Coach Colette Ellis is an author, coach and public speaker on mindfulness, motivation, and workplace stress. Her book Focus on Your Vision helps readers clarify priorities and optimize their work-life balance.

As founder of InStep Consulting, she has traveled the globe facilitating personal growth and professional training for leaders from countries including Australia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Vietnam. Clients transform their lives and realize results faster via her insightful coaching and interactive seminars on employee wellness, leadership development, and team building.

A featured contributor for eHow on Workplace Morale, her advice has appeared in several media outlets including Real Simple Magazine, CBS News.com, CNN.com, and NY Daily News. Colette has been a featured speaker for 85 Broads, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Citibank at Work, Healthcare Unbound / IGNITE, HSBC Bank USA, Lean Startup Machine, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, New York City Bar Association, Strata Rx, US Small Business Administration, and Women for Hire.

Colette holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College (cum laude), and an MPA in Public Finance from New York University, where she was a Dean’s Scholar, and later served as an Adjunct Professor teaching graduate courses on Managing Diversity.

Colette is a certified instructor of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, and Coping with Work & Family Stress™, a research-based curriculum developed at Yale University School of Medicine.  She is a Young Living Distributor offering holistic health and wellness products.