What if your audience could leave your event empowered to instantly improve their work performance, their communication skills and relationships, and their health? What if they had actionable tools that worked immediately to reduce stress without having to slow down or take time off? What if, months later, they were still thanking you for bringing a speaker that brought value not just to the work-place, but also to their personal lives?

With 35 years of high-level performance experience, Elle Ingalls is creator of The Pressure-Free Method: the on-the-go stress-management method based on science that reduces stress, anger and anxiety fast and effectively. She is a former member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Her tips have been featured at Forbes.com. She holds three degrees from the University of Michigan: a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Musical Arts, and a Master of Music. She was the first woman to be accepted into the orchestral conducting program at the University of Michigan, and a member of the Women’s Varsity Crew, winning a silver medal at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Elle shows your audience how to use her fast, simple method to avoid triggering the “fight-or-flight” stress response that impairs performance on the job, at school and in our relationships. Her energy, humorous stories, and expertise provide your members with an experience that lasts far beyond her presentation. Keynotes, workshops, retreats, conventions, conferences, Elle targets her message to meet the needs of your participants.

Stress is known as the silent killer, a leading cause of heart disease and cancer. But it also kills business deals, promotions, and professional and personal relationships. Elle shows you how to stay stress-free in all situations with her 10-Second Solution and her Nine Tools System.

Her expertise in stress management for peak performance is built on over 30 years of experience as a professional violinist, conductor, author, college instructor, financial management consultant, athletic coach and symphony executive director .

She shares her insights with audiences of all ages and all sizes. Her signature speech, Simple Steps to Instantly Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance can be tailored to your audience and event. 

If you are looking for an engaging speaker that is REAL, that shares content with humor and action, whose expertise can significantly improve all facets of business and personal life, Elle delivers.

Elle has made presentations to:

Kellogg Company Wells Fargo, Centennial Group, Michigan One Community Credit Union, Omni Community Credit Union, SW Michigan BlueOx Credit Union, Forensics Fluids LLC, McCullough Family Chiropractic, Earl Gaball DDS, New Day Spa and Family Health Center

The SMART Jewelry Show on Navy Pier, State of Michigan MDOT Business Conference, The Type One Nation Summit, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, EmpowerU Training at Southwest Michigan Innovation Center,  Michigan Primary Care Consortium: Great Lakes Bay Symposium, The Risk Management Society of Detroit, Oasis Business Leadership Retreats in Grand Rapids, Central Michigan School Business Officials, Leadership Oasis Seminar at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, LeadingAge Michigan Conference, Bent Not Broken Cancer Retreats,  Aspire Business Intensive

Battle Creek Unlimited (Economic Development Corporation), W.K.Kellogg Foundation, Area Agency on Aging in Calhoun County Michigan, Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, The Urban League of Battle Creek, Safe Place – a shelter for women and children in Battle Creek, MI

Southwestern Michigan College, Kellogg Community College, Aquinas College hockey team Aquinas College volleyball team, Kellogg Community College baseball team, Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools,  Western Michigan University, The Montessori Schools of Metro-Detroit, Athens Public Schools, St. Charles Borromeo, Coldwater, MI, Kalamazoo Blades high school hockey team, numerous high school teams


We had Elle Ingalls present her “Pressure Free Living” program to the entire team.  The great thing about the program is that team members could apply what they learned not just in their work life but also in their personal lives as well.  The employees really loved the program, and afterward Elle came in and did some special follow-up sessions with our Call Center team.  The program had a positive impact and helped team members better cope with the pressures of everyday living.

Ted Parsons


CEO of OMNI Community Credit Union

Ready to have Elle speak to your Organization?

Ready to have Elle speak to your Organization?


Interested in learning more about Elle, the Pressure-Free Method or not sure where to start? Events hosted by Elle are a great place to grow your value, learn how to live a more dialed in life, and begin your transformation to a better you. Listed below are a list of future events for you to attend:

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