Coach ellyn

Create a Life You Fucking Love. . .On Your Terms!

Lemme guess…you’re thinking, “Life I fucking love? Not for me. I can’t because (insert excuse here).” I get it, friend. I get the burnout. I get the overwhelm. I get it because I’ve been there too. Before I was a coach, I was a scientist. Hell, I was getting my Ph.D. And there was nothing wrong with my life and the path I was on. It was a great path, a supported path, a respected path and I was pretty damn successful at it. But that path? It didn’t feel like mine. I wanted more out of my life. But I felt bad asking for it…until a moment 10 years after I started in my field when I gave myself permission to change my mind and ask for something different.

I am a transformation & growth coach for people just like me and just like you.  People who followed a career path really well only to discover that it wasn’t quite for them. Who feel stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated and unsure what the next step is, but who know they are ready to make some serious pivots. Who want more out of their life, whatever more may be. That’s where I can help!

Using my transformational trifecta, a carefully crafted, intentional and impactful coaching strategy, I can help you figure out what your next steps are, get over the bullshit excuses that are holding you back and create the systems in your life that support you and allow you to do and have it all. Because you deserve it! Now, let’s start creating it!

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Hi! I’m Ellyn!

Your No-Bullshit Cheerleader &

Transformation Coach

I’m a personal growth + transformation expert, aspiring author, creator of the #15minsforme movement and Host of the Growth Tribe Podcast. But more so than all the titles and all that shit, I’m a woman and a millenial that’s BEEN THERE! In 2016, I made the decision to make some major pivots in my life, dropping out of my PhD program to pursue a life on my terms based on my passions that was in line with what want in life and how I define success. Up until that point, I had been confused, frustrated, overwhelmed and embarrassed. I’d invested all this time in a career path, only to realize mid-way through my PhD how much I didn’t want the life that it would give me.

But I felt trapped! I had no idea what I wanted. So I set out on this huge journey of figuring my shit out. Call it a quarter-life crisis, call it a path of self-discovery, whatever…

Mine is a story of following a path really well, a path that a lot of people supported and told me that I should be on, only to feel lost and disconnected from it. It’s a story of how self-care and personal grwoth helped me take back my life, change my mindset, and unlock within me a clarity, confidence and purpose that I never knew existed and that I’m obsessed with helping to pay forward!

Welcome to Coach Ellyn! I’m so pumped you’re here!

xo Ellyn
Gunther Oakey
a Clear Sense of Purpose in my life

Ellyn is a student and teacher of human potential. I started her program with a motley rumpus of ideas, hopes, frustrations, and aspirations. By the end, I had a plan, a timeline, and a clear sense of purpose that excited me. She listened, asked good/hard questions, and collaborated with me to shape ephemeral ideas and wishes into tangible objects I can work and play with. I look forward to learning more from her in the future.

Annie Jacobsen
still reaping the benefits months later

It’s amazing how things come to you exactly when you need them, and you were exactly what I needed. You helped me take these huge, lofty, seemingly unattainable goals and break them into mini tasks. You also helped me learn how my productivity/creativity works and how I need to harness it when it strikes to make the most out of my time. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, or what I was truly hoping to gain, and it blew me away how valuable these 8 weeks were! I’m still reaping the benefits after we’re done, so worth the investment in yourself. Love you long time xx

Lauren Chapman
i highly recommend working with her no matter what challenges you’re facing

I’m so grateful for meeting Ellyn this year and doing coaching sessions with her. Not only is she very comfortable to talk to, but she also asks the hard-hitting questions to make you think. She helped me uncover a lot of things I’ve been passionate about over the years but have put aside for one reason or another. She also had amazing feedback on how to tackle some of the challenges I have been facing with determining the next steps in my career and what direction to head. I highly recommend working with her no matter what challenges you’re facing both professionally and personally!

Jessica Newfield
tangible tools + resources for everyday life

Besides being one of the most authentic humans I’ve ever met, Ellyn is terrific at her job as a coach. She’s helped me make my goals more tangible and provided me with the tools and resources to making them achievable in my day-to-day life. I always look forward to our 1-on-1 coaching sessions.


On the Blog
Belgrade: Budapest Side Trips + River Days

Belgrade: Budapest Side Trips + River Days

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5 Tips to Create More Confidence

5 Tips to Create More Confidence

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On the Podcast
#18 – The Stages of Defensiveness & Being Open to Feedback

#18 – The Stages of Defensiveness & Being Open to Feedback

Do you consider yourself to be a defensive person? I'd be willing to be that most of would probably answer "no" to this question, me being one of them. I consider myself to be a pretty open person, open to feedback, to growth, and so on. But am I, really? Are you? I...