Results

My clients are entrepreneurs, intrepreneurs, teams, and groups who want to change something about their careers or organizations. They learn that they need to hone their 'next level' leadership and innovation skills to do it. Click or tap on the photos below to hear from my client ambassadors, who have agreed to share their stories to help inspire others. Then head to Programs to learn a little more. More stories from individuals and organizations coming soon.

   Mara  has a PhD in geophysics and is a former software engineer/manager who joined Step Into Your Genius when she was on the verge of shifting her scientific aptitude to a third career evolution.     Experiencing acute burnout from cumulative overload (working as a mom, software engineer, and therapist/advocate)  , she had just started a medical leave from her job. At the end of the program she made a big decision to resign from her position to start her own business as a movement and nervous system educator. She wrote to me and everyone in the program:     "I signed up to work with you and be in this group because I felt like the the support aligned with what my goals were for my leave of absence. It's been really valuable to have support of community that feels like it's aligned with my highest good.       [In the program I've been] feeling bolstered in a way that's more structured than just my network of family and friends. It has been really helpful in getting clear on what I want, what my boundaries are, and how to frame questions.      I feel good. I feel very clear ... and I feel very ready to jump into what's next. There's anticipation and fear and anxiety about that too. But I tried that all on during my leave and I healed some long standing health issues. One of the reasons I had held on so long is because I'm a single mom to two kids. It's not that you get rid of stress all together. The kind of stress that I was dealing with while on leave is the uncertainty of the future, but I'm in control of that. My body can chill out, because I know I've always been able to find meaningful work and I can trust that that's going to happen.       So, thank you. Thanks to all of you for being my witness and for holding space for me through this process."     After she finished 12 weeks in Step Into Your Genius, Mara also participated in the 4 week RAISE: Create Your Next Success program. She describes the programs as an effective blend of being rigorous and experimental that helped her move through the decision to take a sabbatical and change careers. She says that she now has a new conceptual model of innovation using the iterative process of  Know, Apply, Assess  that I teach -- and is confident in how to apply it daily to her evolving career because of the experiential learning methods I use throughout the programs. Mara emphasizes the importance of the trust that I establish in my programs. She also highlights my personal credibility and science-based approach that especially resonates with STEM professionals.

Mara has a PhD in geophysics and is a former software engineer/manager who joined Step Into Your Genius when she was on the verge of shifting her scientific aptitude to a third career evolution. 

Experiencing acute burnout from cumulative overload (working as a mom, software engineer, and therapist/advocate), she had just started a medical leave from her job. At the end of the program she made a big decision to resign from her position to start her own business as a movement and nervous system educator. She wrote to me and everyone in the program:

"I signed up to work with you and be in this group because I felt like the the support aligned with what my goals were for my leave of absence. It's been really valuable to have support of community that feels like it's aligned with my highest good. 

[In the program I've been] feeling bolstered in a way that's more structured than just my network of family and friends. It has been really helpful in getting clear on what I want, what my boundaries are, and how to frame questions.

I feel good. I feel very clear ... and I feel very ready to jump into what's next. There's anticipation and fear and anxiety about that too. But I tried that all on during my leave and I healed some long standing health issues. One of the reasons I had held on so long is because I'm a single mom to two kids. It's not that you get rid of stress all together. The kind of stress that I was dealing with while on leave is the uncertainty of the future, but I'm in control of that. My body can chill out, because I know I've always been able to find meaningful work and I can trust that that's going to happen. 

So, thank you. Thanks to all of you for being my witness and for holding space for me through this process."

After she finished 12 weeks in Step Into Your Genius, Mara also participated in the 4 week RAISE: Create Your Next Success program. She describes the programs as an effective blend of being rigorous and experimental that helped her move through the decision to take a sabbatical and change careers. She says that she now has a new conceptual model of innovation using the iterative process of Know, Apply, Assess that I teach -- and is confident in how to apply it daily to her evolving career because of the experiential learning methods I use throughout the programs. Mara emphasizes the importance of the trust that I establish in my programs. She also highlights my personal credibility and science-based approach that especially resonates with STEM professionals.

  Having studied engineering and physics (PhD),  Venk  is now a financial analyst with extensive experience in quantitative portfolio management. When he began the Step Into Your Genius program, he'd been successfully managing teams of engineers and analysts in conducting signal research and trading large portfolios. Venk said:     "I’m entering a phase where I can be a better guide than a worker (musher than a sled dog). I'm considering launching my own thing, and I want to become a more effective leader. I’ve read some books, even took a leadership seminar at work. The books cover a wide array of topics and the leadership seminar was basic; I, reluctantly, brought up some questions but didn’t get any effective answers and haven’t been able to apply, even though I’m pretty good at self study. I want to be more influential in bringing new ideas to management and investors and more effective in managing workers. I think this is needed for the next step in my career."     In the program, Venk made some key shifts: moving from growing frustration in a traditional job search to proactively developing and packaging a highly innovative research project that is based on his own ideas and experience. He made significant progress on a business plan and taking steps toward introducing his research to his Wall Street network.    Of his experience in Step Into Your Genius, he   says:          "I'd recommend the program as I found the three areas of presence, working on the desired transformation, and building my own personal foundation quite useful. I felt the calls were well organized and time was managed so that everyone got a chance to talk and share. The program will help you identify many facets about yourself."

