On a mission to leave the world a little better than how she found it, Mindy strives to help create a world where inclusion is the norm, where people see possibilities instead of limitations, and where no challenge is too big to overcome.

Driven to build a world that welcomes and includes EVERYONE, Mindy is a powerful leader in disability/ability rights, with specific interests in accessible air travel, universal design, inclusive style and better representation for the disabled community in entertainment.

A popular motivational speaker (giving her first speech at the age of four as the Texas State Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!), Mindy’s mission is to show up as an example of positivity, hope, bravery, and possibilities, and to help individuals to own their adversity, to stop making excuses, to see their fullest potential, and to give them the tools to reach for it. 


Mindy Henderson is a motivational speaker, writer, coach, host of “The Truth About Things That Suck” podcast, and a guest contributor of “Morning Motivations with Mindy” on CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin” television show.  

Mindy’s mission is to move and inspire people to realize that when they take responsibility and OWN their adversity, they become better, stronger people and their potential is revealed. Mindy helps people see how to live more productively and positively, to roll with the punches, to stop making excuses and instead, to see all they are capable of. 

Living life from a wheelchair, the challenges she has overcome cultivated in her the very skills needed to achieve almost every goal she has ever attempted. Her life experiences now make her uniquely qualified to motivate others. 

Mindy is also an accomplished author. Her book, "The Truth About Things That Suck" is for anyone who wants a new perspective on adversity when times get tough. 

The book covers job loss, parenting challenges, love, life, loss, and more, and teaches us ALL that the wrong mindset can be far more disabling than what any wheelchair might represent.

Mindy is the Director & Editor-In-Chief of the national Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Quest Media platform, which includes the magazine, blog, and podcast. 

The Quest's mission is to empower the neuromuscular disease community - and the broader community of individuals with disabilities - to live their lives to their fullest potential. 

Engaging  thought leaders in conversations that matter and that move the community forward, content is intended to inform, educate, inspire and entertain.

Despite living life from a wheelchair, on her list of credits are:   

  • Bachelors and Masters degrees         
  • A 20-year career in software, leading teams of highly skilled professionals          
  • Multiple singing appearances on national television
  • A CD recorded with George Strait’s guitar and bass players accompanying her           
  • A long list of public speaking credits, addressing thousands of volunteers of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), MDA staff and corporate executives for companies such as 7-11, VMware, NXP Semiconductors, 7-Up and Cisco. 
  • A one-on-one battle fought and won, and a successful trip to one of the least wheelchair accessible countries on the planet to adopt her daughter.         
  • A passion for making the impossible, possible. 

Named a 2022 “Woman of Influence” by Success Magazine, Mindy is also the host of "The Truth About Things That Suck" podcast, guest contributor of “Morning Motivations” on CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin” lifestyle morning show, and was recently named an “Austin Woman to Watch” by Austin Woman Magazine.

In the spirit of living a life without limits, despite her significant physical limitations, Mindy has also accomplished:

- Multiple singing appearances on national television

- A CD recorded with George Strait’s musicians accompanying her

- A trip to one of the least wheelchair-accessible countries on the planet, spending two weeks there, and visiting three different cities to adopt her daughter…after the government of that country told her that her disability made her unfit.

Mindy’s passion for making the impossible, possible, is contagious…and she’s not finished yet!