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Sep 5, 2022

This week on the Marina Perry Podcast, Marina is joined by Queen of Confidence, Erika Cramer. Erika has survived many different traumas throughout her life including, childhood abuse, foster care, loss, and more, and is the definition of transforming trauma into triumph. Erika believes all women are queens of confidence and the route to achieving that level is to see it in ourselves. 


Curvy women struggle with finding clothes that fit more than any other demographic in Australia, so back when she was a clothing stylist, she started out as the Queen of Curves. But through that journey, she felt the exclusion of other types of women, and she decided she didn’t want to stand in that spotlight. So she changed the name to be more inclusive to any woman looking for a leader.


Erika grew up in the US. Her mom was in and out of mental hospitals, so Erika spent a lot of time in foster care. She was constantly looking for validation, had no sense of belonging or confidence, and was very angry. At 17 she joined the army, thinking that was the only way she could get out of her world. Years later, Erika was involved in a very bad car accident, spent 30 days in the hospital, and had to learn to walk again. 


Thinking that was her wakeup call, she left the military and started on her journey of becoming a model and stylist. At the age of 23, her husband was involved in a drunk driving accident and passed away. Feeling lost and alone, she dated several men who were not good people, and ended up relocating to Australia. While living in Australia, she realized she couldn’t outrun the past and really needed to do the work to heal and grow. That set her on the path to becoming the Queen of Confidence and meeting her now-husband. 


You need to look in the mirror, and realize that the common denominator in your life is you. It’s not because of anything else, and we can’t keep blaming all those other things. If you’ve had a lot of terrible things happen to you in your life, they can be easy to blame for where you are now. But so many people have had truly horrible things happen in their pasts and are thriving. Look to those people, and take responsibility for the life you have and the future you want. We can’t change anything through anger and judgment.

What You Will Learn:


  1. Background on Erika and her journey.
  2. How to transform trauma into triumph. 
  3. Taking responsibility for our present and future.




Known as the Cardi B of the personal development world, Erika Cramer aka The Queen of Confidence is a full-flavoured, spicy inspirational speaker and mentor to thousands of women across the globe. 

Today, she connects with an engaged global community and shares with tens of thousands of women on a daily basis to help empower, encourage and inspire them to step into their confidence. 

But it hasn’t always been this way. Having survived many traumatic experiences in her youth, Erika spent a number of years searching for love, peace and validation in all the wrong places. She has survived childhood sexual abuse, being brought up in and out of the foster care system, life-altering car accidents and a whole lot of grief and loss.

In the last decade, she has been able to turn her life around from one of hopelessness and pain to one of passion, growth and success, after going on her own powerful journey of personal healing.

An international confidence coach, Erika also hosts a five-star rated podcast, The Confidence Chronicles, which is in the top 10 of the Australian Apple charts for Mental Health, with 1,800,000+ downloads and counting, and listeners in 86+ countries.

She has created a seven-figure global business by mentoring and supporting those who have suffered similar life experiences as her own.

Erika’s story is one of triumph over adversity and she is full of light, laughter and of course, confidence. Erika is a beaming and beautiful example of how you can heal your personal story to transform trauma into triumph.