About Elle

Elle Ingalls, MBA, is a stress management expert, innovator and coach. Through group presentations, private coaching and online courses, she shows people how to improve their health, relationships and performance by avoiding the fight-or-flight stress response. She is the creator of The Pressure-Free Method, a research-based, step-by-step routine that has been used effectively by people of all ages and backgrounds.

She has developed her expertise through decades of research and though personal experience that includes serving as a non-profit executive, professional violinist and conductor, athlete, and coach. Major influencers include violin teachers Nancy Cole, Paul Makanowitzky, and Jacob Krahmalnick; conductors Jerry Kupchynsky, Carl St. Clair, Gustav Meier, and Leonard Bernstein; best-selling author Robert Allen; economic development practitioner Jim Hettinger, and video production expert Maria Andros Buckley.

Elle holds three degrees from the University of Michigan: A Bachelor of Musical Arts, a Master of Music and a Master of Business Administration. She was the first woman accepted to the Orchestral Conducting program there and was a member of the U-M Women’s Varsity Crew, earning a silver medal at the 1983 Head of the Charles in Boston. She also studied violin at Interlochen, and conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

Elle thanks her husband, Peter Ingalls, of Ingalls Marketing for developing this site, and her son, Edmund Ingalls, of Apollo Media Group for composing the music and compiling the intro video and several testimonials for this site. She also thanks her other sons, Hugh and William, and all of the people who have taken the leap and experienced her coaching for their encouragement and support of her work.