Hi, I’m Arika Pierce.
My whole adult life has been a series of sink or swim moments. Meaning, I’ve had to make quick decisions to succeed through my own efforts, or fail. Luckily, each time I chose to swim which meant I’ve had to take a lot of risks and step outside of my comfort zone in order to succeed. These experiences have shaped my life and lead me to break barriers that I didn’t even know were possible.
There have been so many times as I was navigating life in my early twenties and thirties that I thought to myself, well they definitely didn’t teach me this in school! From how to prepare for a job interview so that you really stand out (and get the job), developing a personal brand, building leadership skills, creating a personal board of advisors, managing personal finances, and let’s not forget creating healthy physical/mental habits.
Because there wasn’t a playbook for how to successfully navigate all of these areas of adulting, I decided to write one. And since there were not many coaches specifically focused on helping GenZers and Millennials managing adulting successfully, I decided to be one!
My approach is practical and actionable. I give GenZers and Millennials the practicable tools that are needed for future success. Results begin immediately.
If you like the formal stuff…
I am a Principal at Gide, a business consulting firm I co-founded in 2015
Before I founded Gide, I worked for eight years at a publicly traded healthcare company where I was the youngest Vice President
I’ve also worked on Capitol Hill in the U.S. Senate where I focused on healthcare policy
I have a JD from The George Washington University Law School and a BA in political science from Louisiana State University
I was awarded The George Washington University Law School Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award for the work I did in preparation for the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Chief Justice John Roberts