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Colette Ellis

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Colette Ellis is an author, executive coach, and motivational speaker who empowers clients get “instep” with their health so they can focus on important priorities. As founder of InStep Consulting, she guides entrepreneurs to transform their businesses through insightful coaching and interactive seminars on leadership and employee wellness. With nearly 15 years experience helping visionaries deal with change, she helps clients balance their personal commitments with business responsibilities. She is certified in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, and Coping with Work & Family Stress™. Colette was named one of 2011’s 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading by The Authors’ Show. Her book, Focus on Your Vision, presents an easy, 4-step process to help readers achieve greater work-life balance. A featured contributor on Workplace Morale, her tips and advice have appeared in Real Simple Magazine and online at CBS News and CNN.


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In addition to one-on-one coaching, Colette has developed workshops to train numerous entrepreneurs on behalf of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Grow Your Business through Collaboration) and the US Small Business Administration (Build a Solid Workforce). Currently, she teaches startup founders how to pitch their ideas to prospective clients and investors (Communicate for Impact). In June 2012, this workshop was a featured event for America Means Business in celebration of entrepreneurship.

Colette should be named an Influencer Champion because she loves to coach and advise small business leaders who are committed to transforming their lives, their businesses and, ultimately, the world. Her signature approach helps entrepreneurs realize results faster by helping them reveal their true intentions and effectively communicate their vision to customers, employees, and investors. She leverages lessons learned from her own evolution in corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial ventures.


Website @Coach_Colette

Nominated by Malko Ebers


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