Why hire Adair Cates?
Inspiring, enthusiastic, energetic, uplifting. These are words Adair's clients have used to describe her events. Whether speaking to audiences of 5 or 500 for 30 minutes of 3 hours, Adair has a way of reaching your heart, capturing your spirit and empowering you to "mind the gap" between where you are and where you want to be. She is not like other speakers. She doesn't tell you what to do in 5 simple steps or gloat on her accomplishments. She simply shares stories, asks questions and involves her audience in experiential learning to help them transcend their own limits and allow their innate greatness to shine.
Family myth has it that Adair Cates ran before walking a single step, and it must be true. Otherwise there is no accounting for her accumulated knowledge, experience, and power. Adair came into this world with a clear and forceful intention to fully live her life and share her experience to inspire others. Most recently Adair became aware of the often sizeable gap between our reality and our passion. She is off and running again toward her intention of connecting all of us with the motivation and resources we need to "Mind the Gap" between where we are and where we want to be.
Adair’s devotion to the passionate life has resulted in an impressive list of accomplishments: She held teaching positions in several schools from middle school to college where her enthusiasm and communication skills transformed the learning experience. Her love of learning prompted her to start her own business designing and delivering workshops to increase satisfaction in all work environments. To support her mission to inspire others to their best lives, she wrote Live With Intention: Ten Steps to Creating the Life of Your Dreams, a book that prompted Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup For the Soul) to write, “If you’re ready to create something new in your life, this book is for you!”
As if all of that were not enough to do before the age of thirty, Adair went on to share her passion for language as a Product Implementation Trainer and the as a corporate sales professional for Rosetta Stone. Currently Adair is the Leadership Training Manager at Concentra, a healthcare organization. During all of her professional posts, Adair continues to be a sought after speaker at conferences, organizations, businesses, and forums.
Adair's boundless energy is matched only by her insatiable desire to learn which she pursues formally and creatively every day. She already holds a BA in Journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during which she lived and studied abroad. And she holds an MA in Spanish Education from Appalachian State University and is currently finishing a MS in Training and Performance Improvement. She is also a Bob Proctor (The Secret) LifeSuccess Consultant and has trained with many nationally-known motivational teachers.
All of Adair’s success is incidental to her intentionally joyous journey. Each day has time for reading, running, writing, and serving others. She shares her fulfilling life with Chris, her adoring husband; Mozart and Ringo, dogs that makes her laugh out loud; and her cat Wario, one of her most valuable life teachers. They all reside in Atlanta where each morning Adair wakes with a grateful heart for all the support under her joy-full running feet .
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 180 minutes
"Adair's positive energy and uplifting message made a BIG impact on our audience.Everyone left with a practical, easy-to-implement way to live with intention. Adair is an awesome speaker and a pleasure to work with." -Lori Wike, School Counselor and 2009 President of the NC School Counselor's Association
"Adair is positive and motivational and encourages me to take on a more thought- provoking demeanor." -Beth Scrimgeour, General Manager, Banana Republic
"As an event planner, it's always difficult to choose a speaker, but especially right before an exciting event like rafting. Everyone I spoke to afterwards enjoyed Adair's insight and energy." -Chris Warner, event planner, JHM Hotel Group
"Watching Adair is like watching a magician who comes in and somehow in a matter of minutes has everyone wanting what she has! I saw it happen! It is phenomenal and so is she!" -Sharon Oxendine, Women's Business Center Director, Mountain BizWorks
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Convention, Corporate Event, Seminar, Trade Show, Workshop