Christy Echols Co-Founder & President of The Paragon Group served in various corporate positions and industries for over 19 years, crafting an extensive area of expertise and perspective. Seeing a great need for support for small business owners, The Paragon Group was established to serve small, women and minority-owned firms helping bridge the gap for the small business owner.
Paragon serves women, minority, and small business owners and has become the “go-to” business development and growth resource for small and diverse businesses looking to serve public and private organizations seeking business certification, consulting and connections.
Christy is active in the local business community; collaborating, speaking and connecting business owners, serving as a business resource and sharing opportunities no matter where she goes, which leads to greater success and growth for everyone.
She has served on many committees and association boards throughout her career and as a member of multiple chambers and organizations in her local community. Currently, serving as the Chair of the Nevada Contractors Associations D & I Council. Previously, Christy served on the Executive Board as the 2014-2015 President for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada, Clark County Business Development Advisory Council as well as other community business-related committees. She had the privilege to lead over 100 women business owners, bringing together these women business owners from different sectors, industries and trades as a unified group of women, together with a strong vision and focus was one of the highlights of her time serving NAWBO Southern Nevada.
In 2017, she founded Christian Women in Business Nevada, a local membership group bringing together Christian Women in Business. A business community of women who are kingdom-minded and purpose-driven.
"Having the opportunity to serve in both business and ministry is a calling I don't take lightly. I love to get to know people, build relationships, inspire business women and moms to step out and lead like never before. To empower others and share the value of collaboration all while helping raise a generation who are ready to serve from the heart and lead with passion. From the clients we serve to the member of Christian Women in Business Nevada, old friend, and new ones too, it is about inspiring women to step out and lead in what you have been called to do, empower and lift up others, collaboration and to raise a generation who are ready to serve from the heart and lead with passion."
It won't take you long to figure out who the loves of her life are and what she loves to do. It starts with her family, her faith, and her love to connect with people, to encourage them and to inspire them and to measure success from their point of view. In case you are wondering, who the loves of her life are the first one who has been by her side for over 24 years, her husband, Greg. Together, they are the proud parents to Preston, Drake, and Presleigh and two daughter's-in-love Lila & Celeste and a gorgeous grandbaby and 2 fur-babies, Bella and Dak. She loves spending time with her family, watching movies, coffee dates and walks on the beach.
Why do we exist?
To help people and organizations grow
What do we do:
Build capacity and relationships that benefit organizations both internally and externally.
How do we do it?
We listen, form a plan, provide a solution
How will we succeed?
By developing relationships
By impacting community
By identifying a need, creating a solution
How do we behave; our core values
Relationship with God trumps all
Not be unequally yoked
Treat others the way we want to be treated.