“When they go low, We go high”-Michelle Obama
Changing the Narrative has been a key focus for myself, Tam Lawrence and Exposure Magazine. We are Changing the Narrative, giving you several perspectives, and providing you impactful content. The resources and information provided is soley for your empowerment and benefit. What is shared with you is history in the making!
Why did you start your Business/Brand?
“Freedom and the ability to write my own paycheck, work schedule and employ others. I felt the need to educate others mental health and finanical empowerment. While leading a successful life and healthy family.” -Ericka
With that being said, meet Ericka L. Mcknight…International bestselling, multi-award winning author & speaker, certified mental health aid professional, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is also the owner of ELM School of Real Estate & ELM Realty firm. Featured in Pride Magazine largest African American Magazine in the Carolinas, Courageous Woman Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Southern Christian Writers Magazine, Honorable mention in Forbes Magazine, 10th Annual NAACP Author Honoree just to name a few…She has written books with several NY times best selling authors but her most recent project was Open Your Gifts Volume 2 with the talent, award winning actress, comedian and host Kim Coles.
Ericka’s ELM School of Real Estate & ELM Realty firm provides innovative education and resources for real estate agents, aspiring real estate agent, entrepreneurship training and homeownership services from A-Z. With a combined 14 years of experience at her school, as an author, and licensed real estate agent Ericka has a vast portfolio of expertise. Authoring “Silence the Noise-Uninstalling Negativity” has been a gift to the world. Inspite of the negative encounters one may have experienced by people, places or things this Trilogy has helped thousands regain their self confidence, worth and admiration for life again!
Ericka is the First female African American to own a Real Estate School in the southeastern region. She has received recognition for her books by the NAACP & The Mental Health advocates & industry. In which, has provided limitless opportunities for her to spread the message and acknowledgement of making history!
Ericka is intentionally Changing the Narrative, “By bringing people together to discuss the darker side of negative thinking with a positive spin. And developing entrepreneurs in families for the first time, removing the stigma and breaking the curse of poverty. When our communities become mentally & financially stable it produces a healthier society.”
I asked Ericka what were 3 things she felt every business owner should know?
Hire a coach or mentor for your prespective industry. This person(s) must exemplify what your looking to accomplish.
Hire a financial/wealth coach to help manage your finances, achieve your goals and knowledge on applying for business loans or grants.
Lastly, network & attend functions of all diversity! Do not limit yourself to a “click” …
Carry plenty of business cards and have your three second elevator pitch ready.
When asked, “What has been the hardest part of building her brands and business?” “At times over coming gender inequality pertaining to the real estate industry. It’s uncommon for women and minorities to dominate in sells and real estate education while making history. But eventually, when you remain consistent and persistent people realize your not going to disappear they become a friend verses a foe!” If Ericka could have anything in the world it would be her own airline so that she could fly low income families around the world for free.
A little more about Ericka…personal glimpse…
What do you do to keep a healthy state of mind?
Travel, dance, swim and give (time, money, listening ear)
What brings you peace?
How do you deal with challenges?
Pray, Pause & Repeat…
How do you deal with grief?
By talking about it with someone I trust
Ericka is inspired by GOD!
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