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Welcome to the Seven Figure Educator Podcast, where we're rewriting the rules of education, entrepreneurship, and financial empowerment. I'm your host, Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas, a former educator turned Harvard-educated consultant and entrepreneur. I know firsthand the challenges and triumphs of the education world, and I'm here to guide you through your own journey of becoming a 7-Figure Educator.
This podcast is for educators who dream of making a bigger impact and living life on their own terms. Whether you're a teacher, principal, or aspiring education consultant, if you're ready to break free from the shackles of underpayment and overwork, you're in the right place. We're shattering the myth that educators can't thrive financially while making a difference. In each episode, we dive deep into the unspoken truths of education, explore how to launch and grow your own profitable consulting business and debunk the myths about building a 7-figure empire. With candid conversations and expert insights, we'll cover topics like equity in leadership, time and money optimization, effective leadership, and so much more.
Join me and my incredible guests as we challenge the status quo and empower you to redefine your impact and income. It's time to say 'yes' to your dreams, embrace your worth, and step into your power as a 7-Figure Educator. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with actionable strategies. Subscribe now and let's embark on this transformative journey together! Welcome to the Seven Figure Educator Podcast - where your path to financial freedom and educational excellence begins.

7-Figure Educator Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to the Seven Figure Educator Podcast, where we're rewriting the rules of education, entrepreneurship, and financial empowerment. I'm your host, Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas, a former educator turned Harvard-educated consultant and entrepreneur. I know firsthand the challenges and triumphs of the education world, and I'm here to guide you through your own journey of becoming a 7-Figure Educator.
This podcast is for educators who dream of making a bigger impact and living life on their own terms. Whether you're a teacher, principal, or aspiring education consultant, if you're ready to break free from the shackles of underpayment and overwork, you're in the right place. We're shattering the myth that educators can't thrive financially while making a difference. In each episode, we dive deep into the unspoken truths of education, explore how to launch and grow your own profitable consulting business and debunk the myths about building a 7-figure empire. With candid conversations and expert insights, we'll cover topics like equity in leadership, time and money optimization, effective leadership, and so much more.
Join me and my incredible guests as we challenge the status quo and empower you to redefine your impact and income. It's time to say 'yes' to your dreams, embrace your worth, and step into your power as a 7-Figure Educator. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with actionable strategies. Subscribe now and let's embark on this transformative journey together! Welcome to the Seven Figure Educator Podcast - where your path to financial freedom and educational excellence begins.

    S2 EP37: New to Real Estate Investing? All You Need to Know to Start Your Portfolio with Erika Brown

    S2 EP37: New to Real Estate Investing? All You Need to Know to Start Your Portfolio with Erika Brown

    In this episode, I sit down with someone who is an absolute powerhouse in real estate investing, Erika Brown - real estate investor mogul & coach, and host of the Wealth Within Reach podcast. With her multiple seven-figure portfolio and over 30 doors in her portfolio and counting, Erika shares her inspiring real estate journey with us and the mindset shifts and investment strategies she took to achieve her multimillion dollar real estate business. 

    We delve into overcoming common fears in real estate, practical tools for both seasoned investors and real estate newbies, as well as how to choose the right investment strategy that aligns with your life goals. Get ready to take notes because this episode is packed with insights and strategies to help you navigate the real estate game.

    KEY POINTS:
    - Erika’s real estate journey 
    - The power of equity and cash flow in real estate 
    - On overcoming fear in the real estate business 
    - How tax strategy can help business owners
    - The importance of cost segregation studies to optimize tax deductions
    - The value of having a financial team and understanding tax incentives 
    - On determining the right real estate strategy based on goals 
    - On navigating real estate investing strategies 
    - Terminologies: What’s DCSR? What’s a hard money lender? What’s ADU?
    - Erika’s advice to people starting with real estate 

    QUOTES: 
    “When we use hard money loans, our goal is to get in and get out and it is generally a short-term construction loan type of product for investors.” – Erika Brown 

    “As you increase your knowledge, you will be comfortable taking more risks. And then, as your seasons change, you can get into more of those active investing types of strategies.”  – Erika Brown 

    RESOURCES:
    Erika Brown

    IG: @erikabrowninvestor
    LinkedIn: @erika brown
    Tune in to the Wealth Within Reach Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or YouTube! 

