Assaulted as a child, sleeping in a van as a young adult, and living in a women’s shelter, Erika Gilchrist has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” Today, she is regarded as one of the most energizing, engaging, and captivating speakers in the industry. As a published author of 9 books, she provides compelling, solutions-based content to empower those who may struggle to identify and unleash their inner strengths unapologetically. She also educates those who have found their voice on how to create authorship using their unique genius. She has trained diverse audiences - from entrepreneurs and professionals, to stay at home parents, incarcerated inmates in the Illinois prison system and behavioral health providers as well. She believes that everyone has a story that needs to be heard. Some books in her library include:
The Secrets to Being an Unstoppable Woman
If You Leave, I Will Kill You! – Getting Off the Beaten Path of Domestic Violence
The Unstoppable Woman’s Guide to Emotional Well-Being
How to Write & Publish Your Book Now!
Ms. Gilchrist also has a strong talent for bringing words to life through her content writing skills. In addition to creating and delivering content for a full day workshop and producing a digital Training of Trainers product for the Great Lakes ATTC/University of Illinois at Chicago/Jane Addams College of Social Work on the topic of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), also referred to as Domestic Violence, she has launched an online institute for industry coaches & speakers to license her award-winning content which serves to breathe life into women who need light shed into the dark spaces of their lives.
While deep in the recovery process from domestic violence, she built her speaking business from next to nothing to a successful practice, reaching more than 250,000 women in just 5 short years. She has mastered the art of using hardship and adversity as a launching pad to professional growth.
She’s been awarded for her gifts including “Highest Trainer Rating of the Year” from SkillPath Seminars, “Coordinator’s Award” from the National Friendship Movement, “Top Leadership Award” from SPAA (Speakers, Publisher’s & Authors Association) and has received a special dedication from the Texas Women in Business. Ms. Gilchrist has also earned certification as a Life Coach through the Professional Woman Network, and certification of Motivational Interviewing through the Safer Foundation.
She is the Producer & Host of ‘WTF – Women Thriving Fearlessly!,’ an online television talk show created to inspire women to thrive by revealing success stories of Chicagoland area entrepreneurs and business owners [WomenThrivingFearlessly.com]. She’s been featured as one of the “15 Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago,” CLTV, and Rolling Out Magazine.
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