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Resilience and optimism are the buzzwords of the 21st century. By increasing both, we have a greater opportunity for a happier, more productive life at work, and at home. But how do you get them? Are some people born more optimistic and others can’t learn it? Is a person’s resilience level set in stone, or can they be increased?
Ella James has spent more than 20 years in a world where resilience is a pre-requisite to a long career. The media and performance industries are by their very nature, industries of change. Having been fired over a dozen times, for reasons totally unrelated to her skill and performance, Ella has developed her resilience skills and has made herself what leading figures in the industry call “the Master of Reinvention”. In 2000, Ella started studying the relatively new field of positive psychology through her work on ABC RADIO. Now, in a 45 minute keynote Ella is entertaining audiences with her findings and stories of life in and out of the media. Having interviewed over 20,000 experts in their field, from politicians and sporting legends to actors and scientists, Ella peppers her delivery with stories about her life as a resilient performer.
‘RESILIENCE’ is uplifting, life affirming, and fun. Delegates leave the room feeling inspired, confident, and happy.
Ella’s topics include RESILIENCE – how to keep on top in a world of change.
YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL…WHERE WOULD YOU PUT IT? – In a world of rampant consumerism, how can you be content with what you have, and grow what you are?
As an MC, Ella has the communication and time management skills to bring your conference together and her clients say she is a ‘joy to work with’.
As an after dinner speaker, Ella is warm, quick witted, and funny, with a honeyed delivery that lifts the spirit, and entertains across a wide audience range. Please don’t hesitate to email our office with your enquiry with a prompt reply guaranteed, alternatively, contact your favourite speakers bureau.
...what her clients say
Ella James was not only professional, she was extremely entertaining and her routine contributed enormously to the success of the event.
Maria Scott, Eyeconnect
As soon as Ella called me to discuss the brief I felt I was in excellent hands. When I met her at the function I was immediately impressed by her level of both professionalism and presentation.
The feedback I have received confirmed that Ella was absolutely the right person for the lunch - she was topical, relevant, funny and slightly irreverent!
A pleasure to do business with - would highly recommend her.
Yvette Taylor, Riverview/St Josephs luncheon
Ella was outstanding as conference host - alll the participants loved her and the WIEL team certainly thought that she was wonderful. Some comments from evaluations:
"Terrific host - warm, witty, welcoming"
"Gave the whole conference a fun,positive buzz from start to finish and helped everyone relax and mingle"
"I want Ella for my next dinner party"
"Very funny and entertaining with 'real' humour"
re the keynote - "Very funny - yet pertinent"
"Excellent to be reassured that risk taking and continuous learning as well as self-motivation pays off"
Women In Education Leadership Forum
Ella James was simply wonderful. She added a professional polish to our conference as well as a lot of fun. Ella was very accommodating, no matter how many changes we made or how many extra things we asked her to do. By the end of the event, everyone knew Ella and she had got to know a lot of the delegates, and everyone loved her. She made our job easy as conference organizers because we were able to concentrate on running around dealing with the small stuff, while she kept things going on stage. Ella also liaised with our conference speakers and made them feel at home and helped make their presentations look good too. Ella also assisted us with the running of the two dinner events we held and a cocktail party and did so professionally and expertly.
Citrus Growers Conference October 2008
Your contribution is what really made it. I knew that you would be good having spoken and met with you but, you were fan bloody tastic!!!!!
Cheryl Lumsden ANZ Bank
Part of my job involves travelling world wide to present medical research data and to that end I have spoken at many events over the past 25 years and have "endured" many MC's who had no clue about the areas of presentation.
I found your "MC-ing" both innovative and clear and was thoroughly impressed by your professionalism and understanding of the awards as well as keeping the flow going, stopping the chatterboxes and adding "just the right" amount of humour.
Carolyn Earle Sexologist Keogh Institute of Medical Research