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Eli Davidson
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Eli Davidson is a motivational speaker, award-winning author and nationally recognized coach who helps individuals and organizations problem solve and re-kindle the zeal that fuels success in their personal and professional lives.

She has appeared on The Today Show and Dr. Phil’s Decision House and NBC, ABC and Fox TV affiliates. Eli speaks on overcoming obstacles. She gives audiences the Turnaround Techniques™ - a system to implement change that she developed and trademarked. Her advice has been featured in publications as diverse as Better Homes and Garden, and The Los Angeles Business Journal.

A gale force of energy, motivational speaker, Eli’s interactive programs propel audiences to their feet and into action. Her experience as a nationally recognized coach creates programs that lead to measurable behavior change. Eli is an expert in empowering communication, leadership, sales, and the daily challenge of going from funky to fabulous.

Her book, Funky to Fabulous: Surefire Success Strategies for the Savvy, Sassy and Swamped is a run away hit. It is a success manual dedicated to successful, swamped women executives and business owners. Much to her surprise the book is being gobbled up by a growing numbers of brilliant men that could put up with her shoe analogies.

It was named 2008 Motivational Book of the Year from Indie Next Generations Book Awards. 2008 Independent Publisher Bronze Medal Winner, and 2007 USA Best Books Awards Finalist.

Ms. Davidson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica where she was named Student of the Year.

Eli lives in Los Angeles with her domineering cat, Cleopatra Jones.

Entries by Eli Davidson

3 Unexpected Lessons for Trailblazing Women From Joan Rivers

(34) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:49 PM

"Oh, Joan is going to HATE you!" were the words that welcomed me to my first day of work with my coaching client, Joan Rivers. She was the original trailblazer with a 50-year comedy career and over a billion dollars of products sold via QVC. It was a profound honor...

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How a Woman Turned Her Million Dollar Dream Into Reality

(11) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 2:37 PM

Have you imagined what your life would look like as a millionaire? What would it take to go from where you are to be a female millionaire?

I sat down with Natalie Ledwell, motivational expert and author of Never In Your Wildest Dreams to hear what it took for...

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My Interview with Lisa Sasevich: Part 1, From Wake Up Call to Inc 500!

(22) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 2:31 PM

Recently, I had the honor of interviewing Lisa Sasevich. She is an amazing mentor to those wanting to learn to sell from the stage. Lisa has built her company from scratch to becoming a member of Inc Top 500! She shared such great information, that it takes two posts!

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How to Determine What to Focus on: Scott Belsky Interview (Part II)

(6) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:01 PM

Killing Your Darlings When Developing a Project

I asked Scott to address "killing your darlings" in the scope of developing a project. This is another thing that women have a more difficult time with than men because we want everyone to like us and all those sort of...

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How to Be Proactive at Work: Scott Belsky Interview

(2) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 1:15 AM

A challenge that I keep seeing is that small business owners have difficulty in picking a way of knowing what to focus on. To shed some light on this topic, I interviewed Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and...

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League of Extraordinary Women Entrepreneurs Is Starting A Revolution

(10) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 3:33 PM

It's been a few weeks since a sold out room full of trail-blazing, extraordinary women and very smart men gathered to learn new ways to grow their already successful businesses and collaborate to help change the lives of women through charitable giving.

These successful women entrepreneurs and business leaders from...

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It's Lonely at the Top: Lone Ranger Women Entrepreneurs

(35) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 4:22 PM

The recent news that over 50 percent of American women are now the breadwinners in their households is exciting. Women are starting businesses faster than men. Many of these breadwinners are entrepreneurs. Yet women who have established businesses don't have a place to gather. As a small business...

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When Did We Become Indifferent to Strangers?

(61) Comments | Posted May 12, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Growing up on a gravel road in Bucyrus, Kan., a car... any car... and especially a car we didn't know was a big deal. We'd run out to the road and wave at the adult behind the wheel as the dust clouds of the speeding car settled. Strangers were a...

