LIVE HAPPY Magazine recommended Epiphany for 21 Ideas for Finding Your Passion in Life.


Elise was the featured luminary for Inspire Me Today in January.


Listen to Elise on The Life Changes Show, recorded in January.


Elise is appearing on Wendi Cooper’s new show Feb. 17 – stay tuned for details.


Elise is speaking at a CONNECT event in Dallas on April 10. Contact us for details.


Read Elise’s articles on Psychology Today.


Check Out Elise’s “Epiphany Series” on PositivelyPositive.com



Elise on The Lisa Oz Show – 2014


About.com Profiled Elise for their Women In Business Series.


TEDxSMU embraced Elise and “Epiphanies And The Ripple Effect” as part of their “Disruption” Series!

She also spoke at the TEDx Kids Program on “Epiphanies and Listening to Your Gifts and Talents.”


Epiphany is recommended as a Must-Read Click here for the complete list.


Epiphany is recommended by:


Huffington Post

Psychology Today

Brilliant Magazine

Austin Lifestyle Magazine


Health Magazine

Sacramento Bee’s List of 2011’s Best Books of Advice

Rick Hanson’s List of Perfect Gifts

and many, many more people and organizations to whom we are very grateful! Thank you to everyone for all your recommendations and for spreading the word!


Read Some Reviews:

“Ballard is a professional actress, independent filmmaker, and producer, so it isn’t surprising that she contacted people from the entertainment industries to share their epiphanies for her book. Contributors include producers, screenwriters, actors, even an ex-con turned mentalist and magician. But there are also testimonies from other kinds of public figures, such as Maya Angelou, Desmond Tutu, and Deepak Chopra. Each story contains a transformative experience that causes someone to act differently for the remainder of his or her life, with some of the best coming from everyday types, including a stay-at-home mom and a schoolteacher. At times participants indicate that the world seemed to conspire to support their actions, confirming that they were on the right track. Interesting and inspirational, this is for thoughtful readers, in whom it is likely to trigger self-examination and the effort to listen to one’s own inner voice.”

– Booklist, November 2010

“As all who know me and my work can attest, I love anthologies. Real life stories of the hero’s journey, where ordinary people overcome insurmountable odds and share with us their most important life lessons. For it’s by sharing these stories that we connect to one another on the most fundamental level of our humanity.

In Epiphany, Elise Ballard has traveled the world and collected the life-changing stories of over 50 people, including some of today’s greatest thought leaders, to show us the grace, the gifts, and the wisdom that life has to offer. I’m not going to give even one single story away, but I promise you, you will be moved, you will reflect, and you most certainly will want to share these stories.

Epiphanies are about transformation. They are the ‘aha’ moments that connect us with the Divine. And in this impressive collection of true stories, we are invited to experience the transformation along with these fascinating and undeniably real people. Elise is a gifted writer and has done an excellent job in sharing her experience with each of her subjects, and portrays each individual with warmth and authenticity; whether they be a politician, a mother, a technical genius, a film producer, a doctor, a magician, or a student.

This is the kind of book that you keep by your bedside, and visit again and again. Each time you pick it up, you’re invited into the private life of another person’s tale of transformation. It’s a classic inspirational collection to be revisited time and time again.

I think this is a work of great importance. In this time of dramatic change, when so many of us must redefine ourselves based on a new reality, Elise shows us we can experience our greatest selves.”

– Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason, Love For No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul



(archived & available to listen and/or download)

Some of our favorites of 2012:

The New Man Podcast with Tripp Lanier:
Elise Ballard Talks about Epiphanies and How to Change Your Life in an Instant

VoiceAmerica – Living on Purpose with Beth White (March 29, 2012)
Epiphanies as a Tool for Transformation

LA Talk Radio – The C Spot with Wendi Cooper (April 19, 2012)
Elise Ballard, the “Queen of Epiphanies,” Talks About How to Bring Your Epiphanies to Market

2011 Interviews & Articles (Partial List)

1.24.11 – The Joy Cardin Show – Wisconsin Public Radio

1.1.11 – Inside Personal Growth Podcast

1.3.11 – It’s All About You BlogTalk Radio – LIVE – 12n PT

1.4.11 –Smart Women Talk Radio– 8am PT LIVE

1.4.11 – The Sheila Show – 6pm PST- LIVE – www.thesheilashow.com ; www.knry.com and 1240AM radio, serving Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

1.5.11 – Eye of the Seer – 7pm PT – Host, Bryan Oullette, PhD – Listener call-ins accepted – www.blogtalkradio.com/search/eye-of-the-seer/

1.6.11 – Catherine Bradford Show – 3-4 pm – www.TheCatherineBradfordShow.com – Worldwide Web, UpSnap Mobile Entertainment, 106.9 FM HD-3 in Seattle, The Telstar Satellite Network

1.6.11 – “What You Notice Matters”: Elise Ballard Launches Epiphany, A Book of Universal Wisdom

(Written Article)

1.7.11 – Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline – 11am PT/1 pm CST – 60 minutes – Live and rebroadcast Mondays at 8pm – KRUU FM 100.1 – The Voice of Fairfield, IA. – kruufm.com/node/571

1.7.11 – Inspire Me Today – Feature Article

1.10.11 – Health Notes – 11:30 am PT – LIVE, 30 minutes – KFAI Radio, Minnesota – www.kfai.org/healthnotes

1.10.11 – Conversations Live with Vicki St Clair, 1150 AM KKNW – 12:40 pm PT – www.1150kknw.com

1.11.11 – Inner Speak News – 5 pm PT LIVE – 60 minute show – www.inner-speak.com – Seventh Wave Radio on Wednesdays / BlogTalk on Mondays

1.12.11 – Alvin Jones Show – 6:30am PT – LIVE – The Paradise Radio Network – WCBQ-AM 1340; WHNC-AM 890 – www.dralvin.com

1.12.11 – Align Shine Prosper Internet Radio – 5pm PT – www.blogtalkradio.com/align-shine-prosper

1.14.11 – Biz Talk on Blog Talk Radio – 10:00 am PT – 60 minutes LIVE – www.blogtalkradio.com/biz-juice

1.18.11 – Spiral Talk Radio – 7pm PT LIVE – www.bbsradio.com/spiralnetwerk/

1.20.11 – Full Power Living – 9am PT – 60 min, LIVE – emotionalpro.com/full-power-living-internet-radio-program

1.20.11 – Paradan on BlogTalk Radio – 11am PT – 60 min LIVE – www.blogtalkradio.com/padaran

2.21.11 – The Susan Swanson Show – 11:00 am PT LIVE – HealthyLife.net Positive Talk Radio – www.stepfamilycenter.com/radio.html

And Many More … Contact Us for Other Specific Shows.



PRIOR APPEARANCES / SIGNINGS (with Contributors from the Book!)

1.13.11 – Book Signing, Party and Benefit for The Sunshine Kids at Gallery Brown – 6:30-9:30p – Los Angeles, CA – www.gallerybrown.com

1.27.11 – Borders – 7pm – 10720 Preston Rd., Dallas TX 75230 – www.borders.com

1.28.11 – Lovers Lane Market – 2-4pm – 5001 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209 –

2.4.11 – BookPeople – 7pm – 603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703 – www.bookpeople.com

2.10.11 – Garden District Book Shop – 5:30-7:30p – 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130 – www.gardendistrictbookshop.com

2.20.11 – Book Passage – 4pm – 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA 94925

2.24.11 – Fields Books – 8pm – 1419 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 –

4.14.11 – East West Books – Mountain View, CA

4.15.11 – Copperfield’s Books – Petaluma, CA