Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Decide to Grow

Commit to small, daily actions. They build into big ones. Everyday actions
lead to the large leaps. And they help build our foundation for confidence
- Maxi McCoy

Today launched the NiNa Programme 6th Cycle - the programme is in it's 6th
year. When I started it my intention was to use my time to give back
something instead of feeling sorry for myself. Today they reminded me it
was 6 years, I did not even realize that so much time had passed. We
started going down memory lane and having fun with it, all the lessons we
had learnt from Day one. I am pretty grateful and humbled by it all I was also asked today about growing the programme. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a business woman when I first
got into the game back in London in the early 2000's - she told me as I
grow, my business will grow, when I decide that growth is essential then it
will happen, when the Universe wants to push me to grow there will be
growth, either way it will happen. Inside the mix for me is some fear, I want to have it all figured out, I
think about the funding - or the lack thereof. My own schedule of
travelling and what happens when I do leave. All that to say that " when I grow, the programme will grow" It seems that
I may have some growing to do.

Grateful to Ms Toby, Ms Clarke, and the staff of the Bishop's and Trinity
East for all their support in making this happen Peace Akosua

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/23/2016 10:56:00 am

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer