Meet Erin White.
Combine excellence, a fierce work ethic, and a desire to see others win, and you have Erin White.
Erin White is a master strategist, professional change-maker, and skillful leader. She serves as executive director of Impact Church, a thriving congregation in Atlanta, Ga. Impact Church is an inclusive gathering of people committed to sharing the love of Christ with the world and ranked one of the fastest-growing United Methodist congregations in the United States.
In this role, Erin is responsible for executing the vision of Impact Church through end-to-end strategic planning, dynamic staff leadership and development, and decisive operational and financial efficiency. Erin believes that it is essential to lead with an Impactor, viewer, and community first perspective to ensure the needs of these groups are met with clarity, compassion, and transformative connection.
Erin also serves as CEO of her own company, Hexagon Strategy Group, where she helps Black professionals build an exit strategy from their 9 to 5 careers to entrepreneurship. She is a proud alumna of Howard University, where she received a B.B.A. in hospitality management, and Vanderbilt University, where she received an M.B.A. in human and organizational performance with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.
Her impressive and diverse background allows her to help her clients and employees think critically and creatively while always maintaining a “customer-centered” approach to business and entrepreneurship.
With her skill, it is no surprise that Erin takes on challenging responsibilities, such as helping entrepreneurs create businesses and leading the church through a pandemic successfully. In addition to 23 years in the industry, Erin makes it a priority to support and build her community however she can. She encourages people to win life on their terms; authentically, confidently, and powerfully.
Erin is the proud daughter of Carlita, and the dog mom of a super cute Yorkie named Hollywood.
GET TO KNOW ERIN.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TGS?
My favorite thing about TGS is the community itself. It feels like a family. I personally have never met a stranger here. Everyone I encounter is willing to speak about their businesses or just the topic of the day. This is a place where relationships are formed, nurtured, and grown. It is a place filled with people dedicated to the idea that they can grow something larger and more impactful than themselves. It’s a place of success and also significance.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that my parents believe I am a good daughter to them and a good citizen of the world and community. This is my highest accomplishment because it means that I reflect back to them that their investment in me of love, emotion, time, sacrifice, and discipline wasn’t in vain.
What motivates you?
When it is time, hearing God say to me, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of much. Come celebrate with me.” My vision for my life is to help as many people as I can, as often as I can understand who they are in Christ so they are certain to fulfill God’s call on their life w/ boldness and confidence. My call is to lead. That is what motivates me.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be Diana Ross. Ms. Ross is beautiful and dynamic. It seemed to me that she owned her own space and even though I didn’t know how to put it into words. It looked to me as if she had complete agency and control over the space she occupied and freedom in her body. She moved with elegance, confidence, and class. Of course, last but not least she had big hair. Amazing hair.