Podcast EP121: Behind the laughter: Elaine’s Inspiring Triumph Over Trauma

By Karen Robinson

Heal Thrive Dream 

Laughter has long been hailed as the best medicine, a universal language that can bridge divides and heal wounds. But what lies behind the cheerful facade of those who make us laugh? In this poignant and enlightening podcast episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Elaine, a comedian whose infectious laughter belies the deep scars of trauma she carries within. Join us as we uncover the raw truth behind her jokes, exploring how humor has been both a shield and a weapon in her battle against adversity.


  • Gain valuable insights and inspiration from Elaine's journey to triumph over trauma, providing hope and motivation for overcoming personal challenges.
  • Learn practical strategies and coping mechanisms for navigating difficult situations and finding resilience in the face of adversity.
  • Expand your perspective and understanding of trauma and resilience through Elaine's personal narrative, fostering empathy and compassion for others facing similar struggles.
Behind the laughter

Introduction to Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams is a Video Coach, Speaker Coach, Comedic Speaker, Best-Seller Author & Comedian with credits: Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, HBO, TV Networks, The New York Times & the Huffington Post.

Her clients have gone from never doing video or speaking live to having their own YouTube Channels, doing International Book Tours, and speaking for NASA.

Energy coach Diane Foster says: “Elaine helped me go from ‘Awkward to Awesome’ on camera.” Elaine combines her Debbie Ford/JFK University coaching certifications with her 40 plus years of performing professionally in theatre, film, tv, voice-over, radio, and standup comedy to transform her clients into “Captivating Speakers.”

Elaine has spoken on college campuses across the US. Recent colleges include Kent State, Notre Dame, UT Austin, SUNY Empire State, and U of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Her TV pilot, “Room for Improvement”, about her life as a landlord, comic and speaker, was a finalist with Lifetime TV and A & E in the NY TV Festival; and Elaine was voted the top “Up and Coming Comic” in the NY Underground Comedy Festival.

Her other trainings include Leadership Training with Landmark Education, EFT Training, Meisner Acting Training, and has been honored for her work with the military and their families at Fort Drum in NY and Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. She did the NYC Marathon in 4:40.

Watch the full video of this episode. 

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Karen Robinson

  Karen Robinson  

About the Author

I'm licensed therapist with 25 years of clinical experience. Service driven, specializing in trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression, holistic care, and transformation to create an impact for trauma survivors globally. Services include coaching, therapy, virtual courses, digital products, and on-line memberships.

Are you a survivor in need of HOPE?