Award-winning speaker, acclaimed entertainer, and accomplished author, Adrienne Bulinski will show you how to walk and chew gum all the way up your staircase of life. While the world may look a little different in the aftermath of a pandemic, Adrienne is an expert in helping people see their hardships as a springboard and not an anchor. From high school auditoriums to corporate boardrooms, Adrienne has assisted countless individuals regain their focus in life, their understanding of their purpose, not to mention help regain the simple joy of life as it was intended.
With more than a decade of experience on the stage, and multiple decades working the trenches, Adrienne is creating a movement of positive change, one attitude/speech at a time. Adrienne’s messages are influenced by a vast array of experiences including competing for Miss America as Miss Kansas 2005, performing with the USO Show Troupe, living and performing in New York City, re-learning how to walk at the age of 24, receiving a full ankle replacement at 30, and the list goes on. Adrienne holds a Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications as well as a Minor in Theatre from the University of Kansas. She is also the recipient of the prestigious “Speaker of the Year” Award for her dynamic programs.
“Perseverance with Grit”
Keynote (Adrienne’s award-winning program)
The difference between living your best life and dreading getting out of bed in the morning boils down to a handful of daily choices. Even after a pandemic.
Learn how to use adversity as a springboard and not an anchor. This award-winning program focuses on the whole person as Adrienne zooms in on four simple choices you make every day and when calculated correctly can have limitless results. Adrienne empowers her audiences with the tools to stay focused, ask for help, be effective leaders, overcome adversity, and live the life envisioned.
This program is built on a series of real-life stories of perseverance and overcoming the odds. Get ready to laugh, cry, and dream bigger! You have the power within you to persevere!
“Finding Your Footing”
How does your world go from success to tragedy in a matter of seconds? How do you pick yourself up and keep marching forward? Dive into a program of music, laughter, fun and goal setting. Parallel your dreams with the lessons taught straight from the world’s oldest history book. See first-hand how with faith you can accomplish anything, overcome anything and build the beautiful life meant only for you. It’s now or never. What are you waiting for? You can indeed find your footing.
“Smelling What You’re Stepping In”
The art of body language and communication. Body language is a powerful component of being a great communicator! Learn how to be a better communicator as well as adapt a few powerful traits that can subconsciously help you be more effective in sales, business and LIFE! During this breakout, Adrienne will also teach some easily adaptable traits to apply when giving your own presentations and/or speeches so your audience will be more open to your pitch/idea versus being closed off. Body language is a powerful component of being a great communicator!
“The Nitty Gritty”
A deep dive into the nitty gritty details of the signature keynote, “Perseverance With Grit.” This is the hands-on how-to where Adrienne helps attendees zero in on one dream and then write a tactical plan on how they are going to march up their staircase and grab a hold of their dream. This is the workshop for the big idea they experienced during the keynote. It also ensures attendees will leave with a plan in their hands and the confidence to charge forward.
“Let’s Have a Dance-Off”
Team Building/Group Activity
As a former performer, choreographer and children’s theatre director, Adrienne will lead your entire group through a fun and easy dance routine that ends in a full school/conference/organization dance off! Yes, there is a winner! This is an ideal FUN program for groups looking to energize their attendees, not take themselves too seriously and have a great time!
*This is a great “add-on” event after Adrienne has delivered a keynote.
“Leadership & Salsa”
Team Building/Group Activity
Did you ever think you would see your colleagues or peers learning salsa and leadership at the same time? And laughing as they learn? This is a fun activity for people with two left feet as well as people who have years of dance training. While learning the basics of partner dancing, Adrienne and her dance partner teach the skills of being a good leader as well as being a good follower – on the dance floor, in the workplace, in school and in life. Being an effective leader is powerful, just as being a supportive follower can be influential. The foundation of any great business, organization or school is leadership, the understanding of how to follow, respect one another and communicate…all skills you learn through partner dancing.
“For I Know the Plans I Have for You…”
Ask Adrienne to customize a Christian program for you based on your theme or selected scripture. Adrienne has done this for a number of organizations and she loves the opportunity and the challenge!
