Executive Snapshot: Sylvia Henderson
Profession/business: "I am the founder and CEO [Chief Everything Officer] of Springboard Training of Olney since 2000. My prior employment was with IBM, Lockheed Martin and America Online. Springboard Training provides seminars, training programs and materials, job aids, keynote speakers, continuing education and media resources that help people and organizations show they are as great as they say they are. I also host a television program called, "Think About It," on Montgomery cable television, interviewing experts on professional and business development topics."
Family: "Mother, 95 years young; life partner of 25 years; two Welsh Corgis."
Hobbies: Motorcycle riding; riding roller coasters; building dollhouse miniatures; active with Greater Olney Toastmasters club.
Last book read: "Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business," by Wolf J. Rinke.
Last movie seen: "Star Trek."
Next vacation spot: "I seldom take multiday vacations, preferring occasional daylong motorcycle trips to rejuvenate and re-energize regularly."
Latest accomplishments: "Secured a sole-source training contract with a nonprofit based completely on reputation and referral; taped my 60th television program; and just published my fourth book, "TXTVERSATIONS," which helps those who don't text message understand texting and encourages them to try, teaches texting vernacular and helps those who do text to communicate with those who don't."
How she keeps fresh ideas coming: "Read, listen to audio programs, and watch videos on human development, public speaking, the hospitality industry and success principles and practices; get out and network, and build relationships."
Quote: "Everything you say and do is a reflection of who you are and your values. How you represent yourself influences other people's perceptions of you and your business (or organization) ... My business is to help align your image with your brand individually and organizationally."