Hi, I’m Adrienne, I’m a Leadership and Career Coach on an important mission: Empowering outstanding female leaders to take charge of their careers and become influential leaders so they can make a bigger impact.
My own journey as a coach began in my 20s when I realized I was on a career path that I thought I should be on and not the path I truly wanted wanted to be on.
This quickly led me away from a great career as an Educational Therapist to pursue and earn my Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Applying what I learned in academia, I work directly with female leaders, their teams, and organizations.
While it’s true that structural barriers can cause a detour in many womens’ career advancement, I believe we have the power to rise beyond our circumstances. Together, I help my clients harness their power to become effective leaders and take purposeful actions to refine, shift, or change the status quo.
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D. is on a mission to accelerate the growth and advancement of female leaders and for the companies in which they work. Dr. Partridge has partnered with over 150 high-performing manager, director, and executive level professionals across various industries from small businesses and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
She specializes in developing and coaching high-potential leaders. By coaching leaders to discover and develop their authentic and embodied leadership style, Dr. Partridge guides her clients to reflect and act as the best version of themselves as leaders. This increases their efficiency, influence, and impact as leaders. Dr. Partridge works with corporate teams to optimize team performance, productivity, and innovation. She facilitates individual and group leadership coaching programs and workshops. Certified in a variety of personality, leadership, and career assessments, Dr. Partridge leverages her ability to interpret the results in her coaching and consulting work.
She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and her doctoral dissertation research examined women’s decisions and experiences related to career transitions and family situation. Dr. Partridge has been a regular contributor on TV as Fox31 Denver’s Personal Growth Expert on Colorado’s Everyday Show. She has written for and been featured as an expert in various media outlets, such as U.S. News & World Report, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. Dr. Partridge splits her time between Denver, Colorado and Mexico City. In addition to dedicating herself to becoming fluent in Spanish, she is an avid skier, road biker, and an adventure lover.
These are unsettling times that call for a new kind of leader. An Embodied Leader.
Embodied Leaders have a greater capacity to remain grounded and centered to lead even in the most complex or chaotic of situations. As proven by neuroscience, the mind and body are inseparable– you have to nurture one for the other to fully function. Developing the capacity to read the body’s cues and to be attuned to the sensations and information derived from the body is what Embodied Leaders do to sharpen how they make decisions. What’s missing in typical executive coaching programs is addressing this mind-body relationship, which is absolutely necessary for deep growth and transformation. This is what sets my program apart from other executive coaching programs.
Who is the program for?
This 3-month program is for high-potential leaders including executives and emerging leaders who want to learn how to be more effective, visible, and influential, while experiencing less stress, anxiety, and burn-out. At the end of this program, you will have tangible strategies to regulate your nervous system to operate with greater ease, confidence, and effectiveness. Your organization will benefit from this development because you will be better equipped to make a big impact.
Personalized Leadership Coaching Program
1:1 Coaching & Support
In this intensive 3-month program, I help you to uncover your deepest career desires, hone in on your greatest and most unique gifts, as well as to formulate your professional vision and mission. We then align this with the best-fit (not just better-fit) career path that will allow you to make your biggest impact and give you the fulfillment and abundance you desire.
Personalized Career Coaching Program & Strategy
1:1 Coaching & Support
REPARATIONS PRICING: If you identify as a person of color/body of culture who is experiencing financial hardship preventing you from engaging in 1:1 coaching at the full investment, please ask about my partial scholarships.
This is a 3-month leadership development program for high-potential female leaders facilitated in a dynamic and supportive group setting via weekly video conference. The program is limited to 6 participants and starts every 3-months. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to apply to this program.
"Adrienne challenged my assumption that I couldn't create my dream job within my organization. She pushed me to draft my ideal position, advocate for it, and reminded me to have the confidence to pursue something new. And, it happened-- I'm now in my dream job."
Adrienne helped me learn the leadership behaviors and tactics to be a transformational rather than just a transactional leader. The work we've done has helped me grow as a person and as a leader. I'm more confident in my leadership role because of Adrienne's help."
"Working with Adrienne has been a transformative experience in self-study. Through our work, I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about myself, and how to best leverage my unique perspective to create a net positive in the world, which will pay dividends throughout the rest of my career."
"My work with Adrienne was nothing short of transformative. I engaged her to help get me unstuck in some patterns and mindsets. She provided me tools to better understand how I need to work and to solve problems, which helped turn what I perceived as weaknesses into strengths. Within weeks of working with Adrienne, I was approaching my work with more confidence.
More importantly, Adrienne set me on a path of finding higher purpose in my work and aligning my career to that. She helped me define my mission and values, and partnered with me as I figured out what that meant for my career goals. I’m clearer than ever on where I’m going, why and how I’ll get there. Adrienne’s deep experience, kindness, empathy and humor got me there. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to work with her, and she comes with my highest recommendation."
"I found Adrienne after I experienced a frustrating situation with my manager that echoed previous experiences I’d had because I didn’t speak up for myself. Once I realized it was due to my people-pleasing tendencies, I was determined to seek coaching that could help me avoid future similar situations. I read several of her articles and realized I’d found the best person to help me with what I wanted to achieve. I contacted Adrienne online, and after a brief intro call, I was seated with her for my first coaching session. It wasn’t anything like I expected, and it was so much more than I hoped for. Talking with her is like having a chat with a trusted and respected friend. She made sure we focused on what I wanted to achieve, and she guided me in a way that helped me see how people pleasing and perfectionism were holding me back from being the person I wanted to be. I learned that when I use the word “should” I am probably forcing myself to do something that I don’t want to. I now give myself permission to focus on what I really want to do, and it is wonderfully freeing. Most importantly, I learned that being an authentic leader is the key to becoming a great leader, and I am much better at speaking up for myself without worrying about offending someone else. There is so much more I could share, but the fact is that Adrienne is a wonderful coach, and I highly recommend her for any woman who is hoping to become her authentic self."
