Founder InStep Consulting. Mentor at Lean Startup Machine, 3 Day Startup. Author, Coach, Transformational Speaker.
I coach leaders who are ready to take action to turn setbacks into opportunities. I help clients overcome limiting beliefs and renew their enthusiasm for business. With 20 years experience helping clients deal with change, I'm experienced coaching on business, leadership, and communication at all levels (executives to managers). I also enjoy coaching entrepreneurs and startup founders, as I have run my own business full-time since 2004.
I have worked with Colette on major projects for key clients.
Colette brings a level of enthusiasm, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence to every project she has been involved. Her efforts have contributed to solid client satisfaction and my ability to grow the relationship with key clients.
I would gladly have her as a member of my team on future projects.
As a contractor, I have worked with Colette on several projects. The only thing consistent was that they all required incredible organizational skills and some amazing creativity to meet the clients' respective, and very different, needs. Colette rose to the challenge on every occasion, exhibiting the utmost professionalism and poise, while also ensuring we exceeded the client expectations.
Colette was a client of mine at Towers Perrin, and in the time we collaborated together on a variety of projects, I found her to be results-oriented, creative, and dedicated to high quality. I wholeheartedly recommend Colette.
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Collette is dynamic, creative and tenacious. We collaborated on a project for ASTD-NY chapter where we were charged with development of a core set of customer service training modules. We successfully developed materials which were later implemented for a City of New York model training initiative. Not only is she a good team player, she is also a joy to work with. I highly recommend Ms. Ellis.
Colette came to 3 Day Startup NYC as a mentor for our first summer 2014 program and she blew the participants away with her deep knowledge of agile startup development. She knows how to teach young entrepreneurs how to clearly and concisely explain their business models, development goals, user acquisition strategies, and how to pitch top tier investors. Colette is a coach that you want to help bring ideas out the box, break them apart, put them together, and set strategies on how to test ideas, market them, and keep refining them. I've been able to see her in action outside of 3 Day Startup NYC and I am impressed by the level of professionalism she displays and how she connects people together. I would work with her as a mentor again and recommend others use her services if they are thinking of starting up quickly. She is the best woman for the grueling task.
I've had the opportunity of working with Colette on two projects and she consistently impressed me with her professionalism and skill. She was an absolute joy to work with. Her expertise allowed me to get straight to the work and focus on results. I highly recommend her.
Is one of the brightest and talented people I have known over the past 7-years. Always looking from the customers point of view to solve a business problem.
Colette is the best. I would highly recommend her coaching.
I have known Colette for many years and have worked with her before. In 2007 she designed and helped implement a highly effective Public Speaking & Communications module for our Youth Job Training Curriculum. This innovative program helps disconnected youth ages 17-21 develop effective public communications skills necessary for today's workplace. I find Colette to be highly personable, flexible in her approach, and very dedicated to mission. The work she has done with our program design has brought immeasurable value, and has helped our kids get a "leg up" in a competitive business environment.
Colette is a rare breed of career coach. Instead of just focusing on your next position, the job market, salaries, resumes, and all of the other trappings that go with career development, she focuses on you as a person to find out where your passions lie, how to relax (which is extremely underrated BTW) and how to put things into proper perspective. She's able to do this seamlessly because she genuinely cares about the people she's helping. I've learned from her that the tangible things (new position, success, etc.) is a byproduct of being comfortable with yourself (the intangibles), and I'm positive that she has and can continue to teach others the same.