"Live life without limitations"
Erika Holmes
Risk Taker. Explorer. Collaborator.
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Erika is a Support Consultant at Berlineaton. She was born and raised in Langley, BC and with great excitement made the move to Victoria in 2013 to pursue her academic career at the University of Victoria, and has never looked back since.

Prior to moving to Victoria, Erika worked in the non-profit sector by establishing an NPO to combat and raise awareness around the human sex trade. Proceeds from this organization went to rescuing women in Cambodia from trafficking. This rewarding work led to Erika being nominated to attend a conference in Taiwan as a representative for Canada in dealing with the access to water crisis in Swaziland – an eye-opening experience for Erika, who continues to work in this field as a volunteer. 

Erika is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business from the University of Victoria. As a Support Consultant, Erika provides administrative, logistics, and project management support to the Berlineaton Team.  This role allows her to explore the field of management consulting while learning as much as she can. Erika finds her work and her peers inspiring and enjoys the collaborative aspect of work at Berlineaton. 

Q and A with Erika Holmes

As a child, what did you “want to be” when you grew up? 

I don’t recall there ever being a particular profession I aspired to be, but more of who I wanted to be. I wanted to be larger than life, courageous and daring, a boundary pusher, and overall, a kind person.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done, personally and/or professionally?  

While moving to new cities and starting new careers can be daunting and scary, the scariest thing I’ve ever done was purchasing my first condo at age 21. I had completed all the hard work to attain this goal, it was just a matter of finding the perfect place to call home and making the largest financial investment of my life. Self-doubt loves to creep in at these moments, but with proper planning and perseverance, I've learned that my goals are attainable.
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Q and A with Erika Holmes

As a child, what did you “want to be” when you grew up? 

I don’t recall there ever being a particular profession I aspired to be, but more of who I wanted to be. I wanted to be larger than life, courageous and daring, a boundary pusher, and overall, a kind person.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done, personally and/or professionally?  

While moving to new cities and starting new careers can be daunting and scary, the scariest thing I’ve ever done was purchasing my first condo at age 21. I had completed all the hard work to attain this goal, it was just a matter of finding the perfect place to call home and making the largest financial investment of my life. Self-doubt loves to creep in at these moments, but with proper planning and perseverance, I’ve learned that my goals are attainable.

Who do you admire as someone who contributes actively towards creating “a world of courageous endeavours?” 

I admire all super-moms out there who are simultaneously being nurturing caregivers, putting out fires at home, and boldly pursuing their dreams with no limitations, showing the world that they can do it all!

Q. What does it mean to “be bold” in a workplace?

Being bold is allowing your innovation and creativity to shine through without molding your thought process to the status quo. 

Rock concert, jazz festival, school play or something entirely different?

For me, nothing beats a sizzling campfire next to the shoreline, surrounded by friends and family, with the sound of laughter, bad jokes, and people clinking glasses. It’s priceless memories like those that I cherish the most! 

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