Written by: Dreaming the Dream

K.I.S.H. Magazine Exclusive Interview with Christian Ross-Francis!

KISH: Tell us about you 

My expertise is in marketing branding, event management and social media training.  I am very passion about what I do and I love helping people bringing their visions to life. I am also the Founder of Life above the Rim, an organization that dedicated to educating student athletes on how to balance being a student and an athlete, mentoring the importance of education, how to get scouted, teach them how to utilize social media as a branding tool, and teaching them the importance of having a backup plan.  

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

Christian: My dream is to become the top marketing and branding guru in sports. This accomplishment will benefit me so that I can help others to obtain their dreams. This allows me to prepare and train athletes on and off the court so they can benefit from the knowledge I will teach them to prepare them for their post career. 

KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream? 

Christian: What inspired me to pursue my dream in marketing, branding, and athlete consulting was when I played basketball I didn’t have the help or knowledge to take my playing career to the next level. So now that I have that knowledge I want to help athletes to pursue their dreams on and off the court.     

KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream? 

Christian: The challenges I have encountered while pursuing my dream was being a woman in sports. Being a woman in sports has it challenges so I disregard what people say we can’t do by breaking down doors and sticking to my game plan. 


KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered? 

Christian: I’m self-motivated and I don’t give up easily therefore, I’ve kept myself motivated and disciplined.  I remind myself daily that what’s meant to be will be and that if I stick to my plan I will succeed no matter what!

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.

Christian: To stick with your plan no matter what. Giving up is not an option. 

Last modified: March 11, 2022