Erin Engelke, APR

Strata Certified Trainer


Erin Engelke is the Chief Executive Officer for Calm Waters, Oklahoma City’s grief center, that serves children and families who have experienced loss due to death, divorce or other significant loss, providing free support groups, grief counseling and other services.

Prior to Calm Waters, Erin served in management roles for Sunbeam Family Services, Feed the Children, World Neighbors, and MidFirst Bank. She has traveled extensively around the world, including Guatemala, Albania, and Peru and has a heart for seeing children and families thrive no matter where they live.

Erin is frequently asked to speak on issues relating to branding, work/life balance and non-profit leadership. Her deepest passion is empowering other working moms to resist the pull to achieve work-life balance, instead seeking a fulfilled life. Her expertise and real-life perspectives have been heard on stages across Oklahoma, including as a TEDx presenter in 2014. She is an Executive Coach as well as a writer, blogger and founder of 

A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Erin serves as Commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission of the Status of Women, Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Citizens Advisory Board, Past President and Advisory Council Chair for the Public Relations Society of America, Past President of the Association of Women in Communications, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Erin’s greatest pride is her family – her husband, son and two daughters.

Erin was named one of the Top 50 Women of the Year by The Journal Record in 2021 and 2022, Top 25 Young Professionals in OKC in 2021 and 2022, 2018 Public Relations Professional of the Year and 2021 Paul E. Dannelly Honoree from the Public Relations Society of America.

Connect with Erin Engelke on LinkedIn.

Many organizations don’t have the tools and resources to grow their people. This is stressful and frustrating when you know investing in your teams is beneficial. Regardless of the size of your company, you deserve to be able to offer the highest quality leadership development available. 

At Strata Leadership, we care about your success as much as you do and want to partner with you to build up the leaders within your organization.


First, let’s talk. We want to learn more about you, your company, and your vision for the future.

Next, we’ll create a plan specifically designed for the needs of your team.

Finally, you can enjoy a thriving workplace that comes from effective leadership.