Brenda’s mission is to equip the next generation of women for personal and professional leadership. She has committed her life and invested over fifteen years in active engagement and research to keep an attentive ear to what this generation wants for their future, and the complex challenges they face. Brenda honed her leadership skills in a well-rounded career in the worlds of media, higher education, international missions, and politics.
She was honored to serve a three year political appointment at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington, D.C. She left the presidential administration to pursue her life mission:equipping young careerists to live meaningful and influential lives. Brenda has served as a chaplain in residence at Georgetown University, leadership coach for Growing Leaders, Lead Facilitator for Leadershape and consultant for Franklin Covey and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Other career highlights include work as a television news anchor, global expedition project director and dean of women at a leadership academy. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Regent University and the University of Maryland and is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Kirkpatrick assessment tools. These experiences have given her insight into the pervasive leadership vacuum on campuses and in organizations worldwide.
She is committed to motivating this generation to develop the heart and skills needed to thrive in demanding and influential environments without compromising values, morals and a quality personal life.
During her free time, she volunteers with organizations committed to developing emerging leaders and transforming communities (i.e. Lead Trainer with Leadershape and Disaster Relief Chaplain with the Billy Graham Assoc). She has traveled to over 30 countries and enjoys discovering other cultures, meeting people, exploring global cuisine and music. Born and raised in America’s paradise, the Virgin Islands, Brenda ventured to the U.S. mainland to earn both bachelor and master degrees in communication studies as well as a degree in biblical studies.