adrienne-edmondson Meet Adrienne Edmondson, MA, founder of Edmondson & Associates, Inc. Her expertise in business consulting and excellent communication ability are the foundation stones of our work.

Working with Management

Adrienne learned fast that conflict and injustice lived within the halls of business just as it had on the streets of LA. Nonetheless, her hallmark was the ability to teach all levels of management how to succeed by agreeing to disagree and how to achieve win-win solutions among differing opinions.

Living the Struggle

Mid-career, Adrienne’s journey took a sharp turn as personal obstacles reaffirmed her life’s purpose. Diagnosed with cancer while living with Lupus presented numerous challenges. While undergoing treatment, Adrienne spent many nights in the hospital. Armed with the fact that she would survive, Adrienne often left the confines of her room — “backside exposed with tubes and IV bags in tow” — she spent hours visiting with other patients. “I would just invite myself in, and make the other patients laugh. Smiles and humor seemed to make everything okay. People would just relax, if only for a few minutes,” she says.

Sharing Lessons

As they say, the rest is history. Adrienne now combines the lessons learned from a productive corporate career and an insightful encounter with cancer. Audiences and workshop attendees, touched by her stories and motivated by her down-to-earth coaching, learn when and how an “Alo….ha, ha, ha” sets the stage for a win-win workforce.


Adrienne is proud to be a Cadre Speaker for the Yellow Ribbon Reintergration Progam, which assists soldiers and their families, from all branches of the military, who are returning from deployment or getting ready to deploy.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Association for Applied Therapeutic Laughter (AATH)
  • Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)
  • Certified Coaches Federation (CCF)


  • Certified Coach Practitioner
  • Certified Laughter Leader & Trainer
  • Certified Hypnolinguistics® Practitioner
  • Certified True Colors Personality Inventory Facilitator