Hi, I’m Erin Hatzikostas – friend, mom, boss and career coach – all rolled into one. I became a corporate CEO at the age of 42. But it wasn’t easy.
I spent over 20 years in the corporate world, bobbing and weaving my way into a CEO position. After literally failing at my first career as an aspiring Actuary, I started to do things differently.
I realized that instead of following the traditional rules - network, lean-in, have executive presence, blah blah - I could do things differently. I could focus more on standing out than stressing out.
In just four years I was promoted from Director to Sr. Director to Executive Director to CEO. I tripled my annual income and became the CEO of a healthcare financial company with 1,000 employees and $2 billion in financial assets.
"The course gave me some real, actionable ways to launch my career to the next level and led me to take a risk with an amazing opportunity with a Big 4 Accounting firm. I applied many of the lessons to help me understand what was preventing me from getting to the next level. The course is entertaining and easy to follow with thought provoking activities that assisted me in gaining the courage to make big changes in both my professional and personal life. I am eternally grateful!"
"I’ve been lucky to learn and grow under Erin's leadership and have found a friend and mentor for life. I would highly recommend anyone else given this opportunity seize it and cherish it – it’s an investment worth paying for!"
" I felt stuck in my career following several re-orgs and management changes. I wasn’t sure what actions I should take in order to move forward professionally and felt frustrated. Working with Erin gave me the confidence I needed to take those additional steps to reach a milestone that had been in the back of my mind for a few years. My energy level also shifted and I saw myself and my talents differently, in a more objective and positive light. I’m now a Board Member of an organization that I am passionate about, and I’ve also made major strides in my career by being assigned to more highly-visible projects and product launches. Erin’s corporate experience along with her wry sense of humor played a very significant role in my life this year and I am truly grateful for her guidance. "
"Erin coached me how to specifically fight for my value at work. I'm excited to say that after making a case for myself three months ago, I just received a significant raise of more than 10%. Coaching matters!"
If you begin this program, start implementing some of the lessons, and you find yourself simply not being able to take these actions, I will refund your money completely. Pinky swear.
Maybe it will help if I tee up the most frequently asked questions before enrolling in b BRILLIANT
The course is totally self-paced so that's a-ok! Although I'll highlight a new module each week (as to not overload you), you have lifetime access to the course.
Also, I intentionally designed this course to be light, airy, bite-sized…and it includes splashes of unexpected humor, which will actually have you curious and excited to watch and participate.
The online Facebook group and group coaching calls will also give you a whole bunch of “Accountabili-buddies” to keep you motivated at on track (and yes, I’ll be there too).
This will help! I teach the value of so many things that will help you break away from those that are blocking you and set off on your own course.
Most definitely not. Some of the things I teach in this course, I didn’t learn until I was in my 40s! It is never too late to grab ahold of your career…your life, and make it more than it is today.
To be blunt, I would say that you don’t have the time to NOT take this workshop.
First of all, the video lessons won’t take more than 30 minutes a week.
Secondly and most importantly, I will teach you in the workshop how to get off that non-stop treadmill and start investing in yourself and your career.
Enrollment is only open until September 25th. Once in the course, it's there for you to do at your pace, so you could purchase it during this enrollment but delay your focus to when you're ready in a month or so.
I will likely offer the course again sometime in 2020, however I don’t have a specific date for it yet. The price of the course next year may also increase.
Look, I totally get it. The workshop will still be massively helpful without joining the online community. I’d also be happy to hear successes and challenges from you via other channels – email, other social sites like Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
"Erin's coaching helped me double-down on the unique person I am and gave me permission to go 'all-in' to be the authentic leader I wanted to be. Months after working with Erin, I was able to land a job promotion and a leadership role in one of the most exciting areas of the company. At the same time, Erin also helped me start and grow my own business (I'm a parallel-preneur) so that one day I can fully step into the career and calling I was put on this earth to do!"
You will be coached to set your intentions. When you clearly define your intentions, goals and outcomes – it is nearly impossible not to achieve them.
We tackle the 3 most powerful building blocks for leadership and how critical it is to practice these well before you’re a manager (and it’s also never too late).
I will also do some straight talk about how critical it is to communicate with senior leaders in the right way. If you can't nail this, I’m sorry to say your career growth is limited. It’s sad but true.
We have a LOT of fun in one of these lessons (you won’t believe the sh*t I think of doing sometimes to make a point). And it will leave you with permission to stop only doing things for others…especially you “mom types”.
This might even be the most important lesson there is. We also talk about setting boundaries for yourself. Guess what? You are the only person that will do this. I give you very small, practical tips to implement and build upon.
Not quite sure your next step is in the company you’re in? I also lead a lesson about the most strategic way to look for your next job. And most importantly, what NOT to focus on in that process as well (eh-hem – other people’s opinions).
I give you my own, weird-a$$ version of “Win one for the Gipper” speech
I talk about other ways we can continue to kick each other in the pants towards more and more success!
This toolkit is a nicely packaged document to reference. It contains my top 10 strategies that helped me rise in my career. I also throw in a handy 2-page checklist so you can check things off your “ta-da" list!
I am a podcast junkie, and I attribute over 50% of my success in heading out on a path less traveled to information and inspiration I’ve gotten from podcasts. I have literally listened to thousands of episodes, and I carefully curated my top 10 for you to enjoy.
"I expected a typical conference about skills and competencies, in a thoughtful way but things I most likely already knew. I was met with a surprise and an “exceeds expectations” on delivery and personal touch in the message."
Are you curious if the Platinum plan, which includes private coaching, is right for you? Let's jump on a call and figure it out. (Trust me, I'll be straight with you!)
Erin spent her career “first half” working in the corporate world, where at the age of 42, she became the CEO of a $2bn healthcare financial institution. In just 3 years, she tripled earnings and sent employee engagement skyrocketing.
And just when things were going great, she decided to walk away so that she could help solve what truly breaks her heart: the immense lack of authenticity and happiness in Corporate America.
Now the founder of b Authentic inc, Erin is provoking a movement to eradicate the all-too-fake Corporate environment by inspiring and enabling an army of people to crush their career, without compromising everything else.
Erin is a prolific speaker, thought leader, and edutainer. She has spoken in front of thousands, is a regular contributor to Business Insider and several industry-leading publications. She also cohosts an offbeat career and leadership podcast, b Cause with Erin & Nicole. She is a CEO, wife, mother, coach, runner, MBA, and a Running Man enthusiast.
* Available on Gold & Platinum plans
** Buy one, give one only applies to the online, on-demand course and group coaching (excludes private coaching)
Although it's possible to achieve a 6-figure salary, results are only applicable to those people that recognize that they must do the work and follow-through. The "million-dollar life" reference is meant to indicate that participants will be coached to have a big career, while also maintaining and/or achieving a life that includes less compromising the important things in life, such as family and friends.