About MindPower Consulting
MindPower Consulting which was founded in 2003 as a boutique technical consulting company is now a growing business and technical consulting company helping startup and emerging companies reach their goals. MindPower has years of experience in management, business, and technology consulting. From virtual management resources to sales management to outsourced HR, MindPower will find the solution that fits your company at the right price.
Steve Navarre – CEO
A graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Steve Navarre has built an entrepreneurial career based on technology and education. Navarre is the founder and owner of MindPower Consulting, a business and technology consulting company that specializes in educational technology, startups and emerging companies.
Navarre is a results-oriented entrepreneur with close to two decades of extensive experience with developing companies and managing business units for national and international consulting companies. He began his career in the education technologies department of Texas Instruments. As a Business Unit Director at an international consulting company, Navarre turned his business unit from a million dollar producer to a nine million dollar producer in just one year. Navarre’s career involves numerous consulting positions leading him to work with a number of well-known companies like Pepsico, Chevron, Texaco, Duke Energy, United Nations and Merrill Lynch to name a few.
As the former CEO of special education software company, he turned a family business into an innovative educational software provider that combined the latest technology with expert knowledge and experience. When taking over as CEO in May of 2011, Navarre made exciting positive changes in education to over half of the school districts in Texas. Under his leadership, they combined solid business sense with a passion for the most import person in this scenario, the student.
Navarre is a board member of the Dallas Summer Musicals and is the Founder and President of the Conservative Hispanic Society (CHS). CHS is a nonpartisan 501(c) 4 based on values not politics, with members from many races and ethnicities, including Hispanic. Under Navarre, membership has grown to over 10,000 members and supporters in less than one year.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Dallas Republicans, as well as a member of the Advisory Board for the Latino Coalition. Navarre is a board member of Raptor Squad Gaming, Inc., a mobile gaming company based in Dallas, TX. Navarre has been involved in politics for over a decade and has worked on campaigns at the national, state and local level. Navarre has worked as both a political consultant and a political advisor. Navarre’s dedication to country predates his political involvement back to the age of seventeen. At that time he joined the United States Army where he served as Combat Engineer. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While in the Army, Navarre received several commendations and awards including the Army Achievement Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Navarre lives in Plano with his family. In his free time he enjoys technology, writing and spending time with his 3 boys.
Barbara Goss – Senior Consultant
A strong leader who has a keen ability to visualize the big picture, Barbara Goss is someone who has a unique strength to rally any team towards a common vision. As a direct result of her abilities, Barbara was recently voted to be School Board President by her Board of Trustee peers at Wylie ISD where she has served the community as an elected official for the past 5 years. Wylie ISD is a fast growth district in Collin County, with an outstanding education program encompassing over 14,000 students across 19 campuses. In an effort to help the District with its vision to be a leader in education not just locally, but across the state of Texas and our Nation, Trustee Goss was accepted to the Leadership TASB class of 2013. Goss participated in a research project on Global Education that examined educational processes that are successfully being used all over the world. Barbara has hosted meetings between elected officials (federal, state, and local) and her local school district to discuss and prioritize education issues and has worked diligently to build strong relationships with these elected officials at all levels in order to serve her community better.
Barbara has spent over 10 years working successfully in the Technology sector and with Human Resources Departments. Her Human Resources roles included everything from creating and maintaining compensation analysis sheets to conducting management training. She has managed all aspects of personnel files for global employees and has been responsible for on-boarding and off-boarding employees from entry level to Senior Management levels.
Barbara is an extremely active member of her community. Over the years she has served on the governing boards of multiple community organizations assisting each of them in any way needed to get off the ground and become successful and beneficial to the area. She is a wife and mother of two children. Her children currently take up most of her free time, and there is nothing she loves more than watching them grow up.
Chris Salcedo – Media Consultant
Chris Salcedo is a veteran broadcaster, author and a political analyst. A graduate of San Diego State University, Chris got his start in radio in news and traffic. From there he began his career in television as a weather man on XETV, San Diego’s Fox 6. During this time he tried his hand at talk radio, filling in for the now nationally syndicated Roger Hedgecock show.
Chris took an opportunity to expand his news experience and became a news anchor in the 5th largest TV market in the nation at CBS11/TXA 21 in DALLAS/FORT WORTH. He continued to fill-in on talk radio in Dallas on KRLD and KLIF. After CBS11/TXA 21, Chris moved to Washington D.C. to take an anchor position on the nationally syndicated America’s Radio News Network. Currently, Chris is a contributor to PJ Media, The Blaze.com and is the Executive Director of the Conservative Hispanic Society.
The Chris Salcedo Show, on The Blaze Radio Network, stands as the only national radio show to feature a genuinely conservative Latino.