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Enthusiastic and heart-felt, Elise Photini Adams speaks from the heart while sharing practical and inspiring simple living strategies.
Elise’s 10-plus-year journey to an Orthodox conversion through addiction, homelessness and personal recovery lend an unusual depth of perspective to each presentation she shares. Over the past 5 years she’s built a successful ‘side-gig’ as a professional organizer and executive assistant, finally transforming her business into a thriving part-time career as a ghostwriter for projects large and small.
As much as Elise’s entrepreneurial spirit will spur her career forward always, her first love and dedication is to her family. Earlier this year she decided to bring together her writing, blogging and speaking efforts with her home-world determination to create a simple, frugal and greener/sustainable life for her family. To this end Elise created a semi-urban homesteading blog entitled ElisePhotini.com where she writes regularly about urban gardening, green living Do-It-Yourself projects & the Paleo eating adventures of her small family. Elise also shares her family’s struggle to move out of poverty and a history of despair to build a truly strong future for their altogether 6 children, with 3 of the littles still at home.
Elise is also the social media manager/website designer for FamilyChallengeCamps.org . Their message of hope & healing for children and their families of this unique non-profit is particularly close to Elise’s heart.
Over the past year Elise has appeared on several local television programs in the Pacific Northwest and has participated in several radio interviews as well. Copies of these appearances are available on her website http://elisephotini.com/ under the Press tab.
Elise’s speaking topics include:
-healthy & simple family living
-frugal, simple living in today’s complicated world
-creating an oasis of spiritual safety for our kids
-Elise’s personal story of conversion
-the transformative power of The Jesus Prayer
-sustainable living without spending a penny more
-helping our kids eat healthy
-urban gardening & homesteading
-becoming a good parent after a difficult childhood
-healing and hope for addiction, trauma & struggle
-the Twelve Steps and Orthodox truths, do they fit together?
Elise focuses each talk on the particular audience and environment she’s asked to address. Elise is comfortable speaking to all types of audiences and looks forward to serving yours!