As an authentic leadership coach and team building consultant, Karlyn D. Henderson, M.A., CEO of Poimena Consulting, LLC, a boutique firm in Atlanta, Georgia, challenges her women to own their authentic power.
In light of the ban bossy campaign launched by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Henderson reveals “I engage my clients with P.O.W.E.R. principles where they value themselves, use their voice, and take risks in career and life.”
Through Karlyn’s P.O.W.E.R. coaching, clients are encouraged to learn how to value themselves by means of self-discovery and to identify the worth they bring to the table. One tactic she employs is S.M.A.R.T., a communication framework where women are capable of articulating their success.
Equally, it is essential for women leaders to use their voice and ask for what they want. Henderson mentors clients to seek opportunities to ask for what they want through genuine conversations with managers, colleagues, customers, and family. “They must know their message is valid and valued.”
Finally, Karlyn guides leaders to take risks by asking themselves strategic questions: ‘what would happen if everything I recommend went perfectly?’ or ‘what is the worst that could happen if I try?’ After calculating the risk, clients are encouraged to confidently move forward.
Joel Osteen, New York Times bestselling author and Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church says: “Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you. If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.” This quotation confirms Henderson’s message of valuing yourself.
Women in leadership seek out Karlyn’s coaching to find validation, understanding, and an authentic experience. “My clients want to know that I ‘get them’. Likewise, they want a space to become vulnerable without fear of judgment and criticism. They desire sincere support, discretion, and direction.”
“Karlyn knowledgeable about her field and a professional of high integrity and wisdom. She is a wonderful resource that can quickly provide a solution customized to your business need. I highly recommend her services to any organization or female professional,” conveys Lavonya Jones, M.A., Business Strategist and Leadership Coach.
Learn more about Karlyn D. Henderson’s authentic leadership and team building programs at Poimena Consulting, LLC (www.poimena.com).