Blood Sweat & Tiaras
A wonderful story of perseverance with a dose of attitude. From the heights of competing on a national stage to the depths of lying in an emergency room, Adrienne will take you through her story of victory on so many stages in her life. Yes, victory, for she never let the difficult or devastating situation she was facing prevail. Buy Here
The Nitty Gritty Guidebook: A Guide to Greatness
Living your best life requires a plan, an understanding of failure and a heart of gratitude. Adrienne and her co-writer, Bill Anderson, brilliantly guide people on a journey to unlocking their gifts and talents so they may share them with the world. Truth be told: the world needs every one of us and all that we have to offer – flaws and all. Get ready to unlock your potential as you dive into the nitty gritty of what it means to persevere with grit so you may live your best life!
This book was developed from a multitude of conversations Adrienne has had with her audiences from around the globe after they experienced her award-winning program Perseverance with Grit. Buy Here
“Adrienne gave one of the most powerful, meaningful messages I’ve heard in my 35 years as a high school principal. Her message is spot-on and presented in a way in which students follow every word. She is a must-have presenter on how to achieve success”
Mark Goodheart, Principal, Otis-Bison High School
“If you are looking for someone who will inspire and motivate your group: that will give you practical hands-on advice for working with young people, and keep you laughing while you are learning… look no further than Adrienne. The feedback I received from the students in grades 7-12 was phenomenal. They took Adrienne’s message to heart. They asked when she could come back as they want to show her their progress! My faculty had the same response as the students…very positive.”
Denise O’Dea, Superintendent, Washington County Schools
“Adrienne is an extremely engaging speaker who draws on life experiences and God’s Word as she instructs and motivates young people to take the necessary steps toward personal success. Our students were dialed in during both of her presentations at our retreat, and I received positive feedback from them. If you are looking for a dynamic motivational speaker, Adrienne clearly fits that bill.”
Andrew Hasz, Principal, Faith Christian High School
“Adrienne truly has a gift to be able to connect with young people the way she does through humor, through song and through honest conversation. It was a privilege to watch her in action.”
Jack Maher, Multimedia Journalist, Jeffco Public Schools
“Adrienne strikes a chord with teens and young adults with a message that motivates and lets them know their lives matter. Her experiences connect with the audience and inspires them to reach beyond their expectations.”
Margaret Miller Butcher, Ph.D., University Professor
“Adrienne was a dynamic entertaining motivational speaker for both students and staff. Our students were engaged from the moment she walked onto the stage, rarely do you see 700 students engaged and attentive for 60 minutes. I heard students comment ‘that was the best assembly we have had,’ ‘She gives me hope that I can make it,’ ‘If she could overcome her accident, I can overcome what I’m dealing with.’ Without question, I would recommend Adrienne as a motivational speaker for secondary students.”
Cheryl Hochhalter, Principal, Andover Central High
“Adrienne made a deep connection with our students within the first minutes of her presentation. Throughout her time spent with us, she was funny, perky, real and most importantly vulnerable! As her website displays she is an acclaimed speaker with several pleased clients. Adrienne definitely delivers what she advertises.”
Natalie Grigsby, Dean of Student Life, Woodrow Wilson Academy (grades 6-8)
“Adrienne is a highly engaging and thought-provoking speaker. She is high-energy, has a strong stage presence and is able to command and hold the attention of an audience. I highly recommend Adrienne to you. Her personal story and the emphasis on the important role that attitude, dreams and perseverance play in our lives is a worthwhile message for students and staff alike.”
Todd White, Superintendent, Blue Valley Schools
“At the beginning of this school year, we had the honor of having Adrienne come speak to our staff. Her message to us was very applicable and uplifting. Her story and approach encouraged us to contact her regarding coming to speak to our student body as well. I highly recommend Adrienne to your staff and/or student body. Her message of perseverance is a must for today’s students!”
Rob Schneeberger, Principal, Holcomb High School