Kandia Johnson

Kandia Johnson

Kandia Johnson

Founder | Kandid Conversations

Kandia Johnson transformed her life from working as a corporate communication and learning consultant for a Fortune 500 company to founder of Kandid Conversations LLC, a communications consulting and training company. Leveraging her 15 years of experience working with senior leaders and employees from companies such as Deloitte Consulting, Johnson & Johnson, and The U.S. Navy, Kandia started her own company to teach executives, change makers and entrepreneurs how to speak up with confidence and master their story so they can position themselves as leading authorities in their field.


Through consulting and conducting leadership development workshops, she’s helped her clients land executive positions, launch global awareness campaigns, land TV segments, and speaking engagements. Beyond being featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Black Enterprise, and more, Kandia has delivered presentations on stages throughout the United States and Africa. To date, she’s been invited to speak at conferences and events for influential brands such as The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, Harvard University Business School, Williams Sonoma, The James Beard Foundation, The WIE Symposium and African Women in Technology.


Tapping into her sweet spot for amplifying the voices of female hidden figures—women who are underserved, underestimated and undervalued, Kandia has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and change makers around the world for various publications, and published over 1,000 articles for Black Enterprise Magazine.


Kandia is a frequent speaker on topics related to self-limiting beliefs and business communication including:


  • Storytelling Techniques For Pitching And Selling Yourself
  • Overcoming the Fear of “Putting Yourself Out There”
  • Having Confident Conversations For Women


Kandia graduated from Delaware State University with a BA in Public Relations and earned an MS in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University


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