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.
Resumes & Cover Letters
“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.”