“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung
My name is Erin Weed. I’m the creator of The Dig – a process for remembering your purpose. I’m also Founder of Evoso, a community of authentic leaders. I do this work because I believe Carl is right…becoming more of ourselves truly is a privilege, and one I take rather seriously.
My professional journey began shortly after graduating college and starting my first company in 2001. I was 22 years old. The company name was Girls Fight Back (GFB), and we conducted violence prevention seminars for women and girls across the world.
I launched GFB in response to the murder of my college friend, Shannon McNamara. She was murdered near the campus of Eastern Illinois University, where we both were students and sorority sisters.
Live on stage, night after night, I shared her story, as well as education on preventing violence. In less than a decade, my team and I spoke to over one million people at live GFB events across the world. I also wrote a book, a magazine column and appeared in countless media outlets talking about women’s empowerment.
After 12 years leading GFB, I had crossed the bridge from pain to peace and it was time to move on. So I sold GFB to our talent agency in Los Angeles. I’m still an advisor today, and feel so proud of all they continue to accomplish.
In 2012, I started working with TEDx speakers and other public leaders to help them discover their authentic truth and message. I specialize in unearthing the truth and the message lurking below the surface, and helping people turn it into words. My process is called The Dig.
The unique approach of The Dig resulted in some powerful speeches that went viral. One of my clients is Ash Beckham, one of the Top 10 Most Viewed TEDx talks of all time. And she accomplished this because we excavated her truth, and she spoke about it passionately.
Speaking your truth is a very different skill than public speaking.
Later I founded evoso, which stands for Evolution Society. People who have experienced The Dig are invited to join this community to continue deepening their work in authenticity.
In 2017, I gave a TEDx talk of my own. It’s called Dare to Be Authentic. During this talk I share the importance of speaking from the head, the heart and the core if we want to fully express ourselves. Little did I know it while standing on that stage, but a significant shift in my life would happen just days afterwards. Click here to watch it and read the back story.
I dream of a world where we all have EPIC CLARITY of who we are, and can effectively communicate our truth to others. If you’re ready to create a shift using your words, you’ll need to show up as your truest self. Doing so builds trust. People must soften before they can open. And they must open before they can change.
Curious about working together? Let’s talk.