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Why Elise?

If you're in search of an inspirational speaker who can turn your event into an unforgettable experience, look no further than Elise Bialylew.

When Elise takes the stage, she captivates audiences with her wisdom and makes the cutting edge science of stress and mindfulness accessible to everyone. She inspires through sharing not only her own journey but also practical strategies for achieving greater happiness and fulfillment amidst these uncertain times.

Her engaging presentations are sure to leave a lasting impact, inspiring individuals and organisations alike to embark on their own paths to greater well-being, flourishing and impact.

What event organisers and participants are saying...

Caity Roberts

Events and Marketing Manager - The Happiness and its Causes conference.

Elise brings her deep expertise in the field of the brain and mindfulness together with engaging storytelling about her own personal transformation from psychiatry to social entrepreneurship. She inspired our audience and left them wanting more. I'd highly recommend her as a guest speaker at your next event. You won't be disappointed!

Laini Shaw

Specialist HR Consulting | Talent | Coaching & Mentoring | Engagement | Employee Relations | Industrial Relations | Facilitation

Elise came and facilitated a session at AGL outlining Mindfulness, what it is, the research supporting it in growing the brain and the numerous benefits. She also facilitated a guided meditation practice. Excellent session with easy tools to implement - lots of great feedback from participants. Now looking to roll out similar workshop at our North Sydney offices. Thanks Elise - it's been a pleasure working with you!

Dave Makohon 

Strategy | Relationship Building | Leadership | Stakeholder Management | Financial Analysis

Elise's teachings provided me with the tools to understand meditation and how it could improve my health and well-being. She was very generous with her time and demonstrated great knowledge of meditation and its various benefits. 
The various benefits I received were reduced stress, calmness, more clarity in undertaking day-to-day tasks, and a more relaxed attitude to daily life. 
The thing that surprised me with Elise's teachings and meditation techniques was that the benefits were varied and complex however undertaking meditation was relatively easy. Also, the benefits were achieved in a quick timeline and it was extremely easy to fit into my day-to-day routine. 
I would recommend Elise for her personal touch on meditation and how to use it to improve your health and well-being

Sue Mills

Disability Service Provider Strategist | MBA, Holistic Solutions

I attended a workshop on Mindfulness, which was facilitated by Dr Elise Bailylew. It is safe to say, that I had a 'wow' moment. I was a sceptic going in and came out hungry to learn more about the power of Mindfulness and meditation, in order to build up my mental fitness, and that of my family.

Dr Bailylew was a wonderful speaker and facilitator that was so passionate about the subject, and so knowledgeable, that it opened up my mind to a subject that I found prior to this, a bit wishy-washy. I needed facts, and that is what she gave me. Everything was rooted back to the science behind the practice and I'm just so excited to enter this next chapter of learning and personal growth that is now open to me.

Thank you Dr Bailylew, what a gift you gave me.

Amy Grossbard

Marketing Specialist for Social Justice Organisations‚úĆÔłŹ

Elise is one of those enviable all rounders - entrepreneurial and creative but with a scientist's mind. A highly curious, self disciplined and generative person, it's no wonder her first major project, Mindful in May, was an instant success and has grown over the years to become an internationally recognised campaign. No doubt her newest project (http://mindlifeproject.com) will be just as successful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Elise as a mindfulness coach, public speaker, workshop facilitator or mentor/coach.

Professor Kalvinder Shields

Assistant Dean (Graduate Research)
Faculty of Business and Economics.

We are so grateful to have had Elise to deliver the Keynote presentation at our Celebrating Graduate Research event for our doctoral research students at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, and the Melbourne Business School. Her talk on 'Unlocking your full potential through mindfulness' was relevant, topical and resonated well. Throughout the talk, Elise was very engaging and pitched perfectly for our graduate students with her presentation being educational, practical and experiential - with really useful takeaways for everyone. We look forward to having her back!

About Elise

An accomplished author and the driving force behind Mindful in May, the world's largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign, Elise is dedicated to enhancing individual and organisational well-being through the cultivation of inner tools for a more fulfilling life.

With a background in psychiatry, Elise has seamlessly transitioned into the role of a social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, and she brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to her work. As the author of the best selling book, "The Happiness Plan," she offers profound insights into the pursuit of happiness and personal flourishing.

