Brought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika's growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps.
Erika Obando is a relentless advocate for defining a life with purpose that ultimately leaves impacting ripples for generations to come. With successful careers in legal, commercial interior design, TV, and visual artist under her belt, she has used all those experiences to help others along their paths. A Mom, Partner, Author and active community leader, her vision is to leave a legacy that changes people's lives instead of working to build a resume.
She is an influential speaker that focuses her efforts on women empowerment, youth enrichment and advocating entrepreneurship using the art of reinvention. She took the renowned TEDx Stage in which she shared her story of "When Breaking Points Lead To Empowerment" - a look into her life's journey of resiliency and perseverance.
From broken child to empowered Woman, Erika's mission is to help others through their journeys of finding inner peace, forgiveness, ultimate strength and purpose in the most difficult of experiences. Using her own story's success as the platform, she shares the tools of changing your narrative from Victim to Victorious!