Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Get Your BS Straight

So many things I still don't know
So many times I've changed my mind
Guess I was born to make mistakes
But I ain't scared to take the weight
So when I stumble off the path
I know my heart will guide me back - Erykah Badu

Do you believe in yourself? 

Do you believe in your goals and dreams?

Do you believe in your purpose and gifts?

Do you believe in why you are here?

I mean really do?

How would you know?

As yourself and then listen to the response

Do you even know what your goals, purpose, dreams and gifts are?

If you don't ask yourself that as well, and listen for the answer

Have you found yourself making excuses for why you are still in a situation that makes you miserable and sick?

It's the money, it's the time, it's the kids, it's the responsibilities, it's the economy, it's the husband, the mortgage, the cat, the dog, the goldfish, the parrot, the grandma, the papa

you aren't ready!

you aren't believing in yourself

your faith is in what cannot work, rather than what can

That is is! Faith and belief in yourself is missing!

And how do you get to this space?

You have to do the work in knowing who you are and why you are here and be comfortable with that

You have to do the work in believing in YOU, what are your CORE beliefs? - do you believe in yourself and your abilities or your lack of money? or lack of opportunities? What do you really really beliefve in? That shows up in your life by what happens on a daily basis! You get what you believe- full stop

What is your level of self awareness? 

For a long time I believed that my success was an accident- my good fortune was be fluke

Well you know what happened? It didn't last, I did not believe I DESERVED IT!

I had to do the work, I had to be self aware, to know who I am and why I was here!

it really is that simple, nothing more complicated than that

Commit to doing the work, commit to self belief and watch what happens!


Episode 12: #SelfLove as a precursor to #Selfcare. Plus, #selfcare around the world. A conversation with @AweCapt

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