Erika Davis

Erika Davis

Erika L. Davis, P.E., CIC, CPQC, ACC, is an experienced Empowerment Coach and founder of Exhale Consulting. She identifies as a black woman, wife, mother, daughter, and sister using, she/her pronouns.  She is the granddaughter of the first black bus driver at the University of Michigan and is an inspiring change agent.

She is a skilled leader, speaker, mediation, strategist, and motivator with over 20 years of inclusive leadership experience, leading people, and change. She is a catalyst for removing barriers and creating breakthroughs every day! She empowers powerful nonbinary and women leaders to activate diverse and inclusive workplace change by being their authentic selves.

She was born in Michigan, where she learned a legacy of community service, cooking, and unconditional love. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering on a full-ride scholarship. While there, she married her high school sweetheart, and they started their family. She met her goal of becoming a licensed Professional Engineer and went on to serve as the first woman of color in her roles as National Forests in Alabama Forest Engineer, National Forests in Florida RHELM Staff Officer, and Acting Southern Region Director of Resource Information Management for the US Forest Service.

“Family is very important to me, and I have realized that my family is larger than I ever imagined.  My family is all of humanity and we are more the same than different. Since November 2006, I have been challenged to live more authentically, and in alignment with my truth… and surprisingly I count it all joy.”

She has a proven record of delivering results that activate the power of voice in her clients. They move forward making cultural shifts in their organization and achieving their goals.


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