MEET Lesley

“ I first met Ellen in 2019 at a performance that we were both booked for”

Not only is she a fantastic mezzo and colleague, however she is also a selfless, inspiring individual who cares deeply for her clients. Through speaking with Ellen, her encouragement and digging deep into what makes me tick as a person has helped me realize what I really want to do and how to achieve it! She has been able to hone in on my true passion and strengths which in turn has inspired me to start my own business doing what I LOVE. I know that it will be a success as Ellen has given me the tools and motivation to make it so.

-Lesley Anselmi
Soprano and Career Consultant

MEET Tracy

“Our partnership has made miracles happen in my life, it can happen in yours too.”

I’d achieved so much from a humble upbringing and have so much to offer the world but I was stopping short. Do I even deserve more? What do I even want? If I try to have it all…I’ll have to do it all and then I’ll burn out? 

I operated my life from either having this or having that, but never both. Now I have both… and so much more too. And it keeps on growing… 

Working with Ellen has helped me work through so many limiting beliefs. I now have super clarity about my goals and dreams, so much awareness about where I stop, and such incredible structure and support to push beyond. Above all else I truly believe in and love myself for the first time in 40 years on this planet. And now, it’s all possible. 

We’ve worked through pain. We’ve worked through my excuses. We’ve worked through my unwillingness. Through it all Ellen has held me in a partnership that is centred around grace, compassion, belief, respect, play, trust, and so much humour and love. Our partnership makes miracles happen. We make the impossible seem not just possible but totally achievable. I cannot recommend Ellen highly enough. Hire her now.

-Tracy Playle
CEO of Pickle Jar Communications

MEET George

“I was skeptical at first...but now I’m a believer. I’ve unlocked all that was once impossible and I can do it all without compromise!”

My experience working with Ellen has been transformational, although I do not think that word even remotely does it justice. On our very first call I remember being very confused on what I wanted in my life. All I knew is that my current situation was not it. She described the experience of having it all, not compromising and being able to be extremely fulfilled in every part of your life. I simply did not believe it.

The best and bravest thing I ever did was fully buy into our partnership. It has been 8 months and I now see what she means. Underneath all the self limiting beliefs, anxiety and defense mechanisms I have built over the years was me. It was not until I uncovered these things that I really got to get to know myself, realize how awesome I am and how lucky I am to live my life. For the first time in my life, I am able to live it in the most authentic version of myself possible. 

This has unlocked more career success, connection and joy in my life than I ever thought possible. My entire life is exactly the way I want it and I can accomplish anything I want without compromising on the things that are important to me. I have an enthusiasm about life that I never thought was possible. I have this beautiful blend of appreciation for where I am currently at yet driven to continue to build the things I want in my life. 

I owe this to my ability to do the work, be brave and vulnerable to create the life I want to live. Before any of this is possible, you must first make the choice that this is the life you want. My way of making that choice was enrolling in a partnership with Ellen. I’d highly recommend you do the same…

-George Hariri
CEO of Shared Practices

MEET Nichole

“The work I’ve done with Ellen has transformed every facet of my life.”

“Ellen has transformed my life. Her support has been crucial in the breakthroughs I’ve had through working with her: graduating with the degree I wanted, singing a leading role in an opera, reinventing my relationships and career, and most importantly, fully embracing and loving myself at every point along the way.”

-Nichole Kelly
Mezzo-Soprano and Life Coach

MEET Mariana

“If you work with Ellen, prepare yourself...her energy, passion, and dedication are palpable.”

Ellen is the definition of dynamo. Her passion for coaching is palpable, and I recommend her services to anyone needing coaching services. You can bet that in choosing to work with Ellen, you will reach whatever goals you seek to achieve.

-Mariana Padilla
CEO of Red Lab Marketing

MEET Martha

“Ellen is a powerhouse cheerleader, loyally standing in your corner advocating for YOU!”

“Ellen is a powerhouse, a heart-centered leader that brings out essence in others. The way she shows up for clients is admirable, how she can stand for what you want AND come from love I’d definitely something I see as essential in a life coach. I would definitely recommend working with her to add velocity and joy to your life projects.”

-Martha Cristina Garza
Brand Strategist and Marketing Consultant

MEET Tyler

When I started coaching with Ellen, I thought I was the last person on Earth that needed coaching.”

I had a truly powerful connection to the concept of growth and self-development. I had consumed tons of books and podcasts designed to help me grow as a person and entrepreneur and surrounded myself with idols who could bring me up in the world. I worked hard, and many considered me the portrait of work ethic and potential. Some even said they looked up to me and sought out my advice. So when the prospect of being coached came along, I did my best to politely decline so that I could go on about my life. Eventually, I caved and figured I would give it a chance to see what it could unlock for me, albeit with reservations about how “coachable” I was.

In short order, my world was rocked. From our first call together, the house of cards I had built was gently demolished. As we went through the call, Ellen helped me realize that my relationship with growth was productive, but not positive. I had long since established that for me to aspire to greater things, I had to have contempt for the person I was at any given time. It was through self-loathing and refusal to acknowledge myself that I snowplowed my way through my life and career. I had become my own bully, and I had weaponized this to great effect. Ellen saw this immediately and brought me back to reality. She showed me that throughout my life, I had been exchanging progress for satisfaction and joy. I had developed a skillset for crushing obstacles in my life that eroded every relationship I had, including my relationship with myself. The basal truth was that I was miserable, and the accomplishment of arbitrary goals and milestones was never going to change that.

Through the program, Ellen invented for me a new way to carry myself through life that eliminated the transaction relationship I had with joy and progress. I saw so many of my personal relationships enriched, and I was granted access to self-love I had never experienced before. Ironically, it was this change that resulted in massive strides in my career that I’m confident I wouldn’t have had otherwise. In retrospect, all the things that I thought made me “uncoachable” made me the perfect candidate, and Ellen’s ability to navigate through the walls I’d built around myself was astounding.

To anyone who has fortune of having Ellen as your coach, understand that your life will never be the same. And as scary as that may be, it might be exactly what you need.”

-Tyler Tolbert
Dentist Entrepreneur

MEET Maddy

Ellen is the only person I’ve ever worked with who is able to meet me where I’m at in this moment AND stand for me to have the experience of life I dreamed of.”

I was once where you are now- trying to weigh the pros and cons of making the investment in working with Ellen. I was convinced that the value of money was higher than any “thought work” someone could teach me, and on top of that, I had a major deficit of trust. I lacked trust in myself, what I could create, the outside world, and by extension, Ellen. I went through all the steps of speaking to prior clients, talking it out with my family, giving myself lots of time to make the decision. In the end, I followed my gut and took a leap of faith.

I can now proudly say after 2 years of working together, that every moment of it was immeasurably valuable and shaped the amazing life I’m living today. Together, we have built a strong foundation of trust, love, and acceptance of myself; a connection with my essence and purpose that colors everything I do and create. While life continues to be the messy, complicated, crazy, beautiful experience that it is, I now have perspectives, tools, and beliefs that allow me to ride that wave instead of drowning in it. I truly believe that Ellen’s ability to hold non-judgmental, compassionate, and loving space for me week after week, proved to me I was worthy of that love when I didn’t believe it, and taught me how to do that for myself.

Her big heart is rivaled only by her sharp wit and keen intuition. Working with Ellen was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I will take the lessons I’ve learned from her with me for the rest of my life.”

-Maddy Stern
Soprano & CEO of Sing with Madeline

MEET Katie

“Ellen has guided me through practices that have strengthened my marriage, changed my relationship with self-care, solidified my foundation in my faith and brought clarity and direction to my business."

“Serendipitous. If I had one word to describe the chance encounter with Ellen that led to countless personal and professional breakthroughs I have experience since working with her, this would be the word. At the beginning of our work, I thought I would complete some goal setting, hopefully gain clarity around my career and, with any luck, see business growth and success. But our work led to so much more. This work isn’t easy, but 100% worth it. She pushed me hard and called me on my crap which is just what a strong personality like mine needs. I can be my biggest cheerleader but also my worst enemy. Now, I start each day with a heart filled with gratitude and have replaced some of the phrase ‘I want’ with ‘I will’. I know that this is just the beginning of amazing things to come. To say I am grateful for our work is a vast understatement.”

-Katie Riggs
Chief Event Strategist with Riggs & Co