"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.
Working remotely by phone was great – I actually really loved the distance and intimacy that a phone call creates. There were times that I could be more vulnerable than I might in person. I loved starting calls with a guided meditation, it is so key!
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.
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 / Associate Director / Greenbelt Land Trust
"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 H. Ho, PhD, MST / Founder & CEO / Finding Mindful Now
"Ellen was recommended to me while I was searching to come more into my power and discover how I wanted to expand in my career. Ellen immediately saw my monkey mind and called it - compassionately and lightheartedly.
In the sessions I had with her, she introduced me to a completely different method of decision making, for me, cutting out my chatter. She provided me with tools to center myself and get to the root of my values.
I am still digesting what I learned and practicing the techniques we co-created (an important way she coaches, listening to her clients internal wisdom).
Meeting with her was a pivotal point in my path - learning to listen to myself and feel my decisions, rather than scramble to "figure them out." Thank you, Ellen!"
Hannah E. / Affordable Housing and Resident Engagement Specialist / Oregon
"I worked with Ellen over a few months in a trying time in my career. Having someone to recognize my wave-length where personal growth and awareness was concerned kept me accountable to mygoals and the processes needed to reach them.
Ellen helped me to identify resisting thoughts and behaviors which blocked my progress and gave me tools to change my habits on a moment to moment basis.
Every session was like talking to my best friend who just "gets me". Like a slingshot of positivity, Ellen was an amazing coach."
Dacia Arnold / Author / Colorado