+ Time to Connect: Body+Mind+Soul
Emme's got a newsflash: "Stop living from the neck up!" With a bi-polar pandemic on our hands with eating disorders and obesity reportedly ever on the rise, there's a cry to fully connect with ourselves like never before. Emme believes all success and human potential flows from a mindful connection between our bodies, minds and souls. Without these three aligning, we experience chronic discomfort and disconnect mentally, physically and soulfully. Once we become aware and apply self care, discomfort eventually lessens, bringing us closer to a more balanced and engaged life. Emme will share tips, personal stories, and ideas to help shape shift out of continual missteps from a sence of lack into place of gratitude, appreciation and positive thinking to a state of grace.
+ No Room For Fear!
Having triumphed over her own share of tragedies, health scares, and roadblocks, Emme has a unique knack for turning even the worst situations into an opportunity for growth. Through personal anecdotes, Emme will encourage her audience to say "yes!", when opportunities suddenly pop up, most especially when we don't feel qualified! "Opportunities just don't show up out of the blue, it's a little shoulder tap to stretch ourselves to another level, to learn and grow," she feels. No more self-destructive talk and poor behavior blocking a passionate and mission filled life! Emme will share her journey and how it taught her to embrace tough times, to reevaluate with whom we hang with, do business with and how important carving time out every day for peace and quiet. Isn't it time to live the life you are meant to live instead of the life you feel you should be living? Get ready to be inspired, gain the courage to leap into new challenges and learn through laughter how similar we all are while living such vastly different lives.
+ Fashion Without Limits: Changing the face of fashion one design school at a time
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME: If an inclusive fashion design program is developed, young designers wanting to design for all women will sign up. Now in it's 5th year, Syracuse University's Fashion Design Program is going strong. Bottom line, once student designers work on size 0-24 dress forms, the process comes down to understanding proper proportions from one form to another, then the creative process is normalized and young designers see no reason why fashion couldn't be available for all women. The good news is, the curriculum doesn't change, it's just expanded to include proper proportions in regard to illustration, design, grade, tech fit, and pattern making - all rules remain with a few exceptions.
20B (yes, 20 Billion dollars) IS WAITING FOR YOU! In the US alone,100+ million women size 14 or higher, are demanding for more fashion-forward clothing than the industry bears, leaving a whopping 20B on the table. Today's fashion designers, retailers, and design schools have the key to our sluggish fashion economy by supplying this thirsty market with what they desire, acknowledge these loyal consumers who crave to look good, feel great and allow them to project the image they have only been able to dream for. It all starts with education, with you!
+A Thiver’s Story:
What are the steps we can take to be a part in our own healing process during a serious illness? Emme reveals her battle with cancer and journey through the medical maze along with her own efforts to marry conventional medicine with holistic care. She believes “growth only comes when pushed, prodded and forced to face what lies in front of us - difficulty being the salt and pepper of life; the good with the seemingly bad, in all its glory.” "To say my cancer diagnoses was a gift may sound strange, but in so many ways it was." Emme continues to work to improve her wellness routine and find support for her immune system, post treatment. In shareing therapies that helped her stay vivacious and energetic during the roughest times and holistic healing, she was able to diminish if not offset the negative affects of chemotherapy.
+ SPA LECTURE SERIES:
A Peaceful Whirlwind: A Holistic Approach for a Conventional Lifestyle - Strategies to connect your mind, body and soul to release social pressures to live the life you are destined to live. By creating a sacred space, honoring a consistant practice, we become more whole, focused, + happy.
