495: Face Your Fears With Adrienne Tan

Adrienne Tan is the co-founder of Brainmates.  Everyday, Brainmates helps clients build products customers love through Face Your Fears With Adrienne TanProduct Management Training, Consulting Services, Events and Career Development programs.With more than 20 years building Products, you can ask Adrienne about customer research, or reviewing Product Management process and structure.  Since its inception in 2004, Adrienne and her team has enjoyed growing a business organically, consulting to a diverse client base and nurturing the Product Management profession in Australia.

Adrienne shares the questions she asks herself to face her own fears by leaving her corporate job to pursue a successful consulting business.  She also shares tips that can help you in your journey to self confidence.


Adrienne Tan is the co-founder of Brainmates.

Cultural Background

Adrienne is of Malaysian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Find it in yourself to start selling.

Find it in yourself to start selling.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is bravery and believing in yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

For Adrienne, it was a journey for her.  She was less confident before she started her company.  She stored her confidence like a bank.

The “AHA” Moment

When Adrienne started her company.  She asked herself what’s the worst that can happen and after that she realized she had a fallback position which gave her the confidence to take action since her fears were gone.

logically thinking your fear which pushed herself to take action.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Adrienne is on a great adventure.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Always think about the fallback position and you can go ahead, its not as bad as it seem.  Face your fears.

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