Hey there!!

I’M Ellyn…

Burned-out? Frustrated? Overwhelmed?
I get it. I’ve been there, too…

Before I was a world-traveling transformation coach, I was a burned-out doctoral student trapped in a lab + living a life that didn’t feel like mine. I was eager to please, desperate to make the fam proud, and scared to death of doing something with my life that didn’t use my degree or that would make me seem unfocused or ungrateful. While my mentor + fam saw my newly-earned fellowships, I was hustling on the side and plotting my escape until I finally took the leap. I quit my program, and freaked my fam the eff out when decided to be self-employed,  travel the world for a year and start a new biz on the side while I was at it. Let’s just say, it’s been a hell of a couple years!

I quickly realized that there’s a hell of a lot more to goals and to living a life that you’re passionate about than just thinking about it…You’ve gotta take action!

On Your Terms

You’ve gotta paint a vision for your life and get CLEAR on what the eff is actually important to you and what you just think you should want. You’ve gotta support those goals with physical vitality so that you have the energy to attack them head on! You’ve gotta prioritize which goals to start with and which can wait until later, cuz, hard as we may try, juggling 12 goals at a time is a fricken recipe for disaster. You’ve gotta create systems that support those goals, both in your life and in your relationships.  You’ve gotta develop balance so that your professional life doesn’t suffer while your personal life thrives, and vice versa. And you’ve gotta create the confidence to overcome the inevitable moments of self-doubt, the obstacles and the potential naysayers and hates in your life that are going to doubt you.

Achieving your goals requires so much more than we think. It requires clarity, confidence, time management, etc. And yet, so often, we miss pieces of this process…and our goals fail to come to fruition.

In my life and my community I’ve developed a reputation as an organized AF, maybe a little overly type A goal-getter. Maybe that’s not your style, but the bottom line is…I get shit done. And I can help you do the same. I take things step by step, filling in the blanks that so many people miss when it comes to achieving their goals in life…

  • Giving you the clarity around what your goals truly are and if/how they fit into your life.
  • Giving you the confidence to set boundaries in your time and relationships
  • Giving you the empowerment to overcome the self-doubt that so often plagues us
  • Giving you the time management systems, routines, habits and motivation to achieve your goals in a way that supports you both professionally and personally.

I’m able to do this because I teach what I know and what I’ve researched the SHIT out of. I teach what I’ve personally used to publish 2 books and a planner while I was in a doctoral program, while achieving an almost 30-pound weight loss, training for my first two half marathons and my first obstacle race…and that was just 2015. Just imagine what you could do this year!

My systems give you:

  • More effectiveness at work so that you can spend more time doing the things you love with people you dig
  • The courage to SAY NO more so that you can say YES to more adventure, travel and the hobbies you love
  • A to-do list that ACTUALLY ends & DOESN’T overwhelm you #isthisreallife
  • Emotional and physical health habits that are nailed down, seamless and GIVE you more energy…not less
  • The ability to LEAVE WORK AT WORK so you can live the rest of your life
  • And so freaking much more

LEARN MORE ABOUT MY…

Passion Projects | Physical Transformation | Personal Growth | Career Change

My Core Values…

I would freaking love to help you…

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

I’m 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!

Jess 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.

Some of the Shit I’m Obsessed with…

TAKING PHOTOS. eVEN JUST FOR FUN!

HIKING, TRAVEL + ADVENTURE!

CRAFT BEER + COFFEE. DUH.

RANDOM KARAOKE SESHES.

SOME RANDOM + NOT-SO-RANDOM FACTS ABOUT mE!

1.

I GREW UP PLAYING SOCCER WITH MY BIG BRO + PLAYED FOR 20+ YEARS.

2.

I CAN SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN A CHIPMUNK VOICE. I KNOW, RANDOM AF.

3.

I CAN RAP THE ENTIRETY OF “LOSE YOURSELF”. #PARTYTRICK

4.

I REWATCH MY IG STORIES JUST TO LAUGH AT MYSELF. GUILTY AS CHARGED.

5.

I’M AN INFJ. TAURUS SUN, VIRGO MOON, CANCER RISING…AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ALL THAT MEANS.

6.

I LOVE TAKING MACRO + LANDSCAPE PICTURES. tHEY’RE MY FAVE!

7.

I LOVE RAIN! BLAME THE SEATTLE ROOTS. #gohAWKS

8.

MY LAST NAME IS 1 LETTER OFF FROM MEANING “HAM” IN GERMAN + RHYMES WITH STINKY. BEST LAST NAME EVER.

9.

I LEGIT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY MORNING COFFEE, MY KINDLE + ACCESS TO SPOTIFY!