We are a 25–year old company with a team of 25 associates and subject matter experts who work with the principals on an as-needed-basis. Ninety percent of our business has come from word-of-mouth referrals. Collectively, we bring more than 75 years of experience in business consulting, curriculum development, coaching, training and risk management services to include insurance products and services. V2K, Inc. is listed with Dunn & Bradstreet. The Commonwealth of Virginia has certified the company as a woman owned minority company and we are active in the U.S. federal governments System for Award Management (SAM).
Phyllis M. Henderson, Principal
Phyllis M. Henderson is the founder and principal of Visions2000Inc. (V2K, Inc.). Her skill set includes business consulting, curriculum development, leadership/executive coaching, facilitation and training.
Phyllis has a Master of Science degree from National Louis University, Evanston, Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State College of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Kansas (Currently Pittsburg State University). Phyllis has completed post-graduate work in diversity, leadership coaching, team building based on type, exceptional management practices, change management and sustainability. She is a former adjunct trainer for The Corporate Training Center, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA. She is certified as a business leadership coach through the World Wide Association of Business Coaches (RCC # 200531). She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Myers-Briggs qualified as well as an administrator of I-OPT and ‘360’surveys.
For ten years Phyllis was an educator in the public school systems of Kansas, Missouri and Texas. She was a consultant and contract coordinator for the Kansas Economic Opportunity Foundation. Phyllis was a Head Start trainer and coordinator in the Kansas and Missouri Public School systems. She was also a licensed realtor in the state of Kansas.
Phyllis served on the Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Board for 8 years---elected to serve a 3-year term on the U.S. Council of Habitat for Humanity. She was a charter board member for the Victory Branch, YMCA, Yorktown, VA and a charter Board Member for the planning of the Boys and Girls Club, York County. In 2003 she was appointed by Governor Mark Warner to serve a 4-year term on the Jamestown-Yorktown Board of Trustees. She served on the Board of Advisors for the Luter School of Business, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for NATASHA House, Yorktown, VA, a transitional home for homeless women and their children and the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Board of Directors. Phyllis is a 2003 graduate of the Hampton Roads Civic Leadership Institute. She is a Golden Life member of the NAACP. She is a past Central Regional Director for Jack & Jill of America, Inc. serving 11 Midwestern States and she served as president of the Newport News Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.
Ché D. Henderson, Principal and State Farm Agent
Ché is licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to sell mutual funds and annuities. He is the owner of a State Farm Agency in Yorktown, VA. Ché is a registered corporate coach through the World Wild association of business coaches (WABC). His career paths are focused on empowering people with the knowledge and tools to better manage change, problematic issues and opportunities. Insurance concentrates on minimizing risks that generate change and problems. Consulting and training concentrates on introducing strategies, skills and practices that contribute to personal and professional growth, job and customer satisfaction, organizational effectiveness---and a multitude of opportunities. Ché’s philosophy is, “People are the nation’s greatest asset”. Therefore, developing and empowering individuals with the ability to effectively navigate work and life is paramount.
Ché has a Masters of Arts in Human Resource Development, from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, from Radford University, Radford, Virginia. His post graduate training is in leadership, change management, diversity and inclusion. He has more than twelve years of experience in business administration, training, facilitation and coaching.
Ché serves as President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. He serves on the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters Foundation Board of Directors as Vice Chairman and the Hampton Chapter Board of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). He is a People to People board member. He is a 2009 CIVIC Leadership Institute graduate and he served on the CIVIC Board of Directors. Ché was recognized by Inside Business as one of the top 40 under 40 in 2013.
Starr Beth Mayer, Senior Associate Consultant
Starr is a subject matter expert in dispute resolution and risk management. She is a certified mediator, executive coach and platform trainer. Consulting with nonprofits in the areas of: Leadership, conflict management, team building, problem solving, analysis and assessment are her strengths. Her goal is to integrate knowledge derived from parts of the organization into strategic direction for the whole.
