Erika Duncan

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Insightful leader, empathetic mom and catalyst for change Erika Duncan, in brief.

Erika Duncan

Home: New Jersey.  Age: #Midlife.  Profession: Human capital advising.  Organization: People on Point.  Title: Co-founder.  Target audience: Individuals and organizations who unashamedly seek to “show up”.

Current project: People on Point, embracing my dream to advise/consult based on my experience and outcomes.  Recent professional development: Engaging with clients I can serve and guide. Latest accomplishment: Stand firmly in my truth. Latest contribution to others: Kind candor. What’s been your big (or biggest) leap? Currently following my dream.  Hobbies: I’m a mom of teens, who has time for hobbies?  Last book read: Twelve and a  Half, by Gary Vanerchuk. Recently viewed and recommended: American Underdog.  Recent unique acquisition: 800 hp Trackhawk.  Unique personal expression:  My personal license plate, HAWKED.

Personality profile: Sagacious, curious; change agent, problem solver, encouraging leader.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Authentic.  Moral compass: God’s word.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Unconditional, timeless; mutual trust, kind candor.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? A commitment to curiosity, freedom to fail, loyalty to people. What is your greatest joy? My daughter and my son.  What is your greatest fear? Failing my kids.  What is your guilty pleasure? Fizzy drinks.  What trait do you most appreciate in others? Self awareness.  What trait do others most appreciate in you? My sense of humor and my ability to make others laugh.

What three emojis best describe you? 🤣 🌞 🤗.

What is at the top of your bucket list? Ireland and Europe.  How do you relieve stress? Laughing out loud, making others laugh.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Time.  What emotion do you seek daily? JOY.

What book have you repeatedly read? Dare to  Lead, by Brene Brown.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Central Intelligence.  What’s featured prominently on your home or office wall? “Perfect is boring”.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My dad and my mom.  What is the best advice you received growing up? Celebrate a “B”.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Never be afraid to outgrow your job.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? GPS.  What is your go-to source of news and information? Insider, Inc., CNBC.

What is your big idea? Transformational leadership on retainer.  I can serve and influence more people and organizations as a fractional executive for multiple clients.  What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? An organization's “people infrastructure” is indicative of its success.  What change would you like to see in the world? Assume the right intent.  Always.  What message do you want to send out into the  world? Choose JOY.  What widely held belief do you reject? Selfies.  What mega-trend most excites you? NFT.  What mega-trend most concerns you?Influencers.  What phrase is worth repeating to your kids? There is nothing you can do to change how much I love you.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? There is no such thing as a little bit pregnant.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Sandra Bullock.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandfather, Gerald. What advice would you give your younger self? Intentionally experience the present.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? 2002.

Personal mission: Never miss an opportunity to pour into others.  Be light and life.  Personal motto: Don’t ask a question you don’t want the answer to.  Favorite quote: “You can either walk inside your story and own it, or stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness” (Brene Brown).  Your words quoted by others? “No surprise face”.  “Intentionally dabble”.  “Problems are not problems unless they can’t be solved”.  Desired epitaph: “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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