Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Take What Works and Run With It

We have this obsession in our society with wanting to get it right, to be right, to do it right that the fear of being “wrong” paralyses us Rev Deborah L Johnson

Do you wait until something is perfect before you make a move? And what would you define as perfect? 

Do you wait and wait and wait and if it is not perfection you postpone it?


What causes you to rather not do it than start and learn as you go?


Having standards is a must, mediocrity must never be accepted. There is a difference between having standards and chasing perfection - which to me, is such a lame waste of time! Where is the fun in that?

I make loads of mistakes, I would bet sometimes you see typos on here too! But, I always aim to do my best, my best in the moment and learn as I go. I learnt that by chasing perfection and letting things slide then beating up myself after because I did not follow my heart's desire and on the flip side I cut others slack when they make mistakes. I have also learnt compassion for others in making my own mistakes

And so the blaming and shaming is taken out of the equation, I focus on the big picture

To me, there is no wrong, there is what works and what does not work. Take what works and run with it, and what does not work and learn from it


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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