    [LIVE EVENT] Join us at Seven Figure Educator Live, our three-day event in Atlanta, Georgia, where you'll experience unparalleled content, community, and fellowship. Click HERE to grab your ticket now and let's make magic happen together in Atlanta! 

    [FB COMMUNITY] Don't miss out on your chance to connect with other education consultants in our free public Facebook group! Click HERE and find your 7-Figure community today.

    [GET LAUNCHED SCORECARD] Don't miss out on the chance to gain clarity on your stage of business with our Get Launched Consulting Scorecard! Click HERE to take the quiz and get actionable steps tailored to your business stage. 

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 
    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 


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    7-Figure Educator is produced by EPYC Media Network

    • 42 min
    Segment 6: Navigating Conflict with Humanity: How to Achieve Constructive Conflict Resolution in Your Team | Chasity Griffin & LaTrice Lyle

    Segment 6: Navigating Conflict with Humanity: How to Achieve Constructive Conflict Resolution in Your Team | Chasity Griffin & LaTrice Lyle

    In this segment, Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas, Chasity, and LaTrice share their experiences with conflict resolution and feedback within their team, emphasizing the importance of approaching conflicts neutrally and centering humanity in conversations. By recounting specific instances where they navigated misunderstandings and mistakes, they highlight how transparent communication and effective processes contribute to a positive and supportive work culture. Tune in for some valuable insights for leaders and team members on fostering an environment where feedback is constructive and conflicts are opportunities for growth.

    Listen to the full episode here
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep6-redefining-work-through-safety-humanity-and-grace/id1708432031?i=1000633038660
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5g7i0xrHFudH6HgTJ8F1ud?si=4d59658d37d94d5b
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZAuwALTJU

    RESOURCES:
    [FREE] I am spilling the tea on the trends & strategies for building a 7-Figure Education Consulting business in 2024 - Get your FREE copy of the 2024 Education Consulting Market Trends & Business Success Strategies now! 

    [LIVE EVENT] Join us at Seven Figure Educator Live, our three-day event in Atlanta, Georgia, where you'll experience unparalleled content, community, and fellowship. Click HERE to grab your ticket now and let's make magic happen together in Atlanta! 

    [FB COMMUNITY] Don't miss out on your chance to connect with other education consultants in our free public Facebook group! Click HERE and find your 7-Figure community today.

    [GET LAUNCHED SCORECARD] Don't miss out on the chance to gain clarity on your stage of business with our Get Launched Consulting Scorecard! Click HERE to take the quiz and get actionable steps tailored to your business stage. 

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 
    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 

    Enjoyed this episode? Like, rate, and subscribe to the 7-Figure Educator podcast! 

    
    7-Figure Educator is produced by EPYC Media Network

    • 7 min
    S2 EP36: How I Built 7-Figure Partnerships: What Every Scaling Business Needs to Know

    S2 EP36: How I Built 7-Figure Partnerships: What Every Scaling Business Needs to Know

    In this episode, I delve into the intricacies of forming partnerships throughout the different stages of your business journey. From the experimenting phase to the scaling stage, learn more as I share my insights and experiences on identifying and cultivating collaborations that drive success. My goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to avoid common missteps and ensure your partnerships become assets, not liabilities.

    Listen in as I cover the key strategies and considerations for forming effective partnerships, tailored to each stage of business development. Whether you're just starting out or ready to scale, these insights will help you navigate the complex world of business collaborations with confidence. 

    Join me in this episode and learn how to build strong, strategic (and right collaborative) partnerships that will propel your business to new heights. Tune in! 

