Emme's message is aimed at increasing awareness and raising funds to help treat eating and body image disorders. Emme says "We live in a society that is based upon the attainment of unrealistic beauty. I want women to know their self-esteem is not contingent upon their dress size." Emme is the Chair Ambassador of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and is a national ambassador for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving as the honorary chairperson for the MS Society's cycling series.
Emme's popularity as a lecturer is well earned. She promotes and exemplifies a wellness lifestyle, positive body image and self-esteem and self-acceptance as a sought after keynote speaker. She lectures at national business workshops, governor conferences and seminars, prestigious universities including Yale, Harvard, and NYU as well as middle and high schools around the country. A cancer survivor, Emme is vocal about the need to advocate for oneself when dealing with issues of health.
Her philanthropic outreach includes being a board member to Hearts of Gold and honorary board member to The Project Heal, an ambassador to The National Eating Disorders Association, and she donates her time to the Girl Scouts of America.
Born in New York City, EMME was raised in Saudi Arabia and attended Kent, the prestigious Connecticut boarding school and was awarded a full rowing athletic scholarship to Syracuse University making her part of the first generation of young women in the nation to do so through Title IX.
EMME’s passion for nature and fitness continues to make sports an integral part of her life, and participates in skiing, triathlons, snowshoeing, boogie boarding, hiking, long distance biking, yoga, golf, dreams of kite surfing and has recently taken up pole fitness.Today, EMME and her daughter live in Northern New Jersey.
- Emme’s Spa Lecture Series
A Peaceful Whirlwind: A Holistic Approach for a Conventional Lifestyle -Strategies to connect your mind, body and soul to embrace perpetual peace. -Learn to release social pressures and live the life you are destined to live. -Creating and connecting to your own spiritual source. -Honoring consistency and let go of the outcome. Balancing Act: Juggling Motherhood, Career, Romance, Girlfriends and Self -Lose Your Fear, Follow Your Dreams. -Dig into realistic ways to live life with passion and show fear the door, for good. -Avoid being all things to all people and learn to be comfortable with being the best you have to offer and that being good enough. -Why staying in contact with girlfriends is life saving, really! -Throw fun into the mix in all situations! Pull a Barbara Corcoran! YOU Come First! Then let all things flow from there! -Learn the importance of putting ourselves at the top of our own life’s priority list. -Understand how by nourishing our health, spiritually, emotionally and physically, we can optimally care for all those we love and are responsible for. A SuperModel’s Journey From Shame To Activism: How not giving up can sometimes make all the difference! -A personal and inspiring look at Emme’s unconventional journey from the sand dunes of Dhahran Saudi Arabia to twice named as People Magazine’s 50 of the Most Beautiful People in the World. Fuel Yourself, Don’t Fool Yourself: The gentle balance in feeding the hunger within while finding fullness. -Understanding the difference between physical satiation and the use of food as an emotional escape tool. -untangling old and unuseful associations and learning to apply ones refreshed with vitality and sustainability in one’s adult life. Breaking The Chains That Bind Us: Letting go of what no longer serves us for good. (great for Mother/Daughter weekends) -Pealing away the social pressure “onion” to our own unique truth. -Learn to live confidently in a life that truly makes you happy. -Discuss the cultural phenomenon in the drive to be thin at all costs, even to death. Myths, misconceptions and how to claim the you you are with out changing a thing.
- Bring it On A Cancer Survivor's Story of Action
Emme delivers an intimate, proactive view of how one can take part in their own healing process. She reveals her battle and journey through the medical maze along with her own efforts to marry conventional medicine with holistic care. Emme believes “growth only comes when pushed, prodded and forced to face what lies in front of you- being the salt and pepper of life; the good with the seemingly bad, in all its glory.” To say this was a gift may sound strange, but she feels in so many ways it has been. Emme used to improve her wellness and enhance her immune function and those that she continues to use, in post treatment. She is interested in what all of us can learn together and, in particular, what might work for people in different situations. She talks of additional therapies that helped her stay vivacious and energetic during the roughest times and how medical and holistic healing approaches offset the negative affects of chemotherapy, without affecting the protocol itself. Emme reveals her own cancer and it’s treatments - including the emotional, physical and psychological obstacles that must be overcome in order to help others and realize their dreams!
- No Room For Fear: Where Passion Lives, Abundance Flows!
Emme, supermodel, TV personality, Revlon cover girl, creative director of her clothing lines and 4 time author is a vocal advocate for people of all ages to be fit and healthy by embracing an active wellness lifestyle while simultaneously rejecting societal pressure to conform to one standard of individual beauty. Having triumphed over her own share of tragedies and roadblocks, Emme has a unique knack for turning even the worst of what life dishes out into a learning tool for growth. Join Emme on this journey as she helps open even the narrowest of minds and encourages us to reflect on and embrace change or at least give personal growth a chance! Be it giving up dieting, throwing your scale out the window, meditating, or surviving cancer, she models how to prevent adversity from getting the best of us. It is for this reason that she is a trusted example and positive role model to young and old. You’ll leave inspired and ready to take on new challenges and you’ll have had a few laughs along the way.
- Finding Your Whole YOU Through a Body+Mind+Spirit Connection!
Emme, Founder of the EmmeNation Community and Whole You Adventure Series believes all success and human potential flows from a connection between our bodies, minds and spirits. Without these three aligning, our truest, most WHOLE YOU remains untapped and causes us repeated discomfort and hits and misses. Once we become aware, connected and aligned to our body+mind+spirit we’ll then begin to learn how to release what causes our discomfort, disease and disconnect to bring us closer to our true selves. Meditation and breathing techniques will be demonstrated as well as a short meditation period shared.