Hey, I'm Kiki! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ

The FUN brand strategist on a mission to build 1000 positive impact brands. ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒŽ

If youโ€™re considering working with me and want to know the real deal, Iโ€™ve included my โ€œresumeโ€ here for you to review my experience and credentials. ๐Ÿค“ Click here to download (Yes, I know, I'm such a teachers pet)

Full Story ๐Ÿ“–

I wasn't an academic success (to my dad's dismay). Admittedly I ย was bit of wannabe rudeboy. But I was eager to get into the working world. I started off in a few basic ย sales roles and somehow wiggled my way into interning at Canary Wharf Group PLC as a PA to their executive strategic advisor (BIG DEAL!). I like to think my professional life started here. I picked up a SH*T load of experience working on some big SHELL and QATARI DIAR projects and had a gut feeling that my future lied somewhere within business and strategy. It was also the first time someone had also said to me "Kiki, I see you running your own business one day".

After a few roles in sales I decided to embark on real estate investment education. This is where I met my first mentor who also said "Kiki, you should get into business!". From here I started two "mini" businesses (more like side-hustles) in property sourcing and providing real estate companies, with design services, a skill I picked up in school.

I was then headhunted to become VP of a PropTech startup, who we're selected by Colliers International to join the Techstars Accelerator in Toronto. We worked with North America's leading company C-Suite executives on everything from the companies business strategy, brand building, ops, sales, app development, marketing, PR, campaigns & a crazy amount more. This was now the third time I was told "Kiki, you can run your own business".

This is where the experience got even more real. I was privileged to work with and learn from some of the greatest minds from top leading companies across North America.

After being hounded, I took the plunge. I started my own PROPER business. I founded 9 Designs in 2017, which initially was a branding agency servicing a niche real estate clientele.

But as the years went on, my lifestyle, perspectives and priorities have changed.

I've became more aware of the pressing issues our societies and environment faces.

I realized as a thought-leader in the world of brands, I have a BIG responsibility towards recognizing the integral role of brands, in the future of the people and the planet.

So, I decided to put all my knowledge, experience and expertise and pivot the business to focus on building brands which made more of a positive impact.

I embarked on a serious mission:
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To build 1000 profitable positive impact brands. ๐ŸŒŸ

Now, we're not shying away from making a profit.

Normally people think "sustainability" "impact" means ZERO profit.

I believe that profit and impact can coexist.

And the brands we've build have proven that.

As well as many leading SME brands today.

That's what I want to be apart of now.
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So, today, In my day-to-day I'm a brand strategist.

I help businesses to formulate an actionable brand strategy and I work with your team to actually IMPLEMENT it too.

It's my job to solve your key business and brand problems, bring clarity to the confusion, get your whole team aligned and excited with your vision and really take your business to that NEXT LEVEL!

I do it all through my workshops and private one-to-one consulting.

Whilst having some FUN

Because, gosh, there are some right boring people in this industry ๐Ÿ˜ด

My goal is to help each business I work with build a profitable, STANDOUT and impactful brand.

That's where I am today and that's my story ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fun fact ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Throughout my teens I was really into mixing Punjabi music. One of my YouTube videos has more than 1+ million views - LINK HERE! My stage name was DJ Kay Ess ("K" &ย "S") ๐Ÿคฃ.

Interesting fact ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž
I perform strategy with one eye...literally. ๐Ÿ˜… In 2015 I lost central vision in my right eye through a retinal detachment. Which essentially made me blind in the right eye, being able to see only peripherally. But this really made me appreciate my life because it reminds me to value the gift of sight.

My three life principles
1๏ธโƒฃ Everything happens for a reason
2๏ธโƒฃ It all works out in the end
3๏ธโƒฃ Belief leads to action which leads to results

My favorite quote
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โ€œYOU AND I ARE A TEAMโ€- MIKE WAZOWSKI
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If we haven't yet spoken, let's connect! My socials at the bottom of this page ๐Ÿ˜Š.

If you booked a workshop, then I'm looking forward to meeting you!

"You and I are a team."
- Mike Wazowski
Brand strategist & Designer
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๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ Here's me looking all serious... I'm more jolly in real life. But in strategy sessions, sometimes sh*t goes doooown!๐Ÿ˜ฒ

My full name is Karamjit but my grandfather named me both Karamjit & Kiki, so I go with the short and sweet one ๐Ÿ˜

I'm a brand strategist ๐Ÿง  and designer ๐ŸŽจ.

In simple, I think things through with your brand. I come in to sort out all the mess and confusion with your brand and bring clarity, through brand strategy. I help set the right foundations and create a clear pathway to grow, adapt, transform or create your brand, depending on where you are now.

I've been helping brands for over a decade now ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ. I've been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the greatest minds within the industry and *shameless plug* I've been taught by and collaborated with infamous Chris Do!

Here are some of my posts he reposted on his IG ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž Click on the post to see it:
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I'm also the founder of a branding & design agency,
9 Designs. We focus on building brands for positive impact and sustainable businesses. Companies that have a balanced focus on people, planet and profit.

I've always been a MASSIVE creative.

Since childhood and throughout my teens, I was really into art, music and graphic design. One of my YouTube videos has more than 1+ million views - link here! My stage name was DJ Kay Ess ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ doing all those Punjabi, Indian bhangra mixes.

I like to think I was lucky to inherit my grandfather's multi-talent traits who honestly was the king of all trades and master of all - a successful principal, football head coach, architect, writer, painter and engineer. ๐Ÿคฏ

I skipped university (not the ideal for an Indian ๐Ÿ™ƒ) to go straight into business and was fortunate enough to be part of an excelling start up where I picked up invaluable business and strategy skills.

Fast-forward to today, I'm a brand strategist and designer and running my own agency.

Fun Fact - I lost central vision in my right eye through a retinal detachment (okay, not that fun.. ๐Ÿ˜…), but I kept designing and appreciating life because it reminds me to value the gift of sight - I've got a post on this here ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ
I'm a big believer in these three principles:
๐ŸŸก Everything happens for a reason.
๐ŸŸก In the end, things work out.
๐ŸŸก Belief leads to action which leads to results.

Last but not least, Iโ€™m also...
A BIG Footie Fan โšฝ๏ธ HUGE Pixar Lover ๐Ÿก A BIG Foodie ๐ŸŒฏ A (think I am) Photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ An Amateur Cyclist ๐Ÿšดโ™‚๏ธ A Crypto Enthusiast ๐Ÿ”ฎA Digital Nomad ๐Ÿง™โ™‚๏ธ A Semi-serious Gamer (Xbox & PC) ๐ŸŽฎ Student of Self Development ๐Ÿง  Business Owner ๐Ÿ’ผ Health Conscious Soul ๐ŸŽฝSpiritual Junkie ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ™‚๏ธ & Nature Boy ๐ŸŒฟAnd that's me...

If we haven't spoken, drop me an email, let's chat!

& thank you for taking the time to read this.
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