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Board Member Spotlight: Hyacinth Henderson

hh-headshot-2019-smWhat is your business?
Financial Planning and Investment Advisory. At The Henderson Financial Group we provide mindful financial planning with you in mind!

Where are you from?
I’m a Miami native. Born and raised right here.

What is your professional/business history?
My career in financial services started 17 years ago. Well, actually it started 29 years ago when I was running my father’s snow-cone business at the tender age of nine. My dad, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, professional needed cheap labor for his side gig and I was it. Fast forward to 2002, and my dad needed cheap labor again. This time, the position would actually involve me working at The Henderson Financial Group. There’s a lot of HERstory to share, but for the sake of time and space, I’ll bring you up to present time. Presently I hold my Stockbroker, Investment Adviser and Annuity and Life licenses and registrations. I am the Managing Director at The Firm and I work closely with our full staff and team members to ensure that we are serving our clients in the most efficient and best ways possible.

What makes your business successful/unique? Anything you take special attention to or pride in?
One of the things that makes The Henderson Financial Group unique is that we actually care about the community and put our client’s best interests first. We understand that money conversations aren’t always easy and oftentimes people are ignorant or misinformed. A combination of things leads to poor financial management. We pride ourselves in educating our clients in such a way that they understand where they are, where they’d like to go, and what’s required to get there. We empower our clients to make better financial decisions for themselves as well as their future generations. Being in business for thirty years is no easy feat, and we’ve managed to stay present and grow, by holding true to our values and serving The People, first.

How is it running a female locally owned business? Struggles? Advantages?
We women have been demanding equality for years. As a female business owner, I encounter the same challenges that most women business owners and entrepreneurs do, plus I have the added bonus of encountering challenges due to the fact that I am a woman of color in a (white) male dominated industry. Its very interesting to say the least. The goal is to continue raising awareness and kicking butt simultaneously. They see us (women) shining, and by shining I mean changing The World!

Aside from running the business, what are some of your personal interests?
I love to read! It’s funny, it wasn’t always this way though. As I’ve navigated this space called life, I’ve come to realize that there is an abundance of information that we just don’t know. There are entire worlds that are hidden away in books, and we have no clue. A few years ago, I stumbled across something that lead me to learning about eating for my blood type. There are specific diets for specific blood types- and there are books about the topic! I was blown away by the revelation. I came to the realization that for everything I think I know, there are probably one thousand things that I don’t know and the information is hidden (in plain sight) in a book. Go figure! I also enjoy making memories with my babies, traveling, and anything involving salt, sand and the sun!