Heather N. Henley, LMHC, MS
From domestic abuse victim to dynamic author, Heather Henley is the master of crisis therapy – shaking up the broken to swiftly bring their junk to the surface and enable them deal with it now. She promotes mass healing quickly (versus individual healing slowly) and has a proven track record in getting amazing results in the most hopeless situations – even where others have failed. Heather knows that you are your past and until you have the right tools, you can’t ever fully live presently. She has more than eighteen years of field experience in all areas of mental health. Getting her hands dirty in the trenches is where her heart has always gravitated. On the streets of Skid Row is where Heather honed her short term dynamic therapy while interning alongside faculty of Pepperdine University and UCLA. A woman of passion, vision, and purpose, Heather embodies a no-nonsense approach in her message. “If it can’t be done in six months, it can’t be done” is a quote she lives by as she is hand-picked by state agencies to work with the worst clients to stabilize them. Her clients affectionately refer to her as the “Queen of Consequences” as she is constantly reinforcing belief in natural consequences and accountability. She is transparent, without pretense, and wise in her counsel. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University, two master’s degrees in criminology and community psychology from Indiana State University and Martin University, respectively, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with credentials as a Certified Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC), a Registered Behavior Consultant (BS), a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), and a PhD candidate in Christian Counseling. In her free time, she likes to travel and sing. She is happily married to a mental health care professional and is the proud mother of two children.
Toyinda L. Smith, MS
Toyinda L. Smith is an entrepreneur, champion influence™ infuser, and inspirational speaker. She is the founder of Leadership Strategy & Consulting, a team and leader advancement and development firm where she equips people to be champions in every area of life through group influence, innovation, and community impact. For over 14 years, Toyinda held leadership roles at Purdue University, honing her ability to guide individuals and groups to winning in every area of the mindset, refiring to recover passion, and resetting self to place individuals back on a championship track. She is a champion in her own right. She has earned numerous awards for her outstanding performance as a Division I track and field athlete at Purdue University. She has since earned the privilege of being inducted into two athletic halls of fame, and has been honored by a host of other organizations for leadership and innovation, and has made a number of Top 40 under 40 lists. Toyinda has championed efforts through transformation assignments with clients including but not limited to, corporations such as Chick-fil-A, and Fifth Third Bank; higher education institutions such as Purdue University, Francis Marion University, Ivy Tech Community College. As well as South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s in the Hartsville, Darlington and Florence locations. Toyinda earned an associate’s degree in organizational leadership and supervision and double bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology at Purdue University. She has a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education from Indiana State University. Toyinda is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated – Theta Nu Sigma Chapter, Florence, SC. She is certified to facilitate the Real Colors® Personality Instrument, trained to integrate Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment, is a certified leadership Speaker, Trainer and Coach with the John Maxwell Team and also works as an Adjunct Faculty member at Coker College in Communication & Business Administration located in Hartsville, SC.
Sharon H. Ackerman, MS
Sharon H. Ackerman is an industrious visionary who consistently takes initiative to add value, execute with passion and purpose, and drive results while inspiring excellence and up-leveling your experience! She works from an intrinsic drive to succeed and believes that helping others is a key to success utilizing her StrengthsFinder key themes of Belief, Futuristic, Responsibility, Deliberative, and Maximizer. Sharon will help you assess and build on your strengths, develop mental discipline, and look at your potential and opportunities in a new way. She will help you create an environment that allows for achievement beyond where you are now and beyond what you may even think is possible! No matter where you or your team are in the journey, Sharon can help those willing to participate in the process. Imagine how much this will help you individually or help your team, business, or organization as you allow us to serve you! As a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Sharon offers you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of proven leadership methods. Sharon is a seer of possibilities who helps others to access and build on their strengths. She has helped teams excel through Enterprise Leadership Development and the creation of a Culture of Accountability. Sharon has been highly successful in Specialty Sales with AstraZeneca and Abbott Laboratories Neuroscience Division for the last 11 years. Before her time in sales, she worked as a Mental Health Counselor, Head Start Consultant, and Adjunct College Faculty Instructor. As a woman of faith with a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a diverse background, Sharon offers a unique perspective and can provide you with a specifically designed strategy to help maximize your individual or business success.