Hi, my name is Erica Lasan.
Life's transitional phases can be outright WEIRD: leaving high school, graduating college to enter the workforce, shifting into parenthood, and easing into retirement. With each of these moments there's a question of "what's next?" The simple answer is: whatever YOU want!
Forget feeling stuck, lost, or like you have to live up to the expectations and pressures that others have set for you. As an Alignment & Empowerment Strategist, I help individuals and entrepreneurs in transitional phases ride the wave to "what's next" through joy and purpose-- and then I map out steps to get them there! You can call me a Vision-Pusher, Joy Jockey, or even a Creative Cultivator! Just call me. I want everyone to live out their dreams-- doing less of what they "have to do," and more of what they want to do.
My mission is to have a world where everyone is able to access joy through purpose, open conversation, and healing experiences. The hope is that this will create true healing and real change-- for this generation, and generations to come.
What does your happiest, healthiest, purpose-filled life look like? Not sure?
Get Started with THE JOY QUEST!
WHAT MOVES ME
People intrigue me. Different backgrounds, different stories, and the idea that even two people growing up in the same home (under the same circumstances) can have two completely different experiences. Life is exciting because humans will never be boring! This is why it's important that we share our stories in authentic truth. Life doesn't look like Instagram. In a society that's tricking us into the illusion of social media perfection as "real" everyday life-- sharing our stories authentically is the disrupter. It's how we preserve humanity and do the real work-- it's how we foster conversation, how we heal, how we cross generational divides, understand neighboring communities, and better learn ourselves... ultimately creating a world where everyone can access their best lives without judgement. In doing this we can create a world where others can access true JOY living RICH in purpose, passion, and possibilities.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
As a lover of fashion and a self-taught jewelry designer (starting at the age of 12), I've always had a love for the arts. Though I knew my passion to be in the creative arts, I left my hometown of Baltimore, MD to study International Business and Spanish at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
In 2009 after graduating during the recession, unable to find a job and not knowing what to do next, I revisited some of my former hobbies. I took to creating art and exploring self-expression in all forms: singing, song writing, photography, and even designing jewelry again. It wasn't until 2010 I began to really find my calling as an artist. I took my [accidental] hobby of making jewelry and decided to turn it into a business. Later that same year, I attended an event that put me on the path of becoming a freelance journalist working with EBONY Magazine and covering the NYFW Fall/Winter 2010 Collections.
HAPPY DREAM CHASING
In the years since, I've chosen to follow my heart and pursue a life-long dream of a career in broadcast media. With a love for conversation as my guide, I began creating original content for my own web channel QuÉricaTV in 2013. This instinct brought me an opportunity to create video content for Juicy Magazine, and less than a year later landed me a partnership and show with the growing online network Black & Sexy TV.
In the years since then, a lot has changed as I've taken on the role of being a wife and mom. Being a mother of two young kids (Jaiyce & Arria) -- alongside my amazingly supportive husband, Nick-- inspired me to start my blog Live Rich Mommy.com in 2017. Fast forward to 2019, I started a podcast and established an online community called LRM (Live Rich Movement), to encourage everyone (especially parents) to pursue a RI¢H life of purpose, faith, and passion.