people who will not try to scale your plans back or make fun of you. These are the people who will help you make sure that this vision comes to pass.

Are you a visionary leader ? Or do you know someone who is a Visionary Leader ? Be sure to share this article with a friend.

Stay Fabulous,

Miss Kanu

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World Wide Women Group Recognizes Christina Kanu as an Influenc-HER

Written By Christina Kanu @MissKanu

6/11/16

A few weeks ago I was working on a few projects and received a message from the CEO of World Wide Women Group Elle Harris. Her non-profit organization World Wide Women Group was interested in featuring me for their Influenc-HER Profile Series. Immediately, I was humbled. People do not have to recognize you for your efforts. Every single time a person asks to interview me I am humbled and thank God. God always knows the plans for my life.

I am honored to share with each of you my interview with World Wide Women Group ! Thank you to Elle Harris and her entire team for recognizing me as one of the women for your Influenc-Her Profile Series. I hope that my words have the ability to transform the lives of many.

Click here to be directed to the Interview.

Stay Fabulous,

Miss Christina Kanu

 

 

Influenc-Her Profile Series: Christina Kanu

 

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Selfish Leadership

Written By Christina Kanu (@MissKanu)

5/5/16

Let’s take a minute to talk about leadership. As a leadership expert, I am constantly studying, observing, and researching leadership best practices. I watch people’s leadership style and help people determine what type of leader they are.

Over the last few years I have noticed a negative trait emerge in many leaders from international leaders to local leaders. We have too many selfish leaders.

Leadership was never intended to be selfish. Leadership was always intended to be selfless. When you are a leader it is NOT about you. It has never been about YOU. If you wanted it to be about you then more than likely you were never a leader in the first place.

When you are a true leader you understand that there are people following you. These people are watching your every move. That does not mean that your followers will always agree with everything you say or do. However, they will have enough respect and trust in you. For example, if you are a leader of about 125 people and only 20 people vibe with you that is a problem.

What are some traits of a selfish leader?

 

As a lover of leadership for 20 years, I am able to recognize a selfish leader instantly. Their actions say it all. It is imperative that we stop placing people who are selfish into leadership roles because it will kill the organization, company, initiative, and movement. Being selfish will kill a thing quicker than it started.

When placing people in power or authority over your life, organization, etc. ALWAYS pay close attention. It is never that easy. Ask questions. Do not simply just vote or agree because you do not care. Always care.

Is it possible for a selfish leader to change?  Yes it is possible but it has to happen early on. Eventually habits become your lifestyle. And once something is your lifestyle it is almost impossible to reverse it.

Do you know a selfish leader ? Or are you a selfish leader ? I would love to work with you and/or the individual that you know. For more information contact me at Info@ChristinaKanu.com

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Relaunch of ChristinaKanu.com

Written By Christina Kanu (@MissKanu)

2.25.16

Welcome to the Relaunch !!!!!!

In December 2014 I took a chance and launched my online headquarters ChristinaKanu.com .

It is with excitement and joy that I present to you the relaunch of ChristinaKanu.com !

This relaunch was possible because of the talented individuals that I had the opportunity to work with as well as the support of so many !

This website was powered by Rashod Harris and The Rebel Society. It is a blessing to be a part of the #TEAMTRS Family. Rashod you are a visual genius.

I had the opportunity to work with a graduate school colleague Devin McAllister. Devin I appreciate your level of professionalism and excellence in photography. Thank you for your vision and believing in me.

A big thank you to Ms. Leiah Shropshire for styling me. You were there every step of the way and I am eternally grateful.

Thank you to Shelby Adai from Adai Make Up Artistry. What a gift you have Shelby. Looking forward to working with you in the future. #InAdaiWeTrust

Thank you to the catalyst of my dreams Elle Harris for overseeing and making sure that everything was perfect.

To my family I love you always for your undeniable support in everything that I do. My strength comes from each of you.

To my friends I appreciate your well wishes,  motivation, support, and encouragement. I can honestly say that I have the greatest friends in the world.

To my Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,Inc. it is an honor to be your Soror and I appreciate each and every kind word and action displayed by each of you.

To each of my clients it is a blessing to work with you and to help bring color into your lives, businesses, projects, and initiatives.

To my mentees and “Christina Kids” I pray that my hard work is a reminder to each of you that you have the capacity to do everything that you would like to do and more.

To any person who has mentored me I thank you. Without each of you I would not be. The guidance, the discipline, the rigor, the tough love, the encouragement, and many other things I could list.

To my graduate school family at Clark Atlanta Univeristy I thank you for embracing me with nothing but love and support of this project. What a blessing to be surrounded by the creators of the next generation of thought.

And last but certainly not least to God be the glory for the things that he has done. Thank you for strength and vision. My humble prayer is for God to continue to use me to bring hope and vision in the lives of others. Jeremiah 29:11

I encourage each of you to explore the website and share with everyone that you know. I am excited to connect with each of you. Thank you in advance for your support of Christinakanu.com !

Peace and Blessings,

Miss Christina Kanu

 

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