Meet the Co-Founders

Photo of Sylvia HendersonSylvia Henderson

Sylvia Henderson, CEO of Springboard Training and founder of the Idea Success Network ecosystem, moves clients to get their ideas out of their hearts & heads and into action for profit and purpose. Clients are solo entrepreneurs and small-business founders / leaders who have unfocused ideas, heavy loads of responsibility, teams who need to collaborate, or are seeking capital to grow their businesses and need to get focused, implement growth strategies, and be in intentional action to build businesses and leave legacies.

Sylvia brings over 30 years of experience and expertise – with IBM and America Online management, leadership, and corporate training; business consulting; non-profit Board leadership; and Vistage Chair service – to partner with clients to figure things out and get things done. Through her consultation and facilitation she helps entrepreneurs identify and develop programs, gain clients, increase their business development opportunities, and work with Angel Investors. Through her group facilitation she helps founders and business leaders collaborate, lead more effectively, avoid costly mistakes, and increase revenues.

Sylvia is the author of multiple books including “Hey, That’s MY Idea!”; speaks to audiences worldwide on how to make an impact and income with their ideas; hosts a cable television business program; co-hosts the Small Business CEO Internet radio show; and facilitates long-term Idea MindTeam© groups. She developed the worldwide Idea MindTeam© program in collaboration with Josh Silverstone.

Sylvia is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Business. She is a life member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and volunteers as an Adult Educator for her local Girl Scout Council. She is a member of a variety of professional associations including the National Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, and Leadership Montgomery. Away from business she enjoys riding her motorcycle and roller coasters, anything Star Trek™, and spending time with friends and family. She is the former mom of Welsh Corgis and lives with her life partner in Olney, MD.

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Photo of Josh SilverstoneJosh Silverstone

Josh Silverstone, Pokerpreneur® and founder of Aces Raise, helps players up their game at the poker table, in business, and life. His clients range from individuals who want to learn the game, to companies that want to apply winning strategies to their business. Josh’s expertise comes from 10+ years of sales experience across diverse industries. He has worked in inside sales, outside sales, sales management, and sales consulting. As a management consultant, Josh had the opportunity to work with emerging companies sized from $2-25M to implement sales processes, hire salespeople, and train their sales and leadership teams.

From an early age Josh was drawn to games, consistently winning at chess including a 3rd place finish in the Washington Post Chess Tournament. Josh also enjoyed competition in sports, and in high school played varsity football, volleyball, and wrestled. In 2003, Josh was at the University of Maryland when poker boomed and so did his interest in the game. He started studying poker, and was winning almost every time he played which helped put him through college. Josh has won several poker tournaments, and recently played in the World Series of Poker.

Josh encourages others to make a living pursuing their passions and dreams. He loves teaching the game of poker to people because it’s a fun game and a great way to learn important life skills and lessons. Josh is on the committee for Cards 4 Kids, helping Devotion to Children coordinate and promote their annual poker tournament fundraiser. Away from the tables, he enjoys getting together with friends and family for BBQs, golf, and football. Josh is a lifelong Washingtonian who lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife Jenn and furry four-legged son, Griff.