"Adrienne is a trusted colleague of mine and her insight on women's leadership is extensive. We were lucky enough to involve her in the research and development process of the Electric Woman Leadership Coaching programme in London. She brought the content alive by adding relevant, recent facts and stats to boost our theory. She also challenged any areas that felt fluffy to make sure the content was credible. Her advice and support was crucial and made our processes so much smoother and because of her input, we felt extremely confident with the content that was created. Adrienne has a bright, engaging and magnetic personality and this mixed with her vast knowledge in the area of women's leadership means you're in very capable hands!"
"I came away from this coaching experience with a personal confidence that has carried over to all aspects of my business. Adrienne's approach allowed me to develop the tools and techniques to be the leader my team needs."
"A recent session with Adrienne has absolutely opened my eyes to what’s been holding me back from feeling confident about launching my new business. She gently, and with humour, helped me to find some very practical tools that I can implement daily to start to overcome this limiting mindset. Along with these tools, her warmth and encouragement have given me a lovely confidence boost that now helps me to feel excited, instead of anxious, about sharing my business. Thank you Adrienne!"
"When I started coaching with Adrienne, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed in my exciting, yet demanding career. With Adrienne's help, I have become more effective at prioritizing time and projects, while also developing better ways to support both my own goals and my team's goals. I can say now that I am now a more self-confident leader, which has allowed me to become an even more successful contributor at work. I now feel like I have achieved greater depth and balance in both my career and life thanks to Adrienne's guidance."
"Adrienne is genuine. She has a quality about her that makes it really easy to confide in her, while maintaining the utmost professionalism and respect for boundaries. My one-on-one coaching with Adrienne helped me gain perspective on my needs as a professional and she helped me make one of the hardest, but best decisions for my career. She showed me that I am worthy of trust and respect in the workplace. I am forever grateful for her expertise and reference our time together often when trying to solve work conflicts."
"You can’t put a monetary value on Adrienne’s coaching program. The first few sessions it feels hard and like a lot of emotional reflection. But, then after session 3, once Adrienne had insights into my needs, then the real work started. We started working on specific tasks to grow and I started reflecting on myself in new ways. I started answering the hard questions around how to be my best self. Then at the half way point, I really saw why investing to grow myself, my business, and my team was worth it. We found the weak spots in my foundation and Adrienne filled them with positive energy and tactics that helped me understand why I was thinking negatively and how to work through those triggers. By the last week of coaching, I didn't know what I ever did without Adrienne. I’ve done a lot of personal therapy, but I finally got therapy for my business and the benefits have been huge. I now have a positive relationship with investing (not throwing) money into my business. My colleagues feel that I’ve become more assertive as a leader and am being more honest with myself about my expectations for my team on a daily basis. You can’t put a value on Adrienne’s value—the investment is invaluable. Thank you, Adrienne!"
"When I started at Worboys Design 2.5 years ago I was introduced to Adrienne as our company’s very own leadership + career coach. I had never worked with anyone remotely like her before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. After taking the Kolbe test, listening to my results and working one-on-one with Adrienne, I quickly learned the HUGE value in her services. Quite frankly, my time spent with Adrienne has been a game changer, both personally and professionally.
Working for a small team, like ours, means each team member has to be the right fit for the company otherwise inefficiencies happen. Adrienne has helped our team discover each of our strengths and how we function best individually in the workplace so that we can successfully come together as a whole. Our creative team is now stronger than ever, brimming with talent and working towards measurable goals we’ve set during our annual workshop with Adrienne. One of those goals was to set more formalized processes so that we’re not taken advantage of by clients. Adrienne helped us understand the importance of setting standards with clients even if it feels a bit too formal at first. She gave us tactics to remain authentic but firm and after 3 months of practicing these methods we’ve seen a huge, positive difference in how clients interact with us.
Not only has Adrienne’s coaching services worked wonders on our team, but they’ve also helped my personal growth as a leader. As an introvert that isn’t great at making quick decisions on the spot, leadership positions have always intimidated me. After accepting my role as Brand Director, Adrienne helped me realize my true potential. Instead of beating myself up for not leading in a way like my Creative Director, Adrienne taught me to embrace my unique, instinctive M.O. in order to lead in a style that works best for me. With the strategies that Adrienne coached me on, I’ve become more confident and less stressed in my leadership role.
Adrienne is not just your typical leadership coach, she invests time, energy and love into each of her clients - acting as their personal cheerleader at every milestone of growth and success. Thank you Adrienne, you’re the best!!"
"I lead a team of over 4,000 sales consultants and Adrienne was a speaker at my team’s annual conference. She tailored her speech on Authentic Leadership to the audience and it was beautifully in-line with our organization’s mission and vision. She spent time researching and understanding my team before she planned and delivered her speech. Not only was Adrienne professional, but she was relatable and enthusiastic with the perfect touch of humor. The feedback I received from my team was fantastic. One of my team’s biggest takeaways was Adrienne’s illumination of the tendency many people have to be people pleasers. She provided actions my team could take immediately to squash their inner people pleasers to become more authentic and fearless leaders."