Optimism is not just for people with perfect mental health

Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or both, you have everything you need right now to build an authentic foundation for optimism. No happy emoji-faces required.

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Are you tired of

  • Constantly trying to feel more “positive” than you actually do

  • Faking optimism to make other people feel comfortable?

  • Feeling like optimism is only for the most mentally health among us?

  • Waiting to feel optimistic about the possibility of healing before you take meaningful action to help yourself?

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I love this course. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, this will give you simple yet powerful tools to shift in your perspective, boost your confidence, and improve your well-being overall. And Empowered Optimism meets you where you are, requiring nothing more than a willingness to explore.

Chipamong Chowdhury, Author, Activist, Columbia University Fellow

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Elizabeth brings a creative and powerful approach to designing lessons and resources that facilitate engagement and persistence…she is a passionate and talented educator, curriculum developer and author.

Amanda Lynne Smith, Senior Vice President, Academic Services and Products at Academic Partnerships

Imagine if...

  • You had a grounded, clear-eyed sense of hope and possibility

  • You had your own built-in coach who knew just what to say to keep you feeling taken care of

  • You had a detailed plan of action for improving your mental health

  • You knew how to motivate yourself even at the toughest times

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Empowered Optimism gives you the tools to make that a reality

A 3 hour course that will help you start building a foundation of optimism

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth

I'm an author, educator, producer, and performer. For the past 20 years, I've worked with Fortune 500 companies, colleges, high-schools, and non-profit organizations, creating and teaching courses that promote social emotional learning, presentation-skills, career readiness, and mental wellness. 

As a musician I've performed at venues and for charities all over the northeast, and recorded the album The Weight of Mortal Skin, which you can hear on radio stations around the world. I’ve also produced numerous benefit concerts and charity events as well as public radio programs in support of social and environmental causes. 

I am also a long-time battler of depression and anxiety. 

My mission–both personal and professional–is to eradicate the shame and stigma around mental illness, while inspiring sufferers to action with relevant, real-world tools and techniques. Oh, and to have a few laughs along the way! Here you can learn more about me and my work, including my acclaimed ThinkBuildLive Success series, which has been used by over 50,000 students and educators around the country. You can read my latest mental wellness articles at Katonah Connect right here and learn about the Parent Support Groups I facilitate here

What You'll Learn

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A powerful 3-step method for building a foundation of optimism
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Life-changing tips and tools for transforming your self-talk
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How to create a simple action plan for greater mental health
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Create powerful and totally authentic affirmations

This is for you if...

You’re ready to jump-start your mental health transformation

You want an informed approach to mental wellness that puts you in the driver’s seat

You’re ready to make a change but don’t know where to start

You want a big-impact mental wellness course with a minimum time-commitment


Yes that's me!
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What's Included

  • 9 informative and highly-readable lessons
  • interactive exercises
  • downloadable worksheets 
  • tons of customizable strategies, tools and techniques
  • links to key resources

What's the Investment

One-time payment


What's included


  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 3 hours worth of premium content
  • Worksheets, audio downloads, and videos
  • All course updates and add-ons 
  • Regular email updates with key tools & resources


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