Adrienne Graham, CEO and Founder


Stop worrying about the economy, what others think and other outside influences. They are NON-FACTORS. Empower yourself so that you can live your best professional or entrepreneurial life. 

Sometimes in order to grow, you have to scrap everything down to the studs, and start over from a place of new beginnings. Then the REAL growing can being.

I give it to you straight with no chaser. I don’t accept excuses. I keep it real, honest, and raw. I help people get out of their own way so they can focus on growth and results. By the time clients come to me, they know they have no other options but to succeed.

Adrienne Graham, CEO



Who am I?

Adrienne GrahamThat’s a very good question. For years I’ve had the standard, corporate, stuffy template of a bio and you know, that’s just not who I am. But if you must have an actual bio, you can find that here. You can also download a copy of my one sheet.


I help small business owners repair and grow their businesses, and individuals transition from Corporate to Entrepreneurship/Small Business Ownership. I’m a serial entrepreneur who lives and breathes entrepreneurship. I believe we all have the ability to create our own economy…and thrive.

Yes, I’m THAT author of No, You Can’t Pick My Brain (on Forbes & the book).

I founded Empower Me! Corporation, a Growth Strategies consultancy with brand extensions in media, publishing and professional & entrepreneurial education. I believe if you want it badly enough, anyone can grow in ANY ECONOMY. I provide Strategic Business Growth consulting services to small business owners with high growth potential. I assist clients in creating processes and strategies to effectively run, grow and position their business for success. I work with clients to get to the root of the problem, then fix it. I also help business owners leverage their knowledge, skills and brands to get paid more by giving away less for free, allowing them to be more profitable. I help you NOT be a broke brand.

I host Views From the Top Radio Show on Empower Me! Radio, host web TV show Real Talk with Real Entrepreneurs on Empowered for Growth TV, I’m the creator Growthcademy (formerly Empower Me Institute), The Business Owners Club, and the publisher of Empower Me! Magazine.

I’m a 20 year recruiting veteran, so to say I know more than a little bit about recruiting is accurate. I worked with companies to create or improve their recruitment process, build recruitment teams and optimize their employment brands. I trained recruiters to optimize their performance and success rates. I have a knack for finding the right people for a start-up environment. I put the human element back in recruiting. Red Shoe Career, is a recruitment consultancy designed to recruit and retain more women in technology and engineering, and help companies strengthen their employment brand.

And my latest entrepreneurial venture is Curvy Girl Closet. It provides a place for plus size women to shop, swap, consign or rent clothes, accessories and shoes. And it also allows plus size women to turn their closet into commerce.

I’m an innovator & not afraid to aim high. And someone dubbed me America’s Accountability Partner™.

I’ve been in publications & blogs, and on TV & radio shows called on for my expertise in entrepreneurship, recruiting, social media, networking, branding, small business & career management including MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Inc Magazine, Fox Small Business, Financial Times, Essence, Time Magazine, Fortune, Publishers’ Weekly, and more. I have spoken on a variety of panels & keynotes. Check out my Signature Speaking Topics.

I currently serve as a Mentor to startup companies in the Straight Shot Accelerator Program, which is an accelerator dedicated to rapidly developing technology startups in e-commerce and SAAS.

In 2010 my radio show was selected a Top 100 Heavy Hitter Radio Show for Small Business by Small Business Trends. In 2013, once again Small Business Trends awarded the show Small Business Podcasts Top 100 for 2013. I’ve been quoted in Success Magazine, Fast Company Magazine and the Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC). I have written for,, Hiscox Small Business, and Business Knowledge Share by American Express.

I taught Small Business Social Media Classes at Clayton State University in Spring 2013.


Adrienne Graham
Proud Founder, CEO, Mom, Empowered Woman!


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