Miya currently serves as President of Consulting & Executive Consultant with Leadership Worth Following, LLC. In this role, she partners with forward-looking executives, leaders, and organizations to devise strategies, custom solutions, and programs that lay the foundation for long-range business success. She works with leaders to identify needs/gaps and delivers actionable strategies on an ad hoc coaching and consulting basis. Her expertise has been utilized advising organizations in retail, petro-chemical, hospitality, manufacturing, government, and many more sectors. She has experience coaching leaders who want to develop skills in the following areas:
- Increasing personal awareness and impact
- Enhancing team effectiveness and alignment
- Successful career transitions and personal growth
- Coaching and developing others
- Managing professional and persoanl stress and well being
Prior to her consulting work, Miya served as Senior Vice President Talent Management for Children’s Health, where she led upwards of 90 team members developing learning strategies, performing talent planning, executing diversity and inclusion activities, and acquiring top talent.
Her work with JC Penny as their VP of Talent Development, Diversity and Acquisition encompassed managing an operating budget of up to $6M and delivering over 2,000 exempt hires per year. She also pipelined field talent through mass hiring events for stores and the supply chain. In this role, DEI initiatives were implemented to identify and accelerate careers of diverse talent. For 7-Eleven Inc, Miya served as Vice President / Senior Director of People and Organizational Development. She designed talent management and educational strategies while overseeing 3 departments: Talent Management, L&D Design and L&D Delivery. As Valero Energy’s Executive Director for Talent and Organization Performance, Miya directed organizational development, eLearning, professional and leadership education, and technical training.
Earlier in her career, Miya served in consulting roles for Personnel Decisions Inc. and Drake Beam Morin. Miya earned an MS in IO Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas as well as a BA in Psychology from University of Texas Austin. Miya is active as the Vice Chair and Board Member of City House Inc. She also serves on the YMCA’s HR Advisory Committee, as well as Personnel Committee / Nominating Committee / Session for NorthPark Presbyterian Church. Miya resides in Dallas, is happily married with 4 adult children, a dog and cat.