We had the privilege of having Ellen Goldman speak at our B.I.G. meeting to a room of women entrepreneurs. Our members are from diverse backgrounds and all sought relevant and tangible information they could utilize to bring their business ideas forward. Ellen’s presentation on “How to be a Better Listener” was both appealing and informative to our members. Her presentation style was energetic and engaging to the audience. Throughout her presentation, the audience believed that Ellen understood their challenges and could empathize with their frustrations. She effectively demonstrated simple and useful tools they could implement to make positive changes in both their professional and personal relationships. Her interactive exercises not only brought Ellen’s ideas to life, but also helped to engage our members to work closely with each other and served to further our core mission to “encourage women to empower each other toward positive change.”

We would highly recommend Ellen as a motivational speaker and look forward to working with her in the future.

Tara Gilvar
CEO & Founder; Believe, Inspire, Grow (B.I.G.)

Staff expressed interest in wellness coaching but when we added it to our employee benefits package earlier this year, no one took advantage of the service. Though most agreed that wellness coaching sounded great and could be a perfect complement to other benefits they receive, it was obvious that confusion about coaching existed. Then Ellen visited. Her insightful Lunch & Learn presentation was a major success and within days, several of our staff signed up for coaching. More are planning on doing so in the very near future.

Thank you, Ellen, for energizing our team and helping them realize the value of the wonderful new benefit, Employee Assistance Coaching. We look forward to our staff achieving peak emotional and physical energy and health through their partnership with you!

Sandra P.
First VP Head of Administration, New York, NY

Thank you for the great experience of working with you over the past several months.  Your guidance has given me valuable insights into how I approach both my business and family life.  In addition, you provided me with a blueprint of how to plan, prioritize and effectively integrate my business and family activities so that I now have a sense of balance, which I’ve never before experienced to this degree.  Thank you again for this exceptional service that you offer!

Nancy Maurer
Interior Designer

My time working with Ellen Goldman at EllenG Coaching was incredible. I signed on thinking that I just wanted to lose weight, but I got so much more out of it. Ellen helped me develop my personal wellness mission, interim goals that changed the way I viewed my health and taught me how to have a more harmonious relationship with food, exercise, and my own well-being; integrated within an incredibly busy and ever-changing work schedule. I can honestly say that Ellen had an incredible impact on me, personally, and I carry the learnings with me every day.

Irene Britt
Former President, and SVP Global Baking and Snacking, Campbell Soup Co.- Pepperidge Farms

I passed! Thank you so much for your time and insights. Working with you not only helped me to pass the exam, it also improved my skills and ability to coach my clients. My listening skills have improved which has lead to more accurate reflections and more focused open ended questions. Sometimes I feel like I’ve opened Pandora’s box – but it’s all good.

Jennifer Stover PT, MS
Wellcoaches Qualified Wellness Coach

Just a quick note before I rush off to work to let you know that things are going well. I’ve been feeling very healthy lately and have been making great food choices that reinforce my goals. I feel like I’m able to maintain this weight and activity level without a lot of effort. I think the changes that I’ve made in my diet, (eating more frequent, high protein snacks) has been key, and it’s been a direct result from working with you.

A. Robert

Ellen Goldman of EllenG Coaching is a fantastic speaker – she engaged Association of Women in Computing NNJ Chapter workshop participants from the beginning to the end. The topic “Taming the Frenzy” so appropriately describes the work environment for many in IT, and Ellen covers everything from results of scientific studies to weaving in individual stories to support her conclusions and recommendations about the impacts of daily work demands on our brain and productivity. Ellen has a very calming and engaging presence. As a facilitator, she is able to draw on her personal experience and resonate directly to our individual on-the-job experiences. She understands the impact of current job demands and what it is like to work in today’s office environments, and what it feels like when you are juggling lots of issues. For every difficulty, she can provide answers -our group found that her suggestions drawing on your natural brain capabilities can help make life at work a lot less stressful . What I remember most is a lively discussion on the prevalent thinking that multi-tasking results in higher productivity. And group stories of what happens at work to pull us away from important tasks, scattering focus and making jobs more difficult to tackle. The workshop really helped me understand in a clear way how current demands on availability via phone, email, IM, and meetings increase our stress and play a role in the productivity issues we all face. Expectations of us to be available to answer communications in a variety of different platforms make it more important than ever to have a strategy to gain control over the ever-increasing amount of work that needs to be completed on a daily basis. And Ellen not only provides concrete recommendations on how to work with your brain instead of against it – she is able to weave in stories from our group members to help support some of her conclusions about best practices. A thoroughly engaging workshop facilitator, our AWC NNJ group would love to have Ellen come again for a follow-up!

Monica Heller
AWC NNJ Program Co-Chair 2014-15

I’ve been in the health and fitness for 20 years and I’ve seen many fads come and go. When I hired Ellen to investigate coaching I was a bit skeptical. As it turned out it was one of the best professional/personal decisions that I’ve made. Ellen is brilliant. My hour coaching with her always left me energized, focused and most important, got a lot of useless gunk out of my head. Basically it helped me get out of my own way. We all have that little “voice” in our heads that tries to lead us to a path where our heart and desires lay. We ignore it or push it aside. Ellen places a megaphone to that little voice and it brings you lot’s of wonderful “ah ha” moments. Her follow-up on our sessions and her attention to detail kept me on track. Regardless of one’s profession if you feel you’re stuck in a rut, spinning your wheels or want to step up your game. I’d tell you what I tell my clients “call Ellen.

Paul F.
Master Trainer CC/ Fitness Author; New York, NY

Ellen is a terrific Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She is a great listener. She knows how to ask the tough questions; the ones that make you dig deep for answers. She works with you without judgment or censure. She helps you make a workable plan setting up realistic goals and is with you every step of the way. Her patience and quiet way keeps you on track. When you reach a goal, no matter how small, she is just as excited as you are. When you work with Ellen, you will meet your goals, strengthen your life and develop a friendship you would not have believed possible.

Donna K.
Warren, NJ

For anyone with a serious weight problem I suggest working with Coach Ellen Goldman. I have been under her guidance for over one year, and our weekly telephone sessions have resulted in significant changes. Her concept of patience, kindness, and discipline; coupled with her strong education background (including numerous certifications) and tremendous ability to transfer her skills to clients, has been a wonderful experience. Not many coaches can work with obese people over a long period of time. Ellen Goldman has the remarkable vision to offer long range support, and I have always found her methods positive and energizing, with attainable goals.

Ellen Z.
New York, NY