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Take the Quantum Leap to Success

(21) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 11:28 AM

Recently, as I sat near the ocean in Hawaii, watching the waves crest and then lap against the shore, I had a call with John Assaraf. Our call actually started out talking about the waves, and how they are like obstacles in our lives. A person unfamiliar with...

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There Is No Plan B: Interview With Women's Business Mentor Ali Brown

(28) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 11:52 AM

Are you a woman who owns a business, or who wants to? Hang on to your latte. This statistic may infuriate you.

A Nasty Small Business Truth

Women own about 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S.. We receive only 2.3 percent of the...

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Why Women Don't Get What They Want

(19) Comments | Posted May 11, 2011 | 4:22 PM

Are you happy about the money you made last year?

If the answer is no, and you are a woman... read on. Trust me sister, if you aren't thrilled
with the digits in your bank account you are not alone. The reason that women aren't
getting more money...

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Met a New Guy? How to Foresee Your Relationship Future

(39) Comments | Posted April 18, 2011 | 6:57 PM

On April 7, Eva Longoria discussed her divorce on "Piers Morgan Tonight," where she broke down in tears, leaving the host incredulous. It was hard to see her in such unabashed heartache.

Recently, I was able to help Melissa Rivers through a tough time, and I want to...

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Joan and Melissa Rivers Demonstrate How to Live with Difficult People

(43) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 9:39 AM

What would you do if your mother moved in with you? What if your mother were... oh... say... Joan Rivers? Melissa vented some of her feelings here on HuffPost. She called me to get coaching on how to navigate the wild waters of living under the same roof...

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How to Clear the Mind Clutter and Follow Your Intuition

(36) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM

I just got off the phone with Dr. Oz because of this column. Susan Wagner at "The Dr. Oz Show" had been introduced to my work to help viewers implement the show's information and reinvent their heath habits. She writes a heck of a blog! It inspired me...

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Your Body Means Business

(64) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 4:50 PM

A wave of recent research revolves around the premise that your gut is smarter than your head. In our newer more complex world tapping into your deeper intelligence is a key to avoiding pitfalls and taking what is necessary to make a quantum leap.

Over the last few month's...

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Turnip or Tomato: How You Live Your Life?

(36) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 10:20 AM

If life were a garden what seeds are you planting? Are you tending the plants that bring you the juicy joy of your heartfelt dreams? Or do you settle for what is convenient? Maybe veggies have a lot to say about your life.

Turnips: Glue Stew

I am not a...

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How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

(34) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM

Why are you so hard on yourself? Over the last two weeks I've been exploring this.

What can you do about it? A lot.

The opposite of Perfectionitis is what researchers call "healthy striving." Studies show that healthy strivers set realistic goals that are the natural next step...

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Help For Lindsay Lohan To Get Out of Debt....It Will Work For You Too!

(33) Comments | Posted April 19, 2010 | 3:52 PM

I feel your pain, Lindsay. I have been in credit card debt over my eyeballs.
Nope, unlike Dr. Drew Pinskey I am not going to plant drugs in your car to frame you. Dr. Pinsky isn't breaking the law breaking your Hippocratic oath?

After losing my...

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Why Are You So Hard On Yourself?

(49) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 9:00 AM

The results of last week's quiz showed that just about everyone has a case of Perfectionitis. Fellow Huffington Post blogger, Dr. Cara Barker http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cara-barker did a 10 year study on this challenge. Her work entitled, World Weary Woman: Her Wound and Transformation came to the same...

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Do You Have The 'Disease' That Makes You Self-Sabotoge? (QUIZ)

(51) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 9:58 AM

Do you look at your dream and feel that you don't quite measure up? Is your inner nag always finding something to pick apart about your projects? Don't worry, you aren't alone. You probably have a case of the latest bug going around, a debilitating condition that I term: Perfectionitis....

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