Elyse is a Wellness Guide and Business Mentor. She guides visionary leaders and changemakers to remember their soul mission and find the courage to pursue it, so that they can increase their abundance and social impact.
Elyse is a healer, coach and mentor whose work focuses on centering connection as an essential ingredient for healing and social transformation. In our current culture, we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection, in which loneliness, burnout, anxiety and depression are on the rise.
Her mission is to support leaders, changemakers and visionary entrepreneurs to experience deep healing and support, so that they can cultivate communities, services, and experiences that center radical healing and liberation.
The only way that we can begin to heal society is if we do the important work of healing ourselves. Elyse started her career as a youth development professional and experienced burnout and chronic stress in the direct service field. As a result, she set out on a journey to learn how to better care for myself and her community.
She believes that when we intentionally invest in creating healthy relationships with ourselves and others, we are shifting the energetic conditions in our communities and the wider world. She uses the modalities of yoga, mindfulness, human design and conscious business to support clients in seeking their purpose, creating community and living more connected lives. She's so grateful for the opportunity to share the practices that she loves and is inspired by any occasion to deeply connect with others.
Elyse has over 8 years of experience working in social impact organizations throughout the Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC Region.
Elyse received her Jivan Yoga Teacher Certification through Baltimore Yoga Village. Her first introduction to yoga was in elementary school and she's been expanding my personal practice ever since.
She's a graduate of Johns Hopkins University's Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program. A fellowship which provides emerging leaders with the training, mentorship and tools to promote community health and wellbeing.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and Social Advocacy from American University and a Masters in Professional Studies in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Background & Training Includes:
B.A. Communication & Social Advocacy, American University
JHU Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program
200hr Yoga Teacher Certification
50hr Bodywise Institute Trauma Informed Yoga Certification
M.P.S Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership, UMBC
Be More Connected is a coaching practice, consultancy and community founded by Business Mentor, Wellness Guide, facilitator and speaker, Elyse Preston. Our mission is to build a global community of visionary leaders, co-creating a new culture around sacred service and business that is conscious, soul-led, and healing centered. Supporting leaders to thrive by achieving personal and financial liberation through their creative success. And experiencing deep fulfillment by sharing their soul gifts in a meaningful way in the world. We are committed to integrating a variety of offerings, including 1:1 mentorship, group programs, workshops, retreats, and wellness consulting for individuals and organizations dedicated to healing and social impact. Our work centers women of color entrepreneurs, particularly for group offerings, but also supports values aligned allies and who aspire to create a more beautiful, connected world.