When Leesburg’s newly hired economic development department director, Russell Seymour, starts work on Monday, he will do so with one less member on his staff.
Friday is Business Development Manager Kindra Harvey’s last day in the town employ. She leaves after almost two-and-a-half years to do what she has been helping many throughout her career do: start a new business.
Prior to joining the town, Harvey worked for Loudoun County for five years as both a workforce development training coordinator and employer services coordinator.
“I’m always either working with businesses or the workforce,” she said of her career path thus far.
Now, it’ll be Harvey’s turn in the spotlight, as she launches Purpose WorX, LLC, which will offer motivational speaking services, training, and one-on-one coaching services for individuals and groups. She will run her venture out of the Leesburg Junction coworking space on Depot Court.
“I am going to do be doing what I love most, which is what people fear most. I’m an encourager at my core,” Harvey said.
She compared the planning leading up to her business launch with an eight-year pregnancy. She’s been putting the work in over the past almost decade to make sure “the baby stays healthy and active” and isn’t delivered before it’s due.
“God’s called me to a time where it’s time to push and it’s scary and there’s no safety net,” she said. “This is my moment.”
She will use an annual women’s conference she organizes to officially launch her new venture this weekend, calling it “the best ribbon cutting for myself.” Harvey will also be the guest speaker at Leesburg Junction’s Nov. 14 monthly speaker series.
For more information on Harvey’s business, go to purposeworx.com.