Hi there!  I'm Erica Quam.

I live in Bellingham, Washington - located in the shadows of the Cascade Mountains with views of the San Juan Islands.

I retired from a 15-year career in collegiate coaching - most recently as the Head Coach of the women's swim team at Washington State University in the Pac-12 conference.

I started my business, The Coaching Experience, in January 2012 to help people develop skills and achieve results.  I teach people to transform their lives in big bold ways.       

During the summer, I help lead backpacking courses as an instructor for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) in the Olympics and the North Cascades.

I study and teach Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Northwest in the historic Fairhaven District.

My partner is a massage therapist and athletic trainer at her own studio: Prime Massage and Sports Medicine.  We play outside with our pups Kaia and Rykrr every chance we get.

My Mission is simple.

  • To inspire, challenge, & support people to create lasting changes in their lives.  To help them become the very best version of themselves.
  • To build a community of support for people - through coaching programs, coaching summits, & other avenues still yet to be determined - where the potential energy of the group combined is more than that of each individual.  Through this community, people can achieve even greater results than they can alone.
  • To empower others to create a ripple effect of change in the world - by being true to who they are.