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Igniting Greatness

CHOOSE TO BE YOU - January 2018
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

Living in a society where individuals average one million touches a year on mobile devices, it’s hard to be present in our own lives. Instead of being conscious and intentional to live our life by design, we tend to swipe, click, compare and compete to live up to society’s definitions of success and happiness. Fascinating, isn’t it?

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest achievement.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why would we compare and compete when we are made on purpose for a purpose? Think of it, each of us has a distinct DNA, a specific set of fingerprints, eye prints and tooth print as well as a one-and-only heartbeat pattern – wow! Let those facts sink in to your core.

Only from the heart
can you touch the sky.


These facts finally settled into my core. Breathe, smile and know:

Happy In Spite Of People
In our uniqueness is our purpose and niche
where there is no competition –
where who we are is enough –
where we are irreplaceable!

This epiphany is a game changer! From a place of enough-ness, I get to experience exciting challenges and amazing opportunities as a way to becoming my better self, instead of the weariness and fatigue of proving my self-worth. Are you boldly being wonderfully-made you? Or are you constantly living in peril of being “found out”? Only you know the answer.

If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me;
and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter
who criticizes me.

John Bunyan

Imagine a workplace and community where everyone ran their own race knowing there are far more interesting things to do than compete and compare. Hello encouragement and teamwork, good-bye pettiness and strife. Hello humility and people smarts, good-bye ego and bullies. Hello life, good-bye suffering.

Authenticity is very important -
to be true to one’s self.

Laila Ali

Let’s stop clicking and swiping to be fully present, to living passionately in 2018 by listening to our hearts, living our lives and fulfilling our extraordinary individual destiny.

Be who God meant you to be
and you will set the world on fire.

St. Catherine of Siena

Coaching Moments

Are you setting the world on fire by being extraordinary, amazing you? If not, why not?

Whose life are you living – yours, your parents or society’s?

Identify and follow through on 3 actions that will set your heart on fire to living your best life and touching the sky in 2018.

Authenticity is irresistible!

I cannot thank you enough for showing me my voice. I have so much confidence in myself now, I’m ready to change the world!

University of North Texas Student

Surveys have limited usefulness. Engage Ellen for a true reading and assessment of your culture as basis for your 2018 strategic initiatives at 214.207.7718 or

Get Results

Ignite your workforce’s passion with Ellen’s new keynote and program: Inside Out Confidence.

Need assistance finding your purpose and niche? Ellen’s award-winning and best-selling book, Spirited Leadership: 52 Ways to Build Trust, provides the questions and steps to living your life boldly.

Being yourself can be quite the journey. Get the confidence to do so with love and gusto. Ellen’s 2016 International Latino Book Award Winner, Happy in Spite of People.

We can choose to be on
society’s treadmill of "it’s never enough"
and try filling the gaping hole in our souls with stuff,
or choose to fill it with self-acceptance and self-love.
I’ve tried both, and the latter two lasts!

Preface, Happy in Spite of People


It's All About Trust.™

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