Meet the amazingly, fierce advocate for heart-centered women business leader, Erica Stepteau. Erica is a speaker, best-selling author and is affectionately known as the “Queen of Sales” by her clients. She is the founder of the Tenacious Queens Academy, an online community committed to helping 1 million women entrepreneurs master the art of selling with ease, so they can increase their impact and multiply their money – without sacrificing their freedom. Erica is on a mission with her new tour, Positioned2Influence. She’s giving us the goods on what we can expect.
How many businesses do you have and what are they?
Tenacious Queen Academy: Tenacious Queens are ambitious, heart-centered entrepreneurs seeking the next level to impact more, money, and freedom!
We are stubborn about our goals and we take pride in our “Soro,” Queen vibe!
Together with your Queen Sisters, you will have access to everything you need to attract the right clients. You will grow a profitable business earning $10K, $20K, $30 or more per month to achieve the freedom you’ve always dreamed about.
What made you want to become an entrepreneur?
I started as a health coach in 2012 after successfully losing 65lbs and keeping it off for several years. Closing sales were very easy for me (since I was a sales trainer for Wells Fargo in the past), I was getting a flood of clients but soon I realized I was significantly undercharging for my services. At one point and time, I had 16 clients and was only earning $1,600 per month. My rent at the time was $1,400, I knew I couldn’t continue this path. I was overworked and underpaid. The excitement began to diminish as I worked 14-16 hours attempting to keep up demand. I knew I had to make a change ASAP! I began to read money books and enrolled in a business boot camp program, a few months later I achieved my first $10K month and continued to earn consistent business income. I had to overcome so many money blocks, drop unworthiness, and imposter syndrome. It made me quickly think about how many other women were also struggling to charge their worth.
What has been your greatest challenge as an entrepreneur?
The biggest hurdle I’ve overcome since becoming a business owner is finding a qualified/dedicated staff to support TQA’s mission. In the last year I have hired nine people and have had to fire seven of them because we either weren’t a good energetic match, or their work wasn’t at the standard needed to stand out among other like-minded consultants.
What would the Erica of today tell the 21-year-old Erica?
The advice I would give my younger self about growing up is to start managing money by developing a strong money mindset as young as possible to build wealth and legacy. If I knew what I know now even as young as 14-years-old I would be a multi-billionaire right now!
What exciting project(s) are you working on?
Tenacious Queen Academy focus during 2019 is getting from behind the phones/cameras and connecting with women in-person! We are taking our signature Positioned2Influence™ Sales System on the road. First stop was our SOLD-OUT event in Las Vegas, NV, Next stop is LA in May, New York in August, and Bali Indonesia Retreat in September! Tenacious Queen Profit Incubators are 2-day workshops to map out your profit plan and/or tweak your approach to ensure you reach 6-Figures this year! For more information click here!
What final words do you want to share?
“You have to BE the thing that you are asking for…because if you can be it, you can CREATE it.” -Jada Pinkett-Smith
Mantra: “Money finds me so irresistible and it comes looking for me,”
“I receive prosperity just by thinking luxuriously.”
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