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Kia McClain
 

Kia McClain

PARTNER AT THE LAYA CENTER, GROWTH HACKER, DISRUPTION COACH, TRAINER, SPEAKER, INFLUENCER

 
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My Expertise and Purpose

My journey as a growth hacker started in my early 20's as a music artist. I started with MySpace, but decided it was too slow, so I looked for a better site and came across Imeem.com. It was the fastest growing music site at the moment with more than 40 million users. At Imeem.com I was able to achieve a following of more than 80,000 fans and gain millions of views/plays to my music. I had a top ten profile on the website. 

Within a couple of years, MySpace brought Imeem and shut it down in a desperate effort to get people to return to MySpace, forwarding the URL to the site. As we all know that did not work. This moment challenged me to learn all that I could about the Internet and how to make it work for me rather than relying on social media sites. 

That journey led to my brand being featured on Business Insider (gaining my first exit in my late 20's), becoming one of the first Google Partners, (building an award-winning digital marketing company), becoming a NASA Social Media Influencer, becoming a business partner to an NFL player, starting my own space camp, and so much more.

Today, I am focused on using all of my talent, experience, resources, and relationships to help people create better lives through my partnership and collaboration with holistic living brands and my expertise in technology. I love growth hacking, strategy, disruption, and training. I have an equal love for health, wellness, and holistic living. I have been able to form a perfect mixture of the two in my partnership with The Laya Center. I believe the world is shifting from a mindset of competition to one of collaboration. I look forward to leading the way into the 21st-century with a working model of how collaboration improves our lives when used effectively. 

I am always looking for new opportunities to collaborate, problem-solve, and growth hack, contact me for contracting and partnership opps!


Award Winning Expertise

Girl Scout Innovation Award- September 2016

I won the Girl Scout Innovation Award for my strategy to disrupt the existing Girl Scout model to create the 21st century Girl Scout.  Within this solution, I also pointed out how the Girl Scouts can solve problems outside of the organization as it pertains to the shortage of women in tech.

Kansas Minority-Owned Business of the Year- Service Industry Firm- October 2016

Because of the outstanding work my company has done in the state of Kansas and the newsworthy work we have done outside of the state, we were nominated, and won the Kansas Minority Owned Business of the Year- Service Industry Firm Award via the Kansas Department of Commerce.  Not only is this award recognized at the state level, it is also recognized at the national level via the Department of Commerce.


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Location

CoWorking Spa by Laya 

601 Walnut Street, Suite 200E

Kansas City, MO 64106

 

Phone

(785) 861-5519


Kia In The News/Media:

Topeka Capital Journal:

Kansas Minority-Owned Business of the Year Winner

Topeka Technology Entrepreneur

NASA Social Media Influencer

Hug It Out Topeka Project

Remember Rosa Project

My First Space Camp

KSNT News:

Hug It Out Topeka, 6pm News

Remember Rosa Project, 6pm News

WIBW News:

Remember Rosa Project

Kansas Minority Owned Business Of the Year

TODAY:

Remember Rosa Project

Huffington Post:

Millennial Train Project

NASA TV:

NASA Social Journey to Mars Project

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