I was a client in the Next Level Business Intensive Coaching Program with Adrienne Graham and it was one of the most empowering experience of my business. As a coach, development is a natural part of my profession, but Adrienne took it to another level. Her style and approach is ‘no-nonsense’ and ‘intense’ in a way that causes you to stretch, but also know that you are supported and well capable of making the stretch. Adrienne is a ‘big thinker’, I remember at times feeling as though some exercises were not relevant for my business at this size, but I quickly learned that as I prepared for expansion and made room for growth, the growth soon followed. Adrienne also has a great way of sensing your true abilities and then reflecting it back to you in a way that makes it hard for you to shrink below it again. The Next Level Business Intensive Coaching Program gives participants the opportunity to benefit from the priceless combination of Adrienne’s coaching ability, business acumen, and circle of influence. I highly recommend Adrienne Graham to any business owner that is truly ready to put aside fears and excuses and outgrow their personal, professional and revenue goals!
Tiffany Lymon- Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach- Pearls in Pursuit
Adrienne has been a God-send! Her willingness to share her experiences and ideas has been very valuable in helping me develop my own business. She has an uncanny way of taking your ideas and stretching them and you beyond the comfort zone in order to reach the next level. Adrienne is a walking “rolodex” of great resources; it’s remarkable! I feel much more confident in where I’m going and what I can do, and I know Adrienne has played a key role in bringing this to life. I can’t thank her enough.
Bernie Frazier- Founder- Careervolution LLC
This Coaching has helped me to get out of my comfort zone and take action in growing my business. By implementing the strategies that I have learned from Adrienne Graham, I have grown personally and professionally.
Esther Phahla- CPA
Adrienne was a great resource for finding new technologies to help me grow my business. She also is very successful at making you step outside of yourself so you can look at how to approach situations in new ways.
The business coaching program has been a blessing. Adrienne was the miracle worker I needed to help me restructure my company. She brought out the six figure mindset that I needed to get to the next level.
Kristina Cox- CEO- Prime Accumen Creations
Working with Adrienne was the kick in the butt I needed to put my business growth into overdrive. I had stalled in my pursuit of a major development of my company before working with her and I did not even realize it. In 2 months of working with Adrienne, I accomplished more than I had in 9 months on my own. Her direction, motivation, encouragement and deadlines propelled me to the next level faster than I could have imagined. I just hope I don’t lose the momentum on my own.
MaryBeth Reeves- CEO- Scrapbook Mamma
The Next Level Coaching Program has challenged me to take my business to the next level. I appreciate Adrienne for taking the time to direct me and challenge me to not only look at what my competitors are doing, but also what they are not doing. You have no idea how much you have helped me. You have carved years off the development time in relation to my concept. She is awesome. The coaching progam is not mediocre. If you are not ready to take your business to higher heights, this program is not for you.
Quantane Higganbotham- President- Virtual Possibilities LLC
I had the pleasure of meeting Adrienne at a conference in New York earlier in 2008 – what a blessing that was! She possesses such a passion and ability for what she does in her recruiting business and beyond. I’m convinced that anyone who meets Adrienne will feel the same way I do about her – she has limitless energy, boundless ideas, a can-do attitude, is a master networker, a proactive helper, a strong leader, and a true inspiration to all she encounters. With her knowledge, drive, energy, resources, ability, and personal warmth, the sky isn’t even the limit for this powerful woman. I would recommend Adrienne for any assignment, anywhere, and at anytime. She is more than up for the challenge.
Bernie Frazier, SPHR, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications (later became a Business Growth Strategies client…see above)
Adrienne was a contract recruiter on my team. The “short term” engagement turned out to be about 15 months. In addition to being a great recruiter, she became a teacher by sharing her deep recruiting expertise with all of us. Often members of my team would reach out to her for advice. A few things that I have appreciated about Adrienne: First, she is self-motivated. She continues to further hone her recruiting capabilities. A recent example of that was when she became a Certified Diversity Recruiter. She chose to do that on her own and at her own expense. Secondly, she is empowered and encourages others to become empowered. She makes herself available to help others achieve their goals and connects people with those who can provide assistance. She is definitely a “pay forward” person. That makes for a very special person and it has been a pleasure to get to know her. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
Donna Satterthwaite, SPHR, ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
Adrienne is an outstanding recruiter who can source the hardest to find candidates. I had the pleasure of working with Adrienne as a consultant for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. What separates Adrienne from most recruiters is her ability to use a multitude of methods to identify the right talent. It is amazing! She has excellent communication skills and understands what it takes to close candidates and fill positions. Adrienne is someone who you definitely want on your team. I look forward to working with her again.
