Our Vision, Mission, & Driving Purpose

The Ripples of Change

As we share our life’s journey, our experiences reveal a need for change. A change that fosters unification, expands our view of what is possible, and brings us to a more empowered and fulfilled life.

After nearly 15 years in Recruiting & Training & Development, observing the universal pains and challenges felt within our business community, schools, and households, Erica Ballesteros founded The Change Project to help influence solutions that yield a positive, lasting change.

With the help of integral partners and Change Ambassadors, The Change Project is working to build a bridge that connects our community, families, teams, and classmates toward unlocking our potential together. A change where we tap into our innate talents, utilize our unique value, and transform our desires into reality.

Why The Change Project?

We love living in a state known for its beautiful landscapes and for being one of the sunniest places on earth. We admire the Indian tribal cultures that founded these lands and share their guiding values of nature, harmony, of perseverance, and aspiring to transcendence. We want to share our energy and wisdom with our clients, to help them bridge the gap from their current situations no longer serving them, to realizing more of their desired situations to elevate their ceiling of potential. We believe the key to transforming any desires into reality to achieve maximized results is through building a genuine, honest relationship. In order to inspire change, we have to work together to take us beyond any limitations that stand before us to reaping the rewards of seeing our full potential realized.

What we Value

As Jon Gordon shares in his book, The Energy Bus, the greatest power we possess as human beings is the power of our heart. When we tap into its power, it has the ability to change the very existence we lead in our daily lives. We live in a turbulent world ridden with fear and increasing rates of depression, drug addiction, and suicides. We believe in providing unconditional love and acceptance for people to reap the rewards and power of collective experiential learning. We provide a safe space where people can share in their struggles, be courageous and vulnerable with each other, and discover the ability they have to create brighter futures both personally and professionally. We believe people have nothing but unlimited potential waiting to be untapped but haven’t always been steered down the right pathway to effectively draw it out.

What We Bring

Our heart and passion is in working toward building a thriving community where business growth can be realized and our future workforce can contribute their unique value in meaningful, productive ways. We partner with authentic, growth-oriented leaders who understand the value of investing in their people. Leaders that know their power are their greatest assets that can steer them towards an upward spiral of potential where greater success can be achieved. A portion of every training investment goes towards a workforce development fund for our Change Project team to utilize for training & development services with our local youth. We truly are not just talking about the change we want to see in this world, but intentionally being the change we want to see in this world.

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‘Elevate for Tomorrow’

2019 E4T Conference Elevating our local youth for Tomorrow

Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life...but happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’ When the reason is found however, one becomes happy automatically. As we see a human being is not one in pursuit of happiness, but rather in search of a reason to become happy.”
— Viktor frankl, Man's Search for Meaning