We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Interestingly, this topic is a part of the program I created, Choreographing Our Lives. Oftentimes, we have been choreographed or conditioned to move through life a certain way. We can look at any topic and consider this specific topic of risk-taking. How were you put into a box around it? Is life dangerous? Is life an adventure? Are you risk-averse? What are the beliefs that you were taught around taking risks? When I look at my own life, there are plenty of risks that I have taken to get where I am in my life/career. I see, however, that these are more comfortable or acceptable risks from a societal standpoint. I find that as I grow into my life and career more with age, I want to take more risks around believing; I can create even more if I trust that my taking risks will get me to that next level.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I struggled to select the category for this one. I deeply identify as an artist/creative. That is who I am to my core. But a business is how I am moving forward in my life. Ultimately, the partnership of these identities will continue to transform how I approach business. My brand and story are inherently about my love of engaging people in their own creativity. I support people moving through their emotions and connecting to the power of their bodies. I have experienced challenges in being a business owner because that is not my natural instinct. My instincts lie in the creative realm so I have had to learn and grow my own knowledge of what it is to run a business. I have been kicking and screaming along the way as much as I have been jumping and leaping for joy at the freedoms business ownership can also bring. My latest signature program is called Choreographing Our Lives. Everything is in motion and we are all moving through life. I ask my clients, how do they want to move through their lives? And if they were not moving according to the norm or status quo, how would they live their lives? With this program, I support soulful professional women to break out of the boxes that trap them and limit their ability to move freely in and through their lives.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I have always taken people to eat in Denver. We then travel into the mountains for fun and leisure. Since I have a dance studio, I encourage people to take a class at my partner’s biz, Bella Diva Dance, so they are warmed up to go out dancing. I used to perform all over Denver and my favorite venue is The Clocktower Cabaret. I spent a birthday there listening to a great band and told myself I would perform there one day and it became such a home. Everyone needs to go support that place! There are many other gems out there and I must admit my head has been down focusing on my business for quite a while. I feel a bit out of the loop!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This is a huge Shoutout to my assistant Gillian. Without her my work would not be out in the world or make any sense. She is a brilliant individual and bright light. May we all have someone like her in our lives to both honor the emotions that arise as well as the persistence to keep moving forward.
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