Having studied engineering and physics (PhD), Venk is now a financial analyst with extensive experience in quantitative portfolio management. When he began the Step Into Your Genius program, he'd been successfully managing teams of engineers and analysts in conducting signal research and trading large portfolios. Venk said:

"I’m entering a phase where I can be a better guide than a worker (musher than a sled dog). I'm considering launching my own thing, and I want to become a more effective leader. I’ve read some books, even took a leadership seminar at work. The books cover a wide array of topics and the leadership seminar was basic; I, reluctantly, brought up some questions but didn’t get any effective answers and haven’t been able to apply, even though I’m pretty good at self study. I want to be more influential in bringing new ideas to management and investors and more effective in managing workers. I think this is needed for the next step in my career."

In the program, Venk made some key shifts: moving from growing frustration in a traditional job search to proactively developing and packaging a highly innovative research project that is based on his own ideas and experience. He made significant progress on a business plan and taking steps toward introducing his research to his Wall Street network.

Of his experience in Step Into Your Genius, he says: 

"I'd recommend the program as I found the three areas of presence, working on the desired transformation, and building my own personal foundation quite useful. I felt the calls were well organized and time was managed so that everyone got a chance to talk and share. The program will help you identify many facets about yourself."

  I was chatting with a couple of friends and colleagues at a conference when  Chris  walked right up and said hello. It became obvious that he was a perfect fit for Step Into Your Genius. Here is what he said when he joined the program:     "I've reached a ceiling in operations and wish to shift my career in a new direction that allows me to leverage my non-technical, networking and relationship skills. I identified with Erin when she made a statement that the skills that earned me today's position aren't the skills that will earn me my next position. I want to break out of the "technical guy" mold, and during my initial consultation, I found that Erin's techniques of searching inward and working with other professionals appealed to me greatly. At the time I met Erin, I had not been seeking similar programs.       While discussing my career situation with Erin, it dawned on me that I've been on a job search, rather than taking charge of my life and steering my career in a more satisfying direction. I selected Step Into Your Genius because I felt that Erin was teaching from experience and that it would be a good investment for me, both professionally and personally. I like that I'd be working with Erin and other professionals seeking to make changes. That is, having one-on-one time with Erin, "homework," and group time felt like a pathway that would allow me to view and to be viewed from multiple points."     Chris rapidly picked up on the concepts in the program. We got clear on what he wanted to create for himself, confirmed that his current company was not going to provide those opportunities, and gave him the skills to approach the career development process from a completely different perspective. He landed his dream job (with the desired increase in salary and responsibility) within only 8 weeks of working in the Genius program. He is now looking to continue the development of deeper leadership skills to keep the transformation happening.     "What I've learned and have begun to practice since joining Genius has made a great impact on the way I think and the way I approach my professional life, all for the better."

I was chatting with a couple of friends and colleagues at a conference when Chris walked right up and said hello. It became obvious that he was a perfect fit for Step Into Your Genius. Here is what he said when he joined the program:

"I've reached a ceiling in operations and wish to shift my career in a new direction that allows me to leverage my non-technical, networking and relationship skills. I identified with Erin when she made a statement that the skills that earned me today's position aren't the skills that will earn me my next position. I want to break out of the "technical guy" mold, and during my initial consultation, I found that Erin's techniques of searching inward and working with other professionals appealed to me greatly. At the time I met Erin, I had not been seeking similar programs.

While discussing my career situation with Erin, it dawned on me that I've been on a job search, rather than taking charge of my life and steering my career in a more satisfying direction. I selected Step Into Your Genius because I felt that Erin was teaching from experience and that it would be a good investment for me, both professionally and personally. I like that I'd be working with Erin and other professionals seeking to make changes. That is, having one-on-one time with Erin, "homework," and group time felt like a pathway that would allow me to view and to be viewed from multiple points."

Chris rapidly picked up on the concepts in the program. We got clear on what he wanted to create for himself, confirmed that his current company was not going to provide those opportunities, and gave him the skills to approach the career development process from a completely different perspective. He landed his dream job (with the desired increase in salary and responsibility) within only 8 weeks of working in the Genius program. He is now looking to continue the development of deeper leadership skills to keep the transformation happening.

