Elizabeth's Bio and CV

Elizabeth Power, M. Ed., CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc. epowerandassociates.com, is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant.  EPower &  Associates is the parent organization for The EPower Change Institute and The Trauma Informed Academy.


"All I do is help people with change, resilience and self-care, and alignment. And everything is done from the trauma-informed perspective," she says. "Even courses directly about working with trauma are about change."


Power develops cross-cultural adaptations of models of care for the mental health community as well as helping other countries like Japan develop their own models.  The Trauma Informed Academy recently released her new model, The Trauma Responsive System which focuses on mastering 9 elements akin to applied emotional intelligence.


She was recently published as third author of an article in Family Medicine about the outcomes of the NIMH research project assessing the effectiveness of the use of the core principles of Risking Connection(r) by Primary Care Providers in their clinical settings. 


When organizations and associations book her as a speaker, it’s most often for motivation, to help people make and adapt to change, or to tell her own story of hope and healing.  Conferences love her for her interactive virtual presentations on change, resilience and self-care, and trauma-informed thinking.


“Sharper than a number two pencil, and funnier than a six pack of funny bones on go-juice,” was one audience member’s response. When you need a speaker with humor, depth, wisdom and motivation, she’s the one.


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Vanderbilt University, Peabody School of Education, Nashville, TN 1997, M.Ed. in Human Resources Development, Emphasis on Organization Development and Systems Thinking


University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 1977 B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies Thesis: “The History and Development of Religious Communities in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States”


Member, Chancellor’s Committee on Disabilities


University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1971 High School Diploma, Writing



  • Education for Ministry
  • Time to Teach Classroom Management
  • Risking Connection, Facilitator, Sidran Institute
  • E-Learning Specialist, ASTD
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Catalyst Consulting
  • Relational Cultural Theory, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute
  • Interactive Teaching Skills, General Motors Corporation
  • Pro-Trainer Instructional Design Skills, General Motors Corporation
  • Job Aids Development General Motors Corporation
  • Accomplishment Based Training Certification, Sterling Corp. 
  • Self-Directed Coaching Certification, Sterling Corp. 

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