DiscoverMoonshots with Naveen Jain(EP19) Become Your Own Advocate | Elissa Fisher Harris
(EP19) Become Your Own Advocate | Elissa Fisher Harris

(EP19) Become Your Own Advocate | Elissa Fisher Harris

Update: 2019-09-241


“The sheer fact ... that I exist means that I matter.” - Elissa Fisher Harris on Ikigai


After growing up in an unsupportive household, and as a transient homeless young girl, Elissa knew that putting herself through school was her way to find a community. At age 13, her aunt gave Elissa her first experience of home. 

After being turned away by traditional medicine during her own health crisis, Elissa found holistic medicine out of a need to heal her body. 

Flash forward to today: she’s a lauded well-being and social impact strategist who serves as Partner and Chief Impact Officer of 5th Element Group.

And now, she's pursuing her TWO Moonshots with full energy, clear intention, and a brave and devoted heart.

  • There’s a difference between ego and self-esteem. Many people are confused about what true self love is
  • Your job is not knowing what others think of you; it’s knowing who you truly are
  • Become your own advocate. Trust your body; listen to your gut. Invest in your wellness today, rather than your illness tomorrow
  • The impact company she works with, 5th Element Group, focuses on practical optimism for sustainability: finding resilient technologies and helping them grow through partnerships. They call them “Omni-wins” — wins for everyone involved


Elissa’s advice: Seek an integrative doctor. If that’s not accessible for you, learn from thought leaders like Mark Hyman and Frank Lipman about holistic medicine.


Episode References:


Nieper Theory: Hans Nieper predicted that modern medicine will implode itself, and be replaced with a more traditional, individualized kind of care 

Mark Hyman 

Frank Lipman

Resilient Child Theory

Imposter Syndrome

Genova Diagnostics (Labs): Diagnostic Laboratory Testing for Wellness & Preventive Medicine 


Find out more about 5th Element Group: the impact amplifier that’s making the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality by partnering with social impact-motivated community investors, brands, leaders, and NGOs.

Connect with Elissa Fisher Harris on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. And look out for A World On Purpose, Elissa’s upcoming podcast!


Find the video version of this (and all) episodes on the Moonshots playlist of Naveen’s YouTube channel!


Connect with Naveen on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @naveenjainceo. You can check out his YouTube channel and website, too!


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(EP19) Become Your Own Advocate | Elissa Fisher Harris

(EP19) Become Your Own Advocate | Elissa Fisher Harris