Colette Ellis

Colette Ellis

Coaching leaders to take action to turn setbacks into opportunities. Helping you overcome limiting beliefs and regain your motivation.

In person: Brooklyn, NY

Skype, Google+ Hangouts

1-866-511-1898 x1515


Business hours (ET). By appointment.

Areas of expertise

Change Management, Leadership Development, Stress Management

Professional summary

If you're still reading, you're likely a business leader, executive, or entrepreneur who is:
* frustrated by interpersonal conflicts at work (or at home)
* overwhelmed with managing the needs of your team while still delivering timely results
* exhausted from trying to grow revenue or come up with the next 'great idea'
* unsure (secretly) how what you're doing is really making a difference in the world

I'm unlike any other coach or consultant because I've been there too, and I won’t ask you to do anything I wouldn't be willing to do myself. My goal is to give you permission to take the limits off your ideas and put the apostrophe back in impossible ... that's right, "I'm possible!"

How did I get here? A little about me:

You can call me "Coach Colette." I'm an author, coach and transformational speaker on mindfulness, motivation, and workplace stress with 20 years experience helping clients deal with change. I'm experienced coaching on business, leadership, and communication at all levels (executives to managers). I also enjoy coaching entrepreneurs and startup founders, as I have run my own business full-time since 2004.

Under my leadership, InStep Consulting has designed and facilitated development programs for entrepreneurs and executives. My signature approach helps clients realize results faster – as they reveal their strengths and better articulate their value proposition to customers, team members, and key decision makers.

I'm certified by FranklinCovey in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® and FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities. I'm also certified in Coping with Work & Family Stress™, a research-based coaching curriculum developed at Yale University School of Medicine. I'm an instructor with the Be Social Change Professional Development for Social Good program. I earned my BA from Dartmouth College, and an MPA in Public Finance from New York University.

You may have read my eBook 'Focus on Your Vision' which helps clarify priorities to achieve better outcomes. Or, you may have seen my contributions to on Workplace Morale, the Small Business Chronicle on Teamwork & Motivation, or in Real Simple Magazine on Maintaining Optimism.

Are you ready get back on your A-game? Let's get started!

Engagement overview

Engagement would begin with you completing an online assessment to help you identify your priority system. This will provide a clearer sense of how and WHY you communicate, handle stress, manage time, and process information as you do. After review of your results, targeted virtual coaching sessions will help you break through barriers, overcome limiting beliefs, and produce sustainable results.


Sector experience:
• Investment Banking
• Retail Banking
• Telecommunications
• Professional Services
• Health Care
• Pharmaceutical
• Information Technology
• Nonprofit/Government