    KEY POINTS:
    - Three stages of business growth: Experimenting, Growing, and Scaling
    - On maximizing exposure and growth for early-stage businesses
    - How to refine your partnership criteria during the growth stage
    - The importance of scaling with selectivity in partnerships to minimize risks 
    - The necessity of having detailed partnership contracts
    - Factors to consider in evaluating a potential business partner 
    - On recognizing when it’s time to end a partnership 
    - The need to evolve and adapt in building partnerships

    QUOTES: 
    "The reality is if you are not clear on the best approach to partnerships, you risk creating a partnership that's a liability, which isn't good for you or your business." – Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 

    “You have to be willing to cut partnerships quickly that are not serving you. It's not personal, it's simply business, and there's a way to exit that relationship while centering the other person's humanity.” – Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 

    RESOURCES:
    [LIVE EVENT] Join us at Seven Figure Educator Live, our three-day event in Atlanta, Georgia, where you'll experience unparalleled content, community, and fellowship. Click HERE to grab your ticket now and let's make magic happen together in Atlanta! 

    [FB COMMUNITY] Don't miss out on your chance to connect with other education consultants in our free public Facebook group! Click HERE and find your 7-Figure community today.

    [GET LAUNCHED SCORECARD] Don't miss out on the chance to gain clarity on your stage of business with our Get Launched Consulting Scorecard! Click HERE to take the quiz and get actionable steps tailored to your business stage. 

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 

    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 

    Enjoyed this episode? Like, rate, and subscribe to the 7-Figure Educator podcast! 

    7-Figure Educator is produced by EPYC Media Network

    • 19 min
    Segment 5: Mistakes Will Happen: Why You Should Embrace Human Error (And How to Minimize It)

    Segment 5: Mistakes Will Happen: Why You Should Embrace Human Error (And How to Minimize It)

    In this segment, we tackle the sometimes unrealistic expectations for team performance and the inevitability of human error. As a CEO, it's crucial to acknowledge that mistakes will happen, but they can be minimized through effective systems and processes. I share my perspective on why a zero margin of error is unrealistic and emphasize the importance of transparent conversations about mistakes. We delve into how proper onboarding and well-defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can significantly reduce errors, ensuring that once a mistake is identified, it's not repeated. Tune in to learn how to build a resilient team that grows stronger through clear expectations and structured support.

    Listen to the full episode here
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep5-the-secret-to-happy-employees-how-to-build/id1708432031?i=1000632229989
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Cr6lHxSAw4AAhgTRJ80hs?si=de5f7266bd3e4ee0
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTEdj5U2xbY

    RESOURCES:
    [FREE] I am spilling the tea on the trends & strategies for building a 7-Figure Education Consulting business in 2024 - Get your FREE copy of the 2024 Education Consulting Market Trends & Business Success Strategies now! 

    [LIVE EVENT] Join us at Seven Figure Educator Live, our three-day event in Atlanta, Georgia, where you'll experience unparalleled content, community, and fellowship. Click HERE to grab your ticket now and let's make magic happen together in Atlanta! 

    [FB COMMUNITY] Don't miss out on your chance to connect with other education consultants in our free public Facebook group! Click HERE and find your 7-Figure community today.

    [GET LAUNCHED SCORECARD] Don't miss out on the chance to gain clarity on your stage of business with our Get Launched Consulting Scorecard! Click HERE to take the quiz and get actionable steps tailored to your business stage. 

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 

    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 

    Enjoyed this episode? Like, rate, and subscribe to the 7-Figure Educator podcast! 

    
    7-Figure Educator is produced by EPYC Media Network

    • 2 min
    S2 EP35: The Woes of Imposter Syndrome (and How to Beat it!)

    S2 EP35: The Woes of Imposter Syndrome (and How to Beat it!)

    In this episode, I dive into the issue of imposter syndrome, especially how it affects aspiring entrepreneurs, education consultants, and those from marginalized communities. 

    Drawing from my experiences and discussions with clients, I challenge the conventional understanding of imposter syndrome and highlight the external forces that exacerbate self-doubt. I also share practical strategies that have helped me and others overcome these challenges, empowering us to build confidence and own our accomplishments. By understanding its root causes and adopting effective practices, we can manage and overcome these feelings. 

    Join me in this journey of beating the woes of imposter syndrome, reclaiming your confidence, and recognizing your true worth. Tune in. 

