Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Courage is the Mother of All Virtues

And if you're the person withholding clarity from someone hoping they get it together eventually, or they figure it out, or that the situation will just resolve itself on its own... dig a little deeper for the courage to be clear. Examine why, exactly, you're not sharing your truth and saying what needs to be said. It'll release you from this tether of guilt, and it'll release them to what's next, which is what everyone deserves to begin with.Maxie McCoy

The great Maya Angelo said that courage is a strong virtue that we require if we are to become our best self.  For many of us, to achieve our goals, to move ahead, courage is required.

How do we initiate a difficult conversation without courage?

How do we move to a new city or country or job without courage?

How do we get that first date, or make that first move without courage?

It is the mother of all virtues.

How do we find and keep courage?

It is a process, doubt is a feeling that comes up when we are about to step out of our comfort zones. We want to be in control, our ego is a protective mechanism that believes its responsibility is to protect us from danger and the unknown

Courage comes in to push us out of the comfort zone, propel us into the an unknown place where we cannot control, it always inevitably for us helps us to grow.

I have learnt that:

Courage is feeling the fear and choosing to act despite

Courage is showing up knowing that you may not have all the answers

Courage is having that conversation that may not turn out well

Courage is taking a risk

Courage is following your passion and heart rather than the status quo

Courage is standing up for what is right

Courage is questioning core beliefs and taking a stand when it no longer serves you

Courage is leaving when we know it's time to leave

What are some of your definitions of courage?


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
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— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
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— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
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— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
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— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
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— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
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— 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