Hey...I'm Ellyn!

and let me just say, I get you. 

I get the struggles you deal with and how hard it is to balance your passions, hobbies and goals with your day-to-day responsibilities. I get how hard it is to balance your relationships, your health, your own personal growth, your hobbies, and your own goals with school and your career.

I get it because I've been there. I spent 10 years doing biomedical research and started my PhD in Microbiology in 2013. After toiling through my graduate program, I called bullshit on my excuses and made the decision to leave to pursue a life and career that were a better fit for my goals. 

My goal now is to help you find the unapologetic authenticity, confidence and balance in your life that you've been missing. Because you don't have to sacrifice one part of your life for another. You don't have to neglect your health because you have a family. You don't have to forego finding fulfillment because you "can't make money" doing what you love. And you don't have to resign yourself to perpetual insecurity or constantly feeling like you're not enough in your skin.

There's more to you than that. You know it and I know it! And I know how to help you find yourself again by digging into the things that will help you develop unapologetic authenticity and confidence. It's having clarity in your life and where it's going, having confidence in yourself, your knowledge and your ability to make that life happen for you, and having the systems in place in your life that allow for you to balance your desires, passions, and goals with the obligations of your daily life! And I'm telling you, I know what works and I am committed to helping you achieve that badass vision you have for your life!

I'm also someone who has spent my entire life seeking external validation from others, who internalized what I perceived as people's negative judgments and let them color an incredibly negative perspective on myself, body and mind. Bottom line, I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and genuinely see nothing that you like about yourself! I've been there. And I am committed to ensuring that self-love and acceptance become the norm in every single person's daily life.

I'm a little sister, a daddy's girl, a Seattle-ite with massive Seattle pride, a soccer fiend, and a lover of all things personal development and growth! I'm a coffee, Malbec and craft beer-drinking outgoing introvert on an adventure of growth, travel and adventure. As of 2018, I have taken off on the adventure of a lifetime with Remote Year!

Read more about my story below!

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I am on a Mission...

To be the best version of myself, to live with mind-blowing unapologetic authenticity and take courageous action every day in my life so that I can live a life of passion, confidence, connection, self-love and fulfillment and encourage others to do the same.

To develop a global movement of daily and intentional personal development.

To start a global conversation about graduate student mental health, especially in STEM fields.

 

 
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Physical Transformation

A little on my struggles with body confidence and self-image and how I went from 30 lbs overweight college graduate to the leanest I've ever been in my life, to the strongest!


 

Personal Growth

The physical transformation for me was only a third of the battle! When I started coaching for Beachbody, I realized the physical only gets you so far! It's once you start doing the mental work that you really start seeing the changes in your self and in your life!

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Career change

It's no secret to any of my followers that I was pretty miserable in graduate school. And it wasn't until I got brave enough to take a good hard look at my that I realized that my path was heading in the wrong direction and it was up to me to make the decision to change it!


Things I Love

Throughout the years of trying new workout gear, trying different brands and products, reading tons and tons of personal growth books, you best believe I've got some recommendations!

Check them out below!

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Passion Projects

Cuz who would I be if I told you to chase your passions and your dreams and to prioritize the things you love most in your life, without doing so in my own life? So here are some of my passion projects! From science to music to photography!