Meet Kawanzaa King
Kawanzaa describes herself as a “coach, connector, cultivator, and creative.” She’s worked across sales, technology, broadcast journalism, and entrepreneurship, but those ideas, paired with genuine curiosity, have fueled every facet of her career. She sees everything she does, whether it’s building customer relationships or coaching professional women, as a chance to share stories and create memorable experiences.
After studying Business Management and French Goucher at college in Maryland and Sorbonne Universitè in Paris, Kawanzaa spent five years at Lucent Technologies, working as a National Account Executive during the early days of 3G technology. She later had a stint in mortgage banking before shifting into the world of radio and TV, spending three years as a Morning News Anchor for HomeTowne Television and nearly eight years as a Content Manager and On-Air personality for WYIM Radio in New Jersey. In addition to Coaching at Own The Room, Kawanzaa currently serves as a Senior Manager of Global Product Marketing for Amex Global Business Travel and as the Principle Coach and VP of Business Development at Harvest Partners, LLC.
An ICF Credentialed Coach, Kawanzaa leveraged her varied professional and coaching experiences to launch Live Life On Purpose Today!, a lifestyle brand that helps women and girls bring purpose to all areas of their lives. Empowered by her natural creativity and curiosity, she once pitched a talk show to OWN and even auditioned to become a QVC on-camera host. When she is not working, Kawanzaa pursues her passion for wellness; she recently completed a half marathon, an open-water triathlon sprint (just six months after learning to swim!) and earned certification as a spin instructor.