"I reached out to Erica when it felt like my whole world was crashing down. Every-time I turned around I was faced with a new obstacle. I wanted to give up.
Then I remembered my good friend Erica who has travelled a similar path. She was always so positive and real, that’s what drew me towards her.
Erica began working with me to equip me with tools and strategies to help me navigate through my health prognosis.
She taught me strategies on how to be prepared if things go array. She taught me to a build a Vision board and I use it everyday as a constant reminder of what I’m fighting so hard for and various other tips and tools.
I will be forever grateful for her friendship and all the tools she’s given me to navigate this crazy life."

— Miranda Frigon

"Erica is genuine, caring, honest and motivating! Her purpose-driven 'Bounce Back Coaching Sessions' are truly unique and will create clarity and precision to help reenergize you and your business! I needed a re-set and re focus for my business. Erica provided me with very specific industry marketing ideas and helped tweak my mindset. I am back on track with a determined direction and focus! You can be too!"

— Ian Dunsmuir

"Throughout my life like many others, I have faced challenges and obstacles, taking them in stride and working through them as I thought best. Though difficult at times nothing seemed insurmountable and with a concerted effort, I always found my path forward. Unfortunately, all of that changed for me while facing an acrimonious divorce after 16 years of marriage with two young children. Appreciatively I met Dr. Harris who drew on her own resilience and fortitude to demonstrate that with help we can overcome even the harshest experiences. Her tools and techniques help guide my thought process and allowed me to see choices from a new perspective while grounding me in my purpose and surprisingly allowing me to see my own needs. Looking back I wonder in amazement that I’ve moved so far forward and now equipped with her tools I’m more comfortable knowing that no matter what the future holds it will be as glorious as today."

— Scott Daws

"I've endured challenges from sports-related head injuries and from time to time have found myself struggling with PAIN, FEAR and FRUSTRATION. Erica has been able to provide me with practical insight on tackling these challenges step by step and to take accountability for how I wake up and decide to live each day.
What makes Erica so special is her practical experience from her own struggles, her history as a practicing sports Chiropractor and her "infectious can-do" attitude. I'd recommend anyone who is struggling to find the right attitude to get in touch with Erica. Her strategies are easy to implement and yet, are life changing."

— Grant Hodgkins

"Several months ago, as a single mom of two special needs boys, I was feeling very down and overwhelmed with my life when I reached out to my childhood friend Erica. I have always admired her positive outlook on life and the courage that she calls on within herself to tackle any challenge that comes her way. Erica and I immediately dove in, tackling difficult questions about childhood, discussing coping mechanisms, and how to effectively process feelings both past and present. She helped me to identify the major stumbling blocks in my life, and guided me through the steps necessary to have a more positive, proactive outlook. Erica helped me to build a toolbox of numerous invaluable strategies and approaches to remain calm in the face of adversity, finding more positive and constructive ways to get the most out of life. This has allowed me to understand myself better in the process, getting down to the root of problems and finding effective and longstanding solutions. I now have the confidence that I can effectively navigate through the adversities in my life, allowing me to feel better prepared for and finding more enjoyment in all the precious life moments. Erica is an amazingly insightful life coach and I cannot thank her enough for the gifts that she has given me."

— Andrea

The gift in the Rise Today Inspirational Podcastand in all of the speakers is that it bridges us together in our adversity. It leaves us feeling more empowered simply in knowing that we can and will get through this because "we" are not at all alone

— Cathy Turk

"I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for helping me get my story/journey out there. My goal in telling my journey was to start a conversation and WOW! What a conversation we have started! Since the podcast aired I have had so many people reach out. Some wanting to offer their prayers, some telling me about their own journeys, some had follow up question about stomas and rectal cancer but most just wanted to thank me for being brave enough to share my story/journey. They wanted to let me know that they now feel empowered to share their own stories. This is exactly what I was hoping would happen so THANK YOU so very much for what you do. Please continue bringing the hard topics to light and I will continue to watch so that I may continue to grow and learn."

— Heidi Pero

"Erica has such a big heart and an incredibly infectious positive attitude."

— Gail Watson, Women’s Speakers Association

"Erica’s story is one of awesome strength. I will never tire of hearing the message of faith, hope, love, and gratitude. She shines her light on all she meets!"

— Kelly Jenner, North Vancouver

"Erica Harris has a tremendous and inspiring story that cuts to the heart of our humanity. We were fortunate to have her as a speaker at our Canadian Critical Care Conference a few years back. Her moving story of overcoming significant and personal adversity in the setting of overwhelming odds had a great impact upon the audience of healthcare professionals. She presents herself in a personal, humble yet straightforward manner. In the end it’s not the adversity that defines us as a people but on how we meet the challenges that come our way and how we communicate and connect with others and from that perspective I have been privileged to see Erica present her story."

— Vinay K. Dhingra,
Critical Care and Internal Medicine
Medical Director Quality and Database Critical Care, Vancouver Acute
Clinical Lead – Critical Care BCPSQC
Chair Provincial Critical Care Working Group
Chair Physician Led Quality Improvement VCH/PH
Organizing Committee Member Canadian Critical Care Conference
Executive Member Candian Critical Care Society
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of British Columbia

"Erica Harris is a most remarkable and inspiring speaker. We felt very lucky to have her speak for us at Canadian Blood Services. She has done so on repeated occasions and further, she has served as our keynote speaker at our national event held at the Canadian Museum of History. Her powerful story is delivered with great passion to inspire others and to make a difference. I am very honoured to work with and to meet such an outstanding woman and mother."

— Arleen Asi
Canadian Blood Services

"Dr. Erica is a Health Warrior. She inspires me to live my best life every day, no matter how high the mountain I have to climb!"

— Jenna Auber, Survivor, RN Rhode Island, USA



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