Balancing Act: Juggling Motherhood, Career, Romance, Girlfriends and Ourselves - Nothing makes me more cranky than the pressure to be all things to all people. It depleates my energy and derails me from my goals. For multiple decades I have worked to release the need to be perfect and find true self acceptance where I can come first. But why is it still so hard? How can I fit in much needed girlfriend time when the kids need baths, the laundry isnt done and thank you notes are not written? You fit it in like your life depends on it! Without social interaction with friends, depression can set in so off you go, even if your house may look like a hurricane hit it. While your at it, couples are sceduleing sex, you heard me right, scheduling sex, because it's important so to go even further, schedule your mediation and bath times also so everyday you get to nourish ourselves, our hearts, health, souls, emotions and bodies. So in doing so, we will more than optimally care and support all those we love and are responsible for. No longer are we living upto the 1950's ideal of the perfect woman, it's 2018, the year of the woman, imperfect and amazing as she is, woman, fully and completely!
A SuperModel’s Journey From Shame To Activism: A personal and inspiring look at Emme’s unconventional journey from the sand dunes of Dhahran Saudi Arabia to twice named as People Magazine’s 50 of the Most Beautiful People in the World.
Fuel Yourself, Don’t Fool Yourself: The gentle balance between feeding the hunger within while finding nutritional fullness. Learn to understand the difference between physical satiation and the use of food as an emotional escape tool by untangling old and unuseful associations and learning to apply ones refreshed with vitality and sustainability in one’s adult life.
Breaking The Chains That Bind Us: Letting go of what no longer serves us for good. We peel away the “onion” to reveal the pressure socially to be something other than our own unique truth. We discuss how to live confidently in a life that truly makes you happy. Open discussions around the cultural phenomenon in the drive to be thin at all costs, even to death. Revealing myths, misconceptions and how to reclaim the real you, without changing a thing.
+ EMME’S ADDITIONAL TOPICS
- Never Give UP! How Cancer, Divorce, Dating, Business Mishaps Made Life Worth While!
- Faking It Till You Make It : Mommypreneur Tips For Success!
- Fall into Grace: Creating a Life of Gratitude in a Challenging World
- Work in Progress: Self Discovery is
- Perfect Timing: How releasing control can relax your mind and free your soul
Enjoy Emme's previous speaking engagements.
EMME’S LECTURE TOPICS
"Emme is a very inspiring and powerful speaker"
“Emme is a very inspiring and powerful speaker. She amplified the energy of our 150 participating women veterans, transitioning women military members and spouses, with her authenticity guiding them to embrace their magnificence. Communicating her own story, Emme shared the importance of knowing yourself and pursuing your dreams while not allowing negativity to detract from dreams and ambitions. We sincerely thank Emme, a Syracuse University alum, for her unique and empowering contribution to the V-WISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Denver program.”
-James Schmeling, Managing Director, Co-Founder, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University
"you are a welcome and unique addition"
“Thank you for becoming part of our growing team of self motivated folks helping our nation (re) learn how to lead ourselves, you are a welcome and unique addition to the mix. We were once, and I believe are becoming again a nation of independent yeomen and women and V-WISE/Vets entrepreneurship is helping show the way.”
-William (Bill) Elmore on LinkedIn,First Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development
"Emme is an engaging speaker"
“Emme is an engaging speaker that promotes a wellness lifestyle that focuses on positive body image. Her personal stories and reflections are a source of both motivation and inspiration. She is an advocate for people of all ages to empower themselves and become critical viewers of media messages. Her message encourages the development and maintenance of self-esteem by leading a life that supports being healthy at every size and celebrating body diversity. Emme’s dynamic personality and her touches of humor connect the audience in a personal way that inspires hope. Some of the testimonials below are from the audience during our 2013 National Eating Disorders Awareness week.”
-Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
"I wish every woman of all ages could hear this talk"
“EXCELLENT! I wish every woman of all ages could hear this talk. We need to hear more of this!”
"such a motivating and inspirational message of hope"
“Thank you for providing the opportunity to hear such a motivating and inspirational message of hope, inner peace, and self-acceptance. It was very motivating.”
"I found Emme to be very relatable "
“I found Emme to be very relatableand easy to apply the topics/examples discussed to my life”.
– Carrie A