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Eliz Greene  

Heart Attack Survivor, National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association

Imagine, having a heart attack, at age thirty-five, while pregnant with twins.

Award winning speaker Eliz Greene's life changed in the span of a few hours. She survived a ten-minute cardiac arrest, the cesarean delivery of her twin daughters, and open-heart surgery, all on the same day. She was young and in good health prior to her heart attack, which was caused by a rare complication of pregnancy. Her heart attack forced her to slow down and pay attention to what was important, as she has now gained new perspective and passion for life

Today, as the director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz Greene has made it her mission to:

Inspire women to pay attention to their #1 health threat, heart disease.

Educate health care providers about women and heart disease and the importance of addressing heart health with all of their female patients.

Champion the cause of women and heart disease by celebrating female survivors who make a difference.

Using her spellbinding tale as well as other humorous and touching personal stories, Eliz motivates others to make simple, yet meaningful, changes in their own lives.

Seeking to impact each community she visits, she combines keynotes, educational programs, in-house wellness services, media appearances as well as her books and articles.

A passionate advocate for the cause, Eliz is a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She has lobbied Congress on behalf of the AHA and currently chairs the Wisconsin State Advocacy Committee.

An author and speaker known nationally, Eliz so passionately embodies the "Red Dress" they symbol for women and heart disease used by the American Heart Association and other organizations to promote public awareness, she is sometimes referred to as the "Red Dress Lady." Drawing on her training as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed down-to-earth strategies for building activity into everyday life, eating better and managing stress. Eliz shares the lessons in her books, on her Top 50 Health & Wellness blog, and as an award winning speaker delivering wellness programs for women across the country. She was recently named one of the Top Ten Online Inuencers on Stress.

Speech Topics


Busy Woman's Guide to a Healthy Heart

When you laugh, you learn… Yes, heart health can be fun! Find out how when you laugh, dance, and learn along with Eliz Greene as she shares personal stories and real-world strategies for you to live longer, feel better, and stress less.

Based on her book, Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart, Eliz reveals simple strategies for healthier lives and provides the motivation to adopt at least one.

Through humorous and touching personal stories and interactive fun, Eliz creates a program to fit your organization. Based on the needs of your group and the time allowed, participants may have the opportunity to:

  • Identify how risk factors of heart disease relate exponentially to each other.
  • Utilize a simple and medically sound tool to evaluate their personal risk of heart disease.
  • Practice stroke and heart attack symptom recognition skills.
  • Get Up and use strategies to increase activity levels.
  • Learn five actionable strategies to decrease risk of heart disease.
  • Develop a plan to implement at least one strategy.

Perfect for:

|Go Red Luncheons|Heart Truth Events|Hospital Sponsored Community Events|Faith-based Community Events|Women’s Business Networking Events|Employee Appreciation Events|Women’s Association Events|Nursing Education Programs|Women’s Leadership Programs| Mothers of Twins Club Events|Farm Bureau Programs|Ag Industry Programs| Programs for Educators|

Juggling Stress: Busy Woman's Guide to Sanity and Health

A humorous and information packed program illuminating how women’s strength lies in our ability to juggle our many responsibilities, but our health lies in our ability to juggle well. Using props and engaging stories to drive home her point, Eliz gets your audience up, on their feet and excited about setting priorities and making choices.

Eliz shares her experiences as a heart attack-survivor and a caregiver for her father and her father-in-law during their battles with cancer and strategies for daily stress management and for dealing with unexpected challenges.

Through humorous and touching personal stories and interactive fun, Eliz creates a program to fit your organization. Based on the needs of your group and the time allowed, participants may have the opportunity to:

  • Identify how how the uniquely female ability to juggle our many demands impacts our health and passion..
  • Utilize a quiz to evaluate stress management skills.
  • Practice actionable strategies to maintain wellness.
  • Learn five down-to-earth stress management techniques.
  • Develop a plan to implement at least one strategy to reduce stress.

Perfect for:

|After-lunch programs | Women’s Business Networking Events|Women’s Wellness Events| After-dinner programs| Care-giver programs | Women’s Leadership Programs |Mothers of Twins Club Events | Farm Bureau Programs | Ag Industry Programs | Programs for Educators |

Move Your Bootie: Busy Woman's Guide to an Active Lifestyle

In this interactive – and active – session participants learn and practice strategies to be active in the car, at their desk, in the kitchen – everywhere!

Using her background as an adaptive movement specialist Eliz provides ideas to fit exercise into your busy day and develop an active lifestyle.

Through humorous and touching personal stories and interactive fun, Eliz creates a program to fit your organization. Based on the needs of your group and the time allowed, participants may have the opportunity to:

  • Utilize everyday activities to increase cardiovascular health.
  • Practice being active at the office, in the car, on the job and in your kitchen.
  • Identify what it takes to live an active lifestyle.
  • Develop a plan to implement at least one strategy.

Perfect for:

|Conference Breakout Sessions|Lunch and Learn Programs|Women’s Business Networking Events|Employee Wellness Events|Women’s Leadership Programs| Farm Bureau Programs|Ag Industry Programs| Programs for Educators|

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