As a kid growing up, I had a problem with authority. Not all authority. Just the people who expected me to blindly follow their orders without ever asking them “why?”. And despite the difficulties this presented as I managed to piss off my parents, my teachers, and my employers, I refused to give up my right to question everything. My right to think the thoughts I wanted to think and explore all the ways I thought we could do things better.
This insatiable desire to examine even the most widely accepted beliefs has served me well as an entrepreneur. It’s served me really well as a coach and speaker. And it has given me the color pallet with which I now paint my poetry. I believe our society, our entire planet, could benefit from that one question that continues to drive me: why? Why does war continue to exist? Why are pipelines being built where they can destroy clean water? Why do we think the thoughts we think?
I don’t have the answers. I’m not pretending to. I’m simply giving you permission.
Permission to think freely.
- The doors open at 7pm and the show starts PROMPTLY at 7:30pm. We are creating a tight container for this event so please be on time. There will be no late admittance and no refunds will be given.
- This event is not suitable for children. We kindly ask that you find a sitter 🙂
- We are asking that no food be brought into the performance space. Please give yourself enough time to eat prior to the show starting.
Adam Roa has performed his spoken word poetry all over the world including the HIVE Global Leaders Program in San Francisco and Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica to name a few. His 1-man show, PERMISSION TO THINK FREELY, implements thought provoking personal development concepts with real world applicability and deep emotional exploration.
“With over 300 people taking the mic in the last 3 years at our events, Adam was easily the most moving and thought provoking speaker we’ve had to date. His ability to connect with the audience was undeniable. We even asked him to do a piece over live music at one point and he did it flawlessly. His messages are powerful, leaving a lasting impression so much so that even our guests who were in their 70s said they saw the world differently and with more love after hearing Adam speak.”
– Christian Miehls, Founder: The Meeting Of The Minds