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Houston Women's Business Center

MasterMind Counselors

 Meet Our MasterMind Counselors 




Kyra Hardwick, MBA, The Kyra Company, LLC., The Managing Consultant successfully serves clients across industries, bringing innovative solutions that produce the immediate benefits to our customers. Customers experience the benefits of working with a firm that produces high performance teams and strategically aligned leaders. Our approach to training is holistic and engaging regardless of the format; one-on-one with a C-Suite leader or in large groups work groups. Our training methods will engage your people, explain and incorporate the internal processes while achieving a significant impact on the bottom line. We get to know your business so that we can optimize results, internally and externallywww.thekyracompany.com

Evaluating the effectiveness of your people and processes will expose the profit leaks that impact your bottom line profitability.



Nina L. Garcia is a Creative Art Therapist with an MA Drama Therapy from New York University. Nina specializes in empowering adolescents, adults, and organizations to embrace their most authentic self for increased intentionality and purpose. Working through a mind-body lens, clients create a world of healing

in relationship. Given Nina’s clinical experience within mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, non-profits, detention centers, and jail settings, participants are empowered to own their truth and re-story their narrative in a therapeutic space. Nina’s specialties include: Houston Creative Arts Therapy



Individual Psychotherapy│ Group Psychotherapy │Embodied Leadership Workshops│Therapeutic Theatre Events




Ms. Nijua Heard, is Procurement Center Representative with Small Business Administration. Ms. Heard is station at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. She has 16 years in Government Contracting as a Contracting Officer. She attended and graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a degree in Business Administration. Ms. Heard also has her MBS from Troy University.  She has served as a Senior Contracting Officer with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Grant Officer, and Small Business Specialist based out Atlanta, Georgia.



Ms. Heard spends a great deal of her time advocating for small businesses through SBA and when she is not working, she still uses her time off to contribute back to the local community as a CO-Chair on the PTA Committee at Clear Creek Intermediate through her daughter school and served on the VP Membership for Toastmaster committee.


In her current role as V.P. Business Development Officer, with Advantage Capital, Tasha Harvey is responsible for generating senior and subordinated debt investments through the firm’s government-guaranteed lending team, with a focus on investing capital in small businesses located in underserved communities across the country.  Mrs. Harvey brings over 18 years of experience in banking, economic development and creating strategic partnerships.  She is a national member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition. Over the years, Tasha has developed a sharp eye for identifying the inefficiencies, cross purposes and miscommunication within an organization that often stunts growth and profit.  She now leads the consultant agency, "Strategy Essentials Group LLC", where she and her team specialize in Business Process & Profitability Analysis & Optimization.   www.advantagecap.com


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