Adrienne Speaks

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    Who Listens To The Listener

    You all know these people because you have had numerous in your life. They are never a burden, rather always there when you need them whether you realize it or not. They are your listeners.

    Friends. Pastors. Clergy. Loved ones. They come fr...

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    Leaders vs. Managers
    January 27, 2020 at 7:30 AM

    You cannot manage people. You can lead people, but you cannot manage people.  Let me explain… 

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    Why Are We Afraid To Fail?
    January 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    The only way to get tough skin is to challenge the skin you have.

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    New Year With A Plan
    December 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM


    Have you defined your goals for 2020?

    I meet so many people who claim they kn...

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    Another Way To Say "I Love You"
    December 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Food. Yummy food. I grew up on homemade yummy food from the motherland of Germany (my heritage from both sides of the family).

    “Kids, grandma has fresh bierocs coming out of the oven! Who wants to go?”

    As four kids and my two parents piled ...

  • A Successful Perspective On Failure
    April 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    We’ve talked about success, but what about failure? A few days ago, my colleague wrote a piece about success. How to define it, measure it, even celebrate it. I am writing about failure. No, not as a rebu...

  • Shame vs. Bad-Ass
    July 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Someone recently asked if I altered my wardrobe to hide my ankle (since it is a little disfigured). I couldn’t hide the smile from my face as I responded with a proud “NOPE”! My scars remind me that I am one bad-ass chic! Why would I hide that?  But let...

  • Success. What is it?
    August 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Success. What does that word actually mean? To you? So often we throw around the word “success” but we never actually stop to define it. In detail. For ourselves. The first time someone asked me to define success – in actual words – I was 24 years old. ...

  • Public Speaking & Nerves
    June 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    50% excitement, 50% a ball of anxious energy… that is how I feel every time I step on stage.  

    Not to mention I have to visit the ladies’ room more than I care to admit.  No, public speaking isn’t easy and while I love it there are a few things I ...

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