This week, we are chatting with #wingwoman, Adrienne Gross-Leibham! Some of you may remember Adrienne from our one-year anniversary celebration last September when she led us through a rage yoga session. In our interview, Adrienne shares how her morning routine brings her happiness, how she shifted from working in wealth management to working in the wellness space, and how you might spot her around Calgary doing some #parkour. Continue reading to learn more about Adrienne!
1. What makes you happy?
I absolutely love my morning routine. I wake up, make a coffee, listen to energizing mindset meditations, go for a run, and write out my goals for the day. It takes about an hour to complete, and it's such a peaceful time of the day.
I also love being with friends, finding new and amazing coffee shops, and training hard in activities like Muay Thai or flipping tires and pushing big sleds across the turf at the gym.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't sweat the small stuff! I spent a lot of time in my youth fighting every small battle, and then, being so exhausted for the times when I needed the energy. I would tell her to let the small things go; a bad day doesn't equal a bad week. Decide what is worth the time and energy, and let go of the rest.
3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
I would like to solve the problem around the mindset of Scarcity. We live in a world where we fear there is not enough to go around, when it's not true. There is enough of everything for everyone, if we shift our perspective, only use what we need, and practice an abundance mindset.
4. How did you find your purpose?
It was a slow journey for sure. I worked in wealth management for years, and “dreamed” of being a yoga teacher and traveling the world. When I finally did begin teaching yoga, I quickly realized how much it wasn’t for me, but within that time, I had also discovered strength training. I have always been a positive and influential person, and as I got more into my own strength training and nutrition journey and began sharing it, I realized how amazing it felt to be in that role of being able to help others on so many levels of their journey.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
I am so extroverted and outgoing, I love talking to anyone. With the current situation, it's harder to connect because we are staying to ourselves. I am like the kid at the playground who runs up to someone and can instantly have a connection while forgetting to get the name of my new friend.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
We have something to learn from everyone we encounter, whether it's a quick passing by or years of friendship. I am grateful for all the people who have helped me learn and grow along my journey.
I have also learned that it's important to know when to let go when a relationship no longer serves us.
7. Who are your SHEroes (AKA female heroes)?
Queen Latifa, Jessie Graff, Kathrin Zenkina
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
Manifestation Babe, Kathrin Zenkina
No-Bullsh!t Vegan, Karina Inkster
Change Lives; Make money, Brian Mark
Atomic Habits, James Clear - I refer to this book often.
And about 9 books in my kindle around fitness, nutrition, mindset and more :)
9. Where can we find you?
You can find me wandering around downtown Calgary, drinking lattes & pretending to be good at parkour or on Instagram @no.bs.wellness or on Facebook as Adrienne Gross-Leibham.