Hi, I'm Ellen

...the nerdy coach who created this space devoted to helping business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and consultants who are passionate about their work – just like YOU- figure out build a custom healthy life that works for them, their families, and their business.

How I got here

Starting and running your own business is really freaking hard.  I know, I started my business-to-business stress management coaching + consultation business, The StressLess Method, in 2013. 

For years, I've wondered how other people manage to run a business without the health and wellness tools and resources that I know about and use everyday just because I happen to teach this stuff.

I started to notice that many of my entrepreneur friends were struggling. They were overwhelmed and frustrated and exhausted and stressed.  And they kept asking for help.  They didn't have all of the resources and knowledge that I had to help them show up as their best as much as possible.  I wanted to help.

You can't pour from an empty cup.

Weekly tips, tools, and techniques to help you stay healthy, happy, and sane so your business can thrive!


Since 2013 I've helped thousands of students and clients figure out how to manage their stress and be healthier in a way that works for them.  Through my Stress Management Coaching and Consulting Business, The StressLess Method, and as an award winning university instructor. 

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Wellcoaches Certified Professional Health + Wellness Coach
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)
  • Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200, RYT 500)
  • Masters degree in Adult Education
  • Former scientific researcher (publications on LinkedIn)
  • huge nerd

I'm obsessed with learning, so there's a lot more ...


a little about me

I have three fabulous chickens who live in, what is essentially, a palace.  I have been known to sing "Single Ladies" to them - because every girl loves Beyonce.

I think I might be a cross between Liz Lemon on 30 Rock and Jess Day on New Girl.

When I meditate, I mostly think about Chipotle chips and guac.

Words to live by: "Morning is for coffee and contemplation." -Chief Hopper, Stranger Things

I am obsessed with my two cats.  They are obsessed with empty boxes.  Empty boxes are now an actual part of my decor.  Who's running this house?

"Ellen really does sing "Single Ladies" to us. It's fun, but kinda embarrassing. She is a great human, but spends a little too much time spoiling us.""

Ellen's chicken

"Ellen is an expert in the field of health and wellness coaching, behavior change and adult learning theories. I first met Ellen when we attended the WellCoaches Professional Training Course together. I learned so much from her thoughtful insight and in-depth knowledge around the topics we covered, such as motivation, appreciative inquiry, and positive psychology. Since then, she has been a trusted mentor and friend. Not only does she bring humor and LMAO moments to every conversation, but she encourages me to grow and be an even better coach! You're one lucky client to have Ellen in your life. She will support you on your journey offering zest, fun and realistic tools to make your goals a reality. "

Megan A.

"Ellen has had an immense impact on my career and life. Her natural coaching, motivational and leadership skills are completed with her innate sense of humor and zest for life. She has the gift of making others realize that we are not alone on this journey. She makes stress management fun and most of all, easy to incorporate into your day to day routine. She is a great active listener who reflects and challenges me gently to look at beliefs and behavior patterns that may be getting in the way of living the life that is in alignment with who I truly am. This has helped me break through some of the obstacles surrounding me and has allowed me to focus, becoming more productive in my business and personal aspirations."

Liz Gudgeon
Owner, Be Well With Liz

"I hear Ellen coaching clients and teaching classes all the time. She's pretty good at it, but I wish she was spending that time petting me."

Ellen's Cat

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