Speaking

 

I am here to

  • Foster awareness and the ability to consider things outside of what’s normal to you

  • Create conversation and the space to have open dialogue

  • Facilitate you considering your values, beliefs, and ethics

I am not here to

  • Lecture you…talking at you is not helpful

  • Shame you…derailing progress to make you feel bad benefits no one

  • Force you to move into a place you’re not ready to be

 

Words are an important and impactful tool to make shifts happen. And considering outside of what is normal to you is a way to make space for awareness. This is where I come in. Workshops and speaking engagements provide a place for conversation that can open minds and create impact for good.

You want forward momentum in ways that come from knowing where you are and where you want to go. You want to influence and create change with the platform you have. This is what I hold space for with you and your group. No plug-and-play lectures. No one size fits all.


 

We will discuss topics like…

  • Awareness to Alignment

  • Diversity of Diversity

  • Imperfect Allyship

  • What is DEI?

You or your team will receive

  • A workshop or presentation created with your needs and goals in mind (we’ll connect beforehand so we can discuss these things)

  • A Q&A created to foster conversation and connection. Lectures don’t happen here!

  • Engagement with your audience before, during and after the event, both online and off.

 
 
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What are some things we can talk about to create actionable steps and goals?

  • Ways to increase inclusivity and connection in your brand or business culture and practices

  • Have a pre or post-launch debrief

  • Evaluate & set goals on how to bring inclusion to your group

  • Design a plan to execute and evaluate your efforts

What are some results that can come from participating in an event and taking action?

  • Bold hiring decisions

  • Inclusive company culture

  • Fearless conversations

  • Increased awareness

  • Aligning of your values and purchasing choices

  • Modeling the behaviors you want to see

 


 
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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.

 

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