Award-Winning Speaker

Assaulted as a little girl, sleeping in a van as a young adult, and living in a women’s shelter, Erika Gilchrist has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” Today, she is regarded as one of the most energizing, engaging, and captivating speakers in the industry. As a published author of 10 books, she provides compelling, solutions-based content to empower those who may struggle to identify and unleash their inner strengths unapologetically. She also educates those who have found their voice on how to create authorship using their unique genius. She has trained diverse audiences – from entrepreneurs and professionals, to stay at home parents, incarcerated inmates in the Illinois prison system and behavioral health providers as well. She believes that everyone has a story that needs to be heard. Erika helps organizations create an additional revenue stream by guiding them through the process of creating collaborative books for those they serve. She’s been featured as one of the “15 Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago,” CLTV, Chicago Woman Magazine, and Rolling Out Magazine.


Signature Topics for Women:


Long gone are the days of taking the back seat and hoping someone else sees your value. This topic teaches that humility is an overrated virtue and plunges deep into how to claim your rightful place in the driver’s seat, where you are in charge of the direction of your life.


Appropriately named after Erika’s bestselling book, this topic shows you how to break the chain of being a “YES Ma’am” and a chronic people pleaser, to introduce you to someone who really needs you…Your Unstoppable Self! It gives you permission to be exactly who you were born to be.


Erika dives deeply into the murky waters of violence and sheds light into the dark spaces of abuse. This topic outlines in great detail exactly what abuse looks like, how to prevent it, and how to escape it unharmed.

  • Erika Gilchrist is an amazing speaker and inspirational leader. As a speaker/trainer with Monster, Inc., Erika motivated collegiate recruits for Cisco Systems in an exceptional manner. She is professional, engaging, and always showcases the highest business integrity when working with her corporate clients.

    LaTricia Frederick, MBA, SPHR
    HR Business Partner at Cisco Systems
  • Erika Gilchrist is the ultimate professional – she’s dynamic, effective, and a motivating speaker/presenter. Erika is a joy to work and interact with, especially for strategizing and project/training design. If you are looking for a speaker, presenter, and effective motivational discussion, choose ERIKA GILCHRIST! You will not go wrong!

    Kenya Rutland
    Learning & Development Catalyst, KJR Consulting - Consulting & Training
  • Erika is an amazing presenter and seminar leader; any organization would be lucky to have her! She captivated her audience from the moment she walked in the door, until the conclusion of the course. I highly recommend hiring Erika to speak for your organization!

    Michele Hull, CIA
    Manager, Internal Audit at Quest Diagnostics
  • Erika is truly the most captivating, intelligent, and delightful speaker I have ever experienced live!”

    Eileen C.
    Dominick’s Finer Foods
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