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It’s human nature to be intrigued by Ella’s story- that’s normal, she understands that. However, you need more than a good story to establish a well-known speaking career at the young age of twenty-six.

Yes, Ella's story alone is fascinating.
But the way she tells it on stage…

it’s remarkable.

A handful of places Ella has spoke for or been featured in:

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"I laughed so hard I snorted. We love her!!"

-Katie, MSUM Student

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Entering the tenth grade, Ella suffered a traumatic brain injury and forgot her life.  At 16, she was learning the world around her as if she was six months old. She had to re-learn her ABC's, she had to learn to add and subtract again, she didn't even know her own family. As she and her wonderful family worked through the process of re-learning... Ella lived in a tent that was pitched in her bedroom; enough room to move around and for her to feel safe. Every time she woke, she saw the note on her tent wall that said,

"The blonde woman is your mother... and she loves you very much."  


We don’t recognize how much information we’ve learned and stored over the years. You know, the little things that have become second nature to us. Green means go, red means stop. What foods should be hot and what foods should be cold. Water coming from the sky is normal, get an umbrella (just one of millions of inventions you’ve learned about and stored in your brain).


At 15, Ella didn’t know any of this. Can you imagine forgetting all basic knowledge? What would life be like if you viewed the world without a pre-existing mindset or experiences? Or having your “first” everything as a teenager?


Ella takes her audience on an astonishing journey of the mind, providing a remarkable perspective of the world both in your head, and in your heart.She will bring you to both happy and sad tears all while she has you thinking differently about the water coming out of your face. Ella's electric energy, humor, and contagious happiness makes you reflect deeply about your life, and alters your daily perspective.


"I love how real ella is. 
she's not afraid to say what everyone else is thinking- it's refreshing.
Sometimes it's just nice to know you're not the only one in the room with similar thoughts."

-Erin, MSUM



AUDIENCE demographic:

  • Millennial

  • Corporate 

  • Women's Group

  • Brain Injury 

  • Mental Health 


  • College Campus Entertainment

  • Conferences

  • Meetings

  • Events



Due to the psychological and emotional complexity of Ella's story, we ask that all attendees are eighteen and above. Of course, no one will be checking ID's at the door, but please keep this in mind as you're planning your event. Thank you!

Ella Dorner

“I know how goofy it sounds, but I really take pride in the fact that I rarely see a phone screen in my audience."


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