Karlyn D. Henderson, M.A.

OPTIMUM Host & Speaker

Karlyn D. Henderson, M.A.

OPTIMUM Host & Speaker
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Karlyn D. Henderson, M.A., CEO of Poimena Consulting, LLC, consults with leaders who find it challenging to own their power and use their, command presence like an executive, and lead a successful, profitable team.  Karlyn’s clients are empowered with the mindset, skills, and strategies to become confident, effective leaders who defines success on their own terms.

Like many women, Karlyn’s (car’ lynn) idea of success and significance included personal, professional, and spiritual victory.  With fervour to be the best, she sought out various leadership roles. However, quickly learned, she needed guidance to soar. After finding mentorship and encouragement, Ms. Henderson was promoted to a project manager position at The Coca-Cola Company with a $20,000 raise without compromising her soul.  At this point, she valued the results of leadership / personal development, career management, and mentorship.

Henderson offers a proprietary leadership framework, the L.E.A.D.S.! Strategy SystemTM (a multi-dimensional leadership developmental and skill-building framework), to teach the art of leadership and the P.O.W.E.R. PrincipleTM to teach the about authentic power and executive presence.  Additionally, she’s the creator of real-world workshops for women leaders: I Own My P.O.W.E.R.TM, L.E.A.D.S.!TM, as well as  the author of the forthcoming book: Own Your Authentic Power Now!

Since 1997 Karlyn has coached, mentored, and trained thousands of professionals to master the art of leadership and transformational life skills. A former project manager with The Coca-Cola Company and Suntrust Banks, as well as The Atlanta 1996 Committee for the Olympic Games, Henderson consults with Fortune 1000 companies and individual clients to help executives and top achievers develop into influential leaders. Karlyn’s organizational impacts expands several companies including UPS, Home Depot, Hanes, Georgia Pacific, Solo Cups, Southern Living, and International Paper, to name a few. As a servant leader, Karlyn has empowered and trained hundreds of facilitators in a customized designed Teach-The-Teacher 12-Week training program; a program she designed and implemented.

There are moments when my life’s purpose is apparent . . . When leaders gain insight and understanding of their mission and purpose, it promotes life changing decisions and actions. Thus, my personal purpose is validated.

On one key project at The Coca-Cola Company, Ms. Henderson resolved internal conflict, built cultural change, and sparked a collaborative team environment through TeamWorks Experience initiative which ignited cooperation, improved moral, and instilled commitment with 100 warehouse managers and employees.

As a frequent contributor to CNN, Karlyn’s work has been featured and quoted in various national media including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Exaimer.com, My Network TV, and The CW, to name a few.   Karlyn has published articles in PMU Woman Magazine and Gospel Today online.

Henderson holds a M.A. in Organization Leadership from Regent University and a B.S. in Information Systems from Jackson State University. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

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