Understanding How Stress Affects Performance in Business with Elle Ingalls

Elle Ingalls
Elle Ingalls

Elle Ingalls is an experienced coach and speaker, and works closely with professionals, business owners, executives, and students on how to improve and de-stress. She is a highly-trained violinist who uses her stress response techniques from her performances to influence her coaching. 

Elle has been speaking and training for over twenty years and was recently added to the Vistage roster. Before her focus on coaching, she spent her career marketing and directing multiple orchestras and music centers.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • How Elle Ingalls’ background in athletics and music affected her career
  • Elle’s work with the fight or flight response
  • Overlooked addictions and how they affect professionals
  • Making referrals for sensitive topics
  • Focusing on the solution rather than the problem

In this episode…

The majority of people are ruled by stress, whether or not they would admit it. Much of modern society runs on tight rules and systems, especially in business. Those who thrive in the corporate world have to overcome incredible amounts of stress and adversity to get where they are. However, the effects of that stress can run deeper than many first realize.

Elle Ingalls is a high-performance coach who pushes past well-worn advice and directs her focus on the fight/flight response. There are myriad biological factors that can both hinder and enhance performance if understood correctly. So what does this look like practically?

In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Elle Ingalls to talk about stress and how it relates to professionals. They talk about the biological response, how to regulate it, and how it tangibly leads to greater overall performance. They also talk about Elle’s own life and how she learned these lessons for herself.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

Elle Ingalls would love to meet Isabella Rossellini to discuss her life, career, and the creative side of the film world.


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