We only see the successes of entrepreneurship on social media and in the press - not the failures and the challenges you face everyday as an entrepreneur. But I know that in reality it sucks.
The truth is that it's hard (bleeping) work. It’s late nights - and early mornings. It’s dealing with the disbelievers, the haters. It’s combating living a good, comfortable life to achieve a great one. It’s failing. Over. And over. And over again. It's having these outrageous moments and challenges with no one to share it with that will truly understand. It's knowing that you don't have all the answers or the skills, but that you must figure it out because people depend on you.
I've spent the last 8 years
living this life, earning my
"blood, sweat and tears MBA."
But entrepreneurship doesn't
have to be this way for you.
Yes, I've had amazing experiences, celebrated major success; but it took a lot more failures than successes to get there, and even then it isn't all rainbows and unicorns. I've made the sacrifices. I've had the multiple burnouts. I've learned lessons in ways I never want others to have to experience.
I work with founders because I want to make an impact. I want your path, your life as an entrepreneur to be different. I want to share with you everything I've learned to give you the professional and personal skills to grow, ability to conquer challenges, make decisions and achieve work-life alignment.
Don't take it from me - take it from them.
My entrepreneurs. My tribe. See what just some of your peers have to say about the impact I had on them and their business:
JUSTIN LAFAZAN // CEO & Founder, Next Gen Summit
"Adrian ranked as one of our top mentors for the program, receiving rave reviews from all of her participants. She is inspiring and captivating, leveraging her story, personal network and skillset to support young entrepreneurs on their personal and professional missions. Our entire team loved working with Adrian and highly recommend other organizations who have the opportunity to work with her to do so."
AMANDA PESGRAVES // Founder, Crazy Ate
"Adrian's reach and dedication to the world never ceases to amaze me. Adrian has not only provided unparalleled knowledge, but (even on the other side of the world) she maintains (and grows) loyal relationships and constant support to others with ease. Adrian truly has her mind on what she can do for others at all times. With liveliness and fun nature, yet truth and experience, you can always count on Adrian to elevate you and your business…all while having a good time."
DYLAN GAMBARDELLA // Founder, Next Gen Summit
"Adrian France is not only one of the most intelligent, dedicated, and hard working individuals you will come across, she is also personable, caring, and emotionally adept. I have learned so much from Adrian - she is a trusted coach/advisor, and her guidance has been crucial to my success running a company and a community. Adrian uses her experience running Odyssey to help young startups get off the ground, and I am so fortunate Next Gen is able to work with Adrian."
SADAF AYAZ // CEO & Founder, Rev21 Media
"Over the past few months that I have known Adrian, I have become more equipped as a CEO who runs a media company. Her passion for helping people reach the best versions of themselves while simultaneously reaching their highest goals makes her an invaluable mentor for life."
ADAM ALBARGHOUTHI // CEO & Founder, Yuma
"I received invaluable insight from her on how to implement a culture in the community we’re growing at Yuma. It was eye-opening advice that is now shifting the way we’re approaching things as we launch Yuma 2.0. Adrian is by far one of the few people I wouldn’t hesitate to work with instantly. I would love to join forces with her in the near future, whether at Yuma or in her own ventures."
ROXY ABRISHAMCHIAN // Founder & Designer, BasaltLA
"Adrian has been the most influential mentor I have had. I truly believe I would not be where I am now without the valuable advice & lessons I have learned from her. Adrian is one of the most dedicated, enthusiastic, and genuine people I have ever met and anyone would be lucky to work with her. Not only her drive and motivation to help others excel but also her devotion in her own line of work is outstanding and inspiring."
NICK BIRCH // CEO & Co-Founder, PropelUp
"Adrian is a superb connector and mentor. Having been through the experience of building Odyssey, she understands the mindset and resources needed to execute a vision. What makes her unique is her charming personality & ability to understand people. She's been through the ringer or time or two and can relate to the challenges of solving big problems. She's been there to celebrate when I'm up & pick me up when I'm down. It's been an honor to consider Adrian a friend."
SIMBA KAUR DEU // Google Intern & Entrepreneur
"I can guarantee you that Adrian’s energy and drive is contagious. It’s rare to find a person who is so invested in you after meeting them only a handful of times. She has become a great source of inspiration and a mentor. She is the type of person that puts you at ease , but also fires you up so you're ready to seize your next venture. Both an effective communicator and innovator Adrian will empower you to reach your full potential."