28 Apr April 28, 2022 – Hood to White House Rebecca Contreras and Fasting Cate Stillman
Rebecca Contreras – President & CEO of AvantGarde LLC Author of Lost Girl – From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur
When people know you get things done and they trust you,
they will do business with you. Target people that trust you. What will make you different in the marketplace is moving from a traditional vendor to becoming a trusted advisor.
Rebecca Contreras is currently the President & CEO of AvantGarde LLC (AG), a consulting firm she cofounded in 2011 as the majority owner. AG has grown to over 110 employees spread across TX, DC, VA, MD, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Florida, and a few other states. AG’s Offices are in the Austin and Washington DC area with clients in 26 different government agencies. Rebecca is also the author of Lost Girl – From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur, which recounts her journey from becoming a welfare-dependent teenage mother to advising a sitting president, to driving a successful 100-person company. Rebecca spent nearly twelve years with the George W. Bush, first in Texas as his Director of HR then in DC in the White House as a Commissioned Officer supporting the Presidential transition. Far more than a rags-to-riches story, Lost Girl presents Contreras’s self-reflection of how she first survived in El Paso and endured the hardships of the life she was born into, and later overcame obstacle after obstacle through self-determination, faith, and a few helping hands.
Cate Stillman – Founder of Yogahealer.com
People are eating too frequently. Eating too frequently
is actually more dangerous than eating too much!
Cate Stillman is an entrepreneur, teacher, author, and thought leader. She’s the founder of Yogahealer.com (established in 2001), and Yoga Health Coaching (established in 2012), designed to help wellness professionals grow more both within their yoga practice and also on the business side. In this interview, we focus on Intermittent Fasting and how it can solve chronic inflammation. She has grown Yogahealer.com to the top 2% of women-owned businesses by 2016, and the company continues to grow each year. Cate also leads thought leaders and wellness pros in leading their own member journeys and company growth. Her books include Body Thrive, and Master of YOU. Cate is a global community leader and master coach in the field of Ayurveda, Peak Performance, Habit Evolution, and Dharma. Her podcast, The Yogahealer Show, has 3M+ downloads and a newsletter that reaches 40k+ people.