Hey there! Ellyn here. . .

And Friend, Can I just say, I get You.

I GET THE BURNOUT. I GET THE OVERWHELM. I get it because I’ve been there too.

But, I wanna know something…

When was the last time you got honest with yourself about your life? When was the last time you let yourself dream a big, audacious, seemingly crazy, hair-brained dream?

Your life, your TIME on this planet…they’re meant for more than what you’re settling for. And you have this chance, this ONE chance, to make a greater mark on this world. Even if the “world” you’re thinking of is your immediate family, community, whatever. You owe it to them, to YOU, to live full-out, at 100 proof, with unapologetic authenticity. And not only do you owe it to yourself but you deserve it.

So lemme ask you – who do you need to be to wring every drop from your one life?

It’s time to design an unapologetic life of health, happiness and fulfillment that lights you up from the inside out. 

It’s time to forgive yourself for the decisions and choices you made in your past, free yourself from blame and guilt, and get yourself UN-FREAKING-STUCK. It’s time to grab this life by the balls and live each day with freedom, clarity and confidence.

If I have any superpower or zone of genius on this planet, it’s in helping people find the thing that lights them up, in pulling the dreams out of them that they didn’t even know they had, AND in making that dream life a reality. I’ll guide you through all the  things you need to know, the pieces that we all usually miss and the obstacles you need to anticipate. We’ll take action and we’ll do it together.  Because, here’s the thing…

I WANTED MORE OUT OF MY LIFE & I KNOW YOU DO TOO…

I help people like me and 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 and transformation in their. Who want more out of their life, whatever more may be. That’s where I can help! 

Find the clarity and the confidence to create a life you f’ing love on your terms. 

Because you deserve it! So, let’s start creating it!

I used to be really good at following a plan…

You see, before I was a world-traveling coach, I was a burned-doctoral student. I had decided at the ripe old age of 17 (yes, I’m 1000% kidding), that I was going to be a scientist. I was going to major in microbiology, of all things. I chose schools based on this plan. And I wouldn’t look back.

Even 6 years later when people were telling me, “I don’t get it Ellyn! Why did you go into science?”, I was stubbornly stuck on my field. I only realize now that that stubborn commitment was about something completely different. Yes, I was good at science. Yes, I had success in science. But it was more than that. You see, a lot of people supported my path. And not just any people.  My family supported it. And that’s the kicker…

I chose my path based on what would make others proud.

I may have been successful, I may have gotten into my dream PhD program, they may even have been paying for my schooling, but I wasn’t satisfied. I was only 1.5 years in to what was a 5-7 year program, and I knew I wanted more! I wanted different…even if I didn’t know what that meant. 

I started with health & fitness. It gave me some control and it was a place I’d always struggled. As a former competitive soccer player, I knew I had an athlete buried deep within me that I’d lost. And I wanted her back desperately. And I found her again.

Then, health & fitness introduced me to self-help and personal growth. And it blew my world wide open. Because the deeper I got into this world, the more I thrived, the more I changed, and the more I had a big realization. A realization that led me to realize a very important thing.

I realized that The path I was on wasn’t mine.

So, I started making some crazy changes that were equal parts terrifying and exciting.

I freaked my fam the eff out, quit my PhD, leaving the only career I’ve ever known and ever planned on pursuing, gave $5000 of money I didn’t have to a random company on the internet to travel with them for a year and started my dream biz in the only field doing the only thing I’ve ever felt called to. Along this 4.5 year journey,I’ve experienced some of my highest highs and lowest lows. I’m still on this ride. I’m still creating a life that I can be so damn proud of that I shout it from the rooftops. But the point is, that I’m creating it.

I said yes to the voice in my head that asked for more…

And by saying yes, look at all I’ve been able to do these past few years! Start a business. Visit my 24th country. Start writing 2 books. Launch multiple epic online programs. Start a podcast. And have the honor of helping so many other people transform their lives as well!

What about you?

Will you settle for a good life or create a great one?

Will you listen to that voice in your head when it tells you that you were meant for more? When it tells you not to settle? Will you use the most valuable resource you have – your time – during this, the one shot you have on this planet? Will you finally start living this life full-out, at 100 proof, with the unapologetic authenticity you’ve always desired? Will you?

you deserve it & it’s time to start.

Let’s Do this!
My Core Values…

growth  | Vitality | Discipline | Freedom | Passion | authenticity

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

Annie Jacobsen

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!

Lauren Chapman

Professional Bio

Ellyn Schinke is a transformation and personal growth coach, aspiring author and speaker. She has been featured by Fupping, Reader’s Digest, Ladders, Vice, Aaptiv, among others places and is the host of The Growth Tribe podcast. She is the creator of the “Take Back Your Life” and “Pursuit of Confidence” life-changing online programs, as well as the up-and-coming, hihgly anticipated Growth Tribe Monthly online membership site. She helps millennial women create happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives

Ellyn’s mission is to help millennial women who feel stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated and unsure what the next step is, but who know they want more out of their life, whatever more may be, and empower them to create a life they f’ing love on their terms. She helps these women to create the clarity, confidence and self-management systems necessary to create the kind of life they deserve.

Ellyn spent 10 years working in biomedical research before launching her business, publishing 2 journal articles in Biology of Reproduction and Cancer Research. She was also a diamond-level coach in one of the top health & fitness network marketing companies in the United States and has published 3 books, including her Healthy Life Handbook. She was a doctoral student in the University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Science until a death in the family, hit-and-run accident and injury served as the catalyst for her to transform her life from the inside out.

You can learn more and connect with Ellyn at coachellyn.com!

My Podcast Interviews…

“The Chameleon Identity” – Just Data with a Soul | “The 7 Signs You Might Lack Clarity” – Dare Daily

Some of the Shit I Love…

& Some random facts about me!

TAKING PHOTOS. eVEN JUST FOR FUN!

HIKING, TRAVEL + ADVENTURE!

CRAFT BEER + COFFEE. DUH.

RANDOM KARAOKE SESHES.

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!