Kate Erickson is the star behind the star of EntrepreneurOnFire – the top-rated podcast interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs 7 days per week.
After growing up in San Diego and going to college in San Francisco, Kate decided to move to the exact opposite side of the country – to Portland, Maine. However, after a few years, she found herself back in southern California enjoying her family and the perfect weather.
Finding Her Passion in Work:
Kate dove into banking in the early part of her career. She was able to help her bank with their marketing efforts, and found something that she loved. Then while earning her graduate degree, she landed her first gig at a Marketing & Advertising agency.
As a Sr. Account Coordinator, she started to learn everything she could from the owner of the agency including everything that goes into success marketing, advertising and branding campaigns. And this yearning for wisdom has helped set her apart throughout her career. If you have a good resource or mentor possibility, take advantage of it!
Kate continued in the Marketing & Advertising field, until finally deciding to jump ship and join the team at EntrepreneurOnFire. There, she and John Lee Dumas have created a beast of a business that has revolutionized the podcasting world by offering a 7-day a week business podcast.
At EOFire, Kate is the Content & Community Manager. I have worked with Kate as part of Fire Nation Elite, and can tell you that she is the real deal. She posts regularly HERE, and is someone that I always look for to get great and honest advice. She’s built up some excellent Marketing skills and knowledge over the years, and is now applying that to the online world.
If Kate had to do it all over, she would NEVER tell herself that she “had” to take a job. She would have been much more creative during her career transitions.
Instead of spending all my time and energy searching for a company who would hopefully hire me, I would have started searching for how I could create my own opportunities.