Elodia Tate is a best-selling author, and professional speaker, who is known for using humor and story telling to connect with her audience.  She feels blessed and honored to have released a best-Selling book, “Open My Eyes, Open My Soul: Celebrating Our Common Humanity”.  This book is a special collection of stories and poems that celebrates our diversity, while reminding us that we are all connected. 


The book was featured on “The Today Show”, CNN, CBS “The Early Show”, “BET Nightly News”, and many others. Elodia  has been a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows, and the book was featured on shows such as “Tavis Smiley”, “Tom Joyner” & “Bev Smith”. They have also had press from “The

New York Daily News”,“The Boston Globe” , “The Dallas Morning News” and many magazines including “Essence”, “Ebony” & “Science of Mind”.

Elodia Tate grew up in a culturally diverse neighborhood in San Jose, CA. Her father is Caucasian & Native American. Her mother is Native American & Hispanic and spoke English as a second language.  Elodia has four children, ages elementary through college, who are also blended with African-American.  Recently, through DNA testing, Elodia learned the family is also part Middle Eastern.

In the early 1980’s Elodia earned a real estate license and worked for fourteen years in the mortgage industry. She owned and operated two small brokerage offices, performed as a Loan Officer and has written for newsletters specializing in the mortgage arena, for homeowners.  She is also a contributor to “Chicken Soup For The African-American Soul”, having co-written a story with Yolanda King, on growing up as Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, titled “Funtown”.

In the early 1990’s, Elodia discovered she had lupus/SLE and chose to take a natural approach for managing her illness. In 1995 she was able to put the lupus in remission and started helping others by sharing her story. She is a certified natural Health Coach, and she has been learning and sharing with others “Infinite Paths to Wellness”. She enjoys speaking to small groups as well as large audiences, and has been labeled as a “Health Activist” for the right to choose your own path to wellness.

In addition to raising her children, and her parents. She speaks on the topics of Diversity or Proversity, Health & Wellness and  Women’s Issues.  She pulls from her own life experiences and uses her craft, of turning her stories into humor and connects with people from all walks of life.

 Elodia Tate Speaking

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