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Meet the Author, Motivational Speaker, CEO, and Olympic Hopeful herself!

Erica Waller-Hill is a wife, mother of two, and Professional Educator for 25 years. Erica is the Owner and Founder of Destined for a Dream Foundation and SpeakLife, LLC; where she has helped thousands of youth and young adults find courage, purpose, and the tools to help them thrive in society.


Waller-Hill is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania native where she received her formal education.  Erica furthered her studies at Widener University in Chester, PA. During her stay at Widener, she studied Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Studies with a concentration in Applied Supervision, as well as achieved a Master's Degree in Administrative Education.  Erica is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Special Education Leadership.


Erica has appeared in Ebony Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rolling Out Media Company, Bucks County Courier Times, and many television and radio shows. Erica has received countless awards for her leadership and continued service to our nation's youth and young adults.

25+ Years


45,000 +

Educational Leadership


Youth Served

Received M.Ed. in Administrative Education from Widener University.

Including speaking engagements, talk shows, magazine, etc..

Empowering and providing youth educational resources through Destined For A Dream Foundation 

Past Event Highlights

You may have seen me here!

January 30, 2019 - Guest on the Steve Harvey Show 

February 27, 2019 -  Speaking engagement at Widener University

March  7, 2019 -  Speaking engagement at West Chester University

March  20, 2019 - Panelist at The National Council of Negro Women 

April 6, 2019 - Workshop facilitator for Links Foundation Leadership event

April 24, 2019 - College Summit 

April 27, 2019 - Panelist at Widener University's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority " A Seat at the Table"

May 16, 2019 - Red carpet spokesperson at Harry S Truman High School

September 9, 2019 - Princeton University Keynote (student athletics)

September 24, 2019 - Keynote speaker at Temple University's leadership class 

November 3, 2019 - Keynote speaker for The Tall Society event

December 2019- Assisted over 1,500 youth and families for our Christmas Dream

January 2020-June 2023- updating soon!

Continuing To Empower

Currently accepting opportunities for conference speaker, college commencement speaker, workshop facilitator, talk show host/guest host, radio guest, and book signing. Please complete the form below and I will get back to you within 24 hours. 

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