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Ellen Bartkowiak 

Oconomowoc, WI

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Oconomowoc, WI

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About Ellen: Empowering Leaders, Transforming Organizations

Ellen is a renowned Mindfulness Leadership expert who has dedicated her career to helping experienced professionals achieve career satisfaction and unlock their full potential. As the President of EllenCoaching, a premier leadership development firm, she has become a sought-after speaker, coach, and consultant, renowned for her ability to inspire and transform leaders.

With a Master's Degree in Career Counseling and certifications as an Executive and Leadership Development Coach, Career Management Coach, Personal Branding Strategist, and Mindfulness Management Coach, Ellen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. Her unique approach revolves around leveraging brain-based research to help clients identify and cultivate their strengths, focus on their goals, and push beyond their comfort zones – a philosophy encapsulated in Brené Brown's quote: "If you're comfortable, you're not learning."

Ellen's speaking and training engagements have taken her across the globe, partnering with esteemed institutions such as Dell, Amazon, The Food Network, Oracle, and Daimler Chrysler. Her coach training seminars have reached MBA and University coaches at prestigious institutions like Dartmouth, Texas Christian University, Michigan State University, University of Tennessee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Western University (London, ON), Tulane University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Currently, Ellen serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Career Management at the McCombs School of Business with UT-Austin, where she continues to shape the careers of future leaders. Previously, she established the Career Management Center for the Evening and Executive MBAs at the Wisconsin School of Business in 2007. Ellen has also held leadership roles as the Director of Career Services at Edgewood College (Madison, WI) and Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL), two renowned liberal arts institutions, and has been sought after as a consultant to design and execute career management services for various organizations.

With a deep commitment to continuously evolving and meeting the ever-changing needs of leaders, Ellen's focus on Mindfulness Leadership empowers clients to cultivate self-awareness and emotional intelligence, enabling them to inspire and lead others effectively. Her unique blend of expertise, passion, and dedication has made her a driving force in the field of leadership development, transforming individuals and organizations alike.