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Crown Yourself Podcast with Kimberly Spencer, Journey of Lost Girl: A Path to Resilience and Success with Rebecca Contreras



How do you approach forgiveness and self-forgiveness in your journey? What role does it play in shaping your personal growth and resilience?


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.


In this episode of the Crown Yourself podcast, host Kimberly Spencer interviews Rebecca Contreras, who shares her inspiring journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a successful entrepreneur and leader. Rebecca discusses the importance of forgiveness, faith, and mentorship in overcoming adversity, including abuse and addiction. She emphasizes the value of seeking psychiatric care and building a supportive community. The conversation also covers Rebecca's transition from working in the White House to founding her own multi-million dollar company, her nonprofit initiative, and her approach to creating a healthy home life. Rebecca's resilience and commitment to personal growth and positive influence shine throughout the episode.


What you will learn from this episode…


• Rebecca's journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a successful entrepreneur and leader

• Importance of forgiveness, faith, and mentorship

• Creating a healthy home life while balancing a successful career

• Overcoming challenges such as addiction, toxic relationships, and self-blame

• Transition from working in government to building a multi-million dollar company

• Entrepreneurial skills and insights into negotiation and influence

• Using influence for the greater good and serving humankind

• Initiatives to empower and enable inner-city girls for development and scholarship

• Bridging divides and having constructive conversations with differing opinions

• Insights into self-care and personal growth

Enjoy, sovereigns!


Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcast listening platform. You can also watch the episode on YouTube.


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