Shadé Y. Adu is a personal brand strategist, international speaker, bestselling author, and founder of Savvy Solutions Consulting, LLC.

After graduating from the university of Pennsylvania with masters in secondary education, she was recruited to work in Kazakhstan where she helped develop curriculum development and teacher training, among others. She also worked as a lead instructor in Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Taldikorgan, Kazakhstan where she helped develop training programmes and collaborated on a school accreditation plan. Shadé is a doctoral student at the university of Wisconsin-Madison and is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship. She attributes her success to a network of mentors and spiritual favour.