Find your inner Olympian and unlock your personal potential and potential of your team with Adrienne Power. Adrienne is one of Canada’s fastest females in history with 5 time national championship titles and is a double Commonwealth Games medalist. Coming from humble beginnings to international track star and motivational speaker has sharpened skills and techniques for personal power and success. Ask Adrienne to help you and your team become the most motivated and determined versions or yourself.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Adrienne Power is a true powerhouse on the race track. Adrienne was brought up in the small community of East Jeddore and sites her grandfather as her biggest influence throughout her childhood. He taught her to be a compassionate person and inspired her to follow her childhood dreams of being an Olympian. As a young girl, she would watch the Olympics with her grandfather and he would say to her “That’s going to be you someday, competing for Canada.” The national pride instilled in her at a young age helped Adrienne excel in athletics throughout her school years. She loved the challenges, was naturally competitive and would beat the boys all the way through high school.
Adrienne attended Dalhousie University after she was scouted for the track team. While there, her grandfather passed away in 2001. Her biggest influence and motivator was gone and Adrienne felt the light of the Olympic torch fade inside of her. Her focus and ambition was fading, she began to lose competitions and she felt her dreams were slipping away. Her coach, Peter Lord recognized the dismay of this talented athlete and together they developed a framework to move her to her Olympic goals again.
Adrienne has been a member of Team Canada since 2003, and has competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4X100m relay and 4X400m relay teams.
As a High Performance athlete and recent Dalhousie University commerce graduate, Adrienne has a lot to offer. She uses the tools she has and her own life story to inspire and motivate Canadians. Adrienne volunteers as a relay coach for Dalhousie’s varsity team and acts as a team leader in an athlete-support role.
During the past 3 years Adrienne has given over 250 motivational speeches to schools, business groups, community groups and sport teams. She has told her story to over 31,000 Atlantic Canadians and has helped her audiences strive toward their own dreams. “I want the people I talk to, to identify with my life’s struggles and successes,” Adrienne says. “I think the fact that I have done the same things, went through similar experiences and have dreams similar to them allows me to reach my audiences more effectively and on a more personal level. My message is simple but powerful: work hard toward what you want, focus on each and everything that takes you closer to your goal. I guarantee you’ll get there.”