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Women Thriving Fearlessly
Women Thriving Fearlessly

Women Thriving Fearlessly

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Introduction: Assaulted as a little girl, domestically abused as a young adult, living in a women’s shelter, and survived a suicide attempt, Erika Gilchrist has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” She is regarded as one of the most energizing, engaging, and captivating speakers in the industry. She is the creator of the brazen brand, W.T.F. – Women Thriving Fearlessly!™. As a published author of 13 books, and a 20 year speaking veteran, Ms. Gilchrist is an expert in personal development, leadership training, and conflict management skills for women. She has built a thriving business from absolutely nothing to now being the owner of the largest expo for women in business in Chicagoland appropriately called the Women Thriving Fearlessly Expo™. She’s been featured as one of the “15 Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago,” Chicago Woman Magazine, WCIU, CLTV, and Rolling Out Magazine. -------------------------- Aside from the credentials mentioned above, no one can move a room from the stage the way that I can. I share my stories of abuse, suicide attempts, and homeless to reveal how I overcame all of it to become a woman thriving fearlessly in life and business. My delivery is authentic, bold, and even humorous at times. It's apparent that I absolutely love what I do and it comes across on stage. Engaging with the women in the room, seeing the "aha" moments, and the tearful hugs at the end make my life's work very fulfilling. Receiving letters and emails from past participants who have shared how my presentation has changed their life keeps me going!

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Vicki W.

I'm very blessed to have met Erika, she's an excellent speaker and motivator she shoots straight from the hip. She has a wealth of knowledge and she doesn't mind sharing it with other women. If you haven't been blessed with hearing her speak your definitely missing out!!
May 15, 2017
Lonnetta A.

When a speaker can take their own life experience and take you on a journey towards renewal, transformation and empowerment--it's life changing. That's what Ms Gilchrist does. Her dynamic and multi-faceted speaking style shifts mindsets. Erika has the unique capacity to get her audience to believe in themselves and their dreams. She models the way and when she's done you can see and feel your potential.
Women Thriving Fearlessly's reply
Lonnetta, thank you for your encouraging words - they mean the world to me. Anytime you need a speaker, you've got one!
May 24, 2017
Felicia C.

Erika Gilchrist is very professional, motivating, and caring. As an up and coming author, she has given me the push that I needed to allow me to better stand for myself. Being fearless is her motto and she has given me the tools to do so. I have also submitted work to her company for editing. The professionalism and promptness cannot be surpassed. Furthermore, she is a class act. At the WTF Vol. 2 book launch, she moved the crowd. Her energy was fun and exciting. I was able to laugh and not be so serious (I was beyond nervous). In a nutshell, I really enjoy working with her and will most certainly continue to do so.
May 16, 2017
Cynthia F.

Erika is an amazing, dynamic speaker! When she speaks she make you feel like she's talking directly to you. No super fancy words, just very passionate, real talk that makes you want to move to action. I would recommend her as a definite 1st choice speaker for any event you are having. Cynthia F.
May 15, 2017
Phoebe Y.

Erika is fantastic to work with! She delivered her award-winning presentation, "Conflict Management Skills for Women," at a forum with 75-80 attendees. She was the only speaker at the event who received a standing ovation. Erika is admirable and inspiring, and her passion and dedication are apparent in her delivery. She is engaging, dynamic, and humorous. I loved working with her so much that I've booked her for another 3 events!
Women Thriving Fearlessly's reply
Hello Phoebe! I loved speaking at your event and the ladies were just fabulous! I appreciate what your organization is doing and I'm honored to be part of that process. I'm looking forward to working with you again.
May 26, 2017
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Erika Gilchrist


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Multiple bookings render discounts. 50% retainer is required to secure the date.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Complete the one-page booking form here: Theunstoppablewoman[dot]net/bookerika then you will receive a customized proposal within 24 hours. A call is scheduled to discuss further details if needed, or an agreement will be sent if the proposal is approved.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In addition to 21 years of speaking experience, I am a certified life coach through the Professional Woman's Network, and I train other professional speakers.

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