Femmes D'Inspiration Conversations
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We are women and we aim to inspire. Deep dialogues, thought-provoking topics and extraordinary energy exchange all await for you every week on the FEMMES D'INSPIRATION Conversations podcast, powered by the I AM WOMAN Project team. Our special guests - who were born to lead by thought, instigate change, break rules and inspire creativity - will empower you through their life lessons learned and their success stories shared. Join our tribe to be inspired!
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Episode 44: Femmes D’Inspiration Conversation with Erica King
5 days ago
Catherine Plano is here today with Erica King. Erica’s first entry into business started when she was 10 in hospitality with her family catering and restaurant businesses.
From there, she worked as a make-up artist in film and television, travelling the world and rubbing shoulders with both Australian and international personalities. Erica also completed a thesis on tribal customs in New Guinea while living with a remote tribe in the highlands of PNG. After studying psychology, Erica transitioned into the corporate world, providing management training in her area of specialty – organisational change.
That led her to the dental profession where she provided management consultancy services to 575 privately owned dental practices for 17 years. This was a leading dental management organisation that achieved very significant gains for its clients.
Eventually, Erica owned and managed a group of dental practices alongside her partner in suburban Melbourne for another 12 years. She managed a total of 150 staff members across 6 locations.
It was during this last phase of her dental career that ended in 2016 that Erica chose to follow through with her passion and commit 100% of her time to making a real difference in women’s lives with running.
This decision was in the making for a long time, 14 years to be exact, when Erica decided to learn to run, literally from scratch at 38-years-old. Previously, she had been involved in ocean swimming and general gym type fitness. Erica was on the search for a new challenge as she felt she was stuck in a rut.
Erica being Erica, she then thought of the toughest running challenge there is – a marathon. Where would make for the most exciting city in the world to run a marathon? New York City!
Erica says her journey proved to be a lonely but wonderful experience – she recalls f