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.
Deena knows first-hand how strengths and leadership are keys to business
effectiveness and growth. Her skills were honed through over two decades as an educator and school administrator with the Department of Defense Education Activity. In that senior leadership capacity, Deena worked throughout the world to create and develop leaders, and to seed
and nurture high performance teams. Deena 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.With a trademark direct yet relatable style, Deena 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 organizations build a clear path to significance that bridges their philosophy, vision, mission, and goals to their optimal organizational identity.
- Dr. Brown, tell us about your success as a leadership brand coach? What is the key to your success?
50% of knowing who you are is knowing who you are not. As a leadership coach it is essential to ensure that all my clients are very clear about who they are as leaders which includes their strengths and opportunities for growth. My signature C3 Blueprint helps leaders align their mission, vision, and values so that they can communicate with Influence, connect with Authenticity, and collaborate Strategically. The best way to tell you
about my success is to share what others have had to say about my work.
“Dr. Brown has an unique ability to help team members correctly hone in on their strengths and opportunities for growth. She coached 12 members of my leadership team and broke down into simple steps how they
could take their leadership to the next level while simultaneously aligning their goals with our organization’s vision. She led the initiative to create world class service in our company that focuses on excellence where
every member of the team is engaged, empowered, and extraordinary.” Scharrell Jackson, Partner, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Squar Milner LLP.
2. Dr. Brown, How do you maintain balance in your life while being super successful as a mom, radio show host and businesswoman?
My secret to balance is not trying to find balance but instead opting for harmony. I am committed to self-care, self-reflection, and unapologetically loving me first. This shift came after a severe bought of transitional depression when my life took a unexpected turn and life as I knew it fell totally apart — I went from having it all to having no clue as to what exactly I was going to do with my life which is why in 2017 I founded The Leadhershift Movement to help women begin to shift the way we think of ourselves as women and how we respond. The underlining principle of the movement is to learn to unapologetically love ourselves first so that we can better serve others. The Leadhershift Mindset is rooted in the knowledge that we are a beautiful mosaic of our experiences good, bad, and hellacious. When I took the time to actually process the shifts in my life I found that I was moving in the right direction of my divine purpose.
My super success comes from being clear about who I am as a mom, businesswoman,sister, and friend while confidently owning my truth and ensuring that all my actions are consistently aligned to my mission, vision, and personal goals. I love being a mom and in order to be a great mom I first had to become intentional about being a better me.