Meet our Stakeholder contributor Adriana Dawson, who discusses the value of a growth mindset and staying curious


Charlene DeCesare
Chief Energizing Officer
Charlene Ignites LLC

What was the most useful feedback you ever received? 

“At a time when the market was particularly tough and I was really struggling in sales, my greatest mentor noticed my state of constant self-criticism. While my intention was a high level of accountability and improvement, I was sabotaging myself. His mantra is still with me 15 years later: Increased confidence brings increased capacity. He reminded me to be kind to myself, acknowledge all the things I was doing well, and anchor myself to every win. Knowing he believed in me also helped quite a lot; it’s something I keep in mind as I coach and lead others through positivity.”