More than me
Diana Henderson is the Founder and President of Diana Henderson Consulting, an executive leadership firm based in Charlotte, NC. Founded in 2016, Diana set out to solve the proverbial phrase, “It’s lonely at the top.” Corporate and entrepreneurial leaders constantly face the intense pressures of running businesses, growing leaders and serving customers and they often do so without a confidant that “gets” their world.
DH Consulting was created to do just that; help corporate and entrepreneurial leaders reach their best potential. Diana partners with clients to offer professional coaching, leadership development, operational strategy and go-to-market business and marketing strategy. In 2018 alone, Diana was instrumental in the launch of six start up organizations, helping entrepreneurial visionaries breathe life into their businesses with operational execution and revenue generating plans.
For the last 13 years and presently, Diana serves on the executive management team driving all revenue generation for a 200+ employee marketing technology firm in North Carolina. Her corporate experience engages Fortune 300+ companies across multiple industry verticals. As a current executive in the corporate world and an entrepreneur herself, Diana uses her experiences to shape the services she offers her clients. She’s also a professional blogger, most recently published on Ivanka Trump’s women empowerment digital platform while online, and recognized across multiple industries as a voice for leadership.
A wife and mom to three, Diana enjoys spending time with her family – her favorite and most important role of all! She’s a military brat with great regard for those who serve and have served our country. Diana holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Virginia Tech and participates in higher learning, skill-based leadership training on the regular. She and her husband are also very active in their local community, serving as Campus Pastors for a multi-site church in Charlotte.
Where are you from?
Technically, I’m from everywhere. I am a military brat, so while I was born in New Jersey, I’ve lived in the Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and three different places in Germany.
In one sentence, what is your business?
I help executive leaders to go next level and entrepreneurs to breathe life into their business visions.
What was the greatest advice you have received?
You CAN have it all.
What have you found as the greatest challenge as a woman navigating all the roles we play?
While we face significant external challenges, I think at times the greatest opposition we face comes from within. We hold ourselves to standards far beyond that of which others expect. And with missteps, we’re great in extending grace to others, though we don’t often do so as freely for ourselves.
Who is your favorite female superstar?
Many of my “sheroes” are giants in the faith — Lisa Bevere, Charlotte Gambill, Natalie Grant and Priscilla Schirer.
What is something about you that most would not know?
I love fashion and I hoard clothes 🙂
What is your superpower?
Exhortation. I’m in my prime when I’m encouraging those around me.
When you’re feeling down or low on motivation what have you found that helps you get back up?
I crank up worship music, open my Bible and regain focus and perspective.
Share with us your greatest accomplishment or achievement?
Motherhood, by far. I didn’t think I was cut out to be a mom, and while it has been the most challenging role I’ve played, it’s hands down the most rewarding.
How do you deal with your worst critic, yourself?
Accountability and the right self talk are big parts of how I self-manage. I have personal and business accountability advisors in my sphere that will speak truth, not just what I want to hear. And, I am very intentional with which thoughts I allow to persist in my head — only productive ones!
Favorite quote or verse?
2 Corinthians12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me,”
How can you help More Than Me readers?
I’ve lived and I’ve learned. Much of my living came from observing others in their successes and failures. My learning came from my own failures and pitfalls. I want to give More Than Me readers an opportunity to live from my learning!