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Elise Ballard

is a writer, speaker, and producer. She is the author of Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage and Transform (Random House/Crown Publishing), a collection of over sixty interviews with amazing people from all walks of life recounting the stories of their greatest epiphanies. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress in New York, Austin and Los Angeles, and moved into independent filmmaking and producing. Her directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a movie about the annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda, TX, became a cult hit. She contributes to publications such as Psychology Today, Live Happy Magazine and the wildly popular website, Positively Positive, and is a twice-invited TEDx speaker. Elise also had the privilege of being invited to attend and cover the Nobel Prizes, and she serves as one of the judges for the prestigious Humanitas Prize in Los Angeles, awarding writers for emphasizing and celebrating humanistic values in their work. She has created, directed and produced numerous projects including the YOU DVDs accompanying the YOU book series by world-renowned, bestselling authors, Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, and is developing several projects, including film, television and future books inspired by the Epiphany brand. She divides her time between Los Angeles and her hometown of Dallas. 

CLICK HERE for Elise’s TEDx Talks and Testimonials about her Speaking & Workshops.


To CONTACT Elise about interviews, speaking engagements or workshops or anything else interesting and fun, please reach out to her at elise@epiphanychannel.com or HERE.


BELOW you can watch her TEDx Talks and other videos.


Elise’s TEDx Talks. The first one is “Epiphanies & The Ripple Effect” given to 600+ adults, and the second one is “Epiphanies & Listening to Our Gifts and Talents” given to 350+ middle school and high school kids.

Elise on the Lisa Oz Show

Elise + Epiphany Channel Behind the Scenes At The Nobel Prizes!

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