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The Power of Networks with Demetria Henderson



Human beings do not live alone. We are social beings. We need our family and friends as pillars of support, especially in difficult times. Learn more about the importance of having a powerful supportive network and how you can maintain and build one.


Hear it from our guest Demetria Henderson, the CEO, and Founder of DFH Coaching & Consulting, LLC. Prior to formally launching her coaching and consulting business, Demetria spent over 15 years in the corporate world before going back to school to earn her Ph.D. in Business Management. She advocates for equal access to opportunity and fair treatment for all in the workplace. 


As a coach, she works primarily with marginalized groups in the workplace by providing them with the tools to not only seize opportunities as they arise but to create opportunities that will advance their careers. As a consultant, she works with organizations to help them in creating and maintaining workplace cultures, in which all employees feel included and have a sense of belonging. 


In this episode, Demetria explains the power of your network and shares some actionable tips for getting value from it.  She also describes the powerful framework she uses with clients to help them achieve their goals.  


What you will learn from this episode:

  • Discover Demetria’s proven framework to achieving goals

  • Learn why your network is an important factor in your success

  • Learn about the resources that will help you leverage your network

"I really try to work with people that understand that you don't have to do it alone, that it really, truly is going to help and be to your benefit when you start to leverage that support system for yourself." 

- Demetria Henderson




Topics Covered:

01:53 - What one struggle she helps her clients with

03:18 - Mistakes people commit before seeking out her help

05:39 - The value of building and leveraging your network

06:51 - Book resource that will help you understand the challenges you face better: Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus

08:56 - All about Demetria’s  framework that she uses in working with her coaching client 



Key Takeaways:

"I think that anything that they may have tried prior to maybe getting themselves out of the situations that they find themselves, that's all great learning opportunity. Either works or it doesn't work. And so for me, I don't necessarily view that as a mistake. I just view that as a learning opportunity." - Demetria Henderson


"I really try to work with people that understand that you don't have to do it alone, that it really, truly is going to help and be to your benefit when you start to leverage that support system for yourself." - Demetria Henderson


“Your network is going to be one of the key drivers to get some sort of change, to start to act, to start to occur within your actual career, for that transformation to take place.” - Demetria Henderson


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