Ella is Entertaining.
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…
A handful of places Ella has spoke for or been featured in:
"I laughed so hard I snorted. We love her!!"
-Katie, MSUM Student
Ella explains how she discovered her message, "laughter is an emotional superpower".
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."
BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER
UNDER 18 CLAUSE:
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!
“I know how goofy it sounds, but I really take pride in the fact that I rarely see a phone screen in my audience."
her story matters
You may be thinking,“How is a girl with a brain injury relevant to our company..?” At the end of the day, we’re all just humans playing the game of life. We’re born, taught to function, given the free will to do anything we want with our lives, and of course, gifted a crappy, awful, wild card.
Now, Ella is probably the only one in the room that has Retrograde Amnesia… that was her horror, her wild card; but we all have something equivalent. Something awful flung into our life that we’re forced to face.
So, what happens when life goes spinning out of control? How do we wake up every morning doing the same thing, facing the same crap, and still find genuine joy and laughter?
Allow Ella to explain.
IS ELLA THE RIGHT SPEAKER FOR YOU?
Schedule a Call
Booking a the right speaker is a big decision.
If you're still on the fence, we encourage you to set up a call to chat with Ella directly. Ask questions and learn more before making any decisions or commitments. No pressure (or anything official) just a conversation!
After collecting all of your information, we will enter it into our system and based on those variables (location, audience size, etc..) it spits out a number. We share this quote with you and talk through the details.
She is the opening/closing keynote speaker
The speaker that you invite the entire campus to hear
Or the main entertainment at your event
DO YOU WANT US TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT?
DO YOU WANT US TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL?
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR PRESENTATION
- Projector (with screen)
Confidence Monitor or the ability to have Ella's laptop viewable (for her) on stage
#1. Countryman (Brittney Spears/on your face mic)
#2. Lapel Mic
- At the end of the day, she doesn't care too much.
CAN WE MAKE A VIDEO OF YOUR TALK?
WHY CAN'T I FIND VIDEOS OF ELLA SPEAKING?
Unfortuently, there are several factors that contribute to this. To name a few:
If you were to tell your best buddy a story.. it would be told in a very different manner than how you would tell (the exact same story) to say, your grandmother. The same idea applies when Ella is on stage.
Her performance is specifically tailored to the audience infront of her at that time. Being said, a clip from a corporate conference would not be accurate for say, a college campus and vice versa.
Schedule a call with Ella (you will immediately feel her contagious energy and get a better feel for her communication style).
Read audience testimonials
Reach out to anyone who has heard her speak in the past
Ella is a very down to earth, transparent gal- she will be happy to answer any questions that may be hindering your decision.
HOW LONG DOES SHE TALK FOR?
Keynotes are normally 60-90 minutes (this includes Q&A at the end).
MY QUESTION ISN'T LISTED
Please feel free to send over any/all questions you have!