Do you have the team for today’s vision and tomorrow’s opportunities? Are you ready to thrive? When you speak, do people listen? Do people smile or grimace when you approach?
The answers matter!

Ignite YOUR Potential and Possibilities

Do people smile or grimace when you approach? The answer matters. We are always receiving feedback. As your coach, mentor, ally and cheerleader, Ellen will bring to light the behaviors, blinders and perceptions that are hindering your progress and promotion. You cannot change what you are not aware of. With caring candor and Ellen’s unfiltered observations and insights, your growth and greater success is guaranteed if you are willing to do the work.

Ellen Castro will help you develop the trust, communications, reputation and relational capital you need to thrive at work and in life – to achieve your career success and personal happiness.

Stronger choices. Stronger you. Stronger results.

Authenticity is Irresistible

Ellen’s career insights have uniquely prepared her to help executives and leaders change, improve and in some cases, re-invent themselves.  She believes that relationships built on trust make the impossible achievable regardless of circumstances.

With Ellen’s targeted approach and real feedback, executives quickly become aware of and put aside ingrained habits that hamper their communications and interpersonal relationships. Trust becomes the norm, and the value of their brand goes up.

Thank you for being such a great inspiration and role model. Your spirit energizes me and gives me strength to face any obstacles. Your coaching and guidance are real, sound and brilliant.

You are needed more than ever! Analisa Dominquez Eaton, VP

I can’t thank you enough for all your help this year. It really has been a game changer and helped turn my team around. John Guasto, VP

Ellen, you make a difference in people’s lives for the better. You always know what to say to people. Cathy Kjaca, VP

I had a stressful day today (which I knew I would have) and was prepared to manage it thanks to you. Joe Petrillo, CMO

I’m so grateful for the journey and your continued guidance, reminders and spirit!!! Heather Nelson, Senior Manager

Thank you for opening my eyes to new stages of opportunity and strength. I appreciate and treasure everything you have taught me. Julian Armas, Future Leader

Realizing Potential Case Studies

The Global Executive Vice President of a leading telecommunications company was stymied by his highly motivated and competent, but fiercely independent executives.  Shrinking resources and budgets made it critical that the executives learn to work as a team.

Ellen formulated a strategic and tactical executive leadership program she called “One Way Together.” This high-impact approach included individual, candid executive coaching; lively team coaching that revealed people’s strengths and contributions; addressed the “What’s in it for me?” question; and engaged participants in activities that instilled a win/win attitude. With Ellen, the company and its people realized greater business achievement and heightened visibility of success.

Caring candor and business savvy works!

A high-potential, extremely bright Vice President of a leading internet security company lacked executive presence and people skills. His Executive Vice President engaged Ellen to be his coach. Her first job was to overcome the Vice President’s fear that the coaching was a criticism of his talent and potential.

Ellen helped him understand that the coaching was, if fact, an investment in his career. His wall of resistance tumbled down.

Together, Ellen and the VP developed a straightforward, logical engagement process. He learned how to be positive and uplifting to his colleagues and to motivate his employees. As he gained self-confidence, he exuded executive presence. He was promoted and later became the President of a start-up.

Executive presence can be learned.

A partner at a prestigious Top 4 consulting firm noticed the positive difference in a manager who was receiving disciplinary coaching. The partner reflected that he did not feel at ease in partner meetings and chose to engage Ellen as his personal executive coach.

In just 2 sessions, Ellen helped the partner identify the root cause of his anxiety – the fear of being “found out,” that his peers thought him undeserving of the position.

Ellen gave the partner assignments that instilled positive new attitudes about his competence, followed by actions to uproot his fear. Ellen offered a safe environment, a sounding board, an accountability partner and a trusted advocate. The partner gained and exuded self-confidence, achieved greater advancement, and most importantly, reaped peace of mind and greater fulfillment.

Only your thoughts hold you hostage.
Change your thoughts to change your world with coaching!

You are far more powerful than you imagine!
Your impact matters.
Change your thoughts. Change your world. Change the world.

What Clients Say

Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me… you knew how to bring out what I needed to take that next step in my personal and professional development. Thank you.

Michael Callahan
VP Marketing, McAfee

I  am stronger and better because of you.

Inna Kizenkova
VP Business Development,
Sabre Holdings

I would not have dared to go all the way without your support, thanks!

Kristian Toivo
Global CTO Vodafone Ericsson