Have you met the phenomenal Deena Brown?! Highly educated, beautiful, fierce! She has a commanding presence that makes you take notice as soon as she enters the room! Absolutely amazing she is! And we had a chance to capture some of that awesomeness in a little chat with this Queen! Listen in…
Deena, Tell us a little about you?
Deena C. Brown. PhD is the CEO of DC Brown International. A highly sought-after consultant, mentor and speaker who helps individuals and teams to develop the ability to communicate and collaborate at a world class level so they can grow their business result. Her passion is for leading people to discover, maximize and lead with their strengths as well as those of fellow team members, while offering advanced strategies to achieve higher levels of performance.
Dr. Brown has added value to others speaking on her powerful message of leadership strengths. She is an international best-selling author and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox as a highly sought keynote speaker, business and leadership growth expert. Dr. Brown hosts a weekly talk radio show “Get Real with Dr. Deena on LA Talk Radio, and launched Walking Through Glass: The Podcast in February 2019.
Dr. Brown founded The Leadhershift Movement to help high-performing women SHIFT the way they think about themselves and how they develop and grow as leaders. With a trademark direct yet relatable style, She shares in an engaging and high energy way, practical steps to help leaders to ensure the leadership legacy they leave behind is found in those they lead and serve. Dr. Brown’s expertise helps individuals and organizations build a clear path to significance that bridges their philosophy, vision, mission, and goals to their optimal organizational identity.
How many businesses do you have? And what are they?
A Way With Words: Writing Coach, Self-Publishing, and full-service publishing
DC Brown International: A leadership and business development corporation
Divastatingstyle: Women’s Apparel
Founder: The Leadhershift Movement
What made you want to become an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship provides an outlet for my creative gifts. I didn’t seek to become an entrepreneur I evolved into the business. I knew it was time to shift into my next greater and entrepreneurship doesn’t come with boundaries.
What has been your greatest challenge as an entrepreneur and how did you overcome it?
My greatest challenge as an entrepreneur has been overcoming the mindset of a full-time employee. I spent extensive amounts of hours “playing entrepreneur” because the concept that I had to actually “hunt” in order to eat was foreign to me. I gave away exclusive high quality services because I loved what I was doing and didn’t initially conceptualize that I should be paid for what I loved to do.
What final words do you have for the woman entrepreneur?
Self-care is the ultimate healthcare. It is so important to learn to love yourself FIRST so that you can give from your overflow. Embrace the art of loving YOU because you are unapologetically beautiful and there is no one else like you.