“Our ability to get to the heart of the matter - to get to the matter deep in our hearts - will determine whether our outcomes will be profound and meaningful or shallow and superficial." AdaPia d'Errico
I'm an entrepreneur, speaker, author, coach and facilitator who combines entrepreneurship, brand and business with the intentional development of personal leadership, mastery and accountability to the collective. I've helped clients turn their ideas into businesses, their startups into funded and successful companies, and most importantly, helped clients get clear about what they need to achieve growth - both personal and professional.
My entrepreneurial journey began in 2008 when I started working with my sister, Camilla d'Errico - a talented artist - to build a business around her art. We started with a $0 marketing budget, a MySpace page, a 20-person e-mail list and a licensing contract for a journal with her art on the cover. Little did I know that we would revolutionize the art and comics industries, start a retail business, and become leaders in social media fan building. Or, that I would go on to work with some of the biggest consumer and entertainment companies to develop new properties, reposition evergreen brands, and develop community and social strategies to activate influencers, fans and drive revenue and brand value.
I launched a digital film distribution start-up called Curio Media with the talented director, Karen Lam, learned a lot about making, financing and marketing films, and eventually landed in Los Angeles. While consulting for entertainment, consumer product and toy companies in LA, I became part of the burgeoning start-up and founder community that was blooming here.
In late 2013, in the thick of Silicon Beach rising, I joined the three founders at Patch of Land, one of the first real estate crowdfunding platforms, as CMO. In a matter months we grew from a few hundred registered users and 3 investments, to a series-A funded company turning out dozens of offerings a month, and bringing in thousands of registered users to our site to learn, borrow, and invest. In early 2017 I joined another young company, AlphaFlow, as COO and shepherded the company through its seed round.
Then, #metoo happened, and it galvanized me in a way I didn’t expect. I made a decision to dedicate myself to working with women to facilitate their inherent leadership qualities and to help them overcome barriers – both external and internal – that may be holding them back from stepping fully into their power. My work extends to integrating female leadership at the organizational level, and working with management teams to create balanced and inclusive workplace cultures that benefit everyone.
I'm taking everything I’ve learned, experienced and executed-on as an entrepreneur and executive and pouring that into working with women on recognizing and activating their individual leadership, on empowering entrepreneurs as they create their purpose-driven brands, and on working with communities, organizations and companies to create integrated, balanced and inclusive workplace cultures.
I love to write about purpose-driven business, entrepreneurship, personal finance, spirituality, and women's empowerment for Huffpo, Opploans, the American Association for Private Lenders, and I am a Senior Contributor at CrowdfundInsider for the 'Women Changing Finance' column.
“We are in a new era where the intersection of technology, design, culture and the increasing movement towards one's purpose, as expressed through endeavor and enterprise, are reshaping society. The impact we can have, through our aspirations and actions, gives us all unprecedented opportunity to thrive.” AdaPia d’Errico
I swam with a whale shark, hatched sea turtles and sailed around Iceland and up to the Arctic Circle. I trained my first Frenchie, Vudu, in agility. I do yoga on big rocks in the desert. Meditation, sadhana, yoga and deep contemplation are a part of my daily routine of sanity and balance. I am connected and devoted to nature, a beautiful community of women, a thriving community of entrepreneurs, and my Soul's purpose. I am working on being. Just, being.
I speak English, French and Italian fluently. I lived and worked in 4 European countries over 11 years and have travelled around the world, visiting every continent but one. I am passionate about teaching, mentoring and coaching. I completed a business degree in Canada and another business degree in Holland. I wrote my thesis on the role of emotional intelligence in intercultural management for a management training company in Brussels. I continue to explore and study psychology, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, spirituality and brain enhancement techniques in my life-long quest of learning and improving myself. I find deep fulfillment in bringing out the best in people, helping them succeed, flourish and thrive. I am fascinated by trends that shape our culture, especially the impact of technology on our daily lives and on business.
The words, “you can’t” serve only to provoke my determination and push the boundaries that take my experience and understanding to new heights. The challenges in my life have been my greatest teachers. And I’ve learned that creativity is innate in everyone, that we must embrace change and take actionable steps to achieve our vision, even if it means going where others cannot see a path. I see a constellation.
We are driven to create, innovate, and make an impact. We are often chasing success, and striving for wealth and health. I've learned through trials, tribulations and triumphs, that we can redefine what wealth and health mean to us, especially those who have a deep drive to 'do more' and 'be more' in this world. For this reason, I have created a new platform, called Real Wealth, Real Health.