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1. The power of human connection

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I am a nurse practitioner, consultant, speaker/storyteller, mental and emotional well-being expert. As a nurse practitioner, i bridge conventional wisdom and knowledge with heart and soul. i am an International Speaker and am passionate about serving my audiences, providing them relief through sharing wisdom and authentic storytelling. i live by the mantra: love can’t be known, it needs to be experienced. When you spend time with me, you’ll go on a powerful journey of connection that will continue onward after the event.

how our greatest potential and achievement lies in the quality of our relationships.  

I speak to inspire and set people on fire. 

I inspire & empower professionals in high-pressure work environments to connect deeper to themselves and their relationships to unlock their passion and potential.
Erika Shepard, RN MSN


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On stage, I bring a warm intensity. i command with the truth, and am light at heart. i speak with rawness. i quickly connect with the audience in a way that makes them feel deeply seen and heard. i seek to understand what people want in their hearts, and then shows them how to get it. i challenge people to step into their full potential, and make topics that can be seen as dark and scary, as warm, inviting and exciting. When you spend time with me, you will feel lighter, more at peace, and accepted for exactly who you are.



"Erika's energy & metaphors are magnetic. I found myself nodding to every sentence she shared. I want to introduce her to everyone in my life. As a recovering perfectionist, her story resonated so deeply. I can't wait to hear her speak more." 
- Matthew Cooke, CEO & Founder of Body-Based Breakthrough 

"Erika dropped some HUGE wisdom bombs, and kept the audience engaged the whole time. I think we all felt her brush with the need to be perfect. Could listen to her stories over and over again!" 
- Tim Wolf, CEO & Founder of ImagineBoss

"I get something from Erika that I don't get from the average speaker in this realm. Everything she says is actionable, her message is inspiring, and she talks about it in a way that's personable to her. So refreshing." 
- Lauren Watkins, CEO & Founder of Lauren Watkins CPA, PLLC

2. the imperfection of excellence

letting go of the pressure to perform to achieve your greatest results

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 Hi! I'm Erika. 

3. Reigniting the fire

How the simplest acts of human connection make the largest impact in burnout recovery.

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"I loved Erika's natural and calm speaking style. She is a voice of reason and needs to be in front of a lot more people. Too many of us deal with continual high-pressure situations and she is the light that can lead us to a better place. I know your group will be inspired by Erika's approach and thought-provoking message. I know I look forward to hearing more from her already."
Jim Thomas, Partner at Kirenaga Partners

"Erika is a powerhouse speaker. Within minutes I was captivated by her knowledge and ability to engage the audience. We all left inspired and empowered to implement her creative ideas for relieving the pressure that so many of us high achievers experience. ."
Brooke Moore, Lawyer, CEO & Founder of My Virtual Lawyer and Shift(Her)

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