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Meet Ketmanee Whitlock 

The heart and soul of Edify Salon

Starting out as a independent hairstylist in 2006, Ketmanee Whitlock founded Edify Salon and Extension Bar in 2020 and focused on developing a team. Not only did her newly opened salon survive the COVID Pandemic without any government assistance or COVID Aid, it thrived and she grew the salon numbers from 112K in its first year with a steady incline to 353K at the close of 2023.

​2023 was a year of growth and recognized achievements. Ketmanee was featured in an article in the Knoxville Voyager Magazine in May 2023 and received the Gold Business of the Year from the High Performance Salon Academy in July 2023. In November of the same year, Ketmanee was a Speaker at the KOSBE Women's Luncheon where her discussion of Overcoming Toxic Workspaces has been an eye-opener to the luncheon's guests. She also received the award for Distinguished Business Excellence 2023 from KOSBE, Kingsport Office of Small Business Entrepreneurship. 

Tune into leadership. Ketmanee has been a guest on the Johnson City Living Podcast last December of 2022 and on December 2023, she was a guest on The Impact Ripple Podcast sharing about Team Culture. She has presented several Keynote speeches to her local business community in both Southern California and East Tennessee. Topics include; How to lead your team with an "Everybody in the Boat" mindset and "Happy Team, Happy Life". Her gift in actualizing what Gen X, Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen Z really want in a work setting just might be the secret sauce... or is it? 

​Ketmanee's brilliance and work in the beauty industry have been acknowledged as she had been inducted into the Marquis Who's Who Biographical Library, an organization founded in 1898. Marquis Who's Who chronicles the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion, and entertainment. ​​

Links to podcast interview and more below. 

Leadership through media

Amp up your next podcast or event?

Ketmanee provides the leadership k
nowledge, along with some tips and tricks, to make the most of your business. 

Hire her to help you reach your team on a different level.

Ketmanee P. Whitlock has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry


Signature topics include: 

Onboarding for a healthy mindset

Onboard less often by giving your team what they really want and creating loyalty along the way

Why investing in emotional maturity needs a place in your onboarding plan

How to reward (and afford to reward) your team

Breaking the toxic behaviors of the past and creating new behaviors in your business

How to individualize your team's progress because we all come from different spaces

Career maps for all my friends! Unlock the vision for the long game with your company

Creating a Leadership Team to help you as your business grows

Profit sharing and why it's a great tool to grow your business


Book Ketmanee for your next event

Looking for a dynamic speaker to inspire, educate, and engage your audience? Ketmanee brings expertise, passion and a unique perspective to every speaking engagement. 


Navigate challenges, explore opportunities, and drive results with personalized consultations tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're an individual seeking guidance or a team aiming for success, Ketmanee is here to help. 

Speaking Engagements

Elevate your event with a memorable presentation that resonates. From keynote addresses to panel discussions, Ketmanee's captivating style and insightful content will leave a lasting impression on your audience. 

Team Motivation

Boost morale, foster collaboration, and ignite enthusiasm within your team. With engaging workshops and motivational sessions, Ketmanee empowers individuals to achieve collective success.

Get in touch

Ready to collaborate or have specific inquiries? Let's connect! For bookings, consultations, speaking engagements, and more, feel free to contact us. Together, we'll make sure your next event is truly exceptional. 

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