Mya Carroll, a native Houstonian, passion for helping others began in 1994 as she volunteered for the Special Olympics. Mya gained experience working with others while mentoring with women and children throughout the Greater Houston area.

Mya has also volunteered doing research with children at Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic helping children gain control over their behaviors.

Mya is a serial entreprenueress and operates as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Phoenix Women’s Outreach, Inc., Owner of Carroll’s Events & Catering, Member of RM Carroll Enterprise, LLC. President of South Houston Concerned Citizens’ Coalition, Entrepreneur, Author and Mentor. We had an opportunity to sit and chat with dynamic woman and learn why she is the fierce chick that she is!

Tell us a little bit more about the Mya Carroll that everyone so admires.

Mya: Growing up in a domestic violence house hold watching your mom be abused by your step father and him abusing you and your brother, not having lights, water and gas at times and watching my 16-year-old sister have a nervous breakdown created a woman with drive, ambition and determination.

I knew I didn’t want my childhood to be my adulthood. I pushed myself to be great, I eventually had to get counseling and retrain my mind to think positive and I begin to see positivity in everything. I realized my childhood was preparing me for what I do today.

I was ordained to help women and children overcome the trauma they faced and endured due to domestic violence. Also, it led me to founding Phoenix Women’s Outreach, Inc., it led me to public speaking and starting every business my husband and I have today.

All in all, Mya Carroll is a loving, passionate and dedicated to leaving a legacy for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Why are you so passionate about helping others?

Mya: My love for helping others began at an early age. Having a brother with severe Cerebral Palsy I would say was the beginning. He needed attention around the clock being blind and unable to do for himself it was for us to help my mother care for him. Also, we would volunteer with the Special Olympics and I enjoyed every moment.

Growing up in a domestic violence household also led me to wanting to help women and children not endure what I went through. I saw how it affected my siblings and myself and knew it was a need to help this from affecting other women and especially the children.

That’s when I founded Phoenix Women’s Outreach, Inc.

Where do you see yourself in the next 2 years? 5 years?

In the next 2 to 5 years I see myself empowering and motivating women globally. I see myself helping women around the world build an intimate relationship with God, identify their purpose in life and how to thrive in their purpose.

What’s next for Mya Carrol personally?

Mya: Personally for me, my next move is becoming a licensed Family and Marriage Therapist. I plan to achieve this goal in the next 3 years.

Mya: What is the greatest lesson that you have learned so far?

The greatest lesson I’ve learned is the consequences I’ve faced by not allowing God to order every step in my life. When you allow God to guide you everything falls in place, blessings flow abundantly. You begin to see your organization and business flourish.

What advice would you give to that person whose business is no doing so great and wants to give up?

Mya: I would advise them to never give up and trust the process. Every obstacle is a part of the plan God has for you to grow for the better. Every obstacle is a part of the process for your business to be great. In every obstacle you should always learn something which is a positive.

What is next for your (personal) business/brand in 2019?

Mya: I would like publish more books and speak internationally.

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Twitter: @myamcarroll