Starr has worked with dozens of nonprofits, social service agencies and churches in her diverse career paths. She has mediated in workplace conflict, court settings, families and individuals. Starr has a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Capital University School of Law. She is the author of the book, "When BAD Things Happen To Good Organizations: How Effective Managers Prepare for Crisis". Starr writes a weekly column for the Daily Press Newspaper, Newport News, VA, focused on senior living.
Starr has lived and worked in Jamaica, Scotland and Hong Kong. Her experience abroad has given her a unique ability to tap into differences and leverage the strengths. She served over a decade as executive director with Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate in Virginia, as the Director of Risk Prevention and Response, and as a senior advisor on executive transition management for the U.S. Council for Habitat for Humanity.
Carol Miller Watkins, Senior Associate Consultant
Carol is a subject matter expert in designing and implementing learning programs. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resource development, including the role of Chief Learning Officer. She designed, developed and facilitated learning programs for both public and private organizations to include the Virginia Lottery, Virginia Department of Corrections’ Academy for Staff Development, Virginia State University, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and the United Way of Greater Richmond, and Jefferson Pilot Broadcasting Company. Carol is a Master Trainer and facilitator.
Carol has a Master of Business Administration from Averett University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Fayetteville State University. She is an administrator for the MBTI Step II Personality Profile, a tool for organizational improvement and professional development and a certified Conflict Dynamics Profile Administrator through Eckerd College.
Carol actively serves her community through several volunteer efforts. She uses her professional human resources skills by serving on the advisory board of Clearview Counseling Services, Inc., a mental health skill building organization. She serves as event planner for The Hali Group, LLC, an education based cancer survivorship network
based in Baltimore MD. She volunteers with the Urban League of Hampton Roads and is an active member of both the national and the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Betty LaMarr, Business Development Specialist / West Coast
Betty is Betty has twenty-plus years with start-ups and mature organizations, focused on results in the areas of sales, marketing. and empowerment. She has worked in the IT industry with both IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation. Her expertise in addressing diversity and inclusion goals has benefited numerous Fortune 1000 organizations.
While living in South Africa, Betty saw the devastating effects poverty and powerlessness have on girls and women. Inspired by her experience in South Africa, Betty came back to the United States and founded EmpowHer. Its mission was to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged girls and women by offering them opportunities to enhance their lives through the development of entrepreneurial, business, and life skills that lead to economic independence. Since its inception in 2003, EmpowHer has served thousands of girls and women in the Los Angeles area.
Betty earned a BA in Business Administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from Pepperdine University. The Mayor of Los Angeles and California’s Lieutenant Governor have honored Betty for outstanding community service as an activist for change as well as for her contributions to a variety of youth organizations. She is an author, speaker, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and a 2013 Soroptimist International Ruby Award winner by the Camino Real Region. A 2012 Pepperdine University George Award winner for Community Service. 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal honoree and finalist for the Women Making a Difference Award.
Dwight D. Henderson, Legal Consultant, Mediation, Labor Unions
Dwight is an accomplished arbitrator, mediator, negotiator between and among union and management. He led effective relationship building with employees, unions and management during his tenure with Amoco Oil. Dwight worked for 23 years in multiple disciplines with Amoco. He started as a lawyer in the real estate division. He moved on to human resources and labor law. He mediated and negotiated contracts between Management and 15 different unions. He wrote Amoco’s affirmative action plan and established goals with management to stay in compliance.
Dwight attended Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS for his BA degree and Kansas University, Lawrence Kansas for a Juris Doctor of Law. He was awarded a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship and practiced law in Houston, Texas. He was admitted to the Bars in two states, Texas and Kansas. He served as the director for the Wyandotte County Legal Aid Society, Kansas City, KS.
Dwight was elected chairman of the Board of Directors for York/Poquoson American Red Cross. He was appointed to the Grievance Board for York County and received numerous community involvement awards and commendations (United Way, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, NAACP, York County Rotary). He received the York County School District Award for establishing a partnership between Amoco and the School District. Dwight
retired from Amoco after 23 years of service.