THE STC Team
Andrea Collier-Williams, B.A, M.A.
Andrea Collier is an experienced Private Security Consultant and HR Professional. Andrea is also the owner of Strategic Security and Patrol, a security guard and protection company as well as a STC Firearm and Security School.
As a Security Consultant, she helps private security companies meet and maintain state licensing requirements, develop business contracts, and ensure payroll and employee time-management systems are efficient. She is also a licensed Private Investigator and Personal Protection Officer.
With over 20 years of managerial and customer service experience in the restaurant industry, Andrea has become an expert on employee management and cultivating client and customer relationships. She enjoys helping small businesses recruit, hire, and retain quality team members.
Andrea holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.A in Organizational Management with a specialization in Human Resources. Andrea currently provides security, human resource, and administrative consulting services for small businesses owners.
Diane Collier, B.A., M.Ed, MPA
Diane is an author, small business consultant, publisher, and Corporate Adult Education training instructor. She is a driven individual that is extremely passionate about community involvement, women empowerment, and supporting entrepreneurs.
As a small business consultant with Strategic Training & Consulting, Diane helps aspiring entrepreneurs’ ideas come to fruition by assisting them with a multitude of services; business and nonprofit formation, website development, social media content, human resources management, private security consulting, and self-publishing consulting.
Diane is passionate about professional development and adult education. Her love for teaching Adult Education/Workplace English was ignited when she began teaching adult refugees and immigrants in college. Over the past 10 years working for nonprofits, language schools, and her own company, Two of a Kind Education & Consulting Services, she has had the opportunity to provide language instruction for individuals committed to reaching their educational goals, as well as working with companies and delivering customized adult education trainings for their employees.
As the Co-Founder of Inspiring Women Today, an organization dedicated to empowering women, Diane is dedicated to helping women-owned businesses and start-ups advance in their fields through training and hands-on learning.
Diane attended the University of Texas at Austin where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies and a minor in Business Administration and Sports Management. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Master of Education degree in English as a Second Language.
Debra Collier-Harris, B.A., M.Ed, Ed.S.
Debra Collier-Harris is an author, adult education instructor, e-learning/website developer, and small business consultant.
As a small business consultant with Strategic Training & Consulting, Debra helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting a business or nonprofit by assisting them with the business formation process. She also assists clients with website development, human resources management, and employee training and development. She has self-published several journals in the past year and also provides self-publishing consulting services to aspiring authors.
As a former English as a Second Language Instructor, Social Studies Teacher, Academic Advisor, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Coordinator, Debra has always been a champion of education. Debra has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations including immigrants, refugees, and under-served communities. Debra's teaching and tutoring spans across the primary, secondary, and university level. She's also the co-founder of Two of a Kind Education & Consulting Services, an education company that equips non-native English speakers with the language skills to advance personally and professionally. Debra has provided Business English consulting services to the Spanish Consulate and many other businesses in the Houston area.
Debra’s commitment to women empowerment led her to co-found @InspiringWomen.Today, a non-profit that strives to support girls in 8th-12th grade and women through girl and women empowerment workshops and professional development trainings.
Debra Collier-Harris has a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies with a minor in Business Administration and Sports Management from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds an Education Specialist Degree in E-learning, a Post-Master's Certificate in E-Learning, and a Master's Degree in Education in English as a Second Language. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Education.