Empowering Authenticity to 

Transform People & Companies



Erin Hatzikostas is a former corporate CEO that wrote the business case on authentic leadership. Inspiring people to “Do things their own way”, she dishes out lessons inspired from her real-life-badass-career and then sprinkles on a load of external data, stories and humor to deliver an unforgettable message and experience.






Don't try to change women for the job.

Instead, enable them to change the job.

Erin Hatzikostas,

Business Insider

Erin is the living, breathing business case for authentic leadership.

Erin spent her career “first half” working in the corporate world, where at the age of 42, she became the CEO of a $2bn healthcare financial institution. In just 3 years, she tripled earnings and sent employee engagement skyrocketing.

And just when things were going great, she decided to walk away so that she could help solve what truly breaks her heart: the immense lack of authenticity and happiness in Corporate America.


Through her company, b Authentic inc, Erin is provoking a movement to eradicate the all-too-fake Corporate environment by inspiring and enabling an army of people to crush their career, without compromising everything else.

You Do You(ish): Make authenticity your new secret weapon for success

Why is it that despite the proof that companies with engaged and diverse workforces perform exponentially better, that we can’t seem to truly crack these nuts?" Erin will inspire you with a clear business case for authenticity and its power to be the difference maker.

In this highly…authentic talk, Erin will take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and inspiration that will prove out the business case for authenticity in the workplace. She’ll also help you understand the pillars of her proprietary HUMANS Framework so that you too can take your badass self (including your flaws and all that junk too) to lead yourself and others with authenticity. 

Things you'll learn: 






Understand the proven impact that authenticity can have on companies and their results.

Learn a simple framework for unleashing authenticity in your workplace.

Be empowered that authentic leadership can come from the top down AND the bottom up.

Gain a foundation for the simplest changes to make in order to inspire an authentic culture.

Have a stitch in your side from laughing!

Once Upon a Sale: How to Use the Power of Storytelling as Your Secret Sales Weapon

My Uncle Bob tells the story time and time again of his greatest coaching moment -my cousin's first Easter Egg hunt.

All of us are in one big Easter egg hunt. Sadly, many companies (and their marketing, product, sales, everything teams) are missing out on the single most powerful sales tool – storytelling.

Things you'll learn: 






Understand the neuroscience behind why storytelling is so powerful.


Learn about other companies’ turnarounds and success after embracing storytelling.

Be able to understand the most important building blocks for a real and effective story.

The numerous places where you can infuse storytelling (and no, it’s not just in a sales meeting)

Start building your own story “library.”


Don't Change for the Job.

Instead, Change the Job

Join Erin to help you bust through the biases, barriers and BS that plague all too many of us. She will help you see that you BELONG in a big career, without selling your soul.

Things you'll learn: 

Understand the 5 most common myths that hold people, especially women, back from rising in their career.

Start to seek out “Expanders” to help you fire up “what’s possible” in your belly.

Begin to use storytelling in your everyday life to inspire, motivate and captivate people around you.

Stop fearing and using terms like “Executive Presence” and “Politics” that may hold you back.

Incorporate your children and family (vs. balance) into your work lives.






Erin was a speaker at our Women in Technology Summit and she was just PHENOMENAL!! Everyone loved her session, energy, and of course, authenticity. She kept it 100% real. I would highly recommend Erin to anyone who is looking for a speaker for an event.

Kanvi S.
IT Leader, CVS Health

Erin is the speaker you always hope to hear at any meeting! Her vibrant honesty, engaging style and ability to tell it as she sees it is both unique and refreshing. 

Carolyn P.
Former CEO, Minnesota Health Action Group

Erin brings relevant, reasonable, and innovative tips that inspire people to see the possibilities in their own career journey. Her story-telling keeps audiences at the edge of their seats while giving participants nuggets of information they will not forget.


Kathy K.
VP Technology, Fortune 10 Company

Erin says what we’re all thinking, and offers not just the observation, but relatable and fresh ways to think and act that really CAN change the game. Solidly grounded by her Midwestern common sense, she’s refreshing, funny and real. She was THE hit of the Summit.


Barb F.
Founder & Principal, AMP


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