Made in Colombia

Why am I so different?

A question that have been driving me forward, around the world, and inside-out of myself since I was a 5-year-old boy.

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I’m made in Colombia, raised in Sweden, and educated worldwide.

I’m adopted and all I wanted from an early age was to be liked. But with big curly hair that kids could hide pens in and an “ugly” skin color, all I got was: “go back to where you came from”, “you don’t belong here“, “what do you think a boy with your skin color can become”.

Not even my birth mom wanted me (a belief that took me 25 years to unlearn).

So, who am I, why am I here, and why do I have to be so different?

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The silence within

I looked everywhere for the answers and by today…

  • I’ve lived in 9 countries from the USA to China.
  • I’ve worked on luxurious cruise ships in the Caribbean as well as local farms.
  • I’ve inspired, guided, and empowered leaders at small startups to leading global brands.

I’ve been:

  • Heartbroken to the point I gave up on being me. 
  • So broke that I almost sold myself as the boyfriend experience.
  • A scout, dancer, runner, yogi, soccer player, volunteer, student, salesman, leader, coach, professional speaker…

You name it, yet, I didn’t get a step closer to the answers until the day I sat down and listened to that uncomfortable silence within, which I quickly learned was far from silent.

For this, I thank the teachers who helped me own my story, through coaching and courses by Jeffrey Allen, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Marie Forleo, and Simon Sinek.

I am

Who I choose to be in this moment, and every moment forward.

My color, my race, my gender, my environment, and my experiences may influence who I think I am, but it’s who I choose to be in this moment and every moment forward that determines who I am.

I believe

We all ought to define by ourselves who we want to be and the life we want to live.

Nobody should have to be someone they are not.

Therefore, I guide, inspire, and empower to shape a world filled with joy, peace, and freedom. A world where we all stay true to our vibrant, colorful, true selves, enjoy healthy relationships, and contribute to making the future a blossoming place full of LIFE!

I call this: HOME.

Are you coming?

With a hip shake,
Erik

“You don't meet Erik, you experience him”

"You don't meet Erik, you experience him. He is that walking energy bomb you have been looking for and in a clever, and I must say, charming way, he guides you to unfold all your regular bs and take you to the core in no time."
Laura McGrath

“Get to the core of your potential”

"Erik is a master at getting to the core of your potential as a human and letting you realize it, finding the courage to show the world who we are and not only the facade we usually offer.
Mette Reebirk