RISE Cohort 9


More information on Cohort 10 will be available Fall 2024


The RISE Program, led by Erika Williams (Rogers), CEO of Elevate Lyfe, LLC, offers a no-cost, four-week business sustainability training for established business owners in Southern California. Through a blend of on-demand workshops and live Q&A sessions, participants can develop actionable plans to strengthen their business models and expand their collaboration opportunities. The program’s flexible structure includes weekly on-demand workshops released every Monday at 10:00 am (PT) and live Q&A sessions on Wednesdays at 10:00 am (PT), requiring just one hour of weekly virtual participation for optimal learning.


The RISE Program covers four weeks of high-impact growth opportunities via two methods: On-demand workshops and live instructor-led Q&A sessions which are each released or coordinated weekly. Prioritizing your valuable time, the program allows you to review each week’s on-demand workshops at your leisure once they are released at 10:00 AM (PT) on Mondays and requires only one hour of virtual interaction through the live instructor-led Q&A sessions on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM (PT).

Your Facilitator:

Erika Williams (Rogers)

Chief Elevation Officer (CEO)

Erika Williams (Rogers) is known for her “synergistic approach for executing strategies” derived from over 25 years of experience as a corporate executive, consultant, and coach. She is the founder and CEO of Elevate Lyfe, a training and management consulting firm specializing in providing business leaders with processes that convert strategies to results, employees into valued contributors, and clients into loyal raving fans.

​Before leaving a prestigious corporate career, Erika held several prominent positions at Procter & Gamble, Warner Bros, and Mattel developing national and international sales, marketing, and customer-solution strategies for major retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Toys R’US. While in management with these Fortune 100 companies, she identified the key to growing and scaling a successful business was a focus on execution, valuing the customer, and engaging the workforce. Thus, since founding her management consulting company, Erika has crafted organizational designs, workflow, and process improvement initiatives that enabled business leaders to optimize productivity and results, even during the economic downturn.

As a certified life coach, Erika uniquely leverages her business expertise to translate corporate strategies into invaluable business training and executive coaching that empowers leaders to elevate their personal impact through their businesses and careers. Erika conducts training for several organizations, including serving as a workshop facilitator for the SBA SCORE program.

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