Elaine Williams, “girl next door” had it all – the brains, the charm, and the talent to be drill team captain, a national honor society member, on the dean’s list, and involved in her choir and community. What she hid was she was also victim of emotional and sexual assault which led her to abuse her body with food and substances becoming bulimic and putting her life at risk.
Realizing it takes the same amount of energy to make yourself strong as it does to be miserable, Elaine started her journey to a healthy life. Today as a certified Life Coach, she uses her comedic talent to engage audiences in discovering that the way to your heart is not through your stomach, and happiness is not found in a bottle.
In Elaine’s “Emotional Eating” workshop, she shares her eating disorder journey and how she was able to stop abusing herself with food, dieting, and laxatives. She addresses why so many students struggle with stress eating, and offers tools and solutions for breaking the habit now before it’s too late.
With Elaine’s “Last Call” program, she shares her “highly functioning addiction” story, peppered with hilarious jokes about her put-the-fun-in-dysfunctional family. She shows the students why Moderation-is-Sexy and how to party safely and responsibly. She addresses the pressure of wanting to do well in school while also feeling pressure to connect socially, fit in, and be cool. Students want to be involved and respected, not talked-down-to; so Elaine makes it personal and interactive for each individual group. Students walk away with practical and simple tools after having a transformational and fun experience.
In “Party Fouls” Elaine talks frankly about Sexual Assault, how to not be a victim, how to be on guard and what to do should there be an assault. Invariably, sexual assault and substance abuse go hand in hand and awareness about moderation is key.
Elaine Williams is an award winning stand up comedian who has appeared on SaturdayNight Live, HBO, ABC, NBC, FOX, and has been featured in The New York Times. This sassy comic’s inspiring and soul-baring story of food, drug, and alcohol addiction is as educational as it is entertaining. She uses her training as a Certified Ford Institute Coach to fully engage and interact with her audiences.