I see you, gorgeous soul, struggling the way I did, trapped in the wrong career.
I see you miserable in your job thinking you “have to deal with it” until you retire.
I see your light has dimmed, the fire has burnt out.
I see how exhausted you are and how unbelievably sad that makes you.
I see you stuffing your dreams inside desperately trying to tell yourself they aren’t that important.
This does not have to be your path.
You don’t have to struggle any longer. But I totally get it because 7 years ago I was in your shoes.
You want to find your dream career and earn money doing what you absolutely love – what you were put on earth to do – you just have no idea how to make this happen.
Hey there, I’m Erica.
My purpose here on earth is to help you live yours - and earn a living doing it.
I am a heart-centered certified Career & Purpose Coach for awakening souls, like you perhaps, who feel trapped in the wrong career.
I support my clients to move into a career or business they are super passionate about. One that unveils their true purpose and allows them to earn a living doing what they absolutely love.
WHAT THEY WERE PUT ON EARTH TO DO.
Here is My Story...
One thing I've (almost) never done is let fear get it my way.
I follow my heart and it's taken me on some incredibly beautiful, and sometimes frightening adventures all around the world. After graduating from university when everyone else was getting jobs, I took off backpacking around Europe by myself.
When my friends were getting married and having babies, I was selling everything to move to Australia. Turning 30 and everyone around me was getting promoted, I quit my job to backpack around the world for a year (check out my travel blog).
While most of my friends married their high school or college sweethearts, I married a man from a foreign country. When I heard the words yes, it’s cancerous with two small children at home, rather than being paralyzed with fear, I surrendered my heart, went on a raw yet beautiful spiritual journey, and finally learned to truly love myself (read my story here).
Do I feel fear? Absolutely.
But I don’t believe we should allow ourselves to be paralyzed by it. Otherwise nothing amazing would ever be achieved – dreams would never come to fruition.
There was, however, one time I sadly let fear take the lead. After graduating from university I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I spent 4 years in and out of jobs thinking one day I would wake up and my purpose would simply “appear”. Surprise - that didn’t happen! So, I decided to just pick a career because I felt society’s pressure of that’s what I should be doing.
Fast forward 5 years - even though I was pretty successful in corporate recruitment, I knew deep down it was NOT FOR ME. I was living a lie. For a long period of my life, I was telling my heart to “shush… be grateful for what you have.”
I felt insane for not loving my life. I was living in Australia, working for a top international recruitment agency, entertaining clients in 5-star restaurants, and earning more money than I needed. But here’s the thing - I wasn’t just unhappy – I WAS MISERABLE.
I felt totally trapped.
I was so stressed out and sobbing into my pillow every Sunday night because I knew Monday was coming. Why? Because… I was not living my purpose. I was not living my truth, and I knew it. There was no greater meaning behind my career.
What was I supposed to do though? I was 30 years old. How on earth could I start over in something new especially when I had worked so hard to get to where I was. And then I remember telling my husband one night “my career is literally destroying my soul.”
THAT WAS IT. Something had to change. I deserved better. I decided my life meant more to me and I wasn’t going to settle any longer.
So, I took a leap of faith, invested in myself by hiring a life coach, and that is when everything shifted.
I quit my job 3 months later.
That was 7 years ago and I’ve never looked back.
To this day I absolutely love what I do and words can’t explain how it feels to know I’m living my purpose, to wake up feeling inspired, invigorated, passionate, happy, free, strong, and have such a love in my heart for what I get paid to do. I LOVE my life. And you absolutely deserve the same. Everyone deserves to earn a living doing something they love. Everyone.
With some beautifully structured guidance, the right tools, and some dedicated inner work, it’s 100% possible for you to move into your dream career.
You absolutely can transition beautifully into a career you are super passionate about that allows you to earn a living doing what you absolutely love – what you were put on earth to do – starting right now.
It’s your time, gorgeous. It’s time to let your true self shine. The world needs you.
Let's do this together.
Ok, some Fun Facts About Me...
I’ve backpacked through over 50 different countries (the best way – budget style!)
I slept in a tent for 4 months in Africa and had an elephant stick its trunk under my sleeping mat in the middle of the night.
I love scaring myself by doing crazy things like sky-diving, bungee jumping, hang-gliding.
My heart is happiest when hiking in the mountains or breathing the ocean air - I have a beautiful connection with the earth, but could spend hours staring at the sky.
Anything fast – snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking - love love love it..
Australia was my home for 7 years – I’m also married to a handsome Aussie. We now live in the USA.
Both of my kids are citizens of a country that I'm not (yeah it's a weird feeling).
A lot of time is spent on my yoga mat, I have a regular kundalini meditation practice, and I work with the moon cycles. I consider myself a spiritual (not religious) person.
I'm super passionate about having a chemical free home and use only natural products.
It took me over 30 years to realize my purpose here on earth.
I am fully committed to my journey of fulfilling my destiny, and I am fully committed to helping you do the same.
Erica Carrico is a certified heart-centered Career & Life Purpose Coach, free spirit, star gazer, mommy of 2, and world traveler.
Through coaching services, speaking, and writing, Erica supports awakening souls to ignite their fire, reconnect with their soul, unveil their purpose, and transition into a career that is in alignment with who they truly are. Grab her FREE workbook 5 Steps to Your Dream Career.
Erica has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management, a life-coaching certification, 10+ years experience in international recruitment and nonprofit leadership, 2 successful career changes under her belt, and knows her purpose here on earth is to help you live yours.