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Rebecca Contreras is currently the President & CEO of AvantGarde LLC (AG), a consulting firm she cofounded in 2011 as the majority owner.  AvantGarde has grown to over 120 employees across nine states including a team in the great State of Texas where Rebecca resides. AG's Offices are in the Austin and Washington DC area with clients in 26 different government agencies.  AG offers a one-stop-shop approach to addressing complex organizational issues, AGs capabilities center around four key areas:  Human Capital (HR), Organizational Development, Business Operations and Technology. Rebecca commutes back and forth between her TX and DC offices. To do business with Rebecca’s consulting firm AvantGarde, visit AG at

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I have known Rebecca from her young age of 19 years. I've witnessed her story of failures, challenges, pain and sorrows to success, triumph, joy, overcoming fear through courage and determination. Nothing was handed to Rebecca. It took guts, wisdom, vision and divine intervention to achieve her success. Rebecca is an inspiration to everyone she meets. She is a loyal friend who fiercely loves God and her family. Rebecca never forgets where she came from. She always gives credit to those who mentored her. She in return loves to mentor others so they can achieve success. She's all about bringing others alongside of her. I'm proud of Rebecca for who she has become. She surrendered herself to allow development of her gifts and talents to the fullest.


"LOST GIRL" Now Available

Lost Girl

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"From the Hood, to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur"


Lost Girl
"From the Hood, to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur"

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Pauper to princess…pit to palace…fairytales we tell our children at bedtime to lull them to sleep and help them escape into a world where they can dream big.

But for me as a child there were no fairytales, only nightmares of a lost girl who desperately searched for her way in the dark only to find monsters of every shape and kind.

This isn’t a book of fiction. It’s my story. Growing up I didn’t know how to dream, let alone make those dreams a reality. All I knew was survival and a deep desire to break the cycle of poverty, pain, addiction, bad behavior, and poor choices. All I needed was a stable job to get my baby daughter and me off welfare.

A Glimpse Inside the Journey

LOST GIRL: From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur exposes the raw truth about my life—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and how I went from rags to riches, pit to palace, and pauper to princess (at least feeling like one at times).

So join me in my journey from lost girl to powerhouse success. We’ll start at the beginning with the intimate and painful experiences of my past, including unthinkable issues such as child abandonment and sexual abuse. But we won’t stay there. I’ll also tell you about the unconditional love of a grandmother, my hero, who somehow made everything right. You’ll hear the story of my mother’s transformation from drug addict to champion, and how she stood by my side when the tables turned and I needed her most. I’ll divulge my party lifestyle and the violent rape and attempted murder on my life after a drug dealer and monster nearly ten years my senior manipulated me into a toxic relationship when I was sixteen and how I got away and eventually erased him from my life.

And we’re just getting started.

Strap yourself in because the ride gets wilder...

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