    KEY POINTS:

    - Reshifting perspective about imposter syndrome
    - The impact of societal structures and power dynamics 
    - How Dr. Erica shifted her confidence and perception of her abilities
    - The importance of surrounding yourself with peers and mentors 
    - Keep a record of your accomplishments to combat self-doubts
    - Reinforce a positive mindset through gratitude and reflection
    - Imposter syndrome: a byproduct of systemic issues

    QUOTES: 

    "We need to talk about imposter syndrome differently because it's easier to criticize people than interrogate systems." – Dr. Erica Jordan Thomas

    "Weekly planning isn't just for business; it's crucial for my mindset. Every single week, I sit down and look at my business. And the very first thing that I do is I reflect on the last week and think of five things that I'm grateful for." – Dr. Erica Jordan Thomas

    RESOURCES:

    [LIVE EVENT] Join us at Seven Figure Educator Live, our three-day event in Atlanta, Georgia, where you'll experience unparalleled content, community, and fellowship. Click HERE to grab your ticket now and let's make magic happen together in Atlanta! 

    [FB COMMUNITY] Don't miss out on your chance to connect with other education consultants in our free public Facebook group! Click HERE and find your 7-Figure community today.

    [GET LAUNCHED SCORECARD] Don't miss out on the chance to gain clarity on your stage of business with our Get Launched Consulting Scorecard! Click HERE to take the quiz and get actionable steps tailored to your business stage. 

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 

    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 

    Enjoyed this episode? Like, rate, and subscribe to the 7-Figure Educator podcast! 


    7-Figure Educator is produced by EPYC Media Network

    • 20 min
    Segment 4: $5K to 6 Figures in 90 Days - The Mindset Shift That Helped Erinn Cottman Grow Her Business Revenue

    Segment 4: $5K to 6 Figures in 90 Days - The Mindset Shift That Helped Erinn Cottman Grow Her Business Revenue

    In this segment, I show you a snippet of an inspiring conversation with Erinn Cottman, who shares her incredible journey from setting a modest goal of $5,000 a year to achieving six-figure income in just 90 days. Erinn opens up about the mindset shifts she had to embrace to reach this level of success and discusses the importance of rebuilding confidence after feeling devalued in previous roles and overcoming her challenging relationship with money. Erinn also emphasizes the significance of running your own race and recognizing your unique value in the business world. Tune in to learn how Erinn transformed her mindset and discovered her secret sauce to success, and get inspired to make similar breakthroughs in your own journey.

    Listen to the full episode here
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep4-chalkboards-to-checkbooks-turn-teaching-into-a/id1708432031?i=1000631423972
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/56VRUz5Xcs7yVuJHUptTC2?si=3c88171902d04479
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn7X6-9ENWQ&t=1s

    RESOURCES:
    Erinn Cottman
    IG | @erinncottman
    Youtube | @erinncottman5452

    Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas 
    IG | @e_jordanthomas
    LinkedIn | @erica-jordan-thomas-ed-l-d-86314764 
    Facebook | @EJTConsultingLLC 

    Join the #GetLaunchEDConsulting Facebook Group - Your hub for aspiring and seasoned education consultants. All teachers are welcome! Click here to join. 


    Enjoyed this episode? Like, rate, and subscribe to the 7-Figure Educator podcast! 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

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Dr. EJT is the TRUTH!!

Each episode is curated with such attention and detail. So much valuable information and insight shared. I look forward to each new episode. This podcast is an excellent starting point to learn more about how to start, grow, and scale your ed consulting biz! Listening (and watching on YouTube) has been time well spent!

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Episode👏🏾Four👏🏾

Living a life of ease is my new motto! Loved this candid interview with Erinn Cottman. It’s so important that we share the $ figures and let each other know how we’re doing! Took some invaluable nuggets from this. Thank you!

LBayton ,

EP4 is INCREDIBLY inspiring and therapeutic

This episode was such a necessary listen. I found myself cheering Erinn on, but also refocusing my own approach to career, growth, and finances …. Such relatable stories snd personal experience shared so honestly. Fantastic coverage of so many topics that needed this level of discussion. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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