Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


How Do You Express Your Truth?

You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth, you can only ensure how well it is communicated

And by how well I don't mean how clearly

I mean how lovingly, how compassionately, how sensitivelym how courageously and how completely. Neal Donald Walsh

You want something, you have a goal, you set a goal, a date, expectations with a team, a group or even in a relationship and none of these are met

What do you do?

How do you communicate this information?

How do you respond?

Do you communicate this? Can you?


How do you respond when someone pisses you off?

Do you react? Shout? Pout? Withdraw?

Do you communicate those feelings?

I have learnt that it is my responsibility to own my feelings and communicate them in a way I would want it communicated with me

My truth is my truth and it is up to me to not only live it but to communinicate it

Being afraid to say or live your truth to avoid "conflict and drama" to keep people happy, to face possible unpleasantness is a receipe for resentment and bitterness.

Remember it is not about how well the message is received but how well it is sent.

How are you living your truth?


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