42 episodes

Share success stories, interviews, on how people overcame adversity to reach their goals and encourage others to do the same; discuss persistence, career success, mentoring, community engagement/involvement, bridges, tactics and key skills to reach personal, educational and professional achievement.

Persistence in Adversity with Dr. Adame Dr. Esmeralda Adame

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Share success stories, interviews, on how people overcame adversity to reach their goals and encourage others to do the same; discuss persistence, career success, mentoring, community engagement/involvement, bridges, tactics and key skills to reach personal, educational and professional achievement.

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. E.T. Author and Speaker

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. E.T. Author and Speaker

    In this episode Dr. ET shares her story of being an immigrant to this country and how she would travel every day to and from Mexico to come to school in the United States while in elementary. She discusses some of her struggles and how this has impacted her life. Dr. ET provides life advice and also shares how she fell through the cracks in high school and later earned a GED.

    • 37 min
    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. John Gaines, Author and Motivational Speaker

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. John Gaines, Author and Motivational Speaker

    Dr. John “Push” Gaines, former at-risk youth, is the CEO and founder of PUSH for Dreams. He's a best-selling author and Emmy-Nominated Speaker.
    Dr. Gaines Holds a bachelor’s degree from East Central University, where he was honored as The Outstanding Student in Business and Led the Football Team to Victory as Captain. He Also Has A master’s degree in business leadership and a Doctorate in Business Administration.
    Dr. John Gaines shares his life story and how he overcame all of the adversities. Being a foster child, he faced many roadblocks however none of them turned him bitter. One day when he was seven years old, he wrote a goal of one day being a doctor and be a role model just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now he has reached that goal and is changing the world. Author of three books and a fourth one coming soon. Being a family man is his greatest accomplishment. Some of the life advice he shares are: trust God's timing, enjoy the present, focus on the positive, have a positive mindset, and you don't have to do life alone. He also shares that his faith and relationship with God is the most important thing in his life.

    • 54 min
    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Christina De Mara, Author and Entrepreneur

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Christina De Mara, Author and Entrepreneur

    In this episode Christina De Mara shares her journey from a high school dropout, to earning several master's degrees, to becoming an author and entrepreneur. Christina talks about some of her struggles as a mother, her biggest adversity, and also what she's most pound of.
    Christina proudly holds three master’s degrees in special education, educational administration and leadership, and a third in curriculum and instruction, from the University of Texas-Pan American. Two of her books include, Early Life Leadership Workbook for Girls, and I’m Not Broken: The Power of Prayer, Scripture, and Interactive Journaling. 

    • 42 min
    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Ronnie Ontiveros, Entrepreneur

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Ronnie Ontiveros, Entrepreneur

    Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Ontiveros is an entrepreneur and community leader in the Rio Grande Valley. She is the owner & broker of
    NextHome RGV Realty, which has been recognized with the Pinnacle Award as one of nation’s top 23% out of +500 franchise offices. Ronnie is the CEO and President of Med-Care EMS; one of the largest 911 emergency medical companies in South Texas and the sole owner and president of Lifeguard Aero-Med. Born and raised in Kingsville, TX, Ronnie grew up in a business-minded home where she gained a deep understanding of the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Her parents Juan, a migrant worker, and Nora Flores instilled a hard work ethic in Ronnie by getting her involved in
    their rental property business with small duties like cutting the yard and painting walls. In this episode Ronnie shares about the different hats she wears as a business owner, a mother, and a community leader.

    • 31 min
    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. Yvette Martinez-Vu

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: Dr. Yvette Martinez-Vu

    Dr. Yvette Martínez-Vu is a Chicana mother-scholar who works as an academic coach and consultant. She has a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from UCLA. She is the producer and host of the Grad School Femtoring podcast and founder of Grad School Femtoring, LLC where she empowers first-generation students of color as they navigate higher education. Dr. Martinez-Vu is the co-author of the forthcoming The Grad School Femtoring Guide: Successfully Navigating Graduate School Applications with the University of California Press. In this episode she share about her early years, her adversities and what helped her persist as well as some life advice.

    • 42 min
    Podcast with Dr. Adame: JR Gonzales, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, & Political Strategist

    Podcast with Dr. Adame: JR Gonzales, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, & Political Strategist

    J.R. Gonzales is a native from Mercedes Texas and has become accomplished business owner, entrepreneur, political strategist, and public speaker who has dedicated his career to advocating for issues affecting Latino and minority communities. With over 20 years of experience in leadership positions at the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), he has established himself as a respected voice in the Hispanic business community. In addition, he serves on the Export-Import Bank of the United States Council on Small Business. Prior to his current positions, Gonzales served as Chairman of the Board and president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
    In this episode he shares a bit of his early years, childhood memories visiting his grandmother, and why he is a Latino advocate. He talks about how the "Bewitched" show influenced his college major in Adverising and Communications.
    JR shares his biggest adversity was having to work while in college. One of those summer jobs was swimming with a pig. The moment that changed his life was when he realized that he had to look at situations through a positive lens. He believes that you're the total sum of your experiences, he describes himself as the fajita police, and talks a bit of why became a podcaster.
    He's visited the Great Wall of China 13 times, has met 5 US Presidents, 3 presidents from Mexico, other presidents, and shares what he would tell his 18-year-old self if he could.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

rocio.villalobos ,

One of my favs!!

This podcast is an absolute gem that shines a light on the power of human resilience and determination. Dr. Adame is a phenomenal host, making every interview feel personal and authentic. Through her own story and achievements, she is a living example of the principles she explores.

I look forward to each new episode!

This podcast is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to be inspired by the strength of the human spirit.

Sam Salazar ,

Inspiring, mind opening

Always followed and enjoyed Dr. Adame’s words, work, so listening to her on a podcast interviewing her inspirations, colleagues, mentors, etc. Is like walking down a path of greatness and it just rubs off wanting that greatness as well.

sandraa03110m ,

Love this podcast!

Well formatted good job💕

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