Enjoy listening to Erica Ehm’s remarkable journey of continual reinvention, influence, creativity and leadership. It will leave you inspired and encouraged to pursue your goals with grit, and with tenacity. I so admire her confidence to go after what she wants. As she says so eloquently, it all starts with you – so what are you waiting for?
Erica Ehm is a Canadian Icon, entrepreneur, thought leader and creator. As a VJ or Video Jockey on Much Music – Canada’s music station in the 80’s and 90’s, Erica has since then reinvented herself in multiple ways.
She is founder of the digital agency Ehm & Co, and niche publishing brand the Yummy Mummy Club , both focused on the desirable mom market. Under Erica’s leadership over 14 years, her companies earned over a dozen prestigious awards. Her collaborations with health researchers earned her a Governor General’s Innovation Award nomination.
Her new podcast, Reinvention of the VJ, features personal interviews with the stars of MuchMusic peppered with inspiration for reinvention. Erica has built a multimedia portfolio including credits as an author, journalist, playwright, awarding-winning songwriter and sought-after speaker.
Erica can be found here:
YMC | www.ymc.ca
Ehm & Co | www.ehmco.com
Reinvention of the VJ | www.ericaehm.com/podcast
Here are her Key Takeaways:
- There are no rules in life to get what you want, but in order to make anything happen it all starts with you
- You get what you think and if you think it long and hard you’ll become exactly that. If you think you’re not good enough, you’ll become exactly that.
- Everything is an opportunity – it’s how you choose to look at something. It starts with your mindset.
- Use every opportunity to build a relationship with people that you want to work with and soon you’ll make yourself top of mind. But it’s all up to you.
- There’s a seat for every toilet!
- There are times in our lives where things will be crappy, but trust that you will find a place and people who value who you are
- To be a good leader you have to have guiding principles. You have to understand values that matter to you and to your company.
- There is a difference between being a boss and a leader. Inspiring leaders listen and respond to customers, staff, competitors and takes their great ideas or learn from their failures.
- If we are not constantly reinventing, then what is keeping us relevant?
- We are all in a state of reinvention throughout our entire lives. Its a really important thing to evolve as people, and to listen to where you are in your stage of life and do things that matter to you as you evolve
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