Sep 7, 2022
Karriem K. Kanston calls himself The Encourager because he inspires and motivates people in their life, career, and business. He just doesn’t talk about changing the world, he does it. A motivational speaker, consultant, author, entrepreneur, advocate for underrepresented businesses, and a valuable asset to organizations. He is the owner of Kanston Development a management consulting firm that focuses on the areas of business growth, leadership, and economic development.
He was on the startup team for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at CCRI. He served as the Director of Program Delivery and Lead Faculty. He was on the faculty for CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers in which he assisted businesses to become contractors with the company. He is an Army Veteran who has a vast array of experiences and has worked in education, retail, and the financial industries.