Elise's work has garnered international acclaim and recognition, with features in prestigious publications like the Huffington Post and The New York Times, as well as appearances on Australian television. Her contributions to mindfulness and well-being have been recognised as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review and a finalist in the Telstra Business awards

The Book 

#1 Amazon best seller "The Happiness Plan" Ten minutes a day to change your mind and your life for the better.

In The Happiness Plan, Dr Elise Bialylew offers a roadmap to a happier life. Drawing on her background in medicine, psychiatry and mindfulness meditation, she has created a powerful one-month mindfulness program that will lead you to a more balanced and fulfilled existence.

Mindful In May

Elise is the founder of the annual global fund raising event, Mindful in May, that teaches individuals worldwide to meditate and offers guided meditations, expert interviews and daily emails.

Through Mindful in May Elise has raised over $1.1M to bring clean, safe drinking water to over 32,000 people in need across Africa.

Speaking Topics 


Mindfulness for High Performance

Unlock your full potential with mindfulness and enhance your performance at work.

Dr. Elise Bialylew, a trained doctor of psychiatry, combines her expertise in neuroscience with transformative mindfulness practices to help you achieve higher engagement, improved focus, and increased productivity. Experience a deeper flow, efficiency, and well-being in your professional life.


Mindfulness and Mental Health

Explore the profound connection between mindfulness and mental health.

Join Dr. Elise Bialylew on a journey to discover how mindfulness can be a powerful tool for managing stress, anxiety, and emotional well-being. Learn practical strategies to nurture your mental health, reduce negative thought patterns, and foster resilience in the face of life's challenges.


Mindful Leadership

Elevate your leadership skills with mindfulness.

Dr Elise Bialylew offers transformative insights and practical tools to help you become a mindful leader and empower your teams. Gain immediate skills to apply in the workplace, including enhanced communication, effective stress management, and increased emotional intelligence.

Unlock your leadership potential and inspire positive change within your organisation.


How Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Full Potential

Have you ever wanted to take a risk but felt too scared? Reinvent yourself? Find deeper purpose and meaning?

Mindfulness meditation might just be the doorway.

Elise will share how mindfulness can unlock your potential and support you in being an agent for positive change in the world. You'll hear some cutting-edge research around the neuroscience of mindfulness, and she'll share her research conducted with Monash University answering the question: 'How long do you need to meditate to experience the benefits?'


Why You'll Love Teaming Up with Elise:

1. Real-Deal Insights: Elise blends psychiatry with mindfulness, giving your audience a genuine deep dive into well-being.

2. She's Made Global Waves: From international features to top-tier awards, Elise brings a world of credibility to your stage.

3. Life-Changing Moments:
It's more than a talk. Elise ensures attendees walk away with tools and inspiration to truly transform their lives.

4. Profound Expertise:
With a unique blend of psychiatry and mindfulness, Elise offers evidence-based insights, ensuring your audience receives authentic and impactful knowledge.

5. Global Recognition:
Featured in international publications and recognised with prestigious awards, Elise's acclaim guarantees top-tier insights and credibility for your event.

6. Transformational Impact:
Elise's presentations are not just informative but transformative. Attendees leave inspired and equipped with actionable strategies to enhance their well-being in today's challenging landscape.

Upcoming and Past Events

Happiness and its Causes

Happiness & Its Causes

DAY 1 - Thursday 16 November

Duration: 18 minutes


Have you ever wanted to take a risk but felt too scared? Reinvent yourself? Find deeper purpose and meaning? Mindfulness meditation might just be the doorway. Elise will share how mindfulness can unlock your potential and support you in being an agent for positive change in the world. You'll hear some cutting-edge research around the neuroscience of mindfulness, and she'll share her research conducted with Monash University answering the question: ‚ÄėHow long do you need to meditate to experience the benefits?‚Äė

Dr Elise Bialylew, a doctor trained in psychiatry turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert; founder of the online global fundraising campaign Mindful in May; best-selling author of The Happiness Plan

Happy Minds Summit

Dive deep into invaluable insights with 72 esteemed mental health experts, therapists, and healers from around the globe. Discover the tools and strategies you need to cultivate a joyful mind and a fulfilling life.‚Ā†


Women's Small Business Summit

On Thursday 15 June 12pm (AEST), this sensational virtual panel will discuss how you can harness digital tools for business success.‚Ā†

Listen to Elise speak at the most recent 'Happiness and Its Causes' conference.

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Embrace mindfulness as your compass, guiding you towards clarity, resilience, and transformative leadership.