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"It’s not textbook. It’s experience." – Dr. Kia

Online Coaching with Dr. Kia

Meet Dr. Kia

Proven Leader | DEI Strategist | Life & Career Coach | Education Advocate | Professional Writer | Researcher

Dr. Marquia “Kia” Whitehead, educator, life and career coach, and entrepreneur, is a native of Franklin, LA. She has overcome health issues, teen pregnancy, single parenting, adoption, and many other obstacles. Educationally, she attended Nicholls State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing; Northwestern State University, receiving a Master of Arts in English, with a focus in Linguistics and Writing; and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, receiving a Doctorate in Education, specifically Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education.

Her study focused on African American women in leadership roles at higher education institutions. Additionally, she received a Graduate Certification in Professional Writing.

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Consulting Services

Career Coaching

Life Coaching

Dissertation Coaching

Resumes & Cover Letters

Leadership Development

“I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am.” –Paulo Freire

“The BEST experience by far! I haven’t seen better. She definitely understands her assignments when asked!”

- V.L., Healthcare

“The presenter is engaging and knowledgeable. She is relatable and presents information in theory and practice.”

– D.M., Education Leadership

“Dr. Kia taught me how to handle difficult situations and always remain professional and tactful.”

– C.M., Cosmetology & Esthetics Education

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