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Elizabeth Power Elizabeth Power

CEO | EPower & Associates, Inc.


MPI "Hot 25 Speakers to Watch" speaker helping people learn, grow, change.



A fascinating and engaging speaker whose expertise includes helping organizations become trauma-responsive in how they relate to those they serve, delivering home-spun stories about coping with change, and exploring heady topics fit for the social visionary she is. In the field of consulting, she is recognized for her work in helping people and cultures shift. Power, who hails from western NC and lives in Nashville, is a Vanderbilt graduate who started out as a shoe repairer in Music City. Published in multiple fields, she her most recent works are the 2009 "How to Get Happier--and why you should try to!" and her contribution, Organizational and Programmatic Benefits from Adversity: Comprehending the Centrality of the Role of Adverse Experiences in and on the NPO and Its Programs, to the John Wiley and Sons "Volunteer Management Handbook."

Industry Expertise (8)



Religious Institutions

Social Services

Mental Health Care

Professional Training and Coaching


Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (2)

Choice is All You've Got

Risking Connection: Working With Survivors in Multiple Settings

Education (3)

Vanderbilt University: M.Ed., Human Resources Development 1997

Emphasis in Organization Development, Systems Thinking, and Adult Learning.

University of NC at Greensboro: B.A., Sociology and Religious Studies 1977

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: HSD Writing / Poetry, Drama / Design and Production 1971

Affiliations (4)

  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Div 56 American Psychological Association
  • International Women's Writing Guild
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Event Appearances (6)

Risking Connection: 20 Hour

SAMHSA Transformation to trauma informed care grant  KIng County MHADSD, Seattle WA


Connection: Soul-Feeding, Community-Building, Life-Bringing Health

Community Wellness Conference, MSIDTF  Biloxi Convention Center, Biloxi MS


Overwhelming Events and Congregational Mental Health

Regional Consultant Training  Pathways to Promise, St. Louis MO


Becoming Trauma Responsive: Taking What We Know to Action

Community Wellness Conference, MSIDTF  Biloxi Convention Center, Biloxi MS


Caring for Your Self: Transforming the Impact of Caring

Community Wellness Conference, MSIDTF  Biloxi Convention Center, Biloxi MS


Train the Trainer, Risking Connection

Hope House / Rosebrooks / CAPA Risking Connection T3  Hope House, Independence MO



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


0 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee