Hi! I'm Ellen.

I help people get clarity and alignment on their goals and outcomes, then help them get there.


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What My Coaching Clients Say

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Of all of the professional development opportunities I have experienced, working with Ellen was one of the most valuable and enjoyable. Not only did our sessions build my professional confidence, they also realigned my attention to the importance of balance in work, life, relationships, self, and spirit. I have become a more balanced individual, which in turn allows me to contribute to my organization at a higher level and support my teammates from a deeper reserve. Working with Ellen also shifted my perspective to allow more room for opportunity and possibility to arise from change, which has benefitted both my leadership ability and personal adaptability. Ultimately, I feel more capable and invested in my organization because it invested in my holistic development.

Ashley R., Corvallis, Oregon

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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