Marsha Chisolm, CIR, Contract Recruiter, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Adrienne is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to recruiting top candidates, “internetworking” and staying head of the recruiting game. She is an guru when it comes to nontraditional sourcing methods and is worth millions for her resources alone! Adrienne’s time management skills, fun-loving personality and drive to be on top of her recruiting game is what makes her a success. It is an honor to work with Adrienne, if you are lucky enough to do so.
Rachel Bhatia, ACIR, CIR, CDR, CSSR, Recruiting Researcher, ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
Adrienne Graham supported the ACNielsen IT recruiting needs in 2005 and into 2006. Adrienne came highly recommended from other organizations she previously supported and based upon the complexity of the roles we were filling, it required someone of Adrienne’s caliber, industry connections and IT expertise to meet our recruiting needs. Adrienne is the consummate Sr. level recruiting professional, ramps up in a timely manner and was enjoyable to have on our team. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
Jay Schedler, VP Human Resources, ACNielsen
Adrienne is a very thorough and talented recruiter. She was very pleasurable to work with and worked hard to understand the talent I was looking for and kept the candidate pipeline full. I would recommend her in an instant.
Ed Thralls, Director, Product Management, DataScan Technologies (subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises)
I have had the pleasure of working with Adrienne. She has a wealth of knowledge in the field of recruiting and average everyday business practices. She changed our entire department’s mode of operating. We hated to see her go. If you ever get the opportunity to work with her, prepare yourself to run because she is a go-getter.
Michael Guffie, Recruiter, Datascan Technologies
I had the pleasure of having Adrienne participate in two events I’ve organized over the past couple of years. One as a panelist on a social media panel at The Atlanta Tribune’s annual Moving Your Business Forward conference, and as moderator for a high-powered discussion on the role of online communities for my inaugural Social Biz Atlanta event. Having seen Adrienne in action before I knew she was perfect for both roles. As a panelist she brought passion, energy and a wealth of personal experiences that added an extra dimension to the group conversation. And as a moderator, she was the perfect “point guard” in leading the panel in a fascinating conversation allowing each participant to provide valuable insights that fed the audience a wealth of information – in a very entertaining manner.
I will not hesitate to call on Adrienne for future events, as she is a proven entity when it comes to providing audiences with information, energy and insights, in a fun and unique way.
Brent Leary- CRM Essentials
Atlanta Tribune Moving Your Business Forward and Social Biz Atlanta
We were incredibly pleased with how well Adrienne demonstrated her understanding of our objectives and very impressed with the extent to which she tailored her presentation to our needs and the audience of attendees who left this important conference motivated and inspired. Adrienne’s passion and professionalism were apparent thoughout the process from first meeting, through preparation, presentation and follow up.
Andrea Amir- Director, Smart Money Chicks
I had the pleasure of interviewing Adrienne on my radio show. We discussed the various aspects of networking best practices. She offered wonderful insight on the challenges many people encounter in the process of engaging in effective networking. She articulated the specifics and served up real, honest solutions that my listeners will be able to employ immediately. I enjoyed having Adrienne on the show and would welcome her as a guest in the future.
Bill Marlow, Host, The Bill Marlow Show
I have known Adrienne since the inception of Empower Me! and over that period of time her company has provided me with a volume of wonderful information, strategies and mentoring. Her diligence and creativity put her head and shoulders above all others when it comes to providing career management and coaching. Her ultimate desire for the achievement of women of color is remarkable.
Cristal Miller, Cristal Clear Travel
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Adrienne Graham is a catalyst for personal and professional success. She endeavors to see people exist above where they had been in the past.
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Love her business. Very helpful and authentic.
Adrienne Graham listens to my business challenges and gives strong advice that is on point. I highly recommend her.
Upon being downsized, Adrienne was influential about aiding me move forward instead of moping around in a cloud of depression. She advised me on networking & business startup! Empower Me! is extremely powerful to get people back to work or create it!
Ms. Graham ontinues to inspire and encourage the growth and development of women in business. I am learning more and more everyday!
Ms. Graham always finds way to give relevant and informative advice in the HR arena. She deserves to win!!
Adrienne isn’t just in business, her heart and soul is poured into everything she does. She is passionate about helping her clients success — sincerely. And what I like most about her: collaborative and always gives back!