A 6’5″ 250-pound man once looked at Elaine Pasqua standing at 5’3″ and said: “You are the biggest little thing I’ve ever seen!” For 25 years this funny, passionate, and energetic woman has been traversing the country, helping her clients obtain peak performance through positive relationships and choices. She has worked with countless businesses and associations, 31 professional sports teams across the NFL, NBA, and MLB, hundreds of college campuses, our military leaders, and high schools and parent groups. Elaine has been featured in USA Today, NY 1 News, Time Warner TV, NPR, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports, and Knight Ridder News Service. She is an author, columnist, and producer and director of public service videos. Her passion lies in transforming people to create stronger, innovative teams to increase profits. When Elaine is not traveling for fun, or singing with friends, you can find her home in her gardens with plenty of dirt under her fingernails!
ELEVATE --- Valda Ford & Rochelle Rice
Valda Ford and Rochelle Rice team up to bring you ELEVATE: Practical Content That Inspires! With a combined 50+ years in women’s health, education and empowerment, this vibrant duo is committed to elevating the next generation of women in leadership. Each show features experts from the fields of body, mind and spirit to include psychology, finances and the freedom to be the full expression of yourself as you grow in leadership.
Valda has a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Nursing Administration from Creighton University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University. She has worked in 57 countries to improve lives and promote health.
Rochelle has a Master of Individualized Study from New York University and is trained as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. She is a former professional jazz dancer and has studied extensively with Christine Schenk in the CHRIS ® Technique (Cellular Harmonizing Regenerative Integration System).
Both women bring an extensive background from their respective fields of health, wellness, diversity, equity, inclusion, and Health at Every Size ®. Grounded in faith, these two have developed a rich program that highlights the techniques, skills and strategies needed for women to succeed in an ever changing and demanding world. They emphasize the need for women to connect to their bodies as a resource for successful decision making, self-confidence, integrity and authenticity.