"What I've learned and have begun to practice since joining Genius has made a great impact on the way I think and the way I approach my professional life, all for the better."

   Rhonda  has 40+ years experience in the water quality industry and a long list of leadership positions and awards such as Past President and elected Fellow for the Water Environment Federation, Honorary Member for the American Water Works Association, and an elected member of the International Water Academy.  Rhonda came into the Step Into Your Genius program looking to continue her commitment to lifelong learning and to address persistent feelings of frustration that were holding her back from fully enjoying her legacy and late career success. She also loved the idea of  a 'mentoring circle' in which she not only continues her own personal development but can share her experience and perspective with others in the program - something she is truly passionate about. One thing she's said about the  program:      "In terms of what this can do for people, 'stepping into your genius' is also opening yourself up to listen and talk to your whole self. Your body, your brain, your emotions. Everything. The physical and the emotional and the mental."     As with all my clients, we focused on practical and scientific education around stress activation and understanding how energies and emotions (like anger) can get stuck. Applying simple but powerful practices from the latest research in stress physiology and neuroplasticity, we worked to untangle Rhonda's natural and necessary stress responses from reactions and mindsets that were building up her frustration and resentment.     This type of next level self-awareness is critical for leaders and innovators, and only a small percentage have honestly been willing to "start with themselves" with this deeper work. When we as leaders have a clear and nuanced understanding of our own healthy stress responses, we also cultivate the ability to help others to do so. We open up new capacity for genuine trust and connection -- which is a foundation of strong relationships, teams, and organizations.    Rhonda says that the program has given her new ways to understand her stress activation and patterns so that she feels calmer in situations that have been chronic triggers for her. She enjoys being able to stay connected to the group   and remains active in the alumni program.

Rhonda has 40+ years experience in the water quality industry and a long list of leadership positions and awards such as Past President and elected Fellow for the Water Environment Federation, Honorary Member for the American Water Works Association, and an elected member of the International Water Academy.  Rhonda came into the Step Into Your Genius program looking to continue her commitment to lifelong learning and to address persistent feelings of frustration that were holding her back from fully enjoying her legacy and late career success. She also loved the idea of  a 'mentoring circle' in which she not only continues her own personal development but can share her experience and perspective with others in the program - something she is truly passionate about. One thing she's said about the  program: 

"In terms of what this can do for people, 'stepping into your genius' is also opening yourself up to listen and talk to your whole self. Your body, your brain, your emotions. Everything. The physical and the emotional and the mental."

As with all my clients, we focused on practical and scientific education around stress activation and understanding how energies and emotions (like anger) can get stuck. Applying simple but powerful practices from the latest research in stress physiology and neuroplasticity, we worked to untangle Rhonda's natural and necessary stress responses from reactions and mindsets that were building up her frustration and resentment.

This type of next level self-awareness is critical for leaders and innovators, and only a small percentage have honestly been willing to "start with themselves" with this deeper work. When we as leaders have a clear and nuanced understanding of our own healthy stress responses, we also cultivate the ability to help others to do so. We open up new capacity for genuine trust and connection -- which is a foundation of strong relationships, teams, and organizations.

Rhonda says that the program has given her new ways to understand her stress activation and patterns so that she feels calmer in situations that have been chronic triggers for her. She enjoys being able to stay connected to the group and remains active in the alumni program.

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   Lisa  is an award-winning copywriter who has worked across several industries, including financial, retail, online/tech, and academia. She   came into the Step Into Your Genius program with a desire to transition out of her current job and combine her experience in writing, personal training, and online business to to build a strength and fitness coaching program for women over 40. One thing she said when joining the Step Into Your Genius program:      "I think it's useful to start where you are and uncover things as you go. I prefer that method because it gives me a better    fe eling of  progr ess and forward motion  ."   During the program her current employer underwent major restructuring and layoffs. Lisa practiced how to create healthier boundaries around the stress and day-to-day drama of that. She also worked diligently on how to stay out of overwhelm and better pace herself for this next career transition. She ended the program with a long-term plan in place for her fitness business, an appreciation for how her current position fits into that plan for now, and some important shifts in personal relationship dynamics that had been impacting her ability to stay on her true course.

Lisa is an award-winning copywriter who has worked across several industries, including financial, retail, online/tech, and academia. She came into the Step Into Your Genius program with a desire to transition out of her current job and combine her experience in writing, personal training, and online business to to build a strength and fitness coaching program for women over 40. One thing she said when joining the Step Into Your Genius program: 

"I think it's useful to start where you are and uncover things as you go. I prefer that method because it gives me a better feeling of progress and forward motion."

During the program her current employer underwent major restructuring and layoffs. Lisa practiced how to create healthier boundaries around the stress and day-to-day drama of that. She also worked diligently on how to stay out of overwhelm and better pace herself for this next career transition. She ended the program with a long-term plan in place for her fitness business, an appreciation for how her current position fits into that plan for now, and some important shifts in personal relationship dynamics that had been impacting her ability to stay on her true course.

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  When I first began working with  Becca  in the Step Into Your Genius program, she was a much loved 4th grade assistant teacher and award-winning actor and theatre maker in New Orleans. She had big plans underway to combine her professional passions into one pursuit: bringing healing through medical clowning to children in local hospitals.    Becca knew without question that this was the right next move for her. She could feel the leader in her emerging. But day-to-day, big fears and a sense of overwhelm began mount. She was feeling burned out in her teaching position, was just months into recovering from a severe head injury that had radically slowed down the rhythm of her go-go-go lifestyle, and was adjusting to strict dietary changes with a recent diagnosis of celiac disease. Wow. What she said about joining the program:            "I trust this woman beyond belief. She will be honest with me, but knows when to be gentle. I know I am not being used by a program or sold something, but genuinely helped. This work I feel is another way to tie everything together into a forward path. To help me use what I know about myself to go after what I want. I also like that it is not just one-on-one but in community."     We knew there was a lot of potential but also a lot of internal protections and inexperience that would threaten to sabotage her work. Becca’s consistency in the program paid off. In her first 12 weeks, she had announced her new 501(c)3,  Prescription Joy , and had led friends, family, and volunteers to host the first fundraiser raising thousands of dollars and a small army of local supporters for her dream. She was also accepted into a prestigious summer program to hone her clowning craft and negotiated a scaled-back teaching position to focus on her new venture while providing steady income for a smooth transition.      "I am using my current situation as a stepping stone to the next level of myself. A 'step into my genius.' Thank you for LITERALLY everything. I can not imagine this year without your guidance."     She stayed with Step Into Your Genius for another 12 weeks as an active alumna. During that time, RxJoy received its official 501(c)3 status and the Board named Becca as its first Executive Director.

When I first began working with Becca in the Step Into Your Genius program, she was a much loved 4th grade assistant teacher and award-winning actor and theatre maker in New Orleans. She had big plans underway to combine her professional passions into one pursuit: bringing healing through medical clowning to children in local hospitals.

Becca knew without question that this was the right next move for her. She could feel the leader in her emerging. But day-to-day, big fears and a sense of overwhelm began mount. She was feeling burned out in her teaching position, was just months into recovering from a severe head injury that had radically slowed down the rhythm of her go-go-go lifestyle, and was adjusting to strict dietary changes with a recent diagnosis of celiac disease. Wow. What she said about joining the program:

"I trust this woman beyond belief. She will be honest with me, but knows when to be gentle. I know I am not being used by a program or sold something, but genuinely helped. This work I feel is another way to tie everything together into a forward path. To help me use what I know about myself to go after what I want. I also like that it is not just one-on-one but in community."

We knew there was a lot of potential but also a lot of internal protections and inexperience that would threaten to sabotage her work. Becca’s consistency in the program paid off. In her first 12 weeks, she had announced her new 501(c)3, Prescription Joy, and had led friends, family, and volunteers to host the first fundraiser raising thousands of dollars and a small army of local supporters for her dream. She was also accepted into a prestigious summer program to hone her clowning craft and negotiated a scaled-back teaching position to focus on her new venture while providing steady income for a smooth transition. 

"I am using my current situation as a stepping stone to the next level of myself. A 'step into my genius.' Thank you for LITERALLY everything. I can not imagine this year without your guidance."

She stayed with Step Into Your Genius for another 12 weeks as an active alumna. During that time, RxJoy received its official 501(c)3 status and the Board named Becca as its first Executive Director.

some comments from recent Workshop, webinar, and keynote events

I attended the NEWEA/NEWWA YP Summit and your session really clicked with me, especially the "getting to your why" statement. - Chris
During the workshop, I wrote that I wanted to work on increasing collaboration among young professionals in the company. Within a month after the workshop, we began planning a watershed cleanup. On the planning team we have members from almost all of our departments: operations, IT, customer service, and engineering. It’s been a wonderfully collaborative effort thus far and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! - Nate
I really enjoyed Erin Mosley and the interactive professional development based speakers. - Maya
This was one of the best seminars like this that I have ever been to. I loved the unique improv approach and thought the overall message of the day was very cohesive and empowering. - Amanda
My whole outlook on networking, leadership, and my career has changed as a result of this summit. - Patrick
The speakers this year were excellent!!! - Katie
I was so engaged in your workshop I forgot to take any notes! - Kate
I find many urban development and infrastructure professionals struggle with things like technology and the role it may come to play, but you spoke about these things with eloquence. - Kyle