Speaking & Professional
"As an Adjunct College Professor, possessing over 20 years of leadership experience, I have effectively led teams and volunteers to accomplish desired outcomes. I am relatable, and an exceptional communicator; I am highly proficient in the areas of leadership, cross-cultural communication, brand & marketing consulting, public speaking, career coaching and more!" ~ Canena Adams
Canena is very versatile in that she is comfortable in one-on-one settings but has also stood on larger platforms as the keynote speaker with audiences of 700 or more. She has taught, keynoted, and facilitated countless groups and events. A highlight of her career was when she was honored to speak/keynote a speech in the summer of 2019 for the US Department of Health and Human Services/ FYSB (Family and Youth Services Bureau) with an audience representing over 150 US organizations/over 780 plus in attendance).
Canena was also a chosen speaker to share her story on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2017; and was chosen as a TEDx Speaker in 2020, but the LIVE event was postponed due to the global pandemic. Canena was ‘bummed’ as she was really looking forward to this opportunity. However, she has not given up on that dream, as she hopes to still take the TEDx stage one day.
Moreover, if Canena were to sum it all up, she has a passion to see others WIN! As a child, she was always told what she could not do (based on her childhood family dynamics and statistics) and she made a vow to God and to herself to break those cycles and WIN—no matter the cost! And thanks be to God… she did! And to that end, she has helped countless individuals (women in particular), see/own the value in themselves (whether it was in her classroom, a community outreach endeavor, or personal mentorship).
Canen is very vibrant and passionate—and she enjoys spending quality time with family and close friends, traveling, great food, shopping, and helping others WIN! Canena believes that life is precious, and we are here to make an impact—and to add an amazing contribution to the world, and to the lives of those around us! Her motto and favorite quote: “You were born for the time you were needed most...”Dr. Stevenson