“Your brand is not what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.”~Marty Neumeier. Here are a  few words of praise from my rockstar clients….


Elle Simone,TV Co-host, America’s Test Kitchen & Founder of SheChef

I came into The Kandid Agency almost 2 years after meeting Kandia Johnson via social media. It is very rare, in the Digital Age, to meet someone who represents himself or herself in person just as they do online. However, Kandia’s fiery passion for her craft is so much larger than a media persona.

Kandia’s skill and eye for talent are just a few of her finest qualities. She has been able to not only develop an effective brand strategy for my company but also has enhanced my personal brand visibility. As a result, I have become a co-host on one of PBS’s longest running cooking shows, America’s Test Kitchen, and my brand, SheChef Inc. is growing exponentially. I’m very fortunate to be on what I’m sure will be a stellar line up of talent in The Kandid Agency.

Anie Akpe, CEO IBOM LLC & Founder of African Women in Technology

In 2016, Kandia helped me execute key elements of the launch strategy for The African Women in Technology (AWIT), an initiative that aims to bridge the gender gap in technology for African women through education and mentorship. AWIT reaches women throughout the United States and Africa. Kandia listened to my vision, created an awareness campaign for speaker recruitment and led coordination of content and speakers for panels. Kandia become a valued contributor to the conferences held in Nairobi, Kenya, and Accra, Ghana.
AWIT has appeared in local and international publications and I’ve landed major partners and sponsors like Kenyatta University, Google and Uber, and currently am planning for the next AWIT conferences in Mozambique, South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria.

Thanks to Kandia and her team, I was also awarded Industry Power Player of the Year in March 2017. 

Charlene RhinehartCharlene Rhinehart, College & Career Speaker, CPA, PMP, DTM

Finding Kandia online was one of the best business development gifts that I received this summer! Kandia gave me useful information that instantly increased my productivity and impact on all of my social media accounts. Within four weeks of our first conversation, I increased my Instagram followers by 20%, developed a themed content strategy, and received an opportunity to serve on a PR panel and become a paid career contributor. Her words of wisdom helped me to feel more confident about creating content for my target audience and her resources gave me the extra boost I needed in order to measure my progress and be accountable.

David Pitre
SVP at Davis & Company, Communication Consulting Company

Kandia and I worked on several projects together. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. And her get-it-done, helpful style is what makes her shine! Drop me a note if you would like to learn more!

NKWEBBNicole K Webb,
Founder of NK Webb Group, MBA, SHRM-CP
Author, Career Coach, & Workplace Consultant 

“Working with Kandia Johnson was an awesome experience. Kandia’s ability to help me identify elements of my business that were lacking or missing overall, was very much needed. Initially, I had a specific target market in mind for my business, but after securing Kandia’s services, she challenged me to consider factors that I never thought of. Therefore, I was forced out of my comfort zone in order to identify a more clear and concise target market, mission and vision for my business. With this information being more clear, it has helped me to effectively market my ebook and career coaching services.”

Kandia also helped me to understand the importance of utilizing social media to build a professional following which has increased my business visibility. It was very beneficial participating in multiple coaching calls with her biweekly and also completing the brain dump activity sheet she created and provided me with. Kandia is easy to work with and a true professional with great business acumen and committed to getting the job done. “Kandia is very creative, inquisitive
and a great asset for new entrepreneurs interested in improving their brand. I truly look forward to working with Kandia in the future and recommend her services.”

Sandra“Kandia helped us breath life into the Taungana STEM Expo – A one week multi-industry immersion and entrepreneurship programme that forms part of a fellowship connecting young high school girls from rural South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to STEM fields. She provided strategic communication guidance and public relations support. I could always rely on Kandia and her expertise as we worked with the craziest timelines. You rock Kandia! ” -Sandra Tererai