Meet the Owner and CEO
Born with the gift of speech wrapped up in a heart of love since the age of 2 years old, Canisha Cierra Turner is the true definition of extraordinary. She is a marketing and sales powerhouse by day, and a business owner and prolific speaker by night. Her work with companies such as FOX and NBC have garnered her high recognitions such as the 2021 Trailblazer of the Year. She has interfaced with some of the top business leaders across the state and uses those experiences to effectively prepare her ER clients in interview, onstage question, and overall presentation. She is an amazon best selling author for the HBCU Experience Third Edition, “The Big Fish.”
Through Executive Reign, Canisha Cierra has had the pleasure of training some of the most talented and brightest rising stars across Southeastern United States. She has trained Local, State, National, and International pageant winners from 0 to 30+ years old in a reputable portfolio of pageant systems. Her success as a pageant coach and talent manager comes from her diverse background in scholarship pageants, natural pageants, semi-glitz pageants, theater, and of course, motivational speaking. Several of her Executive Reign clients have walked in New York Fashion Week, casted for several national filmed projects, booked commercial and print work, and have become successful Kidpreneurs. For the past two years, she has been nationally nominated by Pageant Planet for “Best Pageant Coach” in the country. She is the 2023 recipient of the coveted Galaxy Award by Crown’s Magazine.
In 2011, Canisha Cierra’s national and international service work was nationally recognized by superstar Janet Jackson for the 2011 Janet Jackson 20under20 Extraordinary Youth Award in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was honored personally by the celebrity and her staff. Because service is a high priority for her, Canisha Cierra has traveled to Ghana, West Africa to donate books and speak to village schools in Kumasi, Ho, Accra, Elmina, and Cape Coast. She did all of this during her undergraduate career as the 2013-2014 Student Government Association President of North Carolina A&T State University.
Canisha Cierra has spoken to audiences all over the United States of America as a motivational speaker. Her speeches are inspirational, thus encouraging audiences to think, “Who Am I Not to Be?” She brilliantly crafts motivational messages intertwined with modern and historical realworld examples to match whatever the theme of the event. From the youngest audience member all the way to the oldest, she leaves each audience member inspired and charged to conquer the world. Canisha Cierra has spoken alongside greats such as Jeff Johnson, the honorable Andrew Young, Omarosa, Malik Yoba, Tatyana M. Ali, Jesse Jackson, and several others. She has also published several articles including, We Speak Your Names, which pays homage to the women of the civil rights movement. She has also been nationally recognized as Wednesday’s Woman of the Week by The SBB Institute for the Development of Women Leaders. Most recently, she was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Women of Refinement Award for the areas of career and entrepreneurship. Her works in impacting young women in helping them refine their minds helped to garner her this prestigious honor.
Canisha Cierra serves on several boards including the North Carolina A&T State University’s Alumni Convention Board, Queen in You Board of Directors, and several other community organizations. She was also named one of the Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs to watch in 2018 by social blogger, Marcia Lindsey. She holds a Bachelors degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a Masters Degree from Wake Forest University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.