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How Jereshia Hawk Went From Corporate Engineer to Million-Dollar Business Owner

By The Leadpages Team  |  Published Dec 10, 2022  |  Updated Oct 06, 2023
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By The Leadpages Team
How Jereshia Hawk uses Leadpages to grow her business.

Jereshia Hawk is a business growth coach who helps industry experts leverage their skills and start their own coaching and consulting businesses.

Formerly an engineer, Jereshia discovered that she could have more control over her earning potential beyond her annual salary by starting a coaching business. She drew on her experience running an e-commerce store in college and began posting videos on how to articulate your value as a business.

$1 million dollars in profit in one year | Conversion rates as high as 72%

Today, Jereshia is a full-time entrepreneur. In addition to her group coaching program LEVERAGE, she also has her own podcast and hosts an annual live event for coaches looking to scale beyond $200k.

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Jereshia’s story

Jereshia entered college with the goal of being an engineer. However, by her senior year, money was tight and she realized she would need some additional income to pay for her tuition.

Instead of taking on another job, Jereshia decided to start an e-commerce business. This turned out to be an excellent decision, as she went on to earn $50,000 that year selling products online. Not only was she able to pay for her tuition, but she also had enough left over to buy a new car and take a trip to Thailand.

But running an e-commerce business was never part of Jereshia’s long-term plan. Once she graduated and secured her first engineering job, she shut down her business. She loved her career and thought her entrepreneurial journey was over.

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Encountering barriers

As a civil engineer working in the energy sector, Jereshia quickly found success. She was regularly tapped for additional opportunities and eventually found herself in the leadership program.

But over time, her salary growth stalled. It wasn’t her job performance that was holding her back, but rather the way she looked. She simply didn’t fit the mold of a typical engineer.

“Being a woman of color in the engineering space, I could start to notice a pattern of unique barriers that people who look like me experience when trying to climb the corporate ladder.”

Starting her own business

Never one to be satisfied with the status quo, Jereshia started exploring other ways to grow her career and income.

Thinking back to her e-commerce business, she realized that she had knowledge and a set of skills that others wanted to learn. So, in her free time, she began posting videos where she answered people’s questions about entrepreneurship and building a business.

This progressed to selling PDF downloads, memberships, and digital courses, and after just nine months Jereshia had made $6,000.

“I had to decide whether this was going to be a legitimate business or just a fun little hobby on the side.”

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur

Inspired by her early successes, Jereshia started thinking of ways she could produce an even greater return on investment for her clients. She knew if she could make more money for her clients she could eventually turn her side hustle into a full-time business.

Jereshia switched to working with clients one-on-one at a much higher price point, and this move paid off. Despite increasing her prices she had no trouble securing clients and it wasn’t long before she had her first $10,000 month.

Looking to expand her reach, she created a six-month group coaching program that sold out and earned her over $60,000 in sales.

At this point, Jereshia had replaced her engineering income in just three months. It was clear what path she needed to take, so she quit her job and went all in on her business.

Since becoming a full-time entrepreneur, her business has continued to grow and thrive. Her LEVERAGE program has become one of the most advanced group coaching programs available, helping entrepreneurs use their time more efficiently and scale their businesses.

How Jereshia Hawk uses Leadpages to grow her business.

In addition to group coaching, she also launched The LEVERAGE CEO Summit earlier this year, an annual live event that gives coaches insight into messaging, marketing strategies, and building out their million-dollar business model. And if you’re looking for some free business advice, make sure to check out her podcast, Jereshia Said.


Early on in her business, Jereshia needed a way to share her digital products and coaching programs. While she was a skilled engineer and savvy businesswoman, she didn’t have experience with coding or web design. So, she wanted a solution that was user-friendly for beginners.

Another problem she had was a lack of time. When she first started her business she was still working 50-60 hours a week as an engineer, which meant she couldn’t spend hours every night tinkering with her landing pages. She needed them to be set up quickly without a lot of hassle and tech support.

Finally, she didn’t have a massive budget for her business, so whatever Jereshia used to create her pages had to be affordable.

How Leadpages helped

User-friendly Drag & Drop Builder

Jereshia started using Leadpages to create her landing pages because it didn’t require any technical knowledge. The Drag & Drop Builder was very intuitive, even for beginners, which allowed her to easily create beautiful high-converting pages.

How Jereshia Hawk uses Leadpages to grow her business.

Launch pages quickly

Leadpages offers over 200 professionally-designed website and landing page templates. Not only do these templates look great, but they also speed up the web design process. Once Jereshia chose a template she liked, she just had to change the color scheme, add and remove sections, edit the text, and upload her images. Because the major design work was already done for her she could launch pages in less than a day.

Affordable plans

When Jereshia first started with Leadpages, she signed up for a monthly plan. This kept her initial financial commitment small (monthly plans start at just $49) compared to hiring an expensive developer, which can cost thousands of dollars.

“I needed something simple for me to set things up and a way to capture leads for my coaching offers, and Leadpages did that. It was really easy and price-approachable for the season of business I was in.”


Over $1,000,000 in profit in one year

2021 was a monumental year for Jereshia that saw her earn over one million dollars in profit—her best year to date. This was due to her providing exceptional value to her clients while also keeping her costs down.

How Jereshia Hawk uses Leadpages to grow her business.

Conversion rates as high as 72%

Jereshia’s pages regularly convert at over a 50% clip, with her best page generating a conversion rate of 72%. She’s able to achieve this by combining Leadpage’s high-converting templates with her exceptional brand and strong value propositions.

What’s next for Jereshia?

Jereshia wants to expand on her LEVERAGE offering. This includes building out her roster of coaches and providing private one-on-one mentoring as part of the program. She’s also planning on launching a video editing agency that focuses on short-form video content.

We look forward to watching Jereshia’s business continue to grow!

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