Hi, I'm Ellen.​


Through intentional listening, direct questioning, and a compassionate and empathic spirit, I help my clients to navigate transition, get unstuck, and put themselves back into the center of their life.

I Love Connecting.


Being there as a "guide on the side" for a person while they stretch their legs, wings and spirit to reach greater heights is a true gift, one I'm honored to participate in when engaged in a connection with a client.


I love working with people who believe in the possibility of something greater, and are ready and willing to look at the potential for their inner light to glow and guide them. Working with my brilliant and beautiful clients is what I'm meant to be doing, and I look forward to meeting you soon. 

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Join me as I connect with thought leaders in coaching, mindfulness, medicine, social and environmental justice, spirituality and more to investigate how we find our strengths to lead our lives with purpose, integrity, and compassion.


Think of it like free coaching and learning while you're on the go. I recently received a message that my podcast episodes were helping someone to feel anchored and ready for their job interview the next day. I don't even have an episode on that! (At least not yet). I love the far reaching support that these episodes provide. Give it a try yourself to see.

Inner Light with Ellen is available on Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen.

What My Clients Say

(don't just take my word for it...)

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Ellen's coaching provided me with the piece I'd been missing: managing energy and boundaries to help me move forward. Ellen amazed me with her ability to listen - deeply and compassionately - to hear what I needed and where I was stuck. She designed projects and experiences that taught me how to self-heal and release patterns and energy that no longer serve me.  There is some magic flowing through Ellen; she is truly connected to the Universe.  I feel so grateful to Ellen for the insight and self-awareness she has empowered me to cultivate and I highly recommend her, especially if you feel "stuck."  Those who know and partner with Ellen recognize what light and joy and wisdom she brings to any interaction. Thank you, Ellen!

Sarah Woodard, Los Angeles, CA

"I came into this work really craving one on one discussions that went deep. Where I could set down the balls in the air and take stock of my priorities and goals. I also wanted to work with someone who wasn’t following a strictly prescribed model, but who excelled in being agile and personal. Someone who brought joy and an inquisitive spirit to the table. Fortunately, I found just this person with Ellen.

My sessions with Ellen allowed me to move at a pace unique to where I was at each day. I loved having sessions focused on homework and moving forward with key questions, and I also deeply appreciated the flexibility to have unstructured sessions that simply met me where I was at. I also loved starting sessions with a guided meditation, it is so key!

As I move forward after working with Ellen, each day I feel an intentional practice is becoming habit. I ask myself, how am I showing up in this moment? What does generosity and curiosity look like right now? As this habit of inquiry becomes deeper and more ingrained in my day, I find myself laughing more, standing taller, and having more grace with myself and others."

Jessica McDonald, Corvallis, OR

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"Ellen gets it. She knows the fear that comes from launching forward to pursue your dreams and understands that taking one motion after another requires courage.


In sessions with Ellen some of the most useful moments are when she repeats back what she hears me saying while nudging me forward.


She's intuitive and gives me visual descriptions of what is possible that help me think of new possibilities and opportunities that I had not thought of before.


She is sharp, enthusiastic and brings humor to the work."

Dr. Tia Ho, PhD, Portland, OR

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