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Vicky Henderson, Chief Mindset Revolutionary, Ascend Performance Coaching

Vicky Henderson speaks to The Industry Leaders about her work and what she's learned on her entrepreneurial journey.

What's Your Story?

Well...I am a retired World Champion Mood Hoover. Back in the dark days of 2014-2016, I used to be able to suck the positive energy or mood out of any room or conversation in a record time. For every solution or possibility, I had 10 reasons why it wouldn't work or wasn't the right time. I didn't like myself, in fact, I hated myself, so why on earth would anyone else like me or want to be around me?

Something had to change! I engaged a counselor who helped a bit, got into network marketing, and discovered personal development. The magic started to happen. In November 2016 I completed an NLP and TimeLine Therapy™ personal breakthrough course. I walked in on day 1 with 25,000kgs of excess emotional baggage and left three days later a changed woman with a small clutch bag under my arm.

Two months later in January 2017, I resigned from my job, and retrained as an NL and TimeLine Therapy™ Coach, and the rest as they say is history!

I've spent the last five and a half years adding to my qualifications, honing my craft, and revolutionizing mindsets around the globe one brain at a time.

What Best Describes You?

  • I'm an ambitious career-professional

  • I want my business to get noticed online

  • I want to build my personal brand

You can travel back in time to Day 1 of your business or career - what advice would you give to younger-you, knowing what you know now?

Invest, invest, invest! I started my business with a pot of cash and no prior experience in coaching to draw on, thus, no network who already knew how fabulous I was! I decided to do everything DIY because I needed, or so I thought at the time to keep the pot for paying bills and living, etc.


If I have invested in my business and used the pot of cash to get a return on that investment the business would have paid the bills and I would have gotten off to a much faster, more successful start!

My shopping list, if I were to do it again, would be to engage an amazing business coach, join a business networking group, get someone to help with sales and marketing, and get someone to do my branding - website, business cards, etc.

We live and learn!

What one book or podcast changed your life?

Michael A Singer - The Untethered Soul.

I read this before I stared my journey into the world of NLP and TimeLine Therapy™ and learned about our inner voice, or as described in the book 'your inner roommate'. It also taught me about the importance of noticing the amazing details in our world, the power of gratitude, and the fact that happiness is an inside job.

It was life-changing for a person as negative and ready to blame the world as I was back in 2016!

To this day I still observe the world around me in detail, noticing colors, sounds, and feelings in a way I never used to.

Editor's note: Read about the journeys of other influential women in business we've interviewed, like Nancy Duarte, Imogen Cowell, and Kara Goldin, or get interviewed, below.


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