Hi, I’m Erin Hatzikostas – friend, mom, boss and career coach – all rolled into one. I became a corporate CEO at the age of 42. But it wasn’t easy.
I spent over 20 years in the corporate world, bobbing and weaving my way into a CEO position. After literally failing at my first career as an aspiring Actuary, I started to do things differently.
I realized that instead of following the traditional rules - network, lean-in, have executive presence, blah blah - I could do things differently. I could focus more on standing out than stressing out.
In just five years I was promoted from Director -> Sr. Director -> Executive Director -> VP. I tripled my annual income and became the CEO of a healthcare financial company with 1,000 employees and $2 billion in financial assets.
I also had great success. I tripled the company’s earnings and sent employee culture scores soaring. More importantly, I took a “big-girl” job while not having to compromise everything else in my life.