1. Healthcare is an industry that we will always
need. How did you get started?
I didn’t see myself in healthcare initially. I grew up
in the arts and performed as a singer, model, and
actress so I definitely wanted to be involved in the
entertainment industry in front or behind the
camera. However, I was urged to take a different
path because of the instability that often times
comes along with pursuing a career in
entertainment. In high school, I became interested
in shows on the Discovery Health channel. One
particular show called “Birthday” showed labor
and delivery scenes and the interaction between
nurses and women during that special moment. It
wasn’t until I experienced the birth of my two
goddaughters, that I decided to pursue nursing as a
career which of course afforded me a lot more
stability and made my parents feel at ease.
2. With this type of start, when did you realize you
wanted to become an entrepreneur?
I’ve always been commended for my leadership
roles, whether in school or the various areas of
nursing that I’ve worked. I realized that I wanted to
start Erin Hawkins Consulting when I started to see
inconsistencies in medical scenes on screen
compared with what actually happens in a real-life
medical setting. Because of Erin Hawkins
Consulting, I am able to bridge my two interests —
entertainment and healthcare — which ultimately
brought me back to my initial career path and
dream of being in the industry.