Thoughts become actions…
What brings you here today?
There’s a lot of noise out there and sometimes it’s tough to find space to be brave and authentic. Somewhere you can talk and ask questions. Have real, honest dialogue around things that are on your mind because it’s around you every single day. Let yourself be open to thinking differently and expanding your reality.
What are you feeling today?
What are you thinking?
What can we talk about together?
where do you need support?
Writer. Life Coach. Facilitator.
This is what I do…
People say you know when you love something if you’d do it for free. Well that’s what I’ve done for as long as I can remember. And now I do it with intention.
I am the CEO of a successful hair and makeup business that disrupted industry standards to consider the beauty of those not regularly featured. Hair texture, skin tone, sexual orientation, age. These are labels, but they do not define who you are. As an educator, I would not allow societal indicators (skin tone, etc) to rule the mindsets of my students and ruin the creation of individual thoughts. Eventually the common threads came together for me and I began my path of becoming a coach and consultant, combining my decades of experience and knowledge to create a space of dialogue that creates real and impactful change in considering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in life and business.
Now, I’m here to challenge you and talk from a place of desiring to go beyond the surface. More than what you see. Challenge assumptions and shatter expectations with words. My name is Erica, and it’s time to talk my dear.
This is work. This work does more than just assess how inclusive you are being. It makes you think differently. Consider things you didn’t before.
Step into a reality that isn’t the one you inhabit every single day.
This is where the growth happens.
When you begin to consider things from a different vantage point, you can see where you can make shifts that can have bigger impacts than you imagined. And it can feel daunting at times.
This is why you don’t do it alone.
Olympic athletes have support systems to help them make it to their goals. Your goals of being more inclusive of thoughts, feelings, actions...you need support to go through the work and make sure you are still intact. Because it will be taxing. And the benefits will go beyond you and your business.
You realize you want to make changes.
You set goals of how you want to change.
You find someone to support you through those changes.
You discuss how you’re feeling to make sure you’re staying aligned with your goals.
You uncover what you didn’t know before or where you needed clarity.
You feel yourself expand into the best version of yourself today.
You start the process all over again...because this is a journey not a destination.
I can guide you. It doesn’t have to be lonely. It should never feel demeaning. It is an undoing and evolution of who you were, as it is impactful and runs deep. Know the progress in the process...this is your sweet spot.
Stay in the process. Stay present. Feel your mindset shift and grow.
Life can be serious, but it’s not always heavy. All the parts are fair game, just be sure to be real with all of them. My take on it? Here you go…
It’s not what you think. It’s not what you feel. It’s what you do. Step outside of what you’ve always done and expand your thoughts and perceptions.
Progress and growth comes from sharing this landscape we call home. There’s enough to go around, and supporting each other across the lines makes that happen.
Take the time to put yourself in the shoes of another and imagine a world outside of the one you live in.
Ask questions with respect and find out answers to what you don’t know. Desire to know more about what you don’t. Growth shows up with curiosity.
Nothing happens without this. Progression towards understanding and unity stems from love for others as well as yourself. Practice tolerance and care.