Roxane Battle Vice President of Advocacy and Community at AbleTo, Inc., a leading behavioral health company based in New York. She is a veteran television journalist, public speaker, author and mom. Her award-winning memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.
Roxane Battle is Vice President of Advocacy and Community at AbleTo, Inc., a leading behavioral health company based in New York. She held the same position at Minneapolis-based Sanvello Health, Inc, which has since integrated with AbleTo’s suite of digital behavioral heath care tools. You can see Roxane as host of “Checking in with Roxane Battle” in Sanvello’s app, where she uses her gift of storytelling to help 4 million subscribers feel better.
Prior to her work as a mental heath care advocate, Roxane spent 20+ years as a television journalist, including work as an award-winning news anchor and Emmy-nominated reporter at NBC Minneapolis, CBS, and FOX.
Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com and has been featured in Working Mother and Ebony magazines.
A Minnesota native, Roxane earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
An Amazon best-selling author, Roxane’s self-help memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), is now in its third printing.
She enjoys cycling, owns a pair of rollerskates and makes a memorable mac and cheese.Follow her on LinkedIn and Instagram, at @roxanebattle
Pockets of Joy: Navigating Transition and Change
Pockets of Joy: An Attitude of Gratitude
Pockets of Joy: Seven Steps to Joy and Well-being
SYNOPSIS: The only thing constant in life is change, yet human beings are instinctively wired to resist change. Often, we suffer our way through loss, or transition, rather than embrace change as an opportunity for personal growth and development. What if we could learn to manage the transitions in our lives in a way that also allows us to find joy? In this inspirational talk, former KARE 11-TV personality and award-winning author Roxane Battle blends elements of positive psychology and mindfulness with personal stories of her journey in transitioning out of a high-profile television career into a new and fulfilling life. It’s a journey that resulted in real-life lessons and authentic happiness. Through candor, humor and expert storytelling Ms. Battle will equip attendees with tools to help them see life’s challenges not as obstacles, but as opportunities to experience authentic joy.
Sample talking points:
- ACCEPTANCE- a process that can lead to effective problem solving.
- AUTHENTICITY- discovering your true self through identifying likes, dislikes and areas of interest will help craft a life plan for happiness
- ALONE TIME- When the pressure of external forces causes anxiety, moments of solitude or meditation allow us to dig deep and listen to what’s going on internally, which can help us identify what brings us happiness in life.
- ATTITUDE- is indeed everything especially an attitude of gratitude- how we view a challenge has a significant impact on our ability to overcome it in a way that brings joy.
Roxane Battle set the tone of our conference with her keynote speech in a wonderful way. Her presentation was positive and optimistic while still being down-to-earth and thought-provoking. Our audience absolutely loved her. A few people asked me to send over the booking agent's information right away so they could have her at future events!
Very passionate, great with the crowd, well-prepared, fantastic close to our conference.
Gustavus Adolphus College