Adrienne Westman has directly impacted the lives of people from over 30 countries. What began as a young person’s desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Adrienne’s lifelong crusade as she is called on by leaders from every walk of life: political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, investors, world-class entertainers, business forums, and educational institutions. Over the past few years, Adrienne has spoken around the world at some prestigious events. Now considered to be one of South Africa’s top female speakers, Adrienne has shared the stage with many international speaking legends.
Here is Adrienne Westman’s Notes to Women in Leadership

Two Habits that Keep me Grounded as a Leader

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1. I love exercising and spending time in nature appreciating the beautiful world that we live in. Taking time out of my busy schedule to absorb all of the beautiful sights, sounds, scents.

2. I enjoy inspiring and empowering people from all walks of life. Everyone is important, special and worthy to be seen and heard.

One Experience that Shaped my Leadership journey

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Some time ago, I became “stuck!” I reached a stage in my life where it felt like I was constantly swinging at curve balls flying in my direction. I was tired, exhausted and I lost focus. I became consumed by all that was happening around me rather than keeping my eye on of the prize! I was bombarded with negative thoughts, feelings of disappointment at where I was in my life. Without realizing it, I started over analyzing everything and became increasingly more and more self critical.
One night I walked outside onto the deck whilst everyone was still asleep and I felt like a voice said to me:
Stop being a Victim, Rise Up & Be the Woman I have called you to be!
This was a life changing moment for me. I came to the realization that the way I felt about myself, set the tone to what happened to me on a day to day basis. I found that the longer it took me to know what I wanted, the more confused and depressed I became.  I had to understand that my negative thoughts, kept me away from all the good things which were presenting themselves to me on a daily basis. When I focused on positive thoughts and I knew what I WANTED it gave me the POWER, CONFIDENCE, and MOMENTUM to achieve my goals!

One Lesson for a Woman in Leadership From Me

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You need to understand that where you are right now reading this, you are having thoughts and your thoughts are causing you to have a relationship WITH YOU KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT! So many people believe that God created them and now it is up them to work things out on their own!? Meanwhile, you are being sent messages and opportunities and signals from above to help you and guide you to achieve everything that you want! Can you imagine the feelings of gratitude when you accept that you are in the right place at the right time? Can you feel the grace, peace and love that God has for you? Can you feel the clarity and focus that has been given to you?

Rather than focusing on the absence of what you don’t have, focus on the wonderful feelings knowing that everything is working out 100% according to your highest good/plan/purpose.
Ladies, we need to enjoy our process of the becoming. We are all in the process of transformation and the things that we want are also in the process of becoming. Whilst knowing what you want, I would like to encourage you to love where you are, and embrace the laughs and joyful moments along the way. You are Worthy! You are Wonderful! Choose to be kind and have grace with yourself today and most importantly have fun!

The Type of association crucial to Personal Growth

Adrienne Westman with the AWLO Team: Opral Benson; AWLO BOT Chairperson, H.E. Alanyingi Sylva; AWLO 1Mother1Child Project Director and Doraine Maraire; AWLO Board Member, at African Women in Leadership Conference 2016 at South Africa

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A woman leader needs an association where she can receive words of wisdom, encouragement and identify with the stories and experiences of women from across the globe. When I spoke at the AWLO conference held in Sandton I was in awe at how the AWLO women connected and respected each other whilst feeling safe enough to be authentic. I quickly realized that AWLO was a lot more than just an association but more importantly it is a network, a community, a sisterhood of extraordinary women.
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One Mistake that Every Leader Must not Make

Believing that we know everything. The truth is that we don’t know, what we don’t know.