Ellen has made her life’s work educating, counseling, and guiding people to grow their prosperity and to use it as a force for good in their lives and in the world.
Early in her career helping people make financial and investment decisions, Ellen realized that smart, successful people sometimes spend a lot of their energy worrying about their money, even when they have a lot of it. She’s seen others feel embarrassed (even ashamed) they aren’t better at saving, managing, and investing their money. Money can be a source of great joy and contribution and also stress and dysfunction.
She knew there had to be a better way. A better way to use money as a force for doing good.
Ellen has leveraged her expertise to develop prosperity strategies that work. She shares these when she works with individuals, speaks to large groups, and writes articles and books.
Ellen shows audiences how to succeed in any economy, create opportunities, and make a greater positive impact. Audiences are empowered and prepared to flip the switch from money stress to money confidence – to create Prosperity on Purpose.
She talks about a new way of looking at money beyond the traditional financial literacy conversation – Financial Belief Management. One that expands to include how your thoughts and beliefs truly create your money reality and how generosity can actually bring you more of what you desire. She’s as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of beliefs.
And the best part? Her unique system of blending classic money moves with creative strategies works whether you are running a business or planning for your personal finances.
Ellen’s work has been labeled in the New York Times, “relentlessly upbeat,” a description she, well, cheerfully accepts because she knows financial success is a result of relentlessly positive beliefs and proactive behaviors.
As a Sought-after Media Resource and Thought-Leader, Ellen has been seen on:
- PBS Nightly Business Report
- Ranked #8 on New York Times bestseller list along with Maria Kondo, Phil McGraw and Tony Robbins
- USA Today bestseller
- Amazon bestseller
Business Leadership and Community Service
- Built her own successful wealth management business
- Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust, Chicago, Board of Directors
- Ghana Scholarship Fund, Inc., Board of Directors
Ellen wants to live in and help create a world where everyone is a rock star at handling their money, everybody’s life’s work is filled with meaning, generosity and abundance, and kids think their moms are forever cool.
Ellen has spread her message of prosperity as an Abundance Activist® in Ghana, West Africa, where she has spoken to thousands of high school and university students through her work as a board member of the Ghana Scholarship Fund. She has also worked training women business owners to Picture their Prosperity and manage their business cash flow more effectively through her work with Global Mama’s. Ellen’s husband Steven and children, Benjy and Amy, join her on these trips when they can.