Our Story

Established in March 2019
with scrambled eggs, champagne, +
thousands of butterflies

I’d never started a company from scratch, so I had no idea when it’d be best to officially launch Ezer + Co. That’s until my then-9-year-old daughter decided to do her school oral presentation on International Women’s Day. If you don’t know my Ethiopian girl, she’s so much like her momma, though I didn’t bear her in my body. She’s strong and sassy, tender and sensitive, opinionated and unsure of herself, powerful and vulnerable. Her speech’s conclusion went something like this:

“International Women’s Day is important because women are strong and powerful and have changed the world.”
— Addise Diaz

Welp, that’s it!

My daughter showed me now was the time to launch, when we’re in the stream of the company of women who’ve gone before us—shattering glass ceilings, breaking down walls, staying the course in opposition, standing in solidarity with each other, holding each other’s babies so we can do it all, fighting against the barriers created to hold us back, smashing the patriarchy one brave action at a time.

Ezer + Co. is a coaching company for women who want to live and lead with wholeness. We’re all about helping you become the Warrior Woman you’ve been created to be.

The day Ezer + Co. became an official company, March 13th, my attorney-friend, Lady Di and I celebrated with scrambled eggs and toasted champagne at 9 am. It was also the day the painted ladies’ butterfly migration in Southern California was at its peak. Millions of butterflies flew through Orange County in a short few days’ time. It felt like a smile and blessing from God.

Since my infertility years over a decade ago, God’s taught me the transformational journey of becoming a butterfly. It’s ugly. It can be dark, painful, utterly crushing, and totally life-changing. The old is made into something new and when the breakthrough happens, there is freedom and flying.

Transformation can be difficult, but I’m committed to flying.

I bet you are, too.

Sipping champagne at 9 am, watching the butterflies fill the sky on their journey toward freedom, tears fell as I imagined you and me and all we are yet to become.

Better Together,

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Meet our founder + CEO

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I’ve been a visionary and challenger my entire life. I never imagined leading a company like this, and yet I believe in my bones that I’ve been preparing my whole life to build this company of Warrior Women. For 17 years I pastored in two of the most influential churches in the United States. I’ve coached over 1000 people since becoming certified in 2013. I believe we’re created for more than we’re currently experiencing. I’ve spent my entire adult life developing marginalized leaders because I am one, activating them to live and lead with wholeness. Curating and cultivating teams is one of my favorite things (just check out our amazing staff below and team of coaches here). I’m still crazy about my high school sweetheart, Brian, and together we co-parent 3 rapidly growing kiddos (affectionately known as my #FavFour). We love where we live in Orange County, CA.

our staff

Liz Duckworth

Director of community growth

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Liz is a fierce, peace-making warrior, passionate about equity, inclusion, and advocating to create space at the table for all voices to be celebrated. She has spent nearly 20 years in non-profit management, serving marginalized communities, with a tender heart specifically for kiddos impacted by the child welfare system. She recently received her Master of Social Work with an emphasis in mental health and trauma. Her greatest role is being a single mama, raising her three warrior daughters to be world changers. She lives about 10 minutes from April in Orange County, CA. She loves adventuring with her girls, experimenting with new foods (the spicier the better!), running (ideally near the beach!), and doing her best to love people more!

Connect with Liz at liz@ezerandco.com

Sarah Komatsu

Administrative genius

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Sarah needs to feel special and know all the secrets (it’s called “being nebby” from her native Pittsburgh). As a child, she often played by flipping through “paperwork” at the computer, knowing early on that administrators run the world. Sarah grew into her dream of being a Rockstar-Warrior-Princess as a foster mom for the Arizona Navajo reservation. An Endometriosis diagnosis and subsequent surgeries put her into menopause at the age of 25, shortly after which Sarah married Shugo, a first-generation Japanese American, who’s grateful she’s only adopted two cats during their pandemic marriage. They live with extended family in LA where Shugo’s thankful for how creatively organized and empathetic she is, gifts from Sarah’s multiple existential crises and depression battles. The most recent bout was won after being diagnosed with ADHD, which she’s learning to harness as a superpower to fuel her genius assistance.

Connect with Sarah